Black mold – also called Stachybotrus chartarum – is a toxic mold. This article details natural ways to help mitigate its negative effects.
I like to think of all sharing economy options, like rideshare, carpool, and shared home services like Airbnb as more sustainable than their old school counterparts like taxis and hotels, and can help us build the sustainable city of the future. But this is the image these hip brands wish to cultivate, without the initiatives to back […]
Homegrown food from your own garden is the most delicious way to feed your family. Gardening is nourishing for body and soul. If you have a green thumb (or always wanted to!), raised bed garden kits