Filter It: Clean Your Water Right

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right Not long ago it was normal to fill a glass of cold, clear water from the kitchen tap for a refreshing beverage. Nowadays, it is considered in some homes akin to eating off the floor. Dangers lie hidden in many tap water systems. Although it is not immediately alarming, … Continue reading

What is Your Water Footprint?

What is Your Water Footprint? Most of us know what a carbon footprint is. For those who don’t, this metric represents an individual’s total, lifecycle burden of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by driving a car, flying in an airplane, buying electricity from our local utility, and other CO2-producing activities. The burden can be calculated by … Continue reading

Learning from the Bees, Levi Touts Stronger Jeans

Learning from the Bees, Levi Touts Stronger Jeans In a print media full of hype, one or two articles stand out. One is the Denny’s Restaurant chain, which plans to capitalize on the mesmerizing little hobbits of J.R.R. Tolkien fame in their new movie – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey– to peddle Middle Earth meals. … Continue reading

Greening Your Bathroom

Green Your Bathroom While it might not be the most glamorous room in your home or office, there are still plenty of reasons to take the time to make your bathroom eco-friendly. Bathrooms are frequently home to an array of toxic products, use lots of energy, and account for the majority of home water use – … Continue reading

Green Your Kitchen

Green Your Kitchen The kitchen is often the center of a home. It’s the place where guests gather during parties, kids snack after school, and families meet for dinner, so when you want to incorporate eco-friendly ideas into your house, the kitchen is the perfect place to start. From refrigerators to dish washers to cleaning, … Continue reading

Greywater: What Is It and How Can It Make a Difference in Your Home?

Greywater: What Is It and How Can It Make a Difference in Your Home? What Is Greywater? Thousands of gallons of water go down the drains in your home every year, but not all of that wasted water is the same. Around a third of home wastewater is flushed down the toilet or run through … Continue reading

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth Vegetarian living is continuing to gain momentum due to its many advantages both health wise and environmentally. Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. 1. Choking the Earth A cow produces about eighty pounds … Continue reading

How To: Stay Cool and Green

How To: Stay Cool and Green With much of the United States in the grip of one of the worst heat waves in more than 75 years, and a state of deadly, persistent drought across the southern and central states, it’s more important than ever to find ways to keep yourself and your family cool … Continue reading

Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

There are many simple way to live sustainable in your home. Find out how you can act smart, buy smart and go green without losing the convenience you need. As humans, we tend to over consume which creates a lot of waste. However, if we sub-consciously make an effort to use less energy in our … Continue reading

12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home

12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home As much as half of the energy used in a typical American home goes toward heating and cooling, so help to conserve energy and lower your utility bills this winter by following these simple steps. Be Smart With Your Furnace (Home Energy Conservation Kit) 1. Set the temperature … Continue reading