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Thinking Green

Thinking Green

Watch my video tips on green living to find out how to make your home more eco-friendly.

Heat pump hot water heater

Energy Efficient Heat Pump Water Heaters

Electric heat pump hot water heaters take heat from the air and concentrate it in a storage tank, making heat pump water heaters up to three times more energy efficient than standard electric water heaters. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford driving an all electric car

Eco-Friendly Green Transportation

To reduce your carbon footprint, you might want to consider one of the more eco-friendly means of transportation that both reduces pollution and saves energy, such as hybrid cars and bicycles. Watch this video to find out more.

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Used batteries on ground

Advantages of Rechargeable Batteries

Over 33 million pounds of batteries, containing potentially hazardous waste, are thrown away every year in the U.S. Replacing disposable batteries with rechargeable ones is both good for the environment and can save you money. Watch this video to find out more.

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Tips for Making Your Office Eco-Friendly

I’ve talked a lot about ways to make your home more green, but the same color scheme can also extend to your office. A few simple changes can make a big difference! Watch this video to find out more.

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Composite fence made from recycled plastic

Recycled Plastic Composite Fencing and Decking

Composite decking and fencing are made in part using high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic from recycled milk jugs and other plastic containers. They’re an attractive, low-maintenance alternative to a wood deck or fencing. Watch this video to find out more.

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Green Seal of approval

Eco-Friendly Green Seal Certification

With so many products on the market today claiming to be eco-friendly, how can you tell which ones are really green? The answer is to look for the Green Seal mark of approval. Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been around for over 20 years. Watch this video to find out more.

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landscape your yard with indigenous plants

Landscape Your Yard with Indigenous Plants

Indigenous plants are plants that are native to your area and have adapted over time to become better suited to local soil, temperature, and rainfall than nonnative plants. Since native plants require less water for irrigation and less fertilizer, indigenous plants are an eco-friendly, green choice for your yard.

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Danny Lipford holding a Coke bottle

Recycling Glass Reduces Waste and Saves Energy

Glass bottles are great for containers, since the material used to make them is both abundant and inert. But sadly only a fourth of bottles are recycled, with the rest taking up valuable space in landfills. Recycling glass bottles also saves energy and reduces the greenhouse gases produced in the manufacture and shipping of new glass containers.

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