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 […]

Natural Home Remedies for Sunburn: Go Green

It was a bright and sunny day…Saturday…a lovely day for the beach, the park, a bike ride – getting out into the sun, absorbing some Vitamin D, relaxing. You know the lovely drill. Then BAM! You start to sting. Your skin is starting to look pink, but it’s over and you know it. The burn […]

Container Gardening: Green Video

Container gardening is a great way to grow plants, vegetables and herbs without needing a lot of space. Herbs do especially well and can be grown right outside your kitchen door. In this video from About Eating, you’ll learn how to use an old farmer’s market basket to make a great container garden. Fill it […]

Faucet Water Filters: Go Green

Do you remember the last time you drank tap water? You just might…tap water use is on the rise and those oh-so-yesterday plastic water bottles are on their way out. According to Tappening, an organization focused on promoting the virtues of tap water, “the lousy economy may be accomplishing what environmentalists have been trying to […]

Crocs: Recycle This

You already know you can recycle newspapers, cans, and bottles. But did you know you can also recycle those soft, colorful shoes called Crocs? And what’s more, they’re going to a good cause. A few years ago, a little plastic shoe became a fashion phenomenon. But what happens when your Crocs go kaput? The Crocs […]

Envirotips on Shopping Green: Green Video

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 […]

Everything Becomes School & Office Supplies: Recycle This!

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 […]

Coffee Grounds as Mulch: Budget Gardening Tip

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 […]