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  • Save Energy and Stay Comfortable with a Smart Thermostat

Guide to Green Bathroom Remodeling

As more and more homeowners realize the money-savings and health perks of green bathroom remodeling, companies are responding with greener options. This is wonderful, but it can also get confusing. To make it easier, here are three major factors to consider when greening-up your bathroom: water use, energy use and health. Bathroom Remodeling for Water

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Top 3 Solar Water Heating Strategies for Hotels

When vacationers come to your hotel, they want a worry-free experience. Short showers may be the norm in their own homes, but at your establishment, they expect all of the creature comforts that come with leisurely travel. And for many, that means a long, hot shower. But with hot water heating being the single largest

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A Thanksgiving Dilemma

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, full of abundance in food, family and ‘thanks’. But every year, how much of that delicious bounty of ‘grandmother’s best recipe’ items go to waste? Here are some disturbing food facts courtesy of the NRDC: Food waste in the United States is estimated at roughly between 30-40% of the food supply,

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Conserving Water around the Home & Garden  

Have you ever wondered just how much water you could save around the home? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day. The EPA goes on to say that 40 out of 50 states are expecting some type of water shortage over the next 10 years, and that

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Drill to Renewable Energy Independence

This article was original published for the Talkin’ Green column. Download a copy of the column from the Lake Geneva Regional News Real Estate Guide. What the frack, you say? Frack no! This is about a different kind of drilling; drilling geothermal wells. You see, your home or business is sitting on the biggest renewable

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  • Sport has the power to change the world.
  • Sport has the power to change the world.

How Sports Could Change the World…Again

Sports have always had a powerful influence on the world’s politics, international diplomacy, human culture and shaping the attitudes of society. And while sports continue to put human faces and names to difficult issues concerning various types of discrimination and social injustice, sports are uniquely poised to change the world in one of the most

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  • Portland Hostel Hawthorne District
  • Sustainable Options
  • Recycling Containers
  • Green Marketing
  • Reuse Options
  • Parking Lot Gardens

Eco-Friendly Guide to Portland, OR

It’s not hard to be an eco-friendly traveler when your destination is Portland, Oregon. As one of the top sustainable cities in the country, its green hospitality is simply part of the fabric of daily life. But for this rural Wisconsin traveler, it was nice to see and note just how much Portland and its businesses care about ‘green.’ A few tips of where to stay, what to do, and where to eat to get you start on your eco-friendly trip to Portland Oregon.

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  • The Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel
  • The Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel
  • The Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel
  • Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel

Orchard Garden Hotel AND Orchard Hotel

Boy do we have a treat for you this month. Normally there’s only room In the Limelight for one hotel each month, but with our exciting move to EcoVision Sustainable Learning Center, we’ve decided to highlight two incredibly sustainable hotels: The Orchard Garden Hotel and Orchard Hotel. These two sister hotels, located in the sustainable hub

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Northwind Perennial Garden at the Green Leaf Inn

The Green Leaf Inn’s first garden, designed and installed by Northwind Perennial Farm, is thriving! Landscape architect, Roy Diblik chose plants that would live in community with one another and offset each other well. The placing of the plants “shoulder to shoulder” has allowed the perennial garden to thrive, while keeping the hand weeding to a

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