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. […]
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Bring in a Hired Gun Natural roach control is more often than not a case of thinking outside the box. And when it comes to members of the natural world, why not fight fire with fire? Purchase a gecko or two and give them free reign of your home while your infestation persists. They are […]
We want to give credit where credit is due. So the idea for this post came from one of our favorite British blogs, How Can I Recycle This? It just so happens that one of the Ecoists over here has a husband (and we’re not naming names) who has a thing about fish tanks. You […]
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.
You may have a fabulous home, but your neighbors probably don’t. Or they park their RV in the alley, or there is that fabulous neighbor you call the freeway…In any case, no matter where you live an outdoor privacy screen may not be such a bad idea. We found these two easy DIY outdoor privacy […]
Obviously, the first step to naturally kill weeds is to just pull them out by hand or with an inexpensive hand weed puller, such as for dandelions. However, if you want a weed killer that’s made from natural products you already have around your home and that’s safe for pets and people, consider mixing up […]
While you’re out shopping for new summer flops, take a moment to pay homage to the ones you wore down to the nubbins at last year’s beach parties. Then thank the people at Uncommon Goods who are selling cool products made from the waste at flip-flop factories. Using every part of the rubber, these baskets, […]
Even with the best of intentions, there are times when we forget to bring our totes grocery shopping and it quickly becomes obvious that the most extensive collection of canvas and cotton totes won’t do the world any good if you don’t remember to bring them to the store. Then bam! Back home with another […]
In the last week The Budget Ecoist broke a mustard yellow Calvin Klein plate and a pale lime green bowl. We’re not usually that clumsy, but it was a good week… We hate, hate, hate breaking dishes! It really annoys us to have a salad plate short of a set. But ever since we learned […]
Who knew Vegan shoes could be so cute? Mention vegan clothing to a Fashionista, and immediately thoughts of rough hemp vests and hot “pleather” boat shoes come to mind. Earth Shoes, a 30-year-old family owned company, is out to change that stereotype, effortlessly merging fashion with animal rights. This fashion footwear is certified by the […]