Natural Ways to Keep Pests Away from Gardens

Pesticides have been commonly used to eliminate pests from gardens. As people presume that pesticides only hit the target, it is not always the case. Pesticides can also impose an irritating impact on plants and animals which could jeopardize their healthy growth. Thankfully, there are effective organic ways that can be used to counterattack the spread of pests and eradicate them permanently. Pests reproduce and multiply at a very quicker rate, so they increase in number within a very short time. Read more […]

What is the best whole house water filter?

Have you been looking for a whole house water filter for your home? Look no further. Sweetwater’s Urban Defender is the water filter for you. Designed by ecologist James McMahon, it is blowing the competitors out of the water game. Each product is custom built, designed and modified to your personal needs and water supply to ensure you’re getting the best possible quality and product. Providing a range to choose from to suit anyone and everyone’s household needs, this surely is the best whole Read more […]

How Does Transfer of Equity Work?

If you’re looking to transfer the ownership of your property, we’ve put together this handy guide so you can understand the process and what this allows you to do. So What Is It? Transfer of equity essentially works by transferring the equity of ownership of a jointly owned piece of real estate to one of the joint owners solely. To further understand this concept though you need to be aware of what equity is and why people choose to transfer it. People often refer to equity as how many shares Read more […]

Why LED Lighting Is the Way of the Future

When it comes to cutting costs, we normally attribute it to going for lower quality materials or products that use less energy overall. It’s understandable to think that saving on energy automatically means that the quality of the products you’ll be using will suffer. After all, this is true for most other things whether at home or a more professional environment like an office space. However, there are some things out there that miraculously improve in all aspects as time goes by. One of the Read more […]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared Read more […]

Sears Tower to Get Green Retrofit

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere will undergo a $350 million “green” retrofit that its owners said on Wednesday will make the 110-story office tower a beacon for environmentally sound space. Plans call for the 1,450-foot Sears Tower to reduce its electricity consumption by 80 percent and water usage by 40 percent. It will be renamed the Willis tower later this summer in a deal with new tenant global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings. To achieve the savings, owner American Read more […]

Kansas City Prefab Home: A Green Gem in the Heartland

As a native of Kansas City you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn about the new green prefab achievement in my home town.  I learned about it from one of my favorite publications, Natural Home.  They did a wonderful feature on the house, which you can read in its entirety here. The 1,200 square feet house is a two-bedroom, one-bath home (remember in the eco-sphere small is good!) and is perched on stilts atop a hill. It has a wonderful view of downtown.  It was designed by architecture Read more […]

The Most Beautiful Green Home Building Construction Project Ever?

My jaw dropped when I first watched this video tour of a beautiful owner-built green building construction project in Oregon. This particular green building is made entirely out of cob, a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Meka Bunch of Wolf Creek, Oregon built this stunning cob house over a four year period. Complete with hand-sculpted furniture, shelves and nooks built directly into the walls, arched windows, and a killer custom staircase, his cob building is a divine artistic achievement. Check Read more […]