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  1. Bitcoin Mining: It Can Be Eco-Friendly

    Bitcoin Mining: It Can Be Eco-Friendly

    Bitcoin mining has come under scrutiny of late because it uses so much energy. In short, it’s not eco-friendly. However, reports have shown that there are alternatives. As you consider investing, learn what your options are and review what’s going on in the cryptocurrency world so that you can do things right. Bitcoin Mining Affects Everyone According to Forbes, Bitcoin mining can generate enough energy to put 40 million more tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. That kind of energy changes the native climate. It also causes unpredictable weather patterns, dirties the air, and much more. In much the same way that you would buy recycled bags for grocery shopping, you should look for eco-friendly methods of Bitcoin mining. Making Bitcoin Mining Better for Everyone A process highlighted in the news recently features a former mining engineer who converts coal waste into energy. With that energy, he powers computers that seek to validate Bitcoin transactions and build wealth. By using a waste product to power the operation, Bill Spence is protecting the environment while also participating in the marketplace. A similar scheme is at work in Canada. The city of North Vancouver has reached an agreement the cryptocurrency...
  2. Eco-Friendly Business: 3 Tips for Owners and Managers

    Eco-Friendly Business: 3 Tips for Owners and Managers

    When you want to build an eco-friendly business, there are several things you can do to help yourself and your community. You should be aware of how the winds are changing in the business world. Some regions are inviting eco-centers for educational purposes. However, you don’t need to wait for your local Chamber of Commerce to make the move. Use these three tips to help your business grow and become the eco-friendly hub you know it can be. Check out Custom Earth Promos to learn more about how turning your business eco-friendly is easier than ever. Promotional products, custom bags, reusable items, and more are available. Eco-Friendly Business Tip #1: Improved Waste Handling When you want to build your business in the eco-friendly style, you want to handle waste wisely. On the one hand, yes, you need to go with recycled and reusable products (more on that in a moment.) However, an eco-friendly business should also separate waste, recycle, and follow local guidelines. Leave out the appropriate wastebaskets or recycling bins for your guests. Do the same in the office or back halls. You must also use the recycling tips offered by the local government. Many are going to single...
  3. Eco Wood Might Not Be the Answer

    Eco Wood Might Not Be the Answer

    As eco living and eco home products gain popularity, it looks as though eco wood is not the answer. A study out of the UK is showing that eco woods are not eco-friendly. As you learn more bout these products, remember that you can still take steps at home to make it a little more green. Check out Custom Earth Promos to learn more about promotional products, recycled bags, accessories, and more. What is Eco Wood? Eco wood products are a type of wood you use in a fireplace or wood-burning stove. These products were once billed as eco-friendly. Plus, they were supposed to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. However, a study from the UK shows that new eco-friendly wood products produce 750 times more pollution than a modern lorry (18-wheeler.) As a result, homeowners are breathing in more particulate matter than they should. The study also noted that a particle known as PM2.5 is often inhaled when burning wood. This particle can get into the lungs and even reduce life expectancy. Sadly, eco-friendly products used in fireplaces will promise even more of this particle. Alternatives to Eco Wood Scientific American addressed this issue over a decade ago. The...
  4. Eco-Friendly News: Homeowners Show Interest in Green Living

    Eco-Friendly News: Homeowners Show Interest in Green Living

    A recent study from 3M shows that homeowners have an overwhelming interest in eco-friendly home items and green living. As more homeowners consider why they should go green, there are many products that will work well in the modern home. Think of your vision of the future and add recycled and reusable products to the mix. Check out Custom Earth Promos to find green products, accessories, and more. These products can be the first step in turning your home into an eco-friendly space. Green Living After Construction A green makeover should start with construction. As the housing market boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more homeowners were interested in green building materials. You can learn more about what builders can do. Plus, you can see what modern homeowners want here. Living in a Sustainable Home Making and living in a sustainable home is a good way to go green. For the most part, homeowners can promote sustainability by: Fixing leaky sinks and faucetsGoing with electric heatTrying solar panelsKeeping reusable products in the houseNever using plastic bags You can learn more about how to make it happen here. Green Living for Your Daily Routine When you want to try green...
  5. Fall Foliage: Managing Your Lawn Responsibly

    Fall Foliage: Managing Your Lawn Responsibly

    As leaves fall around your home, you must consider how to deal with them responsibly. On the one hand, fall foliage blankets most regions of the country with an orange, brown, yellow, and rusted glow. On the other hand, it gets in the way. So, how do you deal with these leaves in the right way? There are a few options. Check out Custom Earth Promos to learn more about promotional items, reusable bags, recycled totes, and more. When to Manage Fall Foliage You want to get started on fall foliage as soon as possible. While it looks nice, it can become a problem if you let it sit for too long. Foliage can stain wooden decks, concrete, stone walkways, and more. People can slip on your property. You might fall and hurt yourself. This can be especially bad when your kids are playing outside. Managing Fall Foliage Responsibly Responsible leaf management starts with keeping your leaves out of the curbs, ditches, and storm drains. When you allow the leaves to go where they want, they add nutrients to local water supplies. This can allow harmful algae to bloom. Next, you should remove foliage so that it doesn’t become slippery...
  6. Eco-Friendly Home Construction Impacts Prices

