Waste-Free Lunches: Go Green

As people have become busier and busier, marketers have found ways to cleverly address our needs: disposable Tupperware means fewer dishes to deal with; paper bags, plastic cutlery and Ziploc bags make lunch-packing quick and easy. Single-serving items such as individual apple sauces, pre-packs of celery and peanut butter, etc. are easy to grab and […]

Recycled Seed Starting Containers: Budget Gardening Tip

If you’re gearing up to start some seeds this spring, you might want to start saving some containers to plant them in. Using containers that can’t be put in the recycling bin is a great way to save money and make use of something that might otherwise get tossed out. Empty yogurt or pudding cups, […]

Cooking Grease: Recycle This

Have you ever played the game of “favorites”? It’s a great ice breaker or dinner conversation. (Fans of the movie The Way We Were will remember this game!) The game goes like this, “Name your favorite X.” Simple, right? Of course it takes time and mastery to come up with really thought-provoking “favorites.” So you […]

Decoding Plant Labels: Budget Gardening Tip

So you are thinking about planting something, but the tag has you confused. What does it mean when the packet says the plant requires partial shade? Should the area receive more shade than sun, more sun than shade or equal parts? And what is “dappled” shade? Here’s a quick primer to decode the messages on […]

Clever Uses for Packaging: Green Home

When JCPenney announced their new Simply Green Collection, we were excited. As we perused pieces from the new collection, we were further excited by green tips from JCPenney’s eco-expert, Danny Seo. Seo goes a step beyond simply supporting sustainable products, he also looks to packaging for storage solutions and finds clever ways to use environmentally-friendly […]

Early Spring Gardening To Do List: Budget Gardening

March 20th marks the first day of spring. As such, it’s time to start thinking about your spring garden. There are several things you can do now to get it ready for planting. Following are some tips to get your garden ready to grow. Clean up last year’s garden soil. If they’re not covered with […]

Moving Boxes: Recycle This

Ahhhh…the joys of moving! All those boxes, the newspaper, the packaging peanuts! It’s enough to make an Eco Warrior go mad! We’ve previously posted tips on how to recycle and reuse packaging peanuts. But let’s face it, from an environmental perspective, packaging peanuts are, well, peanuts in terms of the bigger picture. Moving boxes…now that’s […]