Want to Save Money? Save Water


If there’s one thing many people don’t understand it’s the value of water. We absolutely take it for granted. There are some areas in this world that walk for miles to get one bucket full of water and we simply turn the faucet on and watch liquid life flow freely for our unlimited us. It’s absolutely incredible when you think about it, and if you’ve ever witnessed a culture that struggled for a few drops of water, suddenly your whole outlook on life changes. Think about where we would all be at if we had water shortages more frequently. There are a…

5 Energy Efficient Devices to Lower Your Office’s Operating Costs


As part of the green revolution, more and more companies are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and rightfully so. The effects of the emissions of harmful chemicals being released into the atmosphere have become increasingly clear. Many corporations that opt to use renewable resources to fuel their facilities and services out of concern for their environmental impact. An added bonus to these efforts is a marked reduction in operating costs. Here are a few energy efficient devices that can be added to any energy conservation plan to enhance its effectiveness and lower overhead costs in the meantime. Solar-Powered…

Adopting Minimalist Principles to Save Money and Live Sustainability


One of the great things about living more sustainably is that you can also save money by adopting greener habits. One way to improve your ability to live sustainably, and to save money, is to adopt a few of the principles of minimalism. What is Minimalism? There are many different definitions of minimalism, but, for the most part, the main point of minimalism is to reduce the clutter in your life. This includes the material clutter of things, as well as the clutter in other areas of your life, such as continuous activities that make you seem "busy," even though…

Putting Your Dollars Behind Companies with a Record of Sustainability


Sustainability is often a lifestyle choice.  It might mean the difference between owning two cars or owning one and using public transportation or riding a bike.  Or, it could come down to choosing between a dwelling that may be more expensive but closer to work or one that may be more reasonably priced but requires a long commute. Sure the sustainable option sometimes represents more of a sacrifice, but that isn't always the case.  In the last several years, making sustainable choices has become easier than ever. As the sustainability movement grows, more and more companies are taking steps to…

What are Carbon Offsets, and Do They Make Sense for You?


Part of sustainable living is trying to reduce your impact on the environment. Unfortunately, just living in the modern world can have a surprising impact on the environment. Find a carbon footprint calculator online, honestly enter your information, and you might be surprised at the size of your impact on the environment.Once you know that your lifestyle is impacting the environment, you might decide to begin living differently. For many consumers, this means reducing the number of things that they buy, trying to avoid products with a lot of packaging, using less energy, and looking for more sustainable ways to…

Green Home Remodelling – The Alternative Approach


The concept of eco-friendly homes is slowly evolving. Using innovation to cut down energy consumption is thoughtful, but the cost has to come down. Numerous building firms and companies are working on producing cheap and replicable green home remodelling opitions with low operating costs. One recent project that has been initiated by Garbett Homes and Vivint allows for affordable, scalable and completely sustainable homes. The homes being made under the project have been titled as Zero House and start at approx. $350,000. Similar trends can be seen in Canada as well. Statistics Canada did a survey on more than 20,000…