How to take a Navy Shower

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How to take a Navy Shower

According to Wikipedia, a standard 10 minute shower uses 60 gallons (230 liters) of water, whereas a Navy shower uses 3 gallons (11 liters) of water.

Although never in the Navy, I have had to take my share of Navy showers. Anyone who has spent time in the woods, in an RV or on a boat are most likely familiar with the concept. For the rest of you who haven’t experienced this ultimate water-conserving method of personal hygiene, here’s a helpful...

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Top 15 Eco-Friendly Building Trends

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Top 15 Eco-Friendly Building Trends

This month’s installment of REALTOR® Magazine Online includes the top fifteen green home building trends. In no particular order, they are:

Copper Roofs. Copper roofs and their alloys can last 100+ years and are recyclable.

Timber Framing. Timber framing, which generally includes the use of SIPS (superior insulating panels), uses less lumber and generates less waste.

Low-E Windows. Low-emittance windows block UV rays from entering a house, which...

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Eco-Tote Bags

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Fellow Curblier bsgilf posted a question yesterday that was of concern to me a couple of months ago. It all started with IKEA charging for their shopping bags and San Francisco passing an ordinance requiring retailers to use eco-friendly bags. Always answering ‘paper’ when the paper/plastic question arose, I was looking for sturdy shopping bags of the same size as a quality paper grocery bag. In my search, I found ECOBAGS, which has a perpetual...

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How to green your sex life.

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How to green your sex life.

Oh, Treehugger, oh Treehugger, how lovely are thy how-to tips. Yup, it’s Christmas in June as Treehugger offers a little go-green cheer to aspiring environmentalists everywhere. Some of their more intriguing titles include this gem of a trifecta: ‘How to Green Your Wedding,’ ‘How to Green Your Sex Life,’ and ‘How to Green Your Baby.’

(Graphic from Tree Hugger T-shirt, which is available through Ban T-shirts for $15.95.)

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