According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home. With rising fuel costs and increasing concerns about our planet’s health, maybe this is the perfect year to asess your home’s energy efficiency. And, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, you can…
Food is such a large portion of what we consume every day. Do you ever think about how the food choices you make can influence the world and your health? Learn more at SmartLivingProject.org
For many people, a computer is the central tool at work. Optimizing the energy settings for computers and other devices can be more than a modest energy saver.
Plug-In To eCycling with US EPA is a partnership between EPA and consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and service providers that offer you more opportunities to donate or recycle – to “eCycle” – your used electronics.
The best way to increase your home’s value is to add features that will enhance its appearance and function, without breaking your bank. This may sound like a tall order, but porches, patios, decks, terraces, gardens, lawns and manicured foliage around a home fulfill these goals in a number of ways.
Your home should be comfortable, nurturing and aesthetically pleasing. But most importantly, it should meet all of your needs by providing the right kind of spaces for a broad and evolving range of activities, including adequately housing all family members by accommodating their physical needs (such as bathing, sleeping, exercising and eating) and personal possessions,…
Finding ways to step lighter on the planet can open up new vistas—not to mention save you money. Try any of our suggestions and you might even be able to take one or two more trips this year.