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9 Things You Should Never Buy Again
We're always feeling the pressure to buy, but we think that these are a few items you can skip!
18 Things You Should Never Throw Away
Not all trash is treasure, but we're pretty sure that these ideas will help save you time, sanity, and maybe a few other things too.
Amazing Uses for Citrus Peels
Citrus peels have a lovely aroma, and if you've ever peeled one you know they contain a lot of oils. Here are a few ideas to harvest that goodness!
How to Naturally Freshen Your Home
While you may not want a spray can of fake flower smells, you may find that you do want a way to “freshen up” your home naturally. These tips can help!
How to Set Up a Recycling Station at Home
Recycling stations don't have to be dull and dirty. Get creative and you may just find that it's easier than you think!
10 Most Effective Eco-Friendly Home Cleaners
When it comes to delivering a big eco-friendly bang for your buck, these 10 cleaners are most effective.
5 Homemade Detox Drinks For Weight Loss
These five drinks can go a long way in helping you achieve your weight loss goals while eliminating toxic substances from your body at the same time.
The 12 Environmentalists Everyone Should Know
Environmentalists have had a big impact on our lives, but most people can't name one famous environmentalist. Here is a list of 10 ecologists and environmentalists that everyone should know, including Rachel Carson, Gaylord Nelson, John Muir, David Brower, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Chico Mendes, Wangari Maathai, Henry David Thoreau, Julia Hill, Aldo Leopold and Edward Abbey.
Amazing Uses for Coffee Grounds
Coffee grounds are one of those things that you'll want to reuse because they have so many great uses. Here are just a few to get you started!
8 Reasons to Hate Christmas
I hate Christmas. But despite the millions of people who also hate xmas, we refuse to cancel Christmas. Here are 8 reasons why we should.
How Much Do You Know about the History of the...
What is the green movement? The story of the environmental movement and conservation history is a tale of men and women who devoted their lives to protecting the natural world. Discover the early conservation movement, environmental history and the recent years of green history.
10 Uses for Vinegar You Never Knew About
If you could invent a green-cleaning "wonder" product , it would probably end up being a lot like white
Cooking Without Nonstick Coatings & Plastics
Switching up your kitchen routines may seem like a chore but it's easier than you thing -- plus it's well worth the effort!
Organic Food: Worth the Cost?
What is organic food, and is it worth paying more for USDA-certified organic products? There are many green benefits to sustainable farms, but organic foods can still be junk food.
How to Get Rid of Smells Naturally
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The Right Way to Dispose of Motor Oil
When it's time to dispose of oil, where do you take it? Knowing where and how to dispose of used motor oil can save a lot of time - and save the environment. Most people don't know that motor oil recycling is an option, yet recycled oil can be reused over and over with no drop in oil quality.
How to Grow Plants From Produce
Growing your own plants can be rewarding, and they area great way to spruce up your home. All you need are a few supplies and a bit of patience!
How Does War Affect the Environment?
The effects of war on the environment can be devastating. Impacts of war include species loss, habitat destruction and the loss of environmental protections. Discover the consequences of war with Jurgen Brauer, Carl Bruch and Geoffrey Dabelko.
8 Tips for Green Cleaning
Green cleaning is a smart way to clean your house the safe, non-toxic way. Take a look at these tips for cleaning your house with natural cleaners and green cleaning products from the store, or try homemade cleaners in your kitchen, bathroom and everywhere in your home.
The New Wave: Shipping Container Homes
Shipping container homes have captured the imagination of architects and residents alike. Creative builders are crafting beautiful, elegant shipping container architecture made of ISBU blocks.
7 Recycling Symbols to Know
Recycling symbols for paper, plastic and metal are explained in easy-to-understand language. Learn how to recycle by finding out what different recycling symbols mean.
Eco-Friendly House Cleaning Tips
You get a lot back from going green, even if it doesn't seem so at first. There are even more benefits than you think.
Photos of the World's Oldest, Tallest, and...
Where is the largest tree in the world? But is it also the world's tallest tree? How big is the biggest tree on Earth? And how old is the world's oldest tree? Discover these and many other magnificent heritage trees in this list of some of the greatest trees alive today.
