Snow peas, or sugar snaps, are just beginning to make their appearance in grocery stores and at farmers’ markets. These crisp, springtime beauties can be served hot or cold, cooked or even just raw, and make a delicious side dish to any summer meal. To make use of the seasonal bounty, here are a few […]
In this video clip from Season One of PBS television show “Building Green,” host Kevin Contreras explores the basics of environmentally-friendly paints and notable (especially green) brands. See our post on environmentally-friendly painting!
Something exciting happened this week. Finally we can stop worrying about that moment when our first CFL blows out (they really do last forever, don’t they?). What would we do with it? Gone are the days of mindlessly throwing the dead lightbulb into the garbage. This is mercury, after all. But as of Tuesday, June […]
Sorbet is a delicious and refreshing summertime treat, or a nice between-courses palate cleanser. But how do you know how much sugar and other additives is in your store-bought sorbets? With summertime just getting starting, a plethora of fresh in-season fruits is now available – and at great prices. Why not pick up a few […]
This video tip from The Sierra Club shows us how to install a low-flow showerhead to reduce water consumption and energy use.
If The Budget Ecoist were The Millionaire Ecoist, we would still go broke on indie design site, Etsy. Not because Etsy is home to expensive products, but because every single thing we stumble upon is freaking awesome. Take this upcycled magazine bowl from The Sugar Fix, par example. The hip lady behind this eco-friendly bowl […]
If you’re a budget-minded clotheshorse (and who here isn’t?), prepare for cheap organic cotton bliss. H&M, that grand dame of inexpensive chic, is making its move toward an eco conscience – which is good news for the world at large, given the number of leggings and swing dresses H&M moves internationally each year. Organic cotton made […]
As true summertime nears, it’s becoming more and more important to get certain seeds in the ground. If you are looking for the perfect heirloom tomato seeds, or old-fashioned beans that aren’t sold at the average garden center, look no further. The editors at Mother Earth News partnered with Google to create a new seed […]
Credit: Diamond Nexus/Flickr Getting married and in a budget fashionista panic over getting a fab dress for less? Filene’s Basement has you covered, with new dates for their legendary Bridal Sale coming up in July, August, and October. Upcoming sales include…
It was a bright and sunny day…Saturday…a lovely day for the beach, the park, a bike ride – getting out into the sun, absorbing some Vitamin D, relaxing. You know the lovely drill. Then BAM! You start to sting. Your skin is starting to look pink, but it’s over and you know it. The burn […]