ECO

Use this Game to Raise an Eco-friendly Child

It’s not that people nowadays purposely set out to destroy the Earth. We’re just lazy. We’ll do our assignment tomorrow if it means Facebook right now and we’ll do the dishes later even if it means cockroaches will start appearing from dark corners in the house we weren’t even aware …

Read More »

5 Green Living Apps that Make it Easy to be Green

Many of us aspire to live a greener, more sustainable life, but that’s often easier said than done. Life is constantly on the go, and we don’t always have time to research before making a decision. Fortunately, smartphones are coming to our rescue. The following five apps take the guesswork out …

Read More »

How to Make the Most of Your Root Cellar this Winter

Many old farmhouses had earthen floors; they were cool and damp in the winter, ideal for storing root crops, potatoes and apples. Sometimes, a small stream ran through the cellar floor, which provided a cooler for milk, cheese and other food and drink. Rural folk traditionally stored food in their …

Read More »

How to Make Drinking Glasses Out of Recycled Glass

Drinking glasses are the epitome of a new “make-do” attitude. If you save every last old bottle, jar and bit of glass like I do, you no doubt have enough material for a 10-piece set of drinking glasses that can be made in about an hour. And it’s so simple …

Read More »

Eco-friendly Alternatives to Dryer Sheets

People, we are paying good money, money that could be better spent on a package of fine goat cheese, for a product that basically just coats your clothes with perfumed animal fat. Perfumed. Animal. Fat. This is crazy, right? Am I the only one who finds this crazy? Happily, this is one …

Read More »

Q&A with Dr. Mark Nelson, Author of The Wastewater Gardener

Eco-system engineer Dr. Mark Nelson has spent decades working on wastewater recycling, the restoration of damaged ecosystems and related research. He was one of eight people who lived inside Biosphere 2, a closed sustainable community experiment, for two years. Now he’s just published The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a …

Read More »

5 Eco Friendly Tips to Maintain Water on Your Property

Water’s naturally calming properties are just one of the many reasons why it’s beneficial to have a body of water near your home. Aside from the way it makes you feel, it can greatly enhance your home’s eco friendliness . A pond will have its own ecosystem, full of plants and animals that are …

Read More »

How to Pick the Perfect Eco-Friendly Furniture for Your Garden

You spend a lot of time planning and tending to your garden. Moving plants, pruning, weeding—the list of cares and responsibilities associated with your green space can be lengthy, not to mention repetitive. But the brilliance of a new shoot coming through the dirt makes the process worthwhile, doesn’t it? …

Read More »

Easy Ways to Go Green on Your Next Vacation

It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holiday season is upon us, but, it’s more than just festive tidings and family get-togethers. In the coming months, many of us will plan to take a vacation to beachside resorts or alpine wonderlands in search of rest, relaxation and fun. But …

Read More »