12 Easy Tips for Saving Water at Home
Water treatment requires a lot of resources (and your budget) but these tips can help you reduce the amount of water you consume… simply!
Should You Buy an Air Purifier?
If you're looking for an air purifier to clean impurities like smoke, pollen, dust, mold and pet dander from the air in your home, what should you look for? Or do air purifiers work? Here's some advice for clearing up the air you breathe with an air filter.
Could You Live in a "Tiny House"
Tiny houses are sweeping the nation and captivating the imagination, but do you think that you could live in one?
Indoor Plants and Indoor Air Quality
Do indoor plants purify air? Several studies support the popular notion that indoor air quality is improved with phytoremediation from indoor house plants. Fight indoor air pollution with houseplants.
How to Compost: 7 Easy Steps
Discover how to compost in this easy, one-page step-by-step guide to composting. From selecting the right bin to turning the compost, you'll see how easy composting is.
Your Quickie Guide to Recycling Cardboard
Recycling cardboard should be easy, but not all cardboard and paperboard can be recycled. Get the facts on how to recycle cardboard.
Briefing: Transparent Solar Cells
Yang Yang of the California NanoSystems Institute, or CNSI, is leading a team that has created a transparent polymer solar cell that can be applied to windows. The technology has the potential to revolutionize solar energy.
Green Bullets: Hunting with Lead-Free Ammunition
The U.S. military is switching to non-lead ammunition to reduce the risk of lead poisoning. Many hunters, too, are switching to lead-free ammo, green ammo or green bullets.
EPA, MPG and You
EPA gas mileage ratings are an industry benchmark, but few understand how fuel economy numbers are derived. Get the facts on the EPA, MPG and fuel-efficient cars and trucks.
Beached Whales and Sonar: What's the Link?
Beached whales and sonar - what's the link? New research has found a disturbing connection between whale beaching and sonar used by navies to track submarines.
The Great Garbage Patch: It's Alive!
The oceans of the world are hosting several garbage patches, and it now appears that each garbage patch contains a vast ecosystem of microbes, including disease-carrying Vibrio bacteria.
Understanding LEED Green Building Certifications
What are LEED-certified buildings -- and are they really green? The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification means that the construction of a home or commercial building is designed to save energy, water and other resources. But are all LEED buildings really green? Many architects and contractors say no.
Try Homemade Dish Detergent
For clean, sparkling dishes and glasses, try a natural, homemade dish detergent that's safe for you and the environment. Washing your dishes doesn't have to dirty the environment with homemade dishwasher detergent.
Briefing: Barrier Islands Under Siege
Barrier islands are a critical part of the coastal ecosystem that protects seafront property, but coastal erosion, commercial development and other threats may remove these defenses, leaving shorelines vulnerable to storms.
Has MillerCoors Gone Green?
MillerCoors, owner of the largest single brewery in America, has gone green. The Golden, Colo., brewery is now landfill-free,
Going to a Green School: The Green College List
green schools, green college. Green Living.
Is Organic Milk Worth the Price?
Organic milk has many advantages over regular milk, but price isn't one of them. What are the benefits of organic milk, and why is it so expensive? Compare organic milk vs regular milk, and get the facts on milk hormones and milk antibiotics.
What Is DDT?
DDT is a controversial chemical compound used as a pesticide, and though it's effective at fighting malaria and other insect-born diseases, DDT has been banned in many countries including the United States. Find out more about the history and the effects of DDT.
How to Make Your Own Homemade Herbal Shampoo
Commercial shampoos often contain questionable ingredients which may not be good for your scalp, but making your own is easy and tailored for you!
A Guide to Plastic Recycling
Much of our modern world is made of plastic, which means recycling plastic is more important than ever. But how do you recycle plastic, and what do plastic recycling numbers mean? Here's some guidance on recycling plastic bottles, bags, containers and other items made of plastic.
All About Natural Foods
The quest for natural foods has revolutionized the way people shop, eat and live. But what is organic food, and what's the difference between regular food and organic produce and other food items?
