This quick envirotip shows you how to use your consumer influence by shopping green: bring reusable bags for your shopping experience, purchase natural cleaners, buy organic food and clothing, buy dried goods and bulk, avoid buying pre-packaged fruits and vegetables, select items that come in recyclable packaging, and look for paper goods that include recycled […]
If there is a cooler green company out there right now than TerraCycle, we’d like to hear about it. TerraCycle recently partnered with Office Max to produce a line of recycled office and school products. The results? One marvelous waste-free future unfolding before us! A recent rundown in Ecopreneurist goes into more detail, but here […]
Last week we talked about using used coffee grounds (among other things) as natural slug prevention. But did you know, coffee grounds also make excellent garden mulch? If you’re a coffee drinker, it’s a great way to use those used grounds (and paper filters) rather than just throwing them in the garbage. They can be […]
If you want comfort outdoors you could buy these lovely Pottery Barn, striped pillows for $29 each. Or, you could make your own using a repurposed vinyl tablecloth such as this one from Target’s Whim line by Cynthia Rowley for only $3.95 in stores.
Here’s another major source of non-biodegradable landfill waste: baby diapers. Just think: the plastic diapers we used as babies are probably still buried in some landfill today, and will continue to be there long after we are gone. Factor in that each baby uses about six thousand before toilet training is complete, and that’s a […]
With the cost of energy skyrocketing, many people are turning to things like solar to shave their power bills. But you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make a difference. Money Talks News reporter Stacy Johnson explains how little things can make a big difference.
Here’s a recipe, a budget-friendly tip and a plug for local food all wrapped up in one delicious summer drink: strawberry lemonade. Ever get a craving for strawberries when they’re no longer in season? Sure you do…we all do! There’s no need to buy frozen (with all that excess packaging and what not) and there’s […]
Sometimes your fancy friends come over and it’s time to put away the tumblers and PBR, clean off the good china and pour a Pinot. Why not spend your hard-earned home entertainment dollars on sustaining practices of elegant craftsmanship that you can pass down to your grandchildren? Green Glass is a group of adventurers who […]
Planet Green, the first all-green television network, launched on June 4. 24-hour programming on everything green: DIY projects, reality shows, food and more. Get a quick idea about the great shows that are going to be featured on this new, progressive channel! We’re looking forward to the Ludacris and Tommy Lee reality show, Battleground Earth, […]
Garden slugs feed on both living plants as well as on decaying plant matter. On plants’ leaves and flowers, they chew irregular holes, and can clip succulent plant parts. Because they prefer succulent foliage or flowers, they can be damaging to seedlings and herbaceous plants, as well as ripening fruits such as strawberries, artichokes, and […]