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15 Cheap Ways to Go Green

Transitioning to a green lifestyle can seem daunting, and sometimes expensive.  But it really doesn't have to be!   I'm the first to admit that I'm a little bit on the cheap side, so here are some ways to "green up" your lifestyle that are free or inexpensive.

Here's how!

1)  Gardening. Seeds are super cheap.  You can start growing them inside in the winter, and transplant them in the spring.  For a low cost, you can grow all sorts of things.  Use organic soil and avoid pesticides, weed killer, etc.  Gardening is also eco-friendly because you're not buying produce that's been transported in a vehicle and it doesn't have all that pesky packaging.... read more

Go Green For Mother's Day With Live Flowers

Green Mother's Day Cards

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there and those lucky ladies expecting a bundle of joy (like my lovely wife).  At this time of the year we give gifts to those women who not only made us but cared, groomed, loved, washed and raised us into the folks we are today.  But, let us not forget the big mother, Mother Earth, on this day either.  So, when you give those flowers today to a mother use live flowers instead of those cut.... read more

Green Weddings and the Green Bride Guide

Many of us know the frustration and expense that comes with weddings and wish that we could have saved some of that money for later expenses(I sure do, I was married eight months ago and expecting a child in two more months).  Many of us are also concerned with the environmental impact on our consumption at these weddings since so much of the cost is related to one-time items.  In an effort to research this topic I found the wonderful blog, The Green Bride Guide.... read more

A Beginner's Guide to Composting

Composting is one of the easiest ways to make your home more eco-friendly.  And if you garden, it will even save you money because you can use your compost for soil. 

Start off by either buying or building a compost bin for your yard.  We built one without a bottom so worms can get in it.  worms are very good for compost...in fact, there's even a specific type of composting oriented around worms
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Easy Bloom- Greening Your Garden

Easy Bloom

EasyBloom is using green technology and information management to improve people's gardens. This small company created a device to monitor temperature, soil composite and other information to aid in the gardening care.... read more

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End of Lightbulbs

Could a product being exhibited this week at the CeBit 2009 annual gadget trade show signal the end for light bulbs? No, but it does come pretty darn close! Acer Inc., one of the world's top five pc branded vendors, is exhibiting a neat new projector that holds immense potential. The K10 mini projector is a small powerhouse, being able to project images on a wall with resolution of 2,000:1. The K10 does all this using LED technology! This causes the new projector to use up to 30 percent less power than traditional projectors.... read more

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