Reducing Packaging: Reader Tips

At The Budget Ecoist, we’re always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.  Today’s obsession?  Excess packaging. Little things wrapped in bigger things and then shrink-wrapped for the fun of it, is NOT our idea of a good time! In fact we make it a point to make that point to the management of […]

Coffee for a Cause: Organic Food

Green Mountain Coffee has teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation to produce Fair Trade Organic coffee. Sales of this coffee help provide habitat for songbirds and other wildlife. The National Wildlife Blend is comprised of Fair Trade and Organic Central and South American coffees from family-owned farms that raise shade-grown coffees. These shaded farms […]

Dress for Success: Do Good

Dress for Success solves the “Catch-22â€? that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job? “ Dress for Success is not only an amazing non-profit agency focused on helping increase women’s self-sufficiency, they also provide a […]

H&M Organic Cotton Collection: Organic Fashion

H&M announced last week that they are increasing their organic cotton collection this spring.  Our organic cotton collection is also high fashion, as customers are becoming increasingly aware of both fashion and the environment. We are proud to offer clothes made from organic cotton in nearly every H&M department, says H&M’s Head of Design, Margareta […]

Drying Fruits: Organic Food

Dehydrated fruits are a popular and handy snack, but you can save money by easily drying them yourself at home using your oven. Use the freshest produce for the tastiest results. Tip: use firm, less watery fruits for best results, such as apples, pears, and grapes. First, wash the fruit and remove seeds and skin, […]

Clean Teeth, Less Trash: Green Tip

In the United States, 50 million pounds of toothbrushes end up in landfills each year. It’s important to replace your toothbrush often for good hygiene, but this is crazy! A more eco option? Buy recycled toothbrushes.  Another good option is to buy replaceable head toothbrushes, which will save you cash as well, after the initial […]

Cell Phones: Recycle This

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Recycling all of the 100 million cell phones ready for end of life management in the U.S. would save enough energy to power more than 194,000 households with electricity for one year.” We’re so sure that at least 1 of those 100 million is at your house! So […]

Freecycle: Green Tip

You might have heard of Freecycle. Maybe you’ve been curious to try it.  With today’s Green Tip we’re hoping to entice you to try out this wonderful community recycling opportunity.  The Freecycle Network is made up of local community groups, moderated by a local volunteer. Signing up is easy and free. Simply go to the […]