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You don't have to live in an eco-village in Oxford to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home™s energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

J & J Tree Service Inc
(662) 234-1561
12 County Road 104
Oxford, MS
 
Tula Turf Inc
(662) 234-0376
14 County Road 466
Oxford, MS
 
Oxford Landscape
(662) 236-4686
1446 South Lamar Boulevard
Oxford, MS
 
Hardy Nurseries
(662) 473-3425
4945 Highway 315
Water Valley, MS
 
Southern Landscaping
(228) 762-7393
2223 Cleveland Avenue
Pascagoula, MS
 
Garden Center
(662) 234-0135
2500 University Avenue
Oxford, MS
 
A & D Turf Grass
(662) 234-1980
700 Highway 7 South
Oxford, MS
 
Sparks Auto Parts
(662) 234-1611
1360 N Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS
 
Jumpin J Landscape and Irrigation
(662) 534-6888
1084 County Road 43
Etta, MS
 
Lady Bug Flower Shop
(601) 372-7354
2916 McDowell Road Extension
Raymond, MS
 

Lessons from an Eco-Village

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You don't have to live in an eco-village to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home's energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Energy efficiency is right at our fingertips, says Ted Montgomery of the Ten Stones community in Charlotte, Vt. Your hands turn on the hot-water faucets, turn on the lights, decide whether or not to let your car idle for 10 minutes to warm up, he points out. Things like that are right at your fingertips. It's mostly behavioral.

In addition, he notes, the measures we can take to reduce our impact on the environment also cut costs. Sharing things like lawn mowers -- which we do" are efficient-resource activities. When you're talking about your own home, there is the standard list: Watch the infiltration, tighten up all of the places where air gets in, look at your thermal envelope and keep your heating equipment up to date. Look at the way you consume your hot water, and consider turning down the temperature of your water heater. If you aren't using compact fluorescents, you should be.

Pay attention to your energy intake" and spend a little more in the beginning -- and the experts say you will save in the end.In the long run, it's not more expensive, Montgomery says. Energy efficiency is less expensive in the long run. It's a matter of being clever about how you do it.

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