The Blog Aquatic » home improvement http://blog.oceanconservancy.org News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:32:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Saving the Ocean, One Tip at a Time http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2013/01/31/saving-the-ocean-one-tip-at-a-time/ http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2013/01/31/saving-the-ocean-one-tip-at-a-time/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:06:12 +0000 Guest Blogger http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=4454

Credit: Hash Milhan via Flickr

Even though we won’t know if winter will last another six weeks until Punxsutawney Phil makes headway on Saturday, I’m sure that some of you are hungry for starting up a few DIY projects at home as the weather slowly turns the corner to the long-awaited Springtime. Since we’ve all heard our fair share of stories about when DIY goes wrong, we here at Ocean Conservancy figured providing a few tips on the subject could prove helpful. With ocean health in mind, we published a recent blog post, “Re-Energize Your Home to Save Money, Energy and the Ocean.”

While this post contained a modest set of four different tips for eco-proofing your home, we received a lot of feedback from our ocean-minded friends on additional ways to engage in responsible home improvement. It was great hearing all the different ideas for greening your home, as many could be welcome additions to the weekly tips that our mobile app, Rippl, distributes. Rippl was designed for the purpose of showing consumers that small, manageable changes to your daily routine can make a huge impact on the ocean environment–and the fact that we got so many responses with more suggestions proves that making a difference can be as easy as sticking to a schedule.

We’re always looking for new tips to add into the queue so that we can spread the inspiration as best as possible, so if you’ve got any helpful hints be sure to add them on the app through the “Suggest a New Tip” link! If you don’t have an iPhone (we’re working on an Android version), feel free to drop us a line in the comments section here too!

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