Doing Thanksgiving in an Eco-Friendly Way: Tips and Tricks

Making Thanksgiving About More Than Just the Food

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Thanksgiving is a holiday that’s meant to remind us about all we have to be thankful for, despite what may be historically dubious origins. The feasts, plethora of miniature pumpkins, and abundance of turkey sandwiches the day after all make Thanksgiving one of the best fall holidays for so many people.

And it’s super easy to forget about being thankful for what you have, especially when you’re out buying tons of canned cranberries, pumpkin pie, and more napkin rings than one person should theoretically ever own. There are many ways you can keep your Thanksgiving holiday an eco-conscious and environmentally friendly affair. Here are just a few!
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Top 10 Easy Tips for Going Solar in Sacramento

Going Solar in California’s Capitol
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The capital city of Sacramento, California is one of the best places to invest in alternative energy sources such as solar power panels. There is so much sun in California it seems only natural to utilize the organic energy available. There are at least 10 great things you can do to increase your utilization of solar power.

The city itself is home to numerous solar power companies, has multiple LEED buildings, and has one of the largest solar power installations in the city. Here are at least 10 things you can do in order to better prepare your home or business for going solar in the city of Sacramento.

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The 5 Most Successful Solar Installation Companies in CA

The Most Highly Rated Solar Installation Companies

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California is one of the leading states that promote and implement alternative and renewable energy sources. And perhaps even more to the point, as a state, California has one of the highest number of photovoltaics installed.

There are a multitude of solar installation companies located in and around California, but their pros and cons can be confusing to sort through because the information is so similar. Below is a list of the most highly rated solar installation companies in California in 2015, according to Solar Power World. Continue reading

What Happens to Our Cell Phones When They Die or Get Thrown Away?

What Happens to Cell Phones When They Die

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If you’re anything like most Americans, you probably have a drawer somewhere in your house that serves as something of a cell phone graveyard. Your old flip phones, and first, second, third, and fourth generation smart phones, rattle around in there every time you open the drawer by mistake, their batteries long-since dead.

They’re waiting to get thrown away or recycled the next time you move. You may want to read on and find out the difference between what happens to a cell phone that gets recycled, and one that just ends up in the landfill. Spoiler alert: recycling is ALWAYS the way to go. Continue reading

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Affordable, Easy Composting

Composting in the Garden? Don’t Forget Your Trowel

Guide to Backyard Composting

Composting is an easy and affordable way to strengthen the health of your soil in your garden. The easiest way to compost in your home is to break the process up into two categories; your kitchen compost and your yard compost. The kitchen compost is where you can toss scraps of food that didn’t quite make the cut on yesterday’s dinner plate or in the refrigerator drawers.

The yard compost has more heavy duty components, such as yard waste and other miscellany from the back- or front-yard, such as small tree branches, deadheaded roses, or weeds from the lawn.

The compost pile will need to be turned every once in a while to promote growth, but besides that, one can expect to do a lot of nothing, except adding more to the pile while waiting for the process to take shape. After approximately 6 months of diligent scrap accumulation, your compost pile will be ready to nourish your soil and become mulch for your trees and plants.

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