Green Plumbing and Alternatives
The following sections present examples of conservation and water use efficiency practices that can benefit residential users and is courtesy of the official EPA guide on conservation. More information can be found at epa.gov. An engineering practice for individual residential water users is the installation of indoor plumbing fixtures that save water or the replacement of existing plumbing equipment with equipment that uses less water. Low-flow plumbing fixtures and retrofit
What If Every Lawn was Transformed into an Edible Garden?
In many countries today, well-maintained, closely cut, green lawns seem to be almost everywhere. In fact, lawns are the single largest crop in the U.S., covering 32 million acres. But what if we grew edible gardens, not lawns? We’ve got about 16 million acres in the United States now growing all of our fruits and vegetables. This means the space American lawns occupy could provide enough land to grow more fruits and vegetables than are now eaten by the entire nation’s populat
Here's what to do when declined for a mortgage!
No one likes to be told “no.” (Rejection hurts—we get it.) And having your application for a mortgage declined is particularly devastating, because it throws your entire dream of homeownership into doubt. Still, just because one lender rejects your mortgage application doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to buy a home. So if you’ve been denied a home loan, the first step is to ask the lender why you had your mortgage declined, to know what you’re up against. Todd Sheinin, mortg