Avoid Watering The Driveway

Garden Hose Fitting for Water ConservationMany states are experiencing drought conditions and people are well aware of water restrictions. Some of them have limited days of the week to water their lawns and most understand the importance of making sure the water falls on the grass – not the sidewalk or driveway. This can seem like a fussy thing to some people but when you multiply the water savings by the population of a city, state, or region, the savings can be monumental.

It’s also beneficial to water your lawn and garden in the evening. This gives the ground ample opportunity to absorb all of the water. If you water in the morning, much of the water will begin to evaporate with the rising sun.  Watering in the afternoon can waste a lot of water and even burn your lawn or shrubs due to the heat of the sun. [Read more…]

What is a Carbon Footprint?

carbon footprintJust in case you’re not aware of what a carbon footprint is, it’s the amount of greenhouses gases that we produce through our daily activities, whether directly or indirectly.

Directly is, of course, by driving our cars, heating our homes, just about anything that we do involving fuel that releases greenhouses gases. [Read more…]

Energy Conservation in Your Home

energy efficient homeMost of us make efforts to turn lights out when we leave a room and dial the heat down at night. These efforts help in reducing your energy consumption and reducing the money you spend on utilities each month.

There are steps you can take to take your conservation and savings up a level and we will highlight a few of them. [Read more…]

Recycling Paper Makes a Big Difference

Paper RecyclingWhen we really start looking at the amount of paper we use in our everyday life it is easy to see that recycling it is a good idea. We are sometimes surprised to find out just how big an impact recycling paper can have on the earth’s resources.

You may have seen the statistics that recycling one ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and it can save more than 3 cubic yards of space in the landfill. What may make these numbers easier to relate to is the fact that those 17 trees can save enough energy to power an average home for 6 months. That’s a lot of juice. [Read more…]