Greenise Celebrates Earth Day with these great tips, Environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility. Today, instead of having only 17 thousand EPA employees working to protect the environment, we now have over 300 million Americans as environmental partners making environmentally protective choices. By equipping this growing army of environmental stewards with the tools they need to meet today’s challenges, EPA is helping America shift into a green culture. more…
Greenise starts to Spring clean and gear up for the Summer with healthy cleaning products and tips. This Spring cleaning article is on how to keep cool during the Summer. One of our goals here at Greenise is to provide information that can keep your pets and family in a clean and healthy home, while helping to keep the environment clean.
First things first, let’s take a look at some cleaning products that are safe and eco-friendly
“Martha Stewart Clean” is a full line of cleaning supplies for every part of the house and even for clothing. This eco-product is 99+% plant and mineral-based (bio-based) with all packaging is recyclable. There are No fragrances or colors, just natural cleaning agents to keep you, your pets and the environment safe and clean. You can purchase Martha Stewart Clean at your local Home Depot or from Martha Stewart
Now let’s take a look at some Homemade Eco-Products.
Greenise Just Got A New Logo and we are happy to share it with you. Check it out and tell us what you think.
Special Thanks to: PaulaMarie with Limelite Creative
Greenise teams up with AccessoryGeeks to help clean up the earth, and make it a better place for our kids.
We received an email from Tony Kim, Marketing Analyst for AccessoryGeeks, asking if we could connect and spread the word about this months contest. Which by the way is a iPhone 3G / 3G S Bio-degradable Clear Case. We jumped on the change to connect with such a powerful organization as AccessoryGeeks. These guys are not just talking about GREEN, they are living GREEN!
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Greenise Asked And Eartheasy Answered The Call on Water conservation, We were trying to find something on saving water and we came across Eartheasy who gave us what we were looking for.
Water conservation has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant.
In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds.
Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system by reducing soil saturation, and reducing any pollution due to leaks. Overloading municipal sewer systems can also cause untreated sewage to flow to lakes and rivers. The smaller the amount of water flowing through these systems, the lower the likelihood of pollution. In some communities, costly sewage system expansion has been avoided by communitywide household water conservation.
water conservation in the home… more…
Over the years, Milan has evolved from merely hosting a furniture fair every spring to having almost every street taken over by all types of innovative design every April. This year, sustainable design joined in the fray more than ever, with many exciting exhibits highlighting socially conscious design, including the Well-Tech Awards. At this inspirational show we discovered the Lifesaver bottle – a beautifully simple concept for portable water filtration, and one that could make a real difference to a world increasingly threatened by shortages of clean, drinkable water. more…
After the week I’ve had seeing a email from Taylen Peterson an employee with CalFinder was a great way to end the week off, I decided to dig deeper and see what they are all about.
CalFinder, is a free service connecting homeowners to prescreened home improvement professionals. They’re dedicated to making the process of finding a high-quality, reliable contractor as simple as possible.
Drawing on vast industry expertise and superb online capabilities, CalFinder adds the personal touch of skillfully matching homeowners with first-rate contractors. A CalFinder expert uses information gleaned from a personal interview with the homeowner to match the homeowner’s needs with top-notch contractors whose qualifications match the homeowner’s specific needs. CalFinder provides excellent design guidance throughout the process.
The company follows up with each project to ensure complete customer satisfaction and to assure its referrals go only to contractors who provide high-quality work.
CalFinder was developed by homeowners for homeowners.
For some you might not understand why we have posted on this company, some might ask “Is this site Green?” or “can they help the environment?” the answer is yes the blog shows great tips on Green Remodeling and to go further here is what we found… more…
Greenise Starts Slaying Vampires and here’s how to hunt down the watt-suckers in your home.
After spending time In Mobile AL over the weekend, I had the chance to do some research and reading and found a great article on “Slaying Energy Vampires”.
In most American households, 8% to 9% of energy dollars are spent powering devices that are turned off. Even after you shut down everything and leave the house, many appliances and gadgets continue to draw power.
These so-called energy vampires (aka phantom loads or wall warts) can be quite inconspicuous. But if a device can be switched on by remote control, features a continuous display (like the small red LED light on your TV or the clock on your DVD player), or has a transformer at the plug (the cumbersome box that makes it hard to use the other outlet), you can bet the appliance is drawing power even when you’re not using it.
Even though most electronics draw only a few watts, they add up fast. Conservative estimates show that American homes consume 440 kilowatt hours (kWh) of standby power every year. At an average of 10.4cents per kWh, that amounts to about $45 annually. Altogether, U.S. households spend about $3 billion a year buying unnecessary electricity.
Alan Meier at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory cites even higher numbers. “In California, the average home has greater than 40 devices drawing power even when they’re turned off,” say Meier, whose estimate amounts to just over 1000kwh per household, per year. at 10.4cents per kWh, that’s $104 a year.
To make matters worse, the number of appliances that consume standby power is increasing rapidly. By 2030 standby power is estimated to reach 30% of residential electrical consumption in the United States. The solutions to this problem are mostly in the hands of electronics manufacturers, but you can reduce your own standby power consumption with two simple steps: First, pinpoint unnecessary power consumption, and then find the best way to kill power to the offending appliances when they’re not being used.
STEP 1: FIND THE PHANTOM LOADS
There are a few ways to gauge how much standby power your home consumes. The simplest is to turn off everything in the house and observe the electric meter. If you use this approach, don’t forget to unplug the appliances like your refrigerator that draw constant power and to compensate for appliances that you might not be able to turn off completely, such as a hardwired dishwasher.
Just plug a household appliance into the meter and plug the meter into a wall socket. The meter tells you how much power is being consumed not only when the appliance is on, but also when it is switched off. Once you know which devices draw the most standby power, you can prioritize the list of equipment that you will tackle in Step 2. more…
Greenise exposes the truth about KozyToez, Giving you the pros and cons and everything Eco related on this product.
To start off here is a video provided by: KozyToez
A Kozytoez blanket, measures 40″x70″, and is made from 100% anti-pill polar fleece. The edges are blanket stitched and the foot pocket is reinforced. You can Machine wash and tumble dry using your favorite “Green Eco-Friendly All Natural” laundry detergent for long lasting koziness!!
We found KozyToez to be a Semi-Eco friendly product, using Polar fleece, which can be made from recycled plastic PET(Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles.
Now the reason we say Semi-Eco is because its made from a non-renewable natural resource: petroleum.
Here is a break down on our thoughts more…
Breaking Greenise News: Green lies exposed about Disposable Diapers. Do I have your attention?
Seventh Generation’s Big Green Lies TV Show may be one of the best shows in history for those of us who are striving to live a Green Life.
In the above episode Big green Lies exposed the real story behind the raging debate… Cloth Diapers .vs Disposable and which is Greener.
In the detailed report Big Green Lies investigative reports uncovered the following facts: more…