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Here's a good tip to help make your office more earth-friendly!Use recycled/recyclable office papers and other office products. You can get paper, envelopes, folders, pads, post-it notes– everything comes in a recycled version now. You can find many of these options at the Staples, OfficeMax and ...
04/26/2008
Great Passive Solar Home in Heber!Location: Valley HillsGreat home in Heber designed around a passive solar heating system on OVER AN ACRE of property!! This home has many features including hardwood and stone floors, a solarium, a great room with rock fireplace and incredible views of Mt. Timpan...
04/25/2008
Do you live in a rural area and have your own private well and septic system? Remember that everything that goes into your toilet, sink, or shower drain (or your neighbors!) ends up in the water table you pump from! Also in rural areas, you should be careful about household hazardous wastes and c...
04/25/2008
Today's tip is obvious to some, and not so much to others.... But it's a simple one that can REALLY help! Give up bottled water– for good. Drink from a glass at home, take your own reusable jug or bottle to the gym, and encourage your office to get a water filter or a water service. Americans thr...
04/25/2008
Eat meat LESS!!!  Try to eat meat (at least) one fewer day per week. Raising animals for meat (particularly beef) places an incredible strain on our natural resources. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, one pound of red meat is responsible for 20 times the land use, five times the wa...
04/24/2008
With summer coming up, and the temperature in most places starting to rise, this one is a great reminder!  OPEN WINDOWS instead of using the air conditioning.  Consider getting a few fans to help circulate the air a bit. This is obviously not practical in ALL areas, some places are JUST too hot, ...
04/18/2008
It's a very easy one today!  USE BOTH SIDES of paper if you have note paper, or taking notes in a class.  Don't just throw the paper away, make sure you RECYCLE when you're done completely!   Get useless paperwork from classes, junk mail, etc?  Don't just chuck them immediately, use them as scrap...
04/17/2008
I am very pleased that a local Salt Lake City car dealership has decided to take a huge step in the right direction toward Going "GREEN"!  Mark Miller Toyota in Downtown SLC is Utah's only LEED certified dealership!  For starters, they are a Toyota dealership!  Toyotas are overall the 'cleanset' ...
04/17/2008
What a great "last week" of ski season it is turning out to be for Utah!! With all the resorts closing on Sunday except one (Snowbird), This week is it for most skiers.  What a way to end the season, on a 17" powder day!  You can view mountain pics, and snow reports at Alta's website - http://alt...
04/07/2008
This afternoon, I attended a work shop on high performance homes!  You can check it out at http://eeba.org/calendar/index.asp - I highly recommend you attend if you are in a market where this is available!  The instructor talked about the definition of "green" homes, and it definitely clarified f...
04/03/2008
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