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Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment

Did you know that 30+ minutes of biking per day lowers women’s risk of breast cancer? Or how about three hours of biking per week reduces risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%? Check out this infographic to learn more about the benefits of incorporating more biking into your daily travel!

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Going Green: Gift Wrapping - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Going Green: Gift Wrapping

It’s important to do everything we can to go green and save money, especially during the holidays. Luckily, you don’t have to give in to conventional gift wrapping! You can use a variety of things in your home and special eco-friendly products to reduce your environmental impact this year.

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Three Easy Paper Product Replacements to Help You Go Green - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Three Easy Paper Product Replacements to Help You Go Green

Though becoming environmentally friendly has become hugely trendy in recent years, it’s a trend I can definitely get behind. Every little bit of progress is better than none, and luckily, it’s been easier than I thought to make small changes in my life that eliminate landfill waste and help preserve natural resources. Three of the easiest changes involved switching from paper products to fabric replacements.

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Tips on Being Green Throughout Your Renovations - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Tips on Being Green Throughout Your Renovations

Whether your current house is old and outdated and it’s time to make a change, or you’ve decided to buy a home and renovate it before your big move, it’s time to start planning your renovations. It’s becoming increasingly important every day to make eco-conscious decisions, and there are plenty of things to keep in mind to ensure your renovation is as green as possible.

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Based on Waste: 5 New Sustainable Building Materials - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Based on Waste: 5 New Sustainable Building Materials

A handful of innovative folks have been on a quest to create and source more sustainable building materials. It’s no surprise their search has confirmed that humans produce an awful lot of waste. So, in addition to sustainability, the new materials and products they’ve developed are based on waste.

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Think Green: Biodegradable Materials

An important part of thinking green is reducing the amount of waste we produce. An overlooked element of what makes something “eco-friendly” is its decomposition rate. It’s surprising to find out those conveniences we use every day stick around so long after we’re done with them, especially compared to their just-as-convenient alternatives.

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Building an Energy-Efficient Home from the Ground Up - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Building an Energy-Efficient Home from the Ground Up

Building a new home is an exciting process, and incorporating or making a completely energy-efficient home offers you a ton of great benefits. With real estate trends pointing to more demand for these types of homes, you can put yourself in a good selling position later in the future and enjoy saving money while you live there.

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Going Green with Paperless Statements - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Going Green with Paperless Statements

It’s official! Quicken Loans has introduced a new option for their clients to “go green” with paperless statements. This allows clients to access their statements online via their MyQL account instead of receiving a mortgage statement through the mail. Not only is this service completely free, but there are a ton of benefits that arise from going green with paperless statements! Here are some of the perks included with paperless statements!

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Tips for Successful Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Projects

Turning your traditional home improvement project into an energy-efficient home improvement project doesn’t require a whole lot of time or money. Well-planned upgrades not only help you start saving money right off the bat, they can also increase you home’s value.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Many Don't Recycle - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Top Reasons Why Many Don’t Recycle

Nothing boils my blood more than walking by a trash can filled with empty water bottles or a pile of paper. “Why?” I often yell as I violently shake my fists toward the sky. I understand that everybody isn’t on the same page when it comes to being eco-friendly. Yet, I still felt compelled to do some research on the top 10 reasons why people don’t recycle. Here are the results.

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