As people consider the future of our planet and the current state of the environment, the trends in home improvement and home repair are turning toward making more eco-friendly homes that will allow our children to inherit a cleaner, better world. There are many ways to make homes greener, such as using alternative energy sources, sustainable building materials, and energy-efficient windows and appliances. Other ways to live a greener life include recycling, composting, and using energy responsibly, which are also great ways to get children involved in taking a cleaner approach to the environment. Teaching children at a young age to respect the world they live in and to reduce their carbon footprint makes good sense for making the world a greener place. Parents and educators who are interested in teaching children eco-friendly habits when they are young have access to numerous resources to make environmentalism fun and informative.
Home Improvement for Greener Living
Explore a wealth of links to information about how to live a greener lifestyle. Make better choices for your home and family to protect the environment through alternative energy sources.
The Trompe: A Clean Energy Source
Discover what a trompe is and how it can provide an endless source of clean energy using the energy from compressed air.
Home Improvement for Environmentally Friendly Living
Learn about protecting the earth and reducing your carbon footprint by making energy-efficient improvements to your home, learning to compost, and using environmentally friendly cleaners in your home. This site also includes kid-friendly links to help teach children how to be better stewards of the planet.
Try some of these energy-saving tips to reduce the amount of energy you use and save some money in the process.
Read about Competitive Power Ventures' energy education program. CPV offers an educational program for use in classrooms that aims to teach children about making smart energy choices today for a better world tomorrow.
Earth Day Activities
Get activities for Earth Day to make the day both fun and educational.
Green Home Repair
Green homes are catching on. Learn about building and repairing homes so that they have a smaller impact on the environment.
Energy Challenge for Kids
Let Tolby the firefly teach your children about making good energy choices. Kids and families can take an energy challenge together and try activities that help reduce energy usage.
Energy Information for Kids
This page provides links to several different resources for teaching kids about energy usage and conservation.
Educational Energy Resources
Here's a list of sites to get more information about energy conservation suitable for teaching children how to protect the planet by saving energy.
Kids' Zone for Energy Education
Kids can learn lots of new information about energy with games and activities designed to teach smart energy use.
Here are some resources to educational materials for teaching kids the importance of clean air and how they can help improve air quality.
Small Home Improvement to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Learn how a very simple change in the light bulbs you use can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.
Energy Activities and More
Choose from a list of websites that provide videos, games, and activities to educate children about energy.
The Water Cycle
View a representation of the water cycle that explains how water changes states and where people can step in during the cycle to keep water clean and usable.
Going Green on Campus and at Home: Improvement of Your Habits
Get a "Green Tip of the Week" and view resources related to recycling.
Tips for Water Conservation
Read tips for how you can conserve water in your home and yard while also avoiding adding to the water pollution problem.
Composting Resources for Home Improvement
The U.S. Composting Council provides a list of resources for learning about composting and teaching children how to compost.
Children can learn about the environment using fun games, activities, and videos.
Protecting Our Home: Repair Your Habits for Sustainability
Get information about a variety of ways to encourage sustainable living, including recycling, composting, and ethical consumption.
Home Repair for a Greener Home
Find out how you can make repairs to your home and the way you live to improve the earth and reduce your carbon footprint.
Home Repair: Help Kids Save the Earth
Find resources for teaching kids how to repair the damage humans have done to the planet and help save the earth through learning about climate change and environmentalism.
Some items cannot be recycled. Learn how you can make recycling more efficient in your neighborhood.
Read a short guide to composting, including what to put in the composting bin and how to get the greatest benefit from the process.
Home Repair Involving Drains
Find out if a surface drain or a French drain is the best option to repair the drainage problems on your property.
Home Improvement Rebates
Rebates for energy-efficient and eco-friendly home improvements may be available to California residents. Learn how you may be able to take advantage of these money-saving rebates.
