Home Depot Launches National CFL Bulb Recycling Initiative: Recycle This

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 […]

Homemade Sorbet: Budget Food Tip

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 […]

The Upcycled Magazine Bowl: Green Home

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 […]

Organic Cotton By The Ton at H&M: Green Fashion

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 […]

Seed Search Engine: Budget Gardening Tip

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 […]

Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs): Budget Grocery Tip

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is when a farm sells its produce as “shares” directly to the public. Share holders receive a box of produce each week, which can also include other items from the farm, such as flowers, eggs, meats and baked goods. Sometimes known as “subscription farming,” CSAs generally involve the customer to a […]