Summer Minor

Summer is a freelance writer and mother of 3 who is passionate about caring for the earth. She enjoys sharing news and stories on how everyone can make their homes a little greener. She also blogs at Finding Summer and works for a living at

Uncommon Good Constructs a Zero Carbon Building with Superadobe

Uncommon Good is an non-profit organization that fights against poverty in their local community of Claremont, Calif. The organization works to break the poverty cycle in families as well as benefit the earth through sustainable means. Uncommon Good takes things a step further by creating a new superadobe building that will benefit the residents of Claremont and of the earth.

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Iowa City’s New Green Recycling Center

Iowa City's new East Side Recycling Center will be a green building to behold. The new building, scheduled to open later this year, is being built with sustainable and energy- efficient designs that will make it a one-stop green hub for the city.

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GE Awarded Energy Star’s Highest Award Six Years in a Row

Once again, GE Appliances & Lighting has been awarded Energy Star's highest award. This is the sixth year that GE has received the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GE has been offering more than 750 ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting and appliance products, all aimed at helping consumers reduce their energy spending and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Green Building 101: Using Solar Energy For Renewable Power

The sun provides an unlimited resource for power around the world. And more and more people are tapping into that energy for their homes and businesses. Solar power is becoming a positive energy source for many people who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Despite solar power's great potential, few people are actually using it.

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The Importance of Attic Insulation for Energy-Efficiency

Attic insulation is one important way you can lower you energy bills and make your home more green. The attic is often one of the easiest places to add insulation to your home, making it a great place to start when making weatherizing changes for any season. Insulating your attic can help prevent air from escaping the house and stop outside air from coming in.

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New Recycled Insulation Controls Pests

A newly designed home insulation does double duty at keep out the elements and pests. The new TAP insulation, made from recycled materials, featured a special borate additive process that helps keep bugs out of the home as well as protecting the home indefinitely.

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Recycled Glass Counter Tops

Using recycled material for our homes is an important part of being more green. Everything from reclaimed wood floors to recycled rubber roof tiles. You c