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Go Green on a Budget Guide

The Budget Fashionista Go Green on a Budget Guide shares tips on how to live a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle without blowing your budget.

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Sustainable Fashion — How to Love Your Planet this Valentine’s Day

The holiday of love is almost here. And that means you’re likely consumed with either (1) finding the perfect gift for that special someone, or (2) determining how you’ll avoid the candy hearts and...
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Five AWESOME Reusable Grocery Bags

What: Cute and practical market bags. They’re everywhere and are great alternatives to the traditional grocery bag. The Lowdown: These reusable market bags are perfect for grocery shopping  and even better they carry your...
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Perk up Your Home with Pretty Flower Pots

I love plants.  I mean, I once rescued a “dying” hanging ivy my ex-boss tossed in the trash and now, three years later, I have four new plants from it.  However, I’m guilty of keeping plants...

10 Eco Friendly Ways to Use & Reuse Toothpaste & ToothBrushes

It’s amazing how many uses you can find for everyday products you already have lying around the house.  Today’s post covers toothpaste – it’s not just for sparkly whites anymore! We’ve collected the following...

Recycle, Reuse, Renew: 11 Ways To Repurpose Old Clothing

So, there’s been a pile of clothes in the back of your closet for months now. They’re too old and worn to give to Goodwill or even sell on Ebay You feel guilty if...
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Uses of Beer: 10 Things to Do with Leftover Beer

Most of us just pour our leftover beer down the sink. However, there are several useful (and eco-friendly) ways to put that unwanted beer to use. 10 Uses of Beer An Organic Pest Killer OK,...

Wanna Go Green on a Budget? These 5 Sites Will Help!

Most people equate environmentally friendly products with EXPENSIVE. Not true (well, not always, but that’s the same for any type of product, right?). The great thing about green is that oftentimes it can be...

Great Sites to Swap Your Stuff Online

Aided by an ailing economy and a not-feeling-so-well-either environment, clothes swapping has become the rage of fashionistas everywhere. . Now the Budget Ecoist brings you a review the latest and greatest in current clothing...

10 Green Blogs We Love

There are a lot of green blogs out there, so to help you focus on the best ones here’s a list of our 11 favorite environmentally-focused blogs across the web: 10 Awesome Green Blogs...

How to Make a Natural All Purpose Cleaner

The desire to jump into making your own cleaners always starts with a moment: you’re cleaning the kitchen with your environmentally-friendly spray cleaner when you *gasp* reach the last spray. The kitchen is half...
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How to Reuse Old CD’s

Remember when 8-tracks were all the rage? No? Us neither. But wondering where all those 8-tracks went has kept us up a night or two. At least we know where the records went. And someday,...

How to Reuse an Old Ice Cream Container

One of the best things about recycling is you never have to say good bye.  Take ice cream, for instance.  Who wants to say good bye to ice cream?!?!  Instead of looking down into...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Eggs (But Were Afraid to Ask)

With the Easter holiday coming up this weekend, we have a feeling many people will be purchasing eggs this week. Purchasing eggs isn’t as easy as it used to be, though! Organic, free range,...

Recycle Your Couch with Slipcovers: Recycle This

If you’re anything like me, you’ll jump at any offer to get free stuff for your home. I hate to think of usable things being thrown out. Consequently, my house is furnished with all...

Plastics Numbering System Demystified: Go Green

Ever look at the base of your plastic water bottle and wonder what that little number means? You’d be smart to know those numbers since some of them can be detrimental to your health....

Natural Solutions to Rid Yourself of Cockroaches: Go Green

Bring in a Hired Gun Natural roach control is more often than not a case of thinking outside the box. And when it comes to members of the natural world, why not fight fire...

Fish Tank: Recycle This

We want to give credit where credit is due. So the idea for this post came from one of our favorite British blogs, How Can I Recycle This? It just so happens that one...

Outdoor Pillows: DIY

If you want comfort outdoors you could buy these lovely Pottery Barn, striped pillows for $29 each. Or, you could make your own using a repurposed vinyl tablecloth such as this one from Target’s...

Outdoor Privacy Screen: DIY

You may have a fabulous home, but your neighbors probably don’t. Or they park their RV in the alley, or there is that fabulous neighbor you call the freeway…In any case, no matter where...

Recycled Flip-Flop Doormats and Baskets: Green Home

While you’re out shopping for new summer flops, take a moment to pay homage to the ones you wore down to the nubbins at last year’s beach parties. Then thank the people at Uncommon...
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