Traffic Fines for Idling Cars: Environment News

Leaving your car idling while dashing into Blockbuster to return some DVDs or waiting to pick up children from school has long been illegal in 15 states, but only now, according to one of our favorite green blogs, Treehugger, is the law being actively enforced. The law was designed to reduce emissions and oil pollutions, […]

Philips Eco TV: If Captain Planet Watched TV, He’d Watch This TV

That hulking behemoth of a cathode ray tube television taking up space in your living room is not doing you or Mother Earth any favors. I’m sure we all know that watching TV is not the best way to save the planet, but even Mother Earth can’t deny that at least a few hours of […]

Mums: Budget Gardening Tip

Mums — formally known as Chrysanthemums — are hardy in the landscape, and make good cut flowers as well. If you are interested in adding some fall color into your garden or onto your porch, which will last through the coldest of fall days – and beyond – be sure to purchase “hardy” mums, which […]

How to Fly to Paris (or Pittsburgh) Without Destroying the Earth

Let’s face it: Travel isn’t the best way to minimize your carbon footprint, especially if you go by air. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got to skip your vacation to save the world. It’s possible to travel with a minimum of environmental impact. BEFORE YOU GO * Book a direct flight. Landing and taking off […]

Bubble Calendar: Recycle This

What with this interweb thing sweeping the nation, we’ve been doing a lot of looking at other options for our underutilized mailroom supplies. And as we start taking in the last days of 2008 (What? You’re not panicked about the holidays holidays yet?) we’re thinking these Bubble Calendars are a genius combo of a super […]

Game Night: Entertaining on a Budget

Forget getting together to watch the game on television hosting a game night at home can be much more relaxing and exciting, and less expensive as well! Gather a group of friends, mix up some drinks and let the games begin. To get started hosting a game night, first decide on a theme. Into word […]

Paint it Green: Eco-Friendly Home

About once a year, we get a jones to paint the living room, but we rarely follow through on my terra cotta-tinged dreams because, frankly, the smell of paint makes us want to vomit. And it’s hard to justify picking up a gallon of something that, when it’s tossed, can pollute 250,000 gallons of water. […]

San Antonio Sewage: Go Green

The good people of San Antonio are showing up their friends in Houston yet again with their new plan to utilize their citizen’s poop for cash and environmental gain. According to CNN, The San Antonio Water System is already sells some of the “biosolids” from the plant to use in compost in yards and gardens […]

Target Adds More Prestige Beauty Designers

What: If you thought you were satisfied with Sonia Kashuk beauty products, wait until you get a look at Target’s new prestige cosmetics lines. Starting this month, three new beauty lines will be available at Target and Target.com. Below, a succinct summary of each line so you know what you’re getting into as you explore […]