Organic Fragrance: Organic Beauty

The latest trend in fragrance?  Go organic, of course!  Perfume manufacturers are taking notice as the demand for fragrances made of natural, organic ingredients increases. Lucky us! Organic perfumes are made from natural fragrances, free of chemicals and toxins. Not only are they environmentally-friendly, but they are also less likely to irritate your skin. For […]

Natural Ant Prevention: Green Gardening

Credit: GardenFan/Flickr Mint not only smells great and adds zing to your tea or other beverages; the plants can be used as a natural pest deterrent. The mint plant “specifically spearmint” is a natural ant repellent and will drive the pests away and keep them from returning. If you have an ant problem in your […]

DVDs and CDs: Recycle This

Hundreds of millions, if not billions, of DVDs, CDs and game discs are discarded each year. Recycling could address a great portion of that problem.  But don’t dream of throwing out the DVD wtih the regular recycling! That’s because discs are made of high-grade polycarbonate, which when mixed with other, lesser-grade plastics, produces an inferior […]

Packaging Matters: Green Tips

Yesterday we were perusing the fruit aisle at the grocery store. We’d like to put it out there that we rarely buy fruits and vegetables at the grocery store.  We prefer the Farmer’s Market.  But our schedule didn’t allow us to make the Farmer’s Market last weekend and our supply of fruit had seriously dwindled. […]

The Bay Area Seed Exchange: Budget Gardening Tip

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re in luck. Local gardeners and farmers can “check out” seeds through the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Project. The requirement: you must attempt to grow the seeds and return some seeds of the next generation at the end of the growing season. If a […]

Vegan Strip Club: Green News

Customers find all skin, no meat at vegan strip club…We first read about this news story from Sprig.com. With a headline like that, who couldn’t read it? Casa Diablo in Portland, Oregon has opened the world’s first vegan strip club. You’ll find no meat, eggs or dairy on the menu. Hmmm..They might be vegan, but […]

Print Green: Green Tips

Like it or not, as part of a computer-dependant world, we’re impacting the environment through many of our habits and jobs, from the hardware we use to the way we communicate. Consider the environmental impact of pushing print. We’re not suggesting you stop printing; we’re just asking you to consider printing smarter and helping to […]