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Grow Your Own Herbs – Green Step by Step

Growing your own herbs is a fun small step to take for being green. It can be done in a house or an apartment; all you need is a sunny place to grow the herbs.

The great part about growing your own herbs is that you’ll have cheap, fresh herbs all the time for cooking with. Just look at how much fresh herbs cost in the grocery store. Even dried ones can get pricey if you don’t buy them in bags or from bulk bins.

Basil is very easy to grow if you want to start with just one plant. It’s also useful in a lot of recipes. When my basil plant gets big enough, I love harvesting enough to make homemade pesto – an amazing treat and far superior to what you can buy at the store.

Plant Trees Around Your Home – Green Step By Step

ShareWant to make your home more beautiful and save energy at the same time? Plant trees around it! Trees help your home to use less energy in the summer by providing shade once they’re big enough. That means less sunlight heating your home. You can take it up a notch by planting fruit trees. Most… Continue Reading

Dry Your Laundry Using Less Energy – Green Step By Step

ShareLaundry can use huge amounts of energy, especially when you use a dryer. But there are steps you can take to be more efficient. A good, old fashioned clothesline is my favorite option. They can be very affordable, but not easily used in all situations. They’re more challenging in apartments and when you have to… Continue Reading

Insulate Your Water Heater – Green Step By Step

ShareYour water heater can be a big part of your energy bill, 14-25% according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Making it more efficient can be a big help. There are several ways you can save money on heating water for your home, such as turning down the thermostat on your water heater to no… Continue Reading

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