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Sorting home recyclable materials at a recycling center
Lifestyle and environment

Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home

...to reduce your environmental footprint in these pages : How to sort and dispose of compost and household waste Use your kitchen waste as compost to grow food in a backyard lasagna garden How to dispose of construction waste responsibly Where to buy and sell used building materials online F...

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...how to start a garden and growing food at home in the following pages: How to create a Lasgna Garden - Step by Step Guide Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build ...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...tomach churning. It's all to do with huge quantities of whale poop in our oceans, and the phytoplankton that eat it, which in turn are eaten directly or indirectly by just about everything in the ocean. Nice . Stop Climate Change & Save the Planet with Whale Poop! The more you know... photo by the brave: Tony Wu ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...to find out how to improve it if so, or see here for more information on insulating crawlspaces . To learn how to prevent mold in basements, see here – or how to prevent humidity and radon gas in crawlspaces see here . To learn how to build a home on a slab-on-grade foundation which is our preferred option, see here. ...

Pallet beds are trending but pallets can be toxic so be careful
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Is it safe to build beds or furniture with shipping pallets?

...to reduce your environmental footprint in these pages : Building with recycled shipping pallets How to sort and dispose of compost and household waste How to grow food at home sustainably in a backyard lasagna garden How to sustainably dispose of construction waste Where to buy and sell us...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...top falling for it so ' they' stop doing it, ok? Rant over (for now). Secondly, as we've been doing a lot less shopping to minimize the contact from outside our bubble for obvious reasons that we're determined not to mention, it's also great to be able to store plenty of laundry detergent easily, and to be very clear...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...to determine whether you meet the standard or what you’d have to tweak to get there. To do so, there are six “usual suspects” to play with. The most obvious include thickly insulated walls , window placement to make good (but not excessive) use of the sun’s energy, and tightly sealing all cracks. Less obvious, perhaps,...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...food preparation, and sanitation. Freshwater scarcity manifests itself in the depletion of groundwater, and the drying up of rivers and lakes upon which people depend for irrigation to grow their food. The intersection of water scarcity, food security, and a changing climate on top of it all raises a suite of water con...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...food preparation, and sanitation. Freshwater scarcity manifests itself in the depletion of groundwater, and the drying up of rivers and lakes upon which people depend for irrigation to grow their food. The intersection of water scarcity, food security, and a changing climate on top of it all raises a suite of water con...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...to bring in fresh dry air and to avoid overheating. Growing season: There is no heating system, so its use is currently limited to the summer months, from the first week of June to as late as mid-October. But the couple would like to add a heat source of some kind to extend the functional use to three seasons. Ty...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...to a lack of natural competitors they can often propagate swiftly and completely alter or destroy natural ecosystems. What are considered native plants are those that have not had human interference, so they have had to adapt to their environment overtime. Such plants are more likely to need very little maintenance, ...