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Sustainable technologies at home allow individuals to live their lives without producing unnecessary waste and pollution. They may cost a bit more up-front, but will help the Earth and save you money in the long run.

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How Gravity-powered Floor Lamps Will Work

Alternative energy usually means something is mined, refined, collected or grown. But gravity-powered floor lamps rely only on a force of nature -- and the strength of a human being.


How Zero-energy Homes Work

 How Zero-energy Homes Work

Zero energy homes use energy but also create energy. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn about zero energy homes. See more »

How Coffee Printers Will Work

 How Coffee Printers Will Work

Coffee printers use old coffee grounds in place of ink. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about coffee printers. See more »

5 Myths About Green Technology

 5 Myths About Green Technology

5 green technology myths are discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about 5 green technology myths. See more »

How CFL Bulbs Work

 How CFL Bulbs Work

CFL bulbs are eco-friendly alternatives to traditional bulbs. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn about CFL bulbs. See more »

How Home Refueling Appliances Work

 How Home Refueling Appliances Work

The Home Refueling Appliance is a filling station for natural gas vehicles. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about the Home Refueling Appliance. See more »

How Febot Works

 How Febot Works

Febot is a wind-powered battery charger. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Febot and how it works. See more »

How Spray-on Solar Panels Work

 How Spray-on Solar Panels Work

Spray-on solar panels could change the way we think about solar power. Learn all about spray-on solar panels at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Solar Water Heaters Work

 How Solar Water Heaters Work

Solar water heaters could help cut your utility bills. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn about solar water heaters. See more »

Top 5 Ways to Cut Printer Waste

 Top 5 Ways to Cut Printer Waste

5 ways to cut printer waste is discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about 5 ways to cut printer waste. See more »

Top 5 Ways to Save the Planet with Bicycles

 Top 5 Ways to Save the Planet with Bicycles

5 ways to save the planet with bicycles is discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about 5 ways to save the planet with bicycles. See more »