How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste
One of the scariest parts of house cleaning is disposing of household hazardous waste -- the old paint, bug spray, motor oil and other hazardous waste materials that are found in every garage and kitchen. Here's how to dispose of hazardous wastes the safe and easy way.
The 8 Best Benefits of Building Green
Why do people build green buildings? There are many benefits to green sustainable architecture. Construction costs may or may not be higher, but energy efficiency and water conservation mean green buildings and sustainable architecture are actually cheaper -- in the short run and the long run. Get the facts on green building benefits.
13 Free Natural & Earthy Fonts
Inspired by green living, or just a happy coincidence — these fonts range from beautiful to versatile, whimsical to elegant.
6 Tips for Natural Pest Control
Natural pest control is safer, and often more effective, than chemical pesticides at managing the bugs that want to share your home. There are safe, natural practices that will keep you healthy and keep your home free from insects and other pests.
Getting Kids to Play Outdoors in the Digital Age
Raising a kid in the 21st century is a challenge to parents who want to strike a balance between technology and outdoor play. These tips can help!
Green Cleaning with Homemade Cleaners
Ready to start green cleaning with homemade cleaners? Clean your home with the eight healthy, green cleaners listed here. From the kitchen sink to the bathroom shower and toilet, these eco-friendly natural cleaners will get the job done -- and for a lot less money.
Aluminum Recycling: Yes You Can
Aluminum recycling and can recycling is one of the environmental movement's great success stories. In some places, over 95% of all aluminum is recycled. But can you recycle metal items like coat hangers, steel cans, aluminum foil and other items?
Briefing: Radon Risk
A radon map reveals the areas where radon risk is highest. Learn how radon can affect your health.
Let's Talk About VOC-Containing Paint
What is a volatile organic compound, or VOC? VOCs are found in a number of products including paint. There are eco-friendly paint products, including low-VOC paint and no-VOC paint and painting supplies.
Nuclear Power, Pros and Cons
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Top 5 Healthy Ways to Cook With a Busy Life
Learn how to take advantage of the best ways to streamline, organize and improve the way you approach cooking at home!
How To Naturally Treat Tough Stains
There are great methods that can help you remove stubborn stains, without resorting to toxic products.
Tire Recycling: Let's Burn Some Rubber!
Tire recycling has a number of environmental benefits, but it's not as widely practiced as it could be. Recycled tires can be reused in a number of different ways, from playground mats to planters to tire-derived fuel. Here's everything you need to know about recycled tires and tyre recycling.
Briefing: R-Value and Insulation
What is an R-value? If you're installing insulation, or insulating any structure, understanding the different r-values for foam, rolls and loose insulation is critical to project success.
Get the Facts on Organic and Free-Range Eggs
Organic eggs are different from free-range eggs. Organic eggs must meet specific USDA standards for feed, antibiotic use and other criteria. But what about cage-free eggs, vegetarian eggs and so-called natural eggs? Get the facts on egg grading.
How to Conserve Water
If you're looking for ways to conserve water, follow these simple tips, and you'll save water in more ways than you thought possible. Water conservation is up to you.
Advantages of Wind Turbines
Advantages of Wind Turbines. Green Living.
Get the Facts on Recycling Electronics
Recycling electronics isn't as easy as it should be, but with the amount of heavy metals and other hazardous components in TV sets, computers, cell phones, monitors and other electronic devices, it's important to get the facts on how to recycle electronics and other e-waste.
The Life of Julia Hill
Julia Hill, a.k.a. Julia Butterfly Hill, is among the most interesting environmentalists active today. Best known for spending over two years high in the branches of a redwood tree named Luna, Julia Hill remains active in environmental and social causes.
How to Recycle Anything
Learn how to recycle anything with this list of recycling options. Get the facts about recycling glass, plastic, cans and metal containers.
10 Great Laundry Detergent DIY Recipes
Making your own detergent is a great way to save money and keep toxic chemicals and skin irritants off of your body. Give these great recipes a try!
How to Change a Thermostat
Change a thermostat to a programmable thermostat and save hundreds of dollars each year in lower energy bills. It's easy to install a thermostat to save energy - and money - today.
Isn't It Time You Get Up to Speed on the...
