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When Should You Turn Off The Lights? It Depends on These 2 Things.

Should you turn off the light every time you leave the room? It depends on two simple things: 1) What kind of bulb you're using. Bulbs relying on old-fashioned technology use a lot more energy than…

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10 DIY Ways To A Waste-Free Halloween

It’s time to pick up those heavy Halloween footprints and celebrate the holiday sustainably. Here's why finding ways to honor our planet, is a ghoulish goal worth bobbing for: According to the EPA,…

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Cutting Edge Green Building Technologies

Future360 travels to the Silicon Valley to experience bleeding edge green building technologies. Lunera, Enlighted, Soladigm and Cypress Enviro Systems promise to transform lighting, lighting controls…

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DIY Solar Sun Jar Light

My family loves spending time outside in the evenings in the screened-in porch. We often catch the late afternoon iridescent summer hues and enjoy the warm evenings. It's really such a treat. There…

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Understanding How Lighting Affects Home Efficiency

Walking into a room and flipping on the light is second nature for those of us still living on the grid. Unless you were involved with the building of your home, however, it's unlikely that you had a …

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6 Reasons Why You Might Buy a $50 Light Bulb

Incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in 2014. Some will say bye-bye and good riddance, while others are still holding out for a mercury-free eco-alternative to CFL’s. But, there's a new kid on …

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Liquid Light and Water Justice

Fusing art and function, with environmental consciousness are the heart and spirit of eco-design. Artist, Tanya Clarke created Liquid Light as a visual reminder that water is a precious natural resour…

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Global Decorating: Eco-Friendly Design Tips

You don't have to be a world traveler to appreciate design accents from around the globe. Want to spice up your home's decor with an international flair? Learn how to create an eclectic global dec…

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Get Twiggy With It: 10 DIY Twig Projects

Refining something from nature that is rustic and organically decorative, into a piece of furniture or home décor is a high form of eco-flattery. While it can hardly be called a trend, using twigs can…

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Make Your Halloween Safer with DIY Luminaries

Here’s the good news: Halloween is fun for kids. Most of the Halloween fun happens when the sun goes down. Here’s the bad news: Halloween can be dangerous to children. A study from the Center of D…

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