Using hydroponics for growing medical marijuana has some upsides and of course some downsides. But the advantages are exciting – no soil required, reduced water expenses, less pests and pest control issues, increased yields, to name a few. Of course, this all translates into increased profitability. What’s not to like about growing medical marijuana with hydroponics technology? Checkout Dylan’s article here for more profitable ideas…

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Artificial Sunlight for Solar Panel

The claim that solar panels drain the sun’s energy is satire, not science. Unfortunately not everyone got that memo. Even now, some folks are still concerned about the “drainage”. But if this were true, what could we do? Read on…

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Stay Green At Your Office Job: Now Is The Time

When we talk of going green at work, it’s not just about “brown bagging” it – even though that’s not such a bad idea now I think of it. But there are other things – low cost, budget conscious and eco-friendly. Water, cups and the list goes on. Checkout our guest author’s list of things you can do…

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Green business in Austin

“A pilot project that is being watched closely by utility companies around the country now has all 576 panels in place in downtown Austin. The system is sized to produce 200 MWh per year, which will provide electricity for a day school, coffee shop, homeless resource center, and off-site classes for AISD.” – this from a post at: http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2014/03/04/st-davids-unveils-largest-solar-project-in-downtown-austin/. Obviously, there is some green business in Austin…

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Improve Your Home

People are encouraged to be more energy efficient. We believe this will save money and it’s eco-friendly. Of course there are many different things you can do and this article discusses how blackout blinds can help in energy conservation. Read on…

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“Water scarcity is a reality in many parts of the world, and there is a rapidly growing gap between the demand for water and its supply. Fifty percent of all the water used on earth is utilized for animal agriculture, and timely correction of this vastly archaic system should be at the heart of any global water management strategy, writes Dr Richard Oppenlander.” – this frrom a post at – http://www.thescavenger.net/social-justice-to-all/social-justice-for-environment/863-animal-agriculture-a-huge-waste-of-water.html. The fact is, we are still wasting water. Here are some simple things we can do to help out…

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How To Go Green

“Going ‘green’ is more than shopping at Whole Foods and driving a Prius” – This from an excellent post at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/17/green-movement-leaving-out-low-income-minorities. Of course, we agree with that assertion. Going green is more a way of thinking – and sometimes, an expensive way even. That’s why we offer some specific, low cost approaches to going green and saving money. Read on…

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Sustainability in daily life

“The University of Dayton’s achievements in sustainability have earned the school a silver rating from a national organization. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education” – this from an article at http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/ud-wins-silver-star-sustainability-efforts/ndTWD/. While we don’t all have to strive for star ratings, we can all use some tips for sustainability in our daily lives. You must check this out…

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Impress the environment - timber

Many people use cladding to protect the building from wind, rain, snow, water and so on – and that is quite functional. However, there is a decorative or “curb appeal” side to cladding. Here are some tips and ideas to help you dress up the building and impress the environment (and your friends too)…

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Green cleaning - Eco-friendly home cleaning

“It stinks to clean a bathroom. All puns aside, bathrooms are grimy, slimy, and altogether unpleasant to clean. They’re petri dishes for mold and bacteria, so it’s no surprise that when given the task of making our lavatory shine, many folks opt for the strongest chemicals they can find. Weapons-grade disinfectants are popular and effective, but at what costs?” -this from a post at http://livinggreenmag.com/2014/01/22/home-garden/guilt-free-clean-knocking-bathroom-grossness-eco-friendly-materials/. Welcome to the world of eco-friendly solutions. Read on…

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