The Keystone Pipeline is one of the most controversial environmental and energy issues facing America. Will the Keystone Pipeline, developed by TransCanada Corporation, provide needed jobs and energy, or will it be a financial and environmental disaster? Get the facts on the Keystone Pipeline, and view a Keystone pipeline map.
What Is a Greenhouse Gas?
What is a greenhouse gas? Discover the link between greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, the Earth's greenhouse effect, and how GHG can influence global warming and climate change. Change your green house gas output.
What Is Biomass Energy?
What is biomass energy, and is it a practical alternative to fossil fuels and other non-renewable forms of energy? Discover the many sources of biomass energy like switchgrass, and its advantages and disadvantages as a source of renewable energy.
Honeywell Quietclean Air Purifier: a Review
The Honeywell Air Purifier has a built-in, permanent air filter that can be removed for cleaning. Though it's not a HEPA-type air purifier and it emits ozone (a potentially hazardous gas), the Honeywell QuietClean Air Purifier is Energy Star certified.
All About Battery Recycling
Battery recycling is one of the most successful recycling efforts in the world. About 98 percent of car batteries are recycled. Get the facts on how to recycle batteries.
How Safe Is Plastic in a Microwave?
We all put plastic in the microwave, but is it safe to microwave plastic? And can BPA or phthalates make you sick? The answer may surprise you.
DEET vs. Natural Insect Repellents
Many natural insect repellents claim to repel bugs as well as DEET. But how effective is a natural repellent made of green ingredients like lemon eucalyptus oil, picaridin or IR3535?
The Causes and Effects of Acid Rain
Acid rain has emerged as one of the most important green issues of our time. But what causes acid rain, and what are the effects of acid rain?
What Are Genetically Modified Foods?
Many people don't realize that the food they're buying and eating may be genetically modified foods, or GMO foods. What exactly are genetically engineered foods, and are they safe to eat?
7 Surprising Health Benefits of Hummus
The ingredients contained in hummus are plant based, whole and unprocessed. Just a few reasons why it's an excellent choice to support wellness.
Grow These 3 Healing Herbs to Keep the Doctor...
Herbs are not only fun to grow at home, but also come with many health benefits. Learn how these three power herbs can get you started!
8 Reasons to Love LED Lights - And 1 Reason Not...
LED lights are shining bright these days. Discover why LEDs, also known as light-emitting diodes, are being used in LED home lights and elsewhere.
Preparing a Natural Emergency Aid Kit
Every home should have an emergency preparedness kit. Here is a good checklist of what you need to do to prepare for an emergency situation.
8 Myths about Green Living Debunked
Some feel that their choice to go green won't make a difference, but that's not true! Consider these common misconceptions as we debunk them!
Meet the True Green Hollywood Celebrities
Green Hollywood celebrities aren't all Tinseltown talk -- some, like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Norton, Ed Begley, Jr., Robert Redford, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz actually walk the walk.
Vinegar: What is it good for?
That bottle of vinegar in the cupboard may actually be more versatile and useful than you think. Here are some uses for in and out of the kitchen!
Briefing: The Seveso Disaster
Seveso, Italy, was the scene of one of the worst industrial disasters in European history, when several tons of poisonous gas -- including TCDD, a type of dioxin -- were released into a residential area. Discover the history and the aftereffects of the Seveso disaster.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - The Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide - chemical formula CO - is a potentially deadly gas that's produced when a fuel is burned, including wood, gasoline, oil, plant matter or another source of combustion. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.
How to Save Energy: 12 Steps
Here are 12 easy tips for how to save energy. From your car to your dinner table, oil and other petroleum products have taken hold of every aspect of our lives, but you can easily loosen oil's grip on your existence by saving energy while saving money, too.
How to Make Homemade Weed Killers
You don’t have to poison your lawn in order to achieve a beautiful, weed free yard. A few basic ingredients is all you need to curb weeds—naturally.
Let's Chat About Agribusiness and the Factory...
The environmental impact of the factory farm and big agribusiness cannot be denied. Though there are some advantages to factory farms, concentrated animal feed lots, or CAFOs, have horrific environmental impacts.
