Borax, vinegar, washing soda
The end of February means warm weather will return soon. Then it will be time to open the windows, wear short sleeves, enjoy the outdoors.
Oh yes, and time for spring cleaning. Ugh. We might as well do it the green way.
Blame the ancient Persians (or Hebrews or Chinese), but societies worldwide have greeted the arrival of spring with a spate of cleaning for millennia. Continue reading →
What’s on the horizon in home design
Contributed by Chloe Taylor
Healthy, sustainable living is not a new concept, but it promises to shift the face of home building in the near future. Sustainable design can provide solutions to some of the most sinister challenges that we face as a global society.
A green ecosystem can grow in the heart of our concrete jungles when superior knowledge and technology meets care for the environment and human well-being. Continue reading →
You have to eat.
For you to be healthy, your food has to be nutritious. And, of course, you want it to taste good.
But if you’re reading this post, you also want to take care of the environment. So you have to think about more than just nutrition and taste.
Unless you have your own garden, your food takes the scenic route between the field and your kitchen. What happens to it along the way matters. Continue reading →
Diagram of a landfill
Landfills eventually fill up. Then they have to close.
Sometimes a landfill closure happens for political reasons before it’s full.
What happens to the old landfill site then?
Before the answer can make any sense, we have to understand what a landfill is. Continue reading →
What do you do with clothing you no longer wear? I hope you donate old clothes to charity. Or perhaps to a clothes recycling business.
What do you do with clothing no longer fit to wear? You can donate that, too!
Too many Americans take the easy way out and simply put unwanted clothes out at the curb. We only donate about 15% of them.
The EPA estimates that Americans discard 2.5 billion pounds of used clothing in the trash every year. It takes up 8% of landfill space.
Poor people who can’t afford to buy new clothes can wear your castoffs. Donating them also creates good jobs, not only in the US, but overseas as well. Recycling old clothes and shoes is so easy. Continue reading →
Contributed by Joel Cortez
When redecorating your living room, the desire to buy brand new furniture for a new look can be enticing.
However, you can obtain a fresh appearance with old furniture that someone else has already enjoyed. It’s not only less expensive, but good environmental stewardship. Continue reading →