Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges

I actually felt a pang when I learned that more than 12 cups of oil are used to produce a laser printer cartridge, and...
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Green Film Festival

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In our quest to modify our consumption oriented lifestyles into more sustainable and greener ones, we spend our precious time reading about how we...
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Smart Meter Benefits

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Smart meter benefits are two sided. Consumers benefit with smarter consumption and carbon footprint. Power plants can better project consumer demand.
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Cycling Around Town Is Getting Easier

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Biking Infrastructure in major cities has really improved lately and it is making the front pages of newspapers and online news sites these days....
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Rain Barrels Will Take A Drop Off Your Footprint


Yes, even simple, old rain barrels will take a drop off your footprint. After all, it takes energy to filter and pump...
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Eco Friendly Wardrobes

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What we drape over our heavenly inspired bodies, really does impact our environment and our personal carbon footprint.  The impact from clothing is really...
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Eco Friendly Cleaning Products


  In the previous Green Blizzard popular Eco Friendly Spring Cleaning article, we discussed eco friendly cleaning products that can easily be made in your...
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Home Energy Efficiency Means Comfort

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A well design, built and maintained home should not have home energy efficiency issues. Homeowners can rectify these shortcomings with home energy efficiency...
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Eco Friendly Furniture

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How does one find real eco-friendly furniture with all the misleading information out there? There are some great online resources to cut through...
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Environmentally Friendly Pools

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Your backyard pool can easily be environmentally friendly with the right features
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What is Phantom Electricity?

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What is phantom electricity and how much of your electric bill does is it? The Consumer Electronics Association estimates its 4-7% of your...
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Most Bike Friendly Cities

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Make biking around town the cornerstone of your sustainable lifestyle
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Go Green For St Patrick’s Day

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Wondering how to go green for St Patrick's Day? Ever tried drinking green beer? Or, local beer, out of a keg?...
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Green Wedding Suggested Online Resources

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Make your weeding greener with these green wedding ideas.
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Save Energy With A Solar Pool Cover

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Solar pool covers can save you energy, water, and chemicals. What's not to like?
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Green Cleaning Products – An Easy Step Toward Sustainable Living

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Sustainable living with green cleaning products
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Using Recycled Building Materials For An Eco-Friendly Home

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Building a green home using recycled building materials will pump-up your green living status with both your friends and new neighbors.
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Go Green With Your Food: Camden Conference


Measuring your carbon footprint using an online calculator will give you a benchmark to measure your ever-greening lifestyle
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Hot Water Conservation – Sustainable Living Tips

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Greener living can be as simple as dialing-back your hot water temperature setting.
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Zinio Review- A New Magazine Reading Experience


Magazines unfailingly will eventually pile up around your home, but not if they're delivered and stored electronically on your electronic tablet. Cutover...
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Shower The Navy Way

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Lower your water consumption and carbon footprint, with this really sensible shower technique. Start to shower the navy way and give the shampoo and...
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Environmental Impact of Coconut Oil

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Green Blizzard is always looking for ways that everyday consumers can make “greener” choices in their consumables.   There’s the adage of less is more,...
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The iPhone of Bike Accessories

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Instead of always defaulting to using your car for shopping, would you like to be able to use your bike more often for those local...
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A Trained Home Energy Auditor Can Improve Your Home

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The energy auditor, unlike many other home service technicians, has a unique interdisciplinary training and certification that gives them a broad perspective about the...
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When To Call In An Energy Auditor

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Wondering why and when to call in an energy auditor to assess your precious living space? Guarantee, if you do, you'll live more...
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Saving Energy At Work

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Saving energy at work will lead to some immediate savings for your business and more importantly will green your company reduce its carbon footprint.
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Monitor Your Energy Usage

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    I’m sure by now that you realize that anything that you plug-in relentlessly sucks energy even if it’s  “turned off”. But how...
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Helpful LED Videos

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One question frequently submitted to the Green Blizzard writing staff  is what’s the real story about LEDs light bulbs compared to the other light...
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Proper Disposal of Potentially Hazardous Household Waste

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Environmentally safe tips on how best to dispose of potentially hazardous everyday waste like appliances and batteries
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A smartphone app that helps you manage your phone's battery life. Best to get a solar charger with it to be environmentally friendly.
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Green Hotels

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Be circumspect when looking around for green hotels. The definition is vague, so here are a few online resources that can help you...
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Sustainability of Older Homes

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If you live in an older home, this helpful sustainability of older homes checklist will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint
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Can Buying New Clothing Be Eco Friendly?

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Can buying new clothing be eco Friendly? Absolutely! With some online research and on the spot inquiry. A few clothing lines...
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Five Ways To Green Your Lifestyle In April

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  Green Blizzard is always looking into new ways to green your lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint.  Our staff is suggesting these five...
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Make Your Next SurfBoard Green

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Make your next surf board a green one. Tough to do since they are made with polyurethane foam, fiberglass and resins all really...
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Living Green In My Apartment

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Living green in your apartment is easier than you think. See these suggestions on how to reduce your heating and cooling costs and...
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Unpasteurized Milk – Can It Lower Your Carbon Footprint?

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Unpasteurized Milk - can it lower your carbon footprint? …. Absolutely YES, but it may be a challenge to find in certain states.
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Air Tightening Your Home

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A list of suggestions for air tightening your home. Each involves plugging the heat loss source in your home, all with attractive ROIs.
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The ROI of Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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See the ROI and suggested ranking of home air-tightening measures you can do around you home to realize an attractive ROI from energy efficiency...
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Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent – Savvy Green

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Savvy Green is a concentrated powder detergent that only requires an incredibly small scoop per load, the smallest scoop pictured here compared to other...
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Getting Windows Ready For Winter

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Realize a more sustainable lIfestyle with better windows
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Green Cleaning Products

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A consumer review of the green cleaning products on your supermarket shelves
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Choose Natural Eggs

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Did you know that different types of egg can impact your sustainable lifestyle?
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Green Wedding Ideas

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A wedding can arguably be one of the most significant event in a person’s life.  There’s a natural tendancy to spend a large sum...
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Rechargeable Batteries – Worth The Price?


Are rechargeable batteries worth the price? Rechargeable batteries can make both economic and environmental sense to the average consumer.
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Recycling: Is It Really Green?

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Recycling benefits are sometimes real, sometimes lost in the process
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