Something exciting happened this week. Finally we can stop worrying about that moment when our first CFL blows out (they really do last forever, don’t they?). What would we do with it? Gone are the days of mindlessly throwing the dead lightbulb into the garbage. This is mercury, after all. But as of Tuesday, June […]
This video tip from The Sierra Club shows us how to install a low-flow showerhead to reduce water consumption and energy use.
If The Budget Ecoist were The Millionaire Ecoist, we would still go broke on indie design site, Etsy. Not because Etsy is home to expensive products, but because every single thing we stumble upon is freaking awesome. Take this upcycled magazine bowl from The Sugar Fix, par example. The hip lady behind this eco-friendly bowl […]
As true summertime nears, it’s becoming more and more important to get certain seeds in the ground. If you are looking for the perfect heirloom tomato seeds, or old-fashioned beans that aren’t sold at the average garden center, look no further. The editors at Mother Earth News partnered with Google to create a new seed […]
It was a bright and sunny day…Saturday…a lovely day for the beach, the park, a bike ride – getting out into the sun, absorbing some Vitamin D, relaxing. You know the lovely drill. Then BAM! You start to sting. Your skin is starting to look pink, but it’s over and you know it. The burn […]
Do you remember the last time you drank tap water? You just might…tap water use is on the rise and those oh-so-yesterday plastic water bottles are on their way out. According to Tappening, an organization focused on promoting the virtues of tap water, “the lousy economy may be accomplishing what environmentalists have been trying to […]
This quick envirotip shows you how to use your consumer influence by shopping green: bring reusable bags for your shopping experience, purchase natural cleaners, buy organic food and clothing, buy dried goods and bulk, avoid buying pre-packaged fruits and vegetables, select items that come in recyclable packaging, and look for paper goods that include recycled […]
If there is a cooler green company out there right now than TerraCycle, we’d like to hear about it. TerraCycle recently partnered with Office Max to produce a line of recycled office and school products. The results? One marvelous waste-free future unfolding before us! A recent rundown in Ecopreneurist goes into more detail, but here […]
If you want comfort outdoors you could buy these lovely Pottery Barn, striped pillows for $29 each. Or, you could make your own using a repurposed vinyl tablecloth such as this one from Target’s Whim line by Cynthia Rowley for only $3.95 in stores.
Here’s another major source of non-biodegradable landfill waste: baby diapers. Just think: the plastic diapers we used as babies are probably still buried in some landfill today, and will continue to be there long after we are gone. Factor in that each baby uses about six thousand before toilet training is complete, and that’s a […]