Throwplace.com touts itself as the Internet’s landfill alternative, which is a big claim. We think they’re qualified to make it though — this free service allows you to donate your old appliances, furniture, computers, clothes, shoes, magazines and lots more. Based on the preference of the donor, the goods are divided into four categories: U.S. […]
Everyone knows the old cucumbers on the eyes to reduce puffiness trick. But we’ll bet you’ve got the ingredients in your cupboards to do a whole spa treatment from home! Try out these recipes: 1. Make your own astringent: Start with an empty bottle (tip: use the astringent you have and when you run out, […]
Glass jars offer a great opportunity to recycle. Nothing excites us more than finishing a jar of jelly, a pint of pasta sauce, or a jar of salsa. When the jar is cleaned out, the fun is ready to begin! YEEHAW! Why the love of glass jars? Storage, of course. Why buy a piggy bank […]
We’ve touted the benefits of homemade cleaning supplies before and promoted new gizmos that cut down on your laundry carbon footprint. But Susie J gets a lot more pleasure out of her time in the laundry room than we ever have — and she thinks you will be a “laundry day is the best day […]
The environment and China are locked in a symbiotic relationship, one we will all be involved in and be accountable for, to generations to come. The Olympics (way to go, Michael Phelps!) have highlighted something most people already know: the development of China in such a short period of time is having a profound effect […]
For all those Eco Brides out there . . . learn how to make unique earth-friendly wedding invitations that only look expensive.
Be the envy of your friends at the party, and deliver your gift with presentation! Don’t let fancy stores have all the fun packing your gift for you; you can do it yourself with minimal effort and recyclable materials from around the house. This past weekend, we were preparing for a party. We had purchased […]
Late summer or early fall is the best time for planting trees in many areas. The still-warm soil of the season gives the tree a chance to establish new roots prior to the winter freeze. And, when spring arrives, the tree comes out of dormancy and is ready to grow. There are many benefits to […]
Everybody’s saying the environment is going down the toilet. But simple fixes around the house can help prevent it. With one easy adjustment, you’ll save money, water and the environment… one flush at a time.
Ever look at the base of your plastic water bottle and wonder what that little number means? You’d be smart to know those numbers since some of them can be detrimental to your health. Look for the number enclosed in the recycle symbol (arrows that form a triangle) at the bottom of your plastic container. […]