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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...

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...

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,...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

...to add to my potential “Buying a Tiny House” anxiety levels and a check in the “No” column. Is Towing a Tiny House on Wheels (THOW) easy? If you do choose to live in a Tiny House with wheels, (called a THOW to those in the know) it gives you the freedom to travel around the country with your home - whether it be fo...

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, ...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...to the air when exposed to sunlight, and because they are usually dark in colour they contribute to the ‘heat island effect’ of higher temperatures in urban areas. Each year 11 million tons of shingles go to U.S. landfills, which amounts to an estimated 8% of total construction waste. Shingles are the default roof ...

What to do with old coffee grounds
Lifestyle and environment

Here is what old coffee grounds are good for - including skin care !

...to dry as usual. Some even say doing this may also add smoothness and shine to your pet’s coat, but currently there is little to no research to support either of these claims as my cat is far too fast for me to try this on. NOTE - Coffee grounds should only be used externally. They can be toxic to dogs if consumed so...