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Nest Thermostat Review - Front of unit
Best Nest Thermostat Review: Did you know that your home’s HVAC system accounts for 40% of your total energy use at home? That means leaving the heating on all day – even when you’re not home – costs you dearly. But what are you supposed to do? Go home to a cold house after work or worse, let your...
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Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity. New technologies are making solar panels more efficient and more affordable than ever before. You now can easily find portable solar panels for home use, or portable solar panels for camping that allow you to generate electricity during an RV or a camping trip.What is a Portable Solar Panel? A solar panel is an...
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How Does a Solar Panel Work? Most people aren't aware of how long the technology behind solar panels has actually been around. Way back in 1839, French physicist Edmund Bequerel discovered the photoelectric effect that is the basis of the modern solar panel.However, the first real use of the photo electric effect to generate power happened over 100 years later...
The Off the Grid Living Food Guide If you’re interested in learning more about the best types of food sources for successful off the grid living, as well as the most beneficial techniques for growing, catching, or collecting them, you’ve come to the right place.Like most people, you have probably heard of off the grid living. A personalized and self-sustained...
Dangers of sunscreen to humans and corals reefs
The chemicals that make up sunscreen are a recipe for disaster. In fact, biologists can detect chemicals and minerals that are used to make sunscreen in coastal waters. Because skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, protecting yourself from the sun is a priority, but as with everything else, there is a cost.Sunscreen works...
Reef-Safe Sunscreen
Reef-Safe Sunscreen Products Try using one of the reef-safe sunscreens we have listed for you below. Many of them can be found on Amazon. Thinksport SPF 50 SunscreenNo biologically toxic chemicals Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes Easily absorbed by your skin All Good SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen LotionNon-nano zinc oxide-based Lightweight water-resistant formula Rich in organic green...
Public green spaces like national parks and hiking trails offer us an affordable and easy escape from our daily routines. The combination of hiking and physical exercise outside has been proven to lead to increased physical, emotional, and behavioral well-being. The presence and use of national parks is especially important in American culture because we have adopted a sedentary lifestyle....
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Why not take your daily recreation or commute to the next level by building your own bicycle? There are plenty of benefits:Building skills that translate into quick DIY repairs Getting the exact bike you want Having the freedom to choose the most sustainably manufactured components Learning to modify, upgrade and fix your bike so you never have to...
Homesteading
The idea of homesteading may elicit images of people spreading out into uncharted and wild lands. This was where the term was coined, but homesteaders don't have to pull up stakes and venture into the wilderness. Instead, modern homesteading can be done wherever you live right now. How can that be? Below are some ideas on how you, too,...
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According to a survey conducted by Proctor & Gamble, the average American family does between 300 to 390 loads of laundry each year. Companies that make washers and dryers have been working for many years to create systems that are as energy efficient as possible.Laundry is a necessary chore, and with the growing interest in green products and reducing...