Let's Talk About Indoor Pollutants
Indoor air quality is affected by asbestos, radon, carbon monoxide, mold and other kinds of indoor pollutants. Get the facts on air quality and health, sick building syndrome, healthy ventilation and indoor air pollution.
Rachel Carson and Silent Spring
Rachel Carson is often credited with starting the modern environmental movement through her book Silent Spring. What was it about Silent Spring that made it such an environmental classic? Find out in this biography of Rachel Carson and a synopsis of Silent Spring.
Get Inspired for Earth Day with These Funny and...
If you seek inspirational quotes for Earth Day, here is a compendium of nature quotes, environmental quotes and inspirational quotations that celebrate our common natural heritage.
8 Tips for Green Lawn Care
Green lawn care will give you a beautiful, safe lawn. Follow these organic lawn care tips for a healthy lawn that takes advantage of natural weed killers and other smart lawn care tips. These green lawn care tips will give you a green lawn that's safe and natural.
Eco-Friendly Moving Tips
Moving green of course does not mean you have to abandon all modern ways, but these tips will show you how you can do that without too much hassle!
Should You Blast the AC or Roll Down the Windows?
What gives your car better gas mileage: driving with your car's air conditioning on and the windows rolled up, or rolling the windows down and leaving the AC off? Look at what the experts say and learn how to improve your car's MPG on hot days -- AC or windows down.
Organic vs Inorganic: Food Fight!
Organic vs inorganic - which is the better produce? Organic fruit and organic vegetables are grown under the watchful eye of the USDA organic program. But what makes organic fruit different, and are organic vegetables safer or healthier to eat?
Briefing: Eutrophication and Algal Blooms
What causes eutrophication and algal blooms, and how does it result in hypoxia? Get the facts on this worldwide environmental problem.
What Is Grass-Fed Beef?
Grass-fed beef, as the name implies, comes from cows raised in grass pastures instead of raised on grain. Fans of grass-fed cattle claim it's a leaner, healthier and tastier meat, and has many environmental advantages as well, but it's different from organic meat.
Discover Organic and Natural Dog Nutrition
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How to Have a Green Christmas
Looking for ways to have a green Christmas this year? Make your holiday green with these tips on green gifts, sustainable travel, homemade decorations and more.
Who Was John Muir?
John Muir was one of the most influential environmentalists in America, if not the world. His writings and activism inspired a generation of conservationists -- from presidents to Boy Scouts -- yet he's largely unknown today. Who was John Muir, and how did he further the cause of environmental preservation?
How to Live With No Car
Life with no car sounds un-American, but millions of people are finding that an auto-free lifestyle liberates them. From sexy electric motorcycles to use public transportation to good ol' walking, the alternatives to driving a car can be really sweet.
The Dirt on Fracking: 11 Common Questions...
What is fracking? Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of extracting natural gas from deep underground. But how safe is fracking, and what are the potential risks?
Rain Water Harvesting with a Rain Barrel
A rain barrel is an ideal rain water harvesting system. But what should you look for in a rain barrel? And what can you safely do with stored rain water? Discover the facts about rain water harvesting with a rain barrel.
Plant a Wind Break to Save Energy
How can a tree help you save energy? A wind break or even a single shade tree, if planted in the right place, can greatly reduce your home's electric bills. Learn how wind breaks and shade trees can save energy while beautifying your home.
Amazing Homemade Laundry Detergents
Home-made laundry detergents are a great way to save money and keep your family and home environment toxin free.
Briefing: The Greenhouse Effect
Take a look at how the greenhouse effect makes life on the planet possible, and how it also contributes to global warming and climate change. Discover how the green house effect works.
Can Hunting be Good for the Environment?
There are many benefits of hunting, including population control of wildlife. And new endeavors like green hunting and green safaris are opening up the sport of hunting to new enthusiasts.
Top 10 Ecotourism Hotspots
Ecotourism is a great way to minimize the environmental impact of tourism, but where can green travel fans go? Consider these green tourism destinations and ecotourism hotspots.
What Is a GMO?
A genetically modified organism, or GMO, is a living organism whose DNA has been fundamentally altered through genetic engineering. How safe are GMO crops and foods, and what are the social, legal and environmental issues surrounding GMO research?
