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vertical garden

Many different styles and trends of vertical gardening exist and your installation system will depend on what kind of gardening you would like to do. Pocket gardens are available which allow you to grow small plants into canvas or felt pockets that hang in a row. Vertical container gardening is also a choice in that potted plants are in their own small containers that are either stacked or attached to the wall. If your apartment complex doesn’t allow things to be installed directly to the building, container gardening of stacked pots in a corner would be a good option.

  If you’ve made the switch to green cleaners, you’ve made a smart, healthy choice for yourself and your household. And if you choose to DIY your own cleaning solutions, even better! Making your own cleaners is cheaper, healthier and better for the environment than buying toxic commercial cleaners. Even if you’re not crafty, don’t be daunted by the DIY process. In fact, there’s only one ingredient you really need to make most DIY cleaners: Vinegar. It’s a wonder solution for killing germs and removing odors. But let’s be honest: It doesn’t smell great. Fortunately, you can take advantage of vinegar’s cleaning power without that pickled smell. Here’s how to make your own citrus vinegar cleaning spray.

water savings tips

These days, going green is all the rage. But truly reducing your footprint on the planet involves more than just a few buzz words to toss around: It's a sustainable lifestyle choice focusing on ways to preserve and improve the earth, and water savings is a big part of that. Recycling, reducing energy use and conserving water are all important elements. Even if your landlord is responsible for paying for the water usage in your apartment, it's important to be mindful of water conservation for environmental purposes. Although it can be difficult to make significant changes due to the transient nature of apartment dwelling and the fact that your landlord may not approve significant home modifications, by making a few simple changes, you can easily save gallons of water a day. Here are a few tips for conserving water in your apartment.

In some cases, being eco-friendly can be expensive-- ever research geothermal energy? However, just because some efforts require great sacrifice doesn't mean that all do. In fact, you can go green and save money in your apartment all at once,…

Energy-wasting appliances are a huge drain on your bank account. Even if your appliances are turned off, they can still draw power and raise your energy bill. “Vampire power” — the power drawn by an appliance when it’s plugged in,…

fluorescent light bulbs

The other feature of these energy efficient bulbs is that many come in colored versions and are “smart,” so you can connect them to your smart home hub, set up routines for lights to switch on and off automatically when you come and go, attach them to motion sensors, or even fade them in and out in the morning and evening with the sun.

Kermit the Frog got it right. With all the dangerous, corrosive and effective cleaning chemicals on the market, it really isn't easy being green. But it doesn't have to be impossible. With just a few modifications, you can create a safer environment for you and your family while saving money and protecting the environment.

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These eco-friendly cleaning products are safe, affordable alternatives to all the dangerous chemicals stored under your sink.

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