Saving Seeds: Budget Gardening Tip

How did your garden grow? Ours was hit or miss, but the hits were dynamite. Super juicy tomatoes just oozing with flavor, sugary sweet and gorgeous orangey pink peaches and tasty crisp sugar snap peas. To keep the good taste going, we’re canning and preserving our harvest the best we can before the first frost, […]

Irreplaceable Parts: Recycle This

Our friends at Treehugger recently presented us with a conundrum. How can you go green when your home is filled with items that cannot be repaired/cleaned/re-fashioned? This particular story centered on an outdoor gazebo bought at a big box store that was in need of a new fabric canopy. After two years of use (only […]

The Man Who Resuscitated the Electric Car

For those of you who wept openly during Who Killed the Electric Car? , you might find your salvation from an unlikely source. Shai Agassi and his new company, Better Place, are looking to completely reinvent the way the car industry works. You may not know that during the late 1800s and very early 1900s, […]

Fall Blooming Annuals: Budget Gardening Tip

As cooler fall temperatures begin to set in in many parts of the country, summer-blooming annuals and perennials may begin to lose their luster — and even their blossoms. While it is the time to catch up on many gardening tasks before winter comes (including planting spring-blooming bulbs, it’s also a good time to fill […]

Go Green with Shea Terra Organics

When eco-friendly gals pamper themselves, they consider the products they use just as carefully as they peruse the day’s green news. That’s why we’re raving about Shea Terra Organics, a company that offers all natural face and bath products. The Budget Fashionista is giving away FIVE Shea Terra Organics gift sets. They include the Bourbon […]

Traffic Fines for Idling Cars: Environment News

Leaving your car idling while dashing into Blockbuster to return some DVDs or waiting to pick up children from school has long been illegal in 15 states, but only now, according to one of our favorite green blogs, Treehugger, is the law being actively enforced. The law was designed to reduce emissions and oil pollutions, […]

Philips Eco TV: If Captain Planet Watched TV, He’d Watch This TV

That hulking behemoth of a cathode ray tube television taking up space in your living room is not doing you or Mother Earth any favors. I’m sure we all know that watching TV is not the best way to save the planet, but even Mother Earth can’t deny that at least a few hours of […]

How to Fly to Paris (or Pittsburgh) Without Destroying the Earth

Let’s face it: Travel isn’t the best way to minimize your carbon footprint, especially if you go by air. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got to skip your vacation to save the world. It’s possible to travel with a minimum of environmental impact. BEFORE YOU GO * Book a direct flight. Landing and taking off […]