Friday’s Web Round-Up

Mowing My Weeds: Why Buy When You Can Borrow? via Fake Plastic Fish – Beth, of Fake Plastic Fish, struggles with what to do about acquiring a push mower she knows she will rarely use (love the picture of her weeds that require mowing!). Why waste the funds buying new, when you can borrow? Greenopia […]

Batteries: Recycle This

There are several strategies for how to deal with batteries. The smartest strategy, from both an environmental as well as a budget perspective, is to use rechargeable batteries. If you’re not using rechargeable batteries already, you should consider doing so. What’s really nice, is you’ll never have to steal the batteries from the remote control, […]

Grow-Your-Own Seasonal Salad: Go Green

Grow Green, Save Green, Go Green…. Salad is a wonderful thing. It really is – no, really. Personally, we at The Budget Ecoist have never trusted when a person claims not to like salad. It’s like when someone says, “I don’t like spaghetti.” Who doesn’t like spaghetti? As for salad, there are so many variations, […]

Eco laundry Options: Go Green

You don’t need to pull out the washboard to be budget-friendly and environmentally friendly (though, we admit, it doesn’t hurt…but who has the time, really?). There are plenty of ways to save money, save a little damage to the environment, and get your clothes clean. Try out these simple tips: 1. Dryerballs instead of laundry […]

EBAY’s World of Good: A World of Good Valentine’s Gifts by eBay is the world’s first online marketplace where thousands of sellers and products all in one place, empowering you to shop in ways that align with your personal values. Respected, independent organizations verify the positive impact every product has on people and the planet. Their stated goal is to ensure that every choice […]

Paper Towel Rolls: Recycle This

We here at The Budget Ecoist, are always looking for new things to do with paper towel rolls. Why? Because they’re perfectly shaped and it just feels like they could be used for so many things that it would be a darn shame to simply recycle them. Here are ten of our favorite things to […]

Eco Beauty: Go Green

The Budget Ecoist links you to the best of the beauty eco buzz from around the web: A-list haircare with a natural twist via Frederic Fekkai goes Au Naturel with plant-extracts like peppermint leaf, linden blossom and Peruvian bark, conditioning and strengthening the hair and scalp. 10 Beauty Tips for Under $5 via […]

Paint: Recycle This

The first thing most people do when they move into a new house is…paint. The first thing soon-to-be parents think of when they find out the sex of the baby is…what color to paint the room. So what do we do with all that leftover paint? It might sit in the garage or the side […]

Beauty Product Swap: Go Green

Raise your hand if you have loads of beauty products, hair products, nail polishes, etc. clogging up your cabinets. And you never intend to use a one of them. Why? Maybe it’s not your color. Maybe it sounded like a great idea when you read that magazine article telling you which products you had to […]