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 […]

Environmentally-Friendly Painting: Go Green

Spring is here (yeah!). Quick: what thought does spring conjure up? If you’re like us, the beginning of spring is synonymous with cleaning and organizing. Perhaps you’ve had painting on your long overdue to-do list, but you’ve been worried about the whispers of “environmental repercussions” and “health concerns”. If so, print this post and consider […]

Keeping a Gardening Journal: Budget Gardening Tip

A garden journal includes important information to help you get the most from your gardening efforts. It’s your single best source of growing and gardening tips for next year. First, decide what medium to use. Find a notebook or binder that strikes your fancy, or go paperless and use a computer document or start a […]

Attracting Bees and Hummingbirds: Green Gardening

Bees and hummingbirds are valuable visitors to your garden. Both can help to pollinate plants, and hummingbirds are fun to watch (if you can catch a glimpse!). They can also inspire great thoughts like, “If that bird can flap its wings that fast all the time, why is it I can’t tread water for more […]

Eatwild Farm Directory: Organic Food

If you’re looking for a pasture based farm for meat or farm products, check out Eatwild’s Directory of Farms. More than 800 pasture-based farms in the United States and Canada are listed, offering grass-fed meat and dairy products. To access the directory, click on your state in the map on the home page. The farms […]

Cut Out the Catalogs: Green Tips

Finally someone has heard our pleas to stop the catalog madness! We must receive like, what, ten catalogs a week…at least! You’d think someone in their marketing department would know we NEVER purchase from those catalogs (ok some of them we do, but most we do not) and remove our name from their list. After […]