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2005 September

  1. A step-by-step guide to using the sun for cooking, plus tips on making your own solar cooker
    Solar energy can be used in many ways: to generate solar electricity, to heat buildings or water and even to heat food through...
  2. Learn more about energy-efficient appliances that can save the environment, as well as the money you spend on energy bills
    Appliances and home electronics are responsible for about 20 percent of the typical U.S. home’s energy bills, according to the U....
  3. Learn the best way to break down food waste with worms
    Worm composting, or "vermicomposting," is a simple and effective way to reduce food waste in your trash and create inexpensive...
  4. How to build a green home from the ground up
    If you're serious about eco-friendly living, consider developing a green home plan. Green home design is among the fastest-...
  5. How towns around the world are downplaying the hustle and bustle of urban living
    New Urbanism is an urban planning movement that advocates walkable, mixed-use communities. Its design principles are based on the...
  6. Why LEDs might be the future of lighting
    We've all heard the buzz about LEDs. But what exactly are they, and why is there so much talk about them? Let's take a look at...
  7. 6 pillars for designing a green home
    Sustainable design, sometimes called green design or eco-design, is a design philosophy that calls for the use of only renewable...
  8. What to look for in an energy-efficient water heater
    Heating water can account for a large portion of the energy consumption in any home, so it’s not uncommon to wonder if your hot...
  9. How solar power works and what the sun can do for us
    We all know there's an energy crisis, and our country is always looking to find more ways to generate our own power. Clean,...
  10. 4 tips for using rotating composters
    Home composting systems are an easy way to reduce your household waste and create great compost for your home vegetable and...
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