What Is Sick Building Syndrome?
Sick building syndrome describes a range of health problems that can occur to occupants of a particular home or office building. Sick building is usually brought on by indoor air pollutants like mold, radon, smoke or other types of indoor pollution.
The 10 Best Green Home Upgrades
From a safer household to just plain recycling, you'll find green upgrades to have a mixture of both low- and high-end selections for any budget.
How to Start Phasing Plastic Out of the Kitchen
It’s no secret that plastics emit and leach some pretty harmful chemicals. Here are a few tips to help reduce exposure in the kitchen!
Briefing: The Farm-to-Fork Movement
The farm-to-fork movement - sometimes called farm to table or farm to market - is actually a return to an older, more traditional way of getting food on your plate. From the farm or ranch to homes, businesses and farm-to-table restaurants, get the facts on this foodie revolution.
Is Bamboo Green?
A sustainable bamboo floor has the look and hardness of a hardwood floor, with the reputation of being a sustainable, green flooring option. But is bamboo green when used as flooring or other uses?
How to Wash Your Car the Green Way
A green car wash means you don't have to waste water and send pollutants downstream. Learn how to wash your car the sustainable way with these green carwash tips.
The Green Benefits of a Roof Garden
If you're looking for a great way to conserve energy, save money, enjoy fresh local produce and reuse wasted space, consider a roof garden. The popularity of rooftop gardens is soaring as people discover the many benefits of using formerly empty roof areas. A roof garden can be a simple or extensive, depending on how much you can invest in rooftop gardening.
Why Is Triclosan in Antibacterial Soaps?
Triclosan is found in antibacterial soaps and hundreds of other household products, including clothing, furniture, toys and furniture. Experts agree that using so-called
Natural Lice Prevention & Treatment
Treating lice naturally is a kinder and gentler approach than the toxic chemicals found in traditional treatments — and they can work just as well!
The Hidden Dangers of Eyelash Extensions
While wearing eyelash extensions may seem great, there are hidden dangers to consider before giving them a try.
Edward Abbey and Earth First!
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The Glass Recycling Process
Glass recycling reduces the energy needed to create glass bottles, jars and other glass objects. Get the facts on the glass recycling process, find where to recycle glass, and learn how glass recycling is good for you and the environment.
Briefing: ICF Construction
An ICF building has exterior walls made with blocks of hollow foam. These ICFs, or insulating concrete forms, form a wall with a higher R-value than standard wood frame construction, and manufacturers like ECO-Block have made ICF construction a model of energy efficiency.
What Is Compost Tea?
Compost tea is a great way to help your garden plants thrive, and this simple compost tea recipe requires only a few supplies and ingredients.
8 Great Reasons to Compost
Are you ready to start composting? Here are 8 good reasons why compost is a good idea. Discover the many benefits of composting.
10 Ways to Improve Your Gas Mileage
Looking for tips to improve the gas mileage of your car? Your car's fuel consumption can be improved by following some simple tips. Discover how to save gas today and get a better MPG tomorrow.
8 Easy Ways to Go Green
If you're looking for simple ways to go green, these 8 ideas will help to make it easy, fun and economical to start green living. Live green today with these steps on how to be greener.
Is Fair Trade a Fair Deal?
As the market for sustainable, fair trade products grows, more shops are carrying certified fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, cotton clothing, fruits and other items. Learn about fair trade, organic and other certified sustainable goods.
Discover Zero-Energy Buildings
Zero-energy buildings and net-zero homes are the next wave of architecture, since they are free of heating, cooling, electrical and other energy costs. Find out what makes a home or office a net zero energy building.
How A Natural Pool Can Transform Your Yard
Natural pools use a combination of properly selected water plants and a gentle water pump to create a self cleaning eco-system in your own backyard!
Eco-Friendly Items That Pay for Themselves {...
Here are a few eco-friendly items to help you get started with a healthier home and more wiggle room in your monthly budget!
Who Killed Chico Mendes?
Chico Mendes was an activist best known for his efforts at saving the rainforests of Brazil from logging and ranching activities. But his conservation efforts were too successful for some, and Mendes was shot and killed one night. Who killed Chico Mendes?
