Brown Paper Bag: Recycle This

Occasionally you go into a store and buy a little something. A really little something. You know all the smart boutiques where they don’t waste money having logos and store names printed on small bags, they simply hand you that one-of-a-kind bamboo bracelet in a discreet, unassuming brown paper bag. Here are ten great ways […]

Edible Landscaping: Budget Gardening Tip

If you live in the suburbs, it’s obvious that the same standard landscaping scene seems to predominate – a few shade or flowering trees, shrubs, and a manicured green lawn. But what good are those trees, other than providing some shade in the summertime and a habitat for birds? Edible landscaping can provide more than […]

Home Depot Launches National CFL Bulb Recycling Initiative: Recycle This

Something exciting happened this week. Finally we can stop worrying about that moment when our first CFL blows out (they really do last forever, don’t they?). What would we do with it? Gone are the days of mindlessly throwing the dead lightbulb into the garbage. This is mercury, after all. But as of Tuesday, June […]

The Upcycled Magazine Bowl: Green Home

If The Budget Ecoist were The Millionaire Ecoist, we would still go broke on indie design site, Etsy. Not because Etsy is home to expensive products, but because every single thing we stumble upon is freaking awesome. Take this upcycled magazine bowl from The Sugar Fix, par example. The hip lady behind this eco-friendly bowl […]

Seed Search Engine: Budget Gardening Tip

As true summertime nears, it’s becoming more and more important to get certain seeds in the ground. If you are looking for the perfect heirloom tomato seeds, or old-fashioned beans that aren’t sold at the average garden center, look no further. The editors at Mother Earth News partnered with Google to create a new seed […]