Monthly Archives:February 2008

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Make Your Own Solar-Collector Night Lights

Whether you have a kid, or you’re tired of encountering your darkened hallway walls at midnight, or you simply like the ambience of soft lighting and you don’t want to leave a beacon burning all through the night… an energy-saving night light is a must have. It’s true that you can get a perky nocturnal […]

February 29th

Natural Clothing for Your Eco Baby

Baby outfits are among the cutest, most endearing inanimate objects in the world.  In every culture, miniature versions of adult tops and bottoms and baby-specific ensembles delight new mothers with their diminutive charm. As you go in search of the perfect baby outfits for youngsters you know, consider some alternative materials that do not sacrifice […]

February 27th

Homemade Dog Food Serves Up Natural Nourishment

When it comes to feeding your dog, there are now many sustainably produced, organically prepared foods on the shelves.  These natural dog foods are far superior to most commercial brands, which are often made with poor quality ingredients, animal by-products, artificial colors, and preservatives. While you can buy healthy food for your canine pal, the […]

February 26th

Cohousing Cultivates Low-Impact Communities

Imagine coming home from work in your carpool Friday night to your small community.  Although it is dusk, your children are still out playing with their friends on the neighborhood greenspace playground. The green is surrounded by passive-solar homes, each of whose owners you know intimately well.  Several retired neighbors are keeping an eye on […]

February 26th

Alternative Cleaning Cloths

Conventional household sponges are a complicated business. Ironically, these items are useful for cleaning but if the sponges themselves are not kept clean, they actually facilitate the travel of pathogens. Bacteria-laden sponges can pose health risks to you and your family. On a similarly unhealthy note, materials used to make sponges impact the environment in […]

February 25th

Earth-friendly Yarns for Eco-conscious Knitting

Most knitters know few pleasures greater than working with yarn and needles in hand. Yarn’s beautiful colors and unique texture keep the eye interested, and the repetitive hand motions and soft clicking of needles make for a soothing activity. Unfortunately, as with most things, there is more to this creatively pleasurable process than meets the […]

February 20th

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Have you been bitten by the spring cleaning bug? Why not start right now and welcome spring with a squeaky-clean house? Chances are your kitchen is already stocked with most of the ingredients you’ll need to make your own eco-friendly cleaners. Use this handy Spring Cleaning Checklist and our Natural Cleaning Recipes tip to safely […]

February 19th