Global Climate Change
Climate change and global warming are hot topics, and getting hotter every day. Here's a brief conversation about the facts on greenhouse gases, politics like the Kyoto Protocol, and your carbon footprint.
Top 5 Ways to Deep Clean Your Carpets Without...
Here are the top five ways to deep clean your carpets without mysterious chemicals, so that you can have both peace of mind and a fresh, spotless home.
The 7 Hallmarks of a Green Building
Ever wonder what makes a green building green? Sustainable building design is not just a fad, as energy efficiency, green products and safe, healthy buildings become more prominent worldwide. These seven criteria define green buildings, sustainable architecture and green homes.
What to Compost - and What Not to Compost
If you're wondering what to compost, and what items are not safe for your composting bin, look no further. This list of EPA-approved composting materials will help you sort out what should and should not be put in your compost.
Best Organic Food Buys
Organic food can be a little more costly, so look for the best organic food buys whenever possible, courtesy of the Environmental Working Group, or EWG.
Let's Talk About Straw Bale Homes
Straw bale homes have been around for hundreds of years, but are now back on the green radar as a smart way to build sustainable homes and green buildings. Architects, contractors, designers and home owners are looking at strawbale houses for their great energy-saving potential and soundproofing, as well as the speed and ease of straw bale construction.
Organic Gardening Tips for Effective Pest Control
In the battle with pests, you may need to use all that the nature has to offer. These tips can help as you winterize and plan next season's garden.
Cleaning a Broken CFL Light Bulb
Got a broken compact fluorescent bulb in your house. Safely cleaning up a broken CFL bulb isn't as easy as sweeping it into the trash - especially if you have children or pets. Find out how to make CFL cleanup a safe task, and make sure your cleanup doesn't endanger your family.
A Brief Chat About Phthalates
What is a phthalate and why should you worry about phthalates? These chemicals are found in many household products like toys and baby bottles, and are endocrine disruptors that may be affecting your family's health.
Find a Truly Green Christmas Tree
Having a green, sustainable holiday usually means finding a green Christmas tree. But what's best, an artificial or real Christmas tree? There are several options for having green Christmas trees.
What Is Soil? Get the Dirt on Dirt
What is soil? It's essential for the survival of life on Earth, but due to soil erosion, it's disappearing fast. Get the facts on soil conservation.
6 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality
Improving indoor air quality shouldn't be complicated. These simple tips can help you improve conditions and improve your overall quality of life.
Homemade Natural Make-Up Recipes
Making your own make-up is the best way to have control over what goes into the products you use on your skin — and you may find that you prefer them!
Reduce Global Warming by Recycling Scrap Metal
Using recovered metal from recycling units leads to huge savings in time and energy.
A Brief Chat About Renewable Energy
Renewable energy describes several different sources of energy, from solar power to geothermal heat pumps. Discover how clean energy is transforming the intersection of environmental policy and energy economics worldwide.
8 Tips for a Green Laundry
Make clothes washing a little more sustainable by saving energy with these easy, affordable green laundry tips.
7 Important Earth Day Facts
Looking for Earth Day facts? Here is a brief list of facts about Earth Day, including links to Earth Day quotes, activities for kids, local and regional events, as well as games, songs and poems, and other great ways to celebrate Earth Day.
A Brief Chat About Exotic Pets
The international trade in exotic pets and exotic animals is a multi-billion dollar industry that's threatening to wipe out populations of endangered species worldwide. Why do people want exotic animal pets, and what happens to exotic pet animals when they're imported into a foreign country?
8 Easy Ways to Have a Green Bathroom
Looking to go green in your bathroom? You can have a green bathroom with these easy ways to save water and energy. Your shower, your toilet and your sink can all be eco-bathroom fixtures. You'll lower your water and electric bills, too, with these green bathroom ideas.
What Is a Xeriscape?
Xeriscape is a type of landscape design that emphasizes the beauty of drought-tolerant plants that need less water to thrive. But what does xeriscaping look like, and is a xeriscape landscape design a good idea for places like Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and California?

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