This quick EnviroTip teaches you about the importance of recycling batteries. We like it because it’s short, sweet and actionable. (and because we always forget what we’re supposed to do with dead batteries!)
Here are some tips for enjoying those summer gatherings (or intimate get-togethers?) without breaking your budget or bleeding the environment: 1. If you have a large party and not enough tables and chairs to go around, consider doing something unexpected: throw a picnic in your backyard! Let’s face it, it’s easier to come up with […]
We want to give credit where credit is due. So the idea for this post came from one of our favorite British blogs, How Can I Recycle This? It just so happens that one of the Ecoists over here has a husband (and we’re not naming names) who has a thing about fish tanks. You […]
This video abstract from Building Green (airing nationally on PBS) introduces environmentally-friendly landscaping techniques, permaculture concepts and gives some nasty stats related to lawns.
If you keep your kitchen good and stocked with the basics, then this little organic appetizer should be easy to whip up with minimal extra cost (you just might have all the ingredients!) and with time enough for you to throw your hair into a pony, jump into a cute organic tee (gentlemen, please substitute […]
While it is generally accepted that natural methods of repelling mosquitoes are not as effective as DEET for example, they do minimize the problem. And given the downside of DEET, we’re OK with a few bites. If you’re getting ready to camp for the holiday weekend, get your natural artillery ready! 1. Fill a spray […]
Continuing with today’s “recycle theme,” here’s a great way to make use of all those old bath towels. This DIY lesson from ThreadBanger teaches you how to make a bath mat out of old towels. After all, that bath mat is meant to be absorbent, might as well go to the source to create it!
If you live in the suburbs, it’s obvious that the same standard landscaping scene seems to predominate – a few shade or flowering trees, shrubs, and a manicured green lawn. But what good are those trees, other than providing some shade in the summertime and a habitat for birds? Edible landscaping can provide more than […]
Holidays don’t have to be a reason to spend all of your hard-earned extra cash. Here are our tips for having a budget-friendly, eco good time this Fourth of July. 1. Stay close to home: It seems that as of late, our country is being barraged with floods and fires. The last thing we need […]
In this video clip from Season One of PBS television show “Building Green,” host Kevin Contreras explores the basics of environmentally-friendly paints and notable (especially green) brands. See our post on environmentally-friendly painting!