    Eco-Friendly Home Construction Impacts Prices

    Eco-friendly home construction is impacting home prices. Everyone wants to do their part for the environment, and that’s why there are a few tips for being eco-friendly at home. As you build a home and do your part for the planet, you can lay out that home for efficiency and green living. You can check out Custom Earth Promos to find promotional bags and reusable totes. Plus, you can learn more about eco-friendly home construction and insurance rates here. Eco-Friendly Home Prices Rising The price of eco-friendly housing is continually rising. Industry analysts recently said that the green housing market could remain bullish if pricing was capped. Why? It simply costs a lot more to build an eco-friendly home. As a result, the cost to insurance these homes rises. The rebuilding costs alone skyrocket. However, a green home is safer for the planet, using more recycled materials. The house can also be designed to be as green as possible. Improved technology can keep the house more comfortable, cut down on energy consumption, etc. Add Solar Power If you add solar power to a green home, it gets more expensive. You can recover energy from the sun. The house uses that...
  7. Plastic Bag Taxes: Focusing on Going Reusable

    Plastic Bag Taxes: Focusing on Going Reusable

    A law passed in 2020 allowed Virginia cities to charge a $.05 tax on any plastic bag used within its boundaries. The law is helping cities turn denizens to reusable products. Learn more about these rules, how to adjust as they sweep the country, and how to go reusable. Check out Custom Earth Promos to find promotional bags, accessories, and other items for your business. Remember, you can make a change in the way you approach your business. Plus, you can consider eliminating the plastic bag and go reusable. The Plastic Bag Tax Cities and counties in the state of Virginia only have the power they’re granted by the state. Plus, under what’s known as the Dillon Rule, municipalities have spent quite some time seeking assistance from the state. Fairfax County Supervisor James Walkinshaw told the Virginia Mercury, “One of the things that we have asked for over the years is the authority and the tools to better regulate and deal with plastic pollution, including plastic bags.” As a result, Virginia cities and counties have had to wait. Yes, they may have wanted to go reusable, but they couldn’t force the issue. Now that they can charge a five-cent tax...
  8. Eco-Tourism: Conservation For All or Disrupting Nature’s Balance?

    Eco-Tourism: Conservation For All or Disrupting Nature’s Balance?

    Eco-tourism is one of the newest buzzwords in the travel industry. Yes, it should make a difference for the environment. It can highlight conservation issues. Sadly, there are times when it can cause problems. Check out Custom Earth Promos or contact us online, call live chat, email, etc. to learn about available promotional products. What is Eco-Tourism? Eco-tourism focuses on the beauty of nature and avoiding hotspots. Moreover, tt can highlight anything from a beautiful gorge to a hidden lake. For example, you can read more about the Colchic Rain Forest here. The region has seen a tourism boom, but the central Asian country of Georgia is now flooded with people. Sadly, the economy improves, but the environment does not always see the same benefits. Tourists Bring Waste Tourists often travel to other parts of the world, and don’t consider the amount of waste they leave behind. Of course, a simple way to avoid this is using recycled and reusable products. For example, you can turn to reusable totes that effectively eliminate the need for plastic bags. As a result, you’re leaving less waste behind. Plus, reusable bags, totes, and accessories are extremely durable. You can use them to pack...
  9. Patio Decorations: 4 Fall Tips for Outdoor Living and Enjoyment

    Patio Decorations: 4 Fall Tips for Outdoor Living and Enjoyment

    When you want to make your patio a nice place to be in the fall, there are several tips you can try. Turning your patio into a useful space for the colder weather is easy when you prepare. You can still invite folks over, hang out while the weather is nice, and even continue to barbecue. Check out Custom Earth Promos when you need help learning how to convert your patio into useful space throughout the year. Contact us online, live chat, call, or email to learn more about our promotional items that can help. Patio Essentials: The Fire Pit When you have a fire pit, you can extend your fall visits to the patio. Lighting the fire pit early on in the evening gives you plenty of warmth, and you can continue using it all year. Winter fire pit sessions are the best. Grab some friends, bring a bottle of wine in a custom tote bag, and relax by the fire. Plus, you can cook over it. Roast marshmallows over it. You can use it for ambience. The world is your oyster. Outdoor Blankets You need outdoor blankets for your guests. When you head outside in the fall, it...
  10. Halloween Lifestyle: 4 Decorating Tips for the Home

    Halloween Lifestyle: 4 Decorating Tips for the Home

    When you want to make the most of your Halloween decorations, there are several things you can try. Every home is difficult. Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. You only have so much time and energy to decorate. Then, there’s the inevitable teardown process. Try these tips when you’re ready for the cooler weather and a few haunts. Check out Custom Earth Promos for more information on our promotional items. Contact us online, call, or live chat to learn how we can help you prepare for the season. Choose a Halloween Theme When you want to start decorating, choose your Halloween theme. You want to decide if you’re scary or funny. You can focus on a certain character or attraction. For example, you can go full Haunted Mansion, or you can play the music outside the house. You could go for the movie, or you might try Friday the 13th. Some people also go funny with the witches, wizards, and wispy ghosts. Halloween decorations can be expensive and take up space after the season is over, so check out some DIY decorations you can make at home using up-cycled materials. Try Some Music You can play music around...

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