Surviving the Farmer’s Market Frenzy

Get ready to saunter through hundreds of produce, floral, crafts, meat and dairy choices as farmer’s markets are now in full swing. It is a whirlwind of colorful, often organic proportions that may make some wonder how to get through it all. Here are a few tips on surviving the farmer’s market frenzy so you … Continue reading

Green Up and Get Crafty for Earth Day

On Monday, April 22, the U.S. will celebrate another Earth Day, giving people a chance to spruce up their green profile and reduce carbon footprints. First celebrated on April 22, 1970, this uniquely eco-centric holiday celebrates global sustainability by asking celebrants to “Live their lives in such a way that future generations of humans can … Continue reading

Tips on Conserving Energy and Saving Money

In spite of the fact that economists called the recent United States recession (December 2007 to June 2009) over, economic forecasts continue to decline, taking their losses from recent housing starts and persistent unemployment. Even worse, household incomes have fallen 6.7 percent. That means, in an inflationary cycle where food prices have risen on average … Continue reading

DIY Gift Ideas : Make It Personal

The DIY Gift Ideas: Make It Personal In addition to making your own holiday greeting cards why not push the envelope, save some money and go even greener with some do-it-yourself gifts this year. Look around at what you’ve got while perusing the aisles for some more ingredients and make this season one of its … Continue reading

5 DIY Eco-Holiday Card Ideas

5 DIY Eco-Holiday Card Ideas Before you run out and spend your hard earned shillings on the first batch of sparkly holiday cards you see, why not entertain the idea of doing it yourself. You will not only save money, you will reuse household materials, save paper and do your part at reducing landfill one … Continue reading

4 Do-It-Yourself Upycling Ideas

4 Do-It-Yourself Upycling Ideas Recycling seems to be the current crown jewel in the mainstream going green approach. However, many feel that more attention should be placed on upcycling which entails turning assumed useless materials into new useful products. It has been in existence ever since humans were in need of innovative applications for everyday … Continue reading

Smashing Some Green Myths

Smashing Some Green Myths We have talked about company greenwashing, and we have also described how to identify a truly sustainable company when it comes to job hunting. One more area, the green myths, fits nicely between (or, in this case after, the first two). Green is expensive Business owners, senior management and upper echelon … Continue reading

The Many Uses of Hemp

The Many Uses of Hemp Derived from the cannabis plant, hemp is one of the oldest materials used by humans for well over 12,000 years. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution and Betsy Ross’ flag were all made from or written on hemp. The many uses of hemp include paper, construction material, … Continue reading

Back to School Green Tips

Back to School Green Tips Before you know it, it will be that time again when the kids dry off from summer swimming to don backpacks, lunchboxes and books once more. Why not get a jump on the mayhem now and use some of these back to school green tips to send your child into … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Candles

How To Make Your Own Candles Candles will bring a relaxing light to almost any setting, from longs baths to family dinners to quiet evenings at home. But if you’re burning paraffin candles you might be bringing more than a friendly atmosphere to your dinner party – paraffin, which is derived from petroleum, releases toxic … Continue reading