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Five tips for spring home decorating ‘eco-style’

Five tips for spring home decorating ‘eco-style’

As spring blossoms, so does our desire to lighten up – in life and at home. Simple eco-friendly changes to home decor can set the tone for a much fresher…

Simple tips to save water, money and the environment

Simple tips to save water, money and the environment

There are a number of ways to save water and they all start with you.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American uses about 50 gallons of…

Paramus Tree Request Granted

Paramus Tree Request Granted

        Jerad McElroy, a first grader in Christine Chiaramonte’s class at Ridge Ranch School of Paramus, recently wrote a persuasive letter to Mayor Richard LaBarbiera asking him to plant…

Four ways to drought-proof your yard

Four ways to drought-proof your yard

The past few years have not been kind to lawns and gardens across the country. The summer of 2012 brought severe drought to much of the Midwest and a good…

Think outside the fuse box: Unique energy-saving home improvements

Think outside the fuse box: Unique energy-saving home improvements

You’ve replaced your home’s 20-year-old windows with new, Energy Star-rated models, upgraded to electricity-sipping appliances and there’s not a single incandescent light bulb to be found anywhere in your house.…

Five environmentally friendly ways to keep your lawn looking great

Five environmentally friendly ways to keep your lawn looking great

(BPT) – Maintaining the perfect lawn is easier than you think and with the right tools, you can be both efficient with your yard work and eco-conscious. If it’s lush…

Plumbing primer: The most important system behind your home’s drywall

Plumbing primer: The most important system behind your home’s drywall

(BPT) – Do you know what’s behind the drywall in your home? Unless you’ve ever had a home custom-built or have personally worked in construction, you might be unaware of…

Green living project: Revamp your kitchen pantry to avoid waste and save money

Green living project: Revamp your kitchen pantry to avoid waste and save money

(BPT) – For a basic green living project with benefits to your wallet and the environment, consider revamping the kitchen pantry. The cupboard is the starting point for most kitchen…

Driving green for dummies: It’s easier and cheaper than you think

Driving green for dummies: It’s easier and cheaper than you think

Green driving is easier and more important than many people think. It’s important because, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, highway vehicles account for 28 percent (1.5 billion tons) of…

Family-friendly tips to save energy at home

Saving money and reducing your home’s energy usage are a priority for many homeowners these days. Some energy-saving actions such as switching off lights when leaving a room and turning…

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