The paradigm is shifting for those of us who are looking to live a permanent eco-friendly lifestyle, especially when it comes to our homes. Today, doing your part to protect the environment is more than simply being a recycling enthusiast. It extends beyond that. While separating plastic, glass, and other recyclable materials from your regular […]
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Here are 8 Reasons Airbnb is more Sustainable than Hotels, and these reasons make it a much more sustainable (and fun) way to travel.
What is energy efficiency? Efficiency is the most affordable and fast way to reduce your monthly electric and water bills and reduce your impact on the planet.
We’ve got four tips for energy efficiency in the bathroom that will let you reduce your water usage and electricity usage quickly and easily.
A great way to ensure that your home is using both water and energy efficiently is by installing a high efficiency faucet aerator in both your kitchen and bathroom faucets. However, not all kitchen and bathroom faucets will be the same. In some cases the aerator will be embedded into the fixture itself (like the […]
Every month home owners and renters alike receive a billing statement from their local water utility, and if you know how to read it, it can be a great place to start when it comes to saving money. However, reading and understanding the information on your monthly water bill isn’t always easy. So to help […]
Did you know that a leak of only one drop per second will waste over 3,000 gallons of water a year? Not only that, it wastes 3,000 gallons of water you’ll end up paying for and never getting to use. Luckily there is a quick and easy way to find out if any of your […]
Are you looking for an easy way to be more efficient with both your water and electricity use, but don’t want to drastically change your daily routines? If so, you’re in luck. By swapping out your old shower head for one that’s more efficient you’ll accomplish both of your savings goals, and the best part is […]
Water represents one of the biggest opportunities for savings in your home, and one of the best places to start is in your shower. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average american uses 100 gallons of water per day! With nearly a quarter of that being used in the shower alone. By installing […]
Identifying and fixing water leaks in your home can add up to some big water and money savings. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 10% of US homes have a leak that wastes 90 gallons of water or more per day! One of the places these leaks might be occurring is in your toilet. […]
Pono Home is changing the face of green living in Honolulu. Pono is a Hawaiian word that translates to uprightness, balance, righteousness, or correctness. This sense of balance or uprightness inspires the ethos of Pono Home, which works to encourage people to learn more about sustainability and climate change by making connections between the costs associated […]
World Water Day is March 22nd and the United Nations would like you to help their campaign by helping motivate others to conserve and respect this delicate resource. The annual event organized through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations works to promote ideas that will hopefully decrease water waste and increase more productive methods for using our valuable water supply. To celebrate World Water Day this year, here are some simple ways we can work to embrace water conservation at home.
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks to Stephanie Thornton of the EPA about their WaterSense program. Much like the EnergyStar program, WaterSense seeks to help Americans to save water and protect the environment by creating product efficiency standards that manufacturers must meet in order to receive the WaterSense certification label on their products.