George W. Bush’s Eco Friendly Ranch

I never thought I would be writing about George W. Bush as an example on my green living blog. Whether you liked him or not while he was in office, one thing that most people don’t know is that the ranch he spent so much time at during his presidency was actually a fairly modest, green home. Continue reading “George W. Bush’s Eco Friendly Ranch”

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World’s Most Eco Friendly Office Buildings

As the population rises, more and more buildings are being erected all over the world. It’s become a popular trend to make ‘green buildings’ or ‘eco-friendly buildings’. Of course, this is a great trend as most of these buildings are competing to be the one that uses the least resources and create the most energy. If you look up any of these buildings individually, they will all claim to be the greenest building in the world. I don’t know which one really is, or if their is even a clear winner as they all have some innovative designs that utilize eco-friendly technology in different ways. The bottom line is that all of these buildings are amazing examples of green building technology. Continue reading “World’s Most Eco Friendly Office Buildings”

Batteries: Priming, Reconditioning and Care

Whether you’re prepping for a global disaster or just want to save money on batteries, there is a lot of information out there about a lot of different kinds of batteries. I’m currently racing against a ticking battery life countdown right now as I type this. My laptop battery is having issues holding a charge which means it’s time to recondition it. I’ll try to get this done before I have to run in the bedroom and drag the cord out and plug it in. This battery probably could have been in better shape if I had taken proper care of it since I’ve had it, but since I’ve learned the steps to recondition the battery, I can do that and then ensure I treat it properly from now on.

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Insects: The New Sustainable Food Source!

Most people from North America and Europe have an aversion to eating insects. It’s called Entomophagy and it is some countries main source of protein. Countries such as Thailand, Ghana, Mexico and China eat insects on a daily basis as a cheap, renewable, low-fat form of protein. In the United States, we boycott companies because we find out that artificial red coloring comes from beetle shells. Then we turn around and our current food sources aren’t sustainable. If you want an inexpensive, sustainable source of protein, insects should be the first thing that come to mind. Continue reading “Insects: The New Sustainable Food Source!”

Alternative Building Methods For Greener Building

The popularity of alternative building methods is growing in the United States. The Earthship Homes in New Mexico are a perfect example of people tossing out traditional building methods to use methods that use less waste and are more efficient in the long run. The increasing interest of alternative building methods has made information in form of instructional books more readily available. Continue reading “Alternative Building Methods For Greener Building”

Things You May Not Need For Smaller Living

For most people who have the ability to read this blog, we live in a world of excess. A TV in every room and more cars than there are drivers. Especially in the United States. We have super-sized fast food meals, venti coffees, California-king beds, Hummers and cable TV with 500 channels. We have been sold the idea that the more we have, the happier we’ll be. We need to fill our lives with stuff to make menial tasks easier and to fully entertain our short attention spans. The reality is, simple living might actually make you happier in the long run.

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Is Organic Always Better?

It seems that if you look up whether or not organic food is really better for you on the internet, you get two answers. The people who are adamant that they are and the people who are adamant that they aren’t. If you read the articles on either side they seem very biased and it’s hard to know the answer. Continue reading “Is Organic Always Better?”