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  • Keeping Costs in Check with a Green Maintenance Plan

    Property owners and managers should be proactive with their maintenance plan. Its primary purpose is to prevent minor repairs from growing into expensive major repairs, so developing a plan is important. Preventive maintenance can range from cleaning the coils of your air conditioner to sealing parking lot cracks. Whatever is on your list of repairs, the benefits of property maintenance include...
  • The Best Things in Life are Free-cycled!

    That dusty box in your closet or garage is filled with your most prized possessions, not to mention colonies of spiders and pincher bugs. You promise yourself that you will wear Aunt Mildred’s pink knitted Christmas sweater and you will master playing that banjo you bought five years ago at the flea market. The truth is everything will continue to sit in its box, just waiting to make you feel...
  • Recycling: Get the Benefits, Help Cut Risks

    When your batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), or computer equipment stop working, do you toss them in the garbage? Your first inclination might be to throw items like this away, but doing so has some serious consequences.Environmental and Health RisksAll three of these product types contain hazardous materials, which when thrown away or mishandled can have a negative effect on the...
  • Get A Grip, People

    I sobbed hysterically when my parents dropped me off at college freshman year, so much so that my contact lenses were covered with bits of errant tissue fibers. This sentiment apparently was not felt universally on campus, as literal hoots and hollers could be heard from nearly every other one of my classmates who finally felt free. Two years ago, when I decided it was time to leave my job and...

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