Interview with Beth Brockette, REALTOR® about green homes and healthy homes I understand you have some long-standing interest in green living. In my past career, I had the opportunity to learn a lot about energy efficiency and renewable energy. According to the National Association of Realtors annual study of buyers & sellers, heating & cooling […]
Green building is finally gaining traction. For years the cost of green construction prohibited builders and home owners from investing in green, but the tide is starting to turn. A recent study by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and with support of Ply Gem Industries, indicates that […]
It’s picnic season! You have to love dining with nature. After being cooped up inside for a long winter, I’m looking forward to some picnics this summer. Whether you’re organizing short family outings or larger group gatherings I hope you’ll keep in mind these tips to make your picnic a little more green. After all […]
Believe it or not, after what seemed like a winter that would never end (I’m not sure it is over yet!) we are still experiencing a drought in Eastern Iowa. You can view the most recent conditions on the US Drought Monitor page. While conditions have improved significantly, we still need to be careful with our water usage.
Gardening is a fulfilling activity on so many levels. Just the act of gardening is an indication that you care for the earth and value it’s contribution to your life and your family. I’ve put together a few tips that can help you take care of your garden in an eco-friendly way. 1. Fertilizers – Using […]
It’s tax time. Time to look through your paperwork and find all of the receipts and documents you need to file you taxes. If you’re like many others, this is the time of year that you pledge to be more organized. Now more than ever you realize that having an organized home can increase productivity and save you time.
A new year brings new opportunities to improve ourselves and make the world a better place. As you look through this list maybe you’ll identify with some of these suggestions. Make a resolution to implement just one or two things to make your life a little greener. You’ll be glad you did. 1. Reduce junk […]