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6 Ways to Collect Rainwater

Save money by catching this natural resource before it goes down the drain!

How to Harvest Water Using a Rainwater Cistern

Harvest rainwater in a big way using a cistern at your home.

How to Design an Energy-Efficient House

These days, energy-efficiency is less an afterthought and more an integration into the building process.

Sustainable Landscaping 101

With some planning and following the best practices for sustainability, your yard can be green in every sense of the word.

7 Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Water Cistern Tanks

Make sure to clean and sanitize your cistern frequently to ensure a healthy water supply.

How to Collect Rainwater

Water is one of the most precious resources on the planet.

7 Ways to Go Eco in the Backyard

From solar lights to rain barrels, it's easier than ever to turn your outdoor oasis into one that doesn't harm the earth.

Safety Practices for Beekeeping

Beekeeping is growing in popularity, but make sure you're taking all the safety precautions possible.

Grasscrete 101

Combine grass and concrete for a green alternative to a standard walkway or driveway.

How to Build a Green Home

Green building is a design process that grows out of a connection with the natural landscape. It is a

Use Redwood for Sustainable Home Improvements

Looking for a sustainable building material? Redwood may be the perfect choice for you!

Start a Garden with Recyclables

Starting a garden with a small budget AND want to be environmentally conscientious? The 3 Rs may be just the ticket!

Solar Equipment: Own vs. Rent

If you're in the market for solar equipment, it's important to know whether buying or renting is right for your energy efficient home.

How to Build a Shallow Well

Tired of paying to water your lawn or vegetable garden? Get free water from your backyard by following these 3 steps!

6 DIY Solar Projects for Your Patio

Solar energy isn't just reserved to your roof. Try one of these fun and useful DIYS this summer!

Already Have Solar? Now you Need a Home Battery

Everyone knows the benefits of having solar panels, but if you're not also using a home battery, you're losing precious energy.

Cost Considerations Before Building a Sunroom

A sunroom can add more light and additional space to your home. But, before building one, you should consider these expenses.

Solar Tiles vs. Solar Panels

Solar energy is a great investment, but there is more than one way to get there. We help you decide the best for your home.

Sustainable Exteriors: New Eco-friendly Materials for Your Home

Take advantage of new eco-friendly materials for sustainable exterior home updates and repairs.

DIY Water Collection Ideas and Tips

With or without a drought, saving water is a good thing to do.

Wind Turbines for Home Use

Generate electricity out of thin air.

A Brighter Energy: The Practicalities of Solar Power

Get the basics here, and then get your panels.

Edible Landscaping

A yard you can eat.

Harness Solar Power for Your Home and Garden

5 places you can take advantage of this growing technology.

Salt Water Swimming Pools: Going Green with No Chlorine

Take a hint from the sea and use salt to clean your pool.

Bright Ideas for Solar Panel Installation

Though you can hire an outside company to install your solar panels, you can save money by installing

Fish Pond Cleaning: The Organic Way

Fish pond cleaning is something that anyone who owns a pond knows a great deal about. Even with a filter

Keep Your Water Tank From Freezing

Here are some steps for preventing an outdoor water tank from freezing: Step One - Insulating to Preserve

Grey Water Tank Replacement Guide

Using a grey water tank can save money in watering your plants and lawns. However, to ensure proper watering,

How to Install Solar Lamp Post Lights

Solar lamp post lights keep your driveway or walkways illuminated using solar power. Installing these

Home Windmill Design Ideas

The vertical axis home windmill is the better choice of designs over the horizontal style. The vertical

How To Build A Portable Solar Panel System

A portable solar panel system is a great addition to an RV or any vehicle used for camping. Solar power

Where To Buy Recycled Plastic Lumber

With each passing day, more people understand the importance of using green products; even in the construction

Building Your Own Green Driveway

With such a focus on going green, driveways are no exception. A traditional asphalt driveway can trap

How To Make A Compressed Earth Block

Compressed earth block is a very popular way to build a home, especially in the Southwestern part of

Suitable Finishes for Sustainable Wood Birdhouses

When you build and hang up wood birdhouses your goal is to provide a comfortable environment for wildlife.

How to Justify Costs for Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture is generally more expensive than non-sustainable architecture, as in order to

Estimating the Cost of a Rooftop Garden

A rooftop garden enhances the appearance of your roof while simultaneously increasing the lifespan of

Rooftop Garden Irrigation System

A rooftop garden is a great asset if you live in an apartment or have a flat roof with limited yard space.

Can Building Green Homes Be Unsustainable?

Building green homes is important for those attempting to live a more environmentally friendly life.

Green Construction Materials: Light Permitting Concrete

One of the newest, most functional and revolutionary elements in green construction materials is light

Aesthetically Pleasant Sustainable Roof Architecture

When designing your home's roof, you may be interested in using sustainable architecture and design to

How to Optimize Solar Panels

If you use solar panels on your home to provide electricity or heat your water, you probably have wondered