Xeriscaping comes from the Greek word “xeros,” meaning ‘dry.’ It’s a form of landscaping developed in Denver in 1981 during a massive drought. This type of dry landscaping is especially popular in areas where drought conditions are common or where water is expensive. However, it isn’t just for arid regions, but rather anywhere homeowners are … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Xeriscaping
We know you put a lot of thought into your decision to buy a KB home. In honor of Earth Day, we want to focus on an important aspect of that decision – how owning a KB home helps you reduce your impact on the environment. Here are 5 things you can feel proud of: … Continue reading 5 Things KB Homeowners Can Feel Proud of on Earth Day
There’s more than one way to go GREEN this spring! Sure, there’s green grass. Green drinks. Green décor… but why not also go green the eco-friendly way by recycling! The first step is to educate yourself and your family on what is recyclable and what belongs in the trash. The next step is to set … Continue reading Make Recycling EASY with Printable Recycling Lists.
These days we generate more trash than ever, at a huge impact to our landfills and the environment. Many of us are taking action – seeking to reduce waste in our daily lives. There’s more to this story though. There’s a movement going on right now, and it’s all about having quality items that we … Continue reading 7 Tips to Dispose Less and Enjoy More
Hand-me-downs. Sometimes horrible, sometimes amazing. The benefits, of course, are plenty – reducing the environmental impact through less manufacturing and transportation of goods, cost-savings, teaching children valuable lessons about sharing and reusing, reducing clutter in your home, creating a give-and-receive value system with others, etc. But, there are some negatives to hand-me-downs, and a few … Continue reading Foster a Successful Neighborhood Hand-Me-Down Network
Did you know that a single plastic bag could take up to a THOUSAND YEARS to break down in the environment? Plastic bags get a bad rep and for good reason. They’re not biodegradable, and instead just keep breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces. These tiny plastic bits make up over 90% of the … Continue reading Saving The World, One Bag at a Time.
“Keep your hands away from there when I turn on this switch!” My mother taught me this key garbage disposal usage rule at a young age. Now while my hands continue to remain intact, the rest of what could and/or could not go down the drain remained a mystery… until now. As my mom made … Continue reading Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips – At Your Disposal!