Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings [Infographic]

Increased demand is a certainty and we can no longer deny the elephant in the room. We need to address the issue of creating buildings that support the demand without setting us further back in other areas. Energy efficiency saves money and creates jobs and will be essential to both homes and businesses in the future.

The examples in this infographic show just how effective energy efficient and sustainable buildings can be, as well as how creative.

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Benefits of Going Green in your Business [Infographic]

Every business can see financial benefits from being environmentally conscious, thanks to both savings in your operating costs and consumer goodwill. When customers see that a company is sustainable or otherwise committed to ethical choices, 66% of them are willing to pay more for their products and services.

But saving the planet has immediate financial benefits, too. For example, reducing and optimizing your use of paper goods, as well as recycling the products you must use, helps your budget and your planet.

You can also save money by lowering your electricity use, and since idle electronics consume the annual output of 12 power plants, you’ll be doing the planet a big favor. And when you offer employees the opportunity to work from home, carpool, or use alternative transportation, you’ll see a reduction in commute-related stress and an increase in productivity.

As you make your company more environmentally friendly, let your customers know about your efforts. Support your changes with marketing and define the social purpose of your brand.

Your business can make a positive impact on the environment with a just a few simple changes. With these changes come a healthier reputation, lower operating costs, and a better bottom line.

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DIY: Recycled Christmas Cards

Hi everybody! Thank you for passing by 🙂

This week I’ve been in a crafty mood. I made my own recycled paper (more like cardboard 😂) to send some Christmas handmade cards for my penpals and friends reusing scraps from materials I had (below each photo I leave you the link to where I got the idea from with the tutorial). I’m not the great crafter, but I like how rustic these cards look thanks to the materials I used (and my clumsiness 😛 ). Also, they are easy and may be a fun activity to make with kids.

Hope you get inspired!

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Make Your Home More Energy Efficient [Infographic]

Here is an infographic that provides simple tips for energy conservation at home, room by room. Pay attention to the appliances and the energy star! 🙂

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DIY Organic Cosmetics [Infographic]

[Versión traducida al Español aquí]

“The effects of makeup on your health are more than just skin-deep. Your makeup bag harbors more horrors than you can shake a sharp stick at: everything from lead to asbestos and quite a few nasty things in between. Some of the ingredients moonlight as stabilizers for pesticides and industrial cleaners. Can we all agree that something that’s used to clean a factory floor probably shouldn’t be cleaning your delicate face?”

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