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The Galveston County Daily News: Green Living

October 22, 2016

Green Living

Top Story

Bottled water: The healthy, environmentally friendly drink

(BPT) - Whether you drink it to quench your thirst or use it to wash your laundry, water is an indispensable part of our lives and our world.

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Monday 10/03/2016
Why Switching to LED Bulbs Makes a Difference
Updated: October 03, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) It may seem like a small detail, but the way you light your home can have a big impact on the environment and your energy bills. Indeed, widespread use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States, according to government findings.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Shower Yourself in Savings
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Showers—you use them in the morning to wake up, after a workout to rinse off, or in the evening to freshen up. That might explain why showers are one of the leading ways we use water in our homes, accounting for nearly 17 percent of all residential indoor water use.

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Saturday 09/24/2016
Is Your Clothes Dryer Energy Efficient?
Updated: October 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to be more energy efficient at home, you are in good company. Consumers nationwide are looking for new ways to reduce their energy use in their single-family homes, condominiums and apartments because using less energy helps save money and builds a more sustainable planet.

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Monday 09/19/2016
5 ways to promote healthy living within your home
Posted: September 19, 2016

(BPT) - There’s nothing like feeling the warm sun on your skin, or seeing colorful flowers in bloom. Sometimes, just a little fresh air is all it takes for the day’s stress to melt away. It’s this sense of well-being that motivates so many to exercise more and eat better.

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Thursday 09/01/2016
The Health Perks of Our National Parks
Updated: September 01, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most Americans agree that spending time outdoors can enhance their physical and mental health. A recent online survey, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Humana among over 2,000 US adults, reveals that Americans believe spending time outdoors can reduce stress (75 percent), benefit mental well-being (74 percent) and lead to living a longer, healthier life (63 percent).

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Friday 08/19/2016
The Great Divide: Balancing Travel and Protecting Delicate Ecosystems
Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For some, traveling is a calling, a way of life. It's about those who are more traveler than tourist, who prefer upscale lodging, who are happy to hike, horseback ride or kayak as a mode of transportation.

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Thursday 08/11/2016
Is Your Lawn and Garden Bird-Friendly?
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Birds are more than just beautiful visitors to your lawn and garden, they are an important component of a healthy local ecosystem.

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Thursday 08/04/2016
5 surprising facts you didn't know about batteries
Posted: August 04, 2016

(BPT) - Without batteries, the modern world wouldn’t exist as we know it. From household appliances to laptops, cellphones, tablets and other portable electronics, batteries play a vital role in powering the devices we rely on every day.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Three Simple Ways To Aid Pollinators
Updated: August 03, 2016 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s the buzz on an important aspect of helping our environment. Pollinator health can sometimes seem as complex as a beehive with the multiple challenges bees face. Pests, pathogens, diseases, climate change, improper use of pesticides and habitat loss are just a few. However, protecting pollinator health is something with which everyone can help.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
How to Make the World a Better Place
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Each morning is the beginning of a new day and another chance to make the world a better place. Think your actions don't make a difference? Think again!

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Friday 07/22/2016
5 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) It might not feel like you alone can have an impact on the environment, but over time, small lifestyle changes can make a substantial difference.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil -- lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can't be outsourced.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Protect Gardens From Invasive Pests
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, invasive pests threaten to devour the crops in our gardens and farms, and the flowers, trees and plants in our landscapes. They are a real threat, costing our nation approximately $120 billion each year.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Caring For The Animals In The World's Zoos And Aquariums
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Did you know that more people visit zoos and aquariums each year than attend all sporting events combined? This seemingly surprising statistic shows what we’ve all known for millennia...that we have a remarkably deep emotional connection with the animals who share our world.

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Tuesday 05/31/2016
8 easy ways you can help the environment
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - We all want to take care of the environment. If you’re looking for some simple steps to lighten your environmental footprint, check out these eight easy ways (related to plastics) to help reduce waste.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
The Buzz On Bees
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever wondered where the term “worker bee” comes from, consider this when you sit down for your next meal: One out of every three bites of food you eat exists because of bees and other pollinators. Without their contributions to the pollination of flowering plants, chances are your favorite fruit, vegetable or nut simply wouldn’t be as plentiful, economical or nutritious.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Tiny-home trend models sustainability to all homeowners
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Imagine selling your 2,700 square-foot home — the average size American house — and moving to a modest 400 square-foot home that substantially reduces your environmental footprint.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Six Simple Tips to Reduce Waste in Your Home
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The amount of trash people produce has increased a whopping 10,000 percent over the past 100 years, according to Terracycle, a company that handles hard-to recycle materials.

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Thursday 02/18/2016
Smart Tips to Go Green
Updated: February 18, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Going “green” has increasingly moved from a trend to a global initiative. But the best place for individuals to start minimizing their impact on the environment is in spaces where they spend the most time.

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Saturday 12/19/2015
Alternative Heating Can Help Save Money, Planet
Updated: December 19, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) For a home upgrade that appeals to both the rational left side of your brain and the emotional right, consider rethinking the way you heat your home. Statistics show that one alternative to conventional heat sources -- a pellet stove -- is particularly kind to both pocketbook and planet.

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Monday 12/07/2015
Connect to Nature, No Matter Where You Live
Updated: December 07, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) In this age of smartphones and streaming video, it is easy to forget about the world beyond our little screens. And for the 80 percent of Americans living in urban areas, the natural world can seem even more remote. But experts say it’s important to find the time to disconnect, unplug, and appreciate what nature does for you.

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Friday 11/06/2015
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home this Winter
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) When temperatures drop, household use of fossil fuels rises in order to keep homes warm and comfortable. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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