Solar Powered Bus Shelters: Green News

Instead of wasting electricity on bus shelter ads, Miami has agreed to let a company called Fuel Miami to install 600 solar-powered bus shelters. Since advertisements aren’t going away anytime soon, powering their lights with solar energy is an excellent idea. Miami gets bus shelters for free, while Fuel Miami advertises without the cost of […]

The Poop: Recycle This

There’s been a lot of talk about the dangers of plastic and dog poop lately, but most pet owners may not realize they are contributing to an environmental situation that is more wide-spread than a power-line destroying art installation. Just leaving the dog pooh behind after your walk around the block is not acceptable, and […]

Go Green with Throwplace.com

Throwplace.com touts itself as the Internet’s landfill alternative, which is a big claim. We think they’re qualified to make it though — this free service allows you to donate your old appliances, furniture, computers, clothes, shoes, magazines and lots more. Based on the preference of the donor, the goods are divided into four categories: U.S. […]

Make a Welcoming Guest Room: Entertaining on a Budget

Making guest feel welcome is every host’s goal, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your guest room or suite. Follow these tips — which focue on all five senses — to make your guests feel like they really are on vacation. Sight Obviously, your guest room or suite should be tidy […]

Windmill Power Plan Proposed: Green News

Although he has only 18 months left in his term, the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has proposed an ambitious wind power plan to create energy for the city. His plan would include placing wind turbines on the city’s bridges and skyscrapers, according to the New York Times. We would be excited about […]

Homemade Beauty Products: Go Green

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Everyone knows the old cucumbers on the eyes to reduce puffiness trick. But we’ll bet you’ve got the ingredients in your cupboards to do a whole spa treatment from home! Try out these recipes: 1. Make your own astringent: Start with an empty bottle (tip: use the astringent you have and when you run out, […]

Buying in Bulk: Go Green

Buying bulk is fun. You heard us, F-U-N. Of course it is environmentally responsible and budget-savvy as well, otherwise why would we be discussing it in the first place? How many times have you walked down that bulk aisle, past all those little goodies just beckoning you to grab a scoop? (Confessions: how many times […]