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Maintaining a clean and healthy pool can be an incredibly challenging task. Not only do you have to keep up with the regular chlorine levels, filter maintenance, and other water treatments, but also need to ensure that your pool is eco-friendly and sustainable. With so much to consider, it’s no wonder many people feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of owning a pool. Fortunately, there are several easy steps you can take to make sure your swimming pool remains safe for everyone while also being more environmentally conscious.

When it comes to reducing emissions from vehicles, good route planning is essential. By planning your route and avoiding congested areas, you can significantly reduce your vehicle emissions. So here are some of the benefits of good route planning and the best tips on how to minimize emissions while driving.


There are plenty of places to purchase antiques. Flea markets, online shops, and storefronts are a few options. But if you're in the market for quality antiques (versus vintage bargains), how do you know you’re getting what you pay for? What if the store sells inauthentic items? Take the guesswork out of buying quality antiques by purchasing from these places.


Have you ever heard the term sustainable construction and wondered what it actually means? Sustainable construction is a practice of building that utilizes materials and resources in an environmentally conscious way. This means using processes that are energy efficient, reduce waste, and are designed with longevity in mind.


Still need a few holiday gift, decor, or DIY ideas? I've got them for you.


When you think about remodeling a kitchen, your first thought may be to gut everything, buy all new appliances, and create something completely fresh and unique. The reality is: a complete kitchen renovation costs. So what are your options for keeping it budget friendly and kind to the planet? 

Budget-Friendly Ways To Remodel Your Kitchen

I've never done this before because, for over a decade, this has been an ANTI-shopping blog. However, sustainable living has come a long way and sometimes the right gift is all it takes to shift a habit. So here's a list of gifts comprised mostly of things I actually love and use myself.  



A fantastic book is a necessity to pack, whether you're planning a relaxed vacation or a much-
needed winter-sun getaway.