Real Estate and Environmental Sites
Use this extensive list of links to sites dealing with real estate laws and regulations as well as the environment to help make good choices when investing in properties or making home improvements and repairs.
Search for a Home or Help With Home Repair
This page offers links to a variety of resources for searching for your next home and for making repairs or improvements to your existing home.
Real Estate Resources
Peruse a list of websites related to home buying and home ownership.
Gallery of Unusual Home Improvement Photos
Check out some unusual ways to upcycle and recycle items for home improvement projects.
University of Oregon Building to Undergo Green Improvement
Find out how the University of Oregon plans to renovate one of its buildings for sustainability and function.
Home Repair Certification
Lorain County Community College offers certificate programs in home building and home repair. Learn more about the programs they have available here.
Value of Home Improvement
Read about how home improvements can help maintain or increase the value of a home and which ones make the best investments.
Home Improvement Fact Sheet
New York's attorney general's office provides some tips to protect yourself when hiring someone to complete home repairs or renovations.
Green Home Repair in New Jersey
Get a guide developed by the Rutgers Center for Green Building for remodeling homes with an emphasis on making eco-friendly improvements according to New Jersey guidelines.
University of Arizona Renovation Services
Read about the process the University of Arizona uses to request and carry out renovation requests on campus.
Minor Home Repair License
Find out about obtaining a C-26 Minor Home Repair license, the career options, and options for further education.
Home Improvement Safety
Learn about potential hazards when completing home improvement projects and how to avoid them.
Home Improvement to Accommodate Disabilities
Get a guide for home renovations that make homes accessible for people with disabilities and special needs.
Consumer Protection for Home Repair
The Iowa attorney general's office offers some ideas for helping homeowners hire the right contractor for home repair or renovation jobs.
Home Improvement Competition
See a picture of the home improvement design submitted by Gateway Technical College students in the NARI Home Improvement Show.
High School Renovation
Look at a brochure and videos about the renovations completed at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia.
Home Improvement for Veterans
Find out which home improvements for veterans are eligible for payment under the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations grant.
Home Improvement Basics Class
Take a class in home improvement at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC).
History of the Home Improvement Industry
Project Muse provides a report detailing the history of the home improvement industry from 1914-60.
UC Santa Barbara Library Renovation
UC Santa Barbara plans to renovate their library to better meet the needs of their students and faculty. Read more about the project and watch a video to see the redesigned library.
Denison University Student Improves Community
Read how one Denison University student used his passion and education to better his community through service projects that address the needs of the community, including a gardening project.
Home Improvement at Scoville Hall and Johnson House
View plans for improving and repairing two historic buildings on the Carleton College campus in Northfield, Minnesota.
Cleveland Housing and Home Improvement
Visit the city of Cleveland's Housing and Home Improvement page for information about buying, renting, building, and maintaining property in Cleveland, Ohio.
Home Repair Degree Online
Penn Foster Career School offers an online degree in home remodeling and repair.
Home Improvement Loans
The city of Diamond Bar, California, offers low- and medium-income residents access to home improvement loans to address maintenance issues and to correct existing code violations.
Home Improvement Loans and Grant Interventions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe assistance available for addressing home repair issues that may pose health and safety hazards.
Home Improvement to Prevent Falls
Learn how home improvements can help prevent falls for elderly and injured people.
Hiring a Contractor
The Federal Trade Commission offers steps to ensure a successful home renovation or repair when hiring a contractor.
Home Improvement Injuries
The University of Florida compares the number of injuries associated with home improvement to injuries inflicted by sharks.
Home Remodeling and Additions
Find out about Delaware Community College's course in the basics of home remodeling, including stairs, plumbing, roofing, electrical wiring, and more.
La Habra Home Improvement Loans and Grants
Qualifying residents of La Habra, California, may be eligible for grants or loans to make general improvements to their homes.
Home Repair and Remodeling Services
Quality Remodeling and Repair provides interior and exterior remodeling and repairs for homes.Return to main page.
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