The Look for Less: Eco-Friendly and Squeaky Clean

We’d like to be eco-friendly, but it’s just so darn expensive sometimes. Especially with grocery prices rising, the economy tanking, and the glut of reality and game shows on TV, the future can look pretty bleak. Fortunately, the folks at Earth Friendly Products heard our plight, while they can’t stop inflation, or make “American Gladiatorsâ€? […]

When Life Gives You Lemons: Green Tips

Some people say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” At The Budget Ecoist, we say, “When life gives you lemons, make all sorts of things!” Here are some great tips on uses for all of those additional lemons you have on your tree…or perhaps a neighbor’s tree!  Most people are more than happy to […]

Organic Chocolate: Organic Food

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, ALTER ECO Fair Trade has a new line of organic gourmet chocolates. While chocolate is one of the most quintessential gifts for this holiday, many don’t realize that the conventional production of cocoa involves labor exploitation, unfair wages and the use of toxic pesticides. By purchasing Fair Trade and […]

shoesVegan Shoes: Organic Fashion

Oh how cute are these platforms? 3 and a quarter inch heel, 100% cruelty-free, reminiscent of old Hollywood. And ON SALE now for $30.96! Can’t beat that price! Especially because gray is the color right now, and it looks good on everyone (add a little pink polish to those tootsies and these shoes are ready […]

Last Year’s Prom Dress: Recycle This

It’s February, spring is just around the corner.  And every high school girl knows what spring means: prom season. Ahh, yes, that first time many of us get dressed to the nines, actually pay someone to do our hair, our nails, maybe even our makeup (if we’re feeling extraordinarily lazy). Prom is often the biggest […]

Fruit and Veggie Wash: Organic Food

Ever wonder about how clean your produce gets from just washing it with water? Even organic produce can be sprayed with natural substances such as sulfur, copper, dolomite, Bacillius Thuringensis, and diatomaceous earth, according to the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets website. If you want something more, here’s a simple recipe to make your own. To make: […]

Tomato Soup: Budget Grocery Tip

The Martha Stewart empire continues. On her daytime show, Martha recently announced a new line of Kirkland Signature Martha Stewart products available at Costco, including tomato and minestrone soups. If you can’t make it to Costco, here is the recipe for the tomato soup. Easy and family friendly, the soup is great with a wedge […]