Category: Conservation

Is It Really Illegal To Collect Rainwater?

I’ve seen some disturbing trends in the news lately that I’d like to take a minute and write about here at Believe it or not, this trend that I’m seeing is that some people are actually getting in trouble with the law for collecting rainwater on their own property. Sound bizarre? Well, to tell you the truth, I was absolutely shocked when I found out that depending on where you live, there may be laws on the books that make collecting rainwater illegal! The most recent case that I’ve heard of really struck a chord with me because it…

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How To Insulate Windows and Reduce Heating and Cooling Costs

As part of the BooneyLiving Energy Conservation Challenge case study my husband and I spent the day installing window insulation film on the windows in our home. Let me kick this article off by saying that I am in love with heat shrink plastic window insulation film. In the past I’ve struggled with insulating windows by using window insulation tape and taping up clear plastic. To tell you the truth, I absolutely loathed the idea of putting it up because it’s so difficult to make a tight seal and even if you are able to make a tight seal, you…

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How We Reduced Our Power Bill By $300 Each Month!

Those of you who follow know that project “BooneyLiving Energy Conservation Challenge” is underway. If you’re not familiar with what it is that we are trying to do, you can read about the project by clicking here. So far we’ve made 12 changes to our home and our habits to reduce the amount of electricity that we use each day. This project has been really eye opening to us to say the least. When we first started this challenge, we did like most people and started focusing our efforts on the little things that we could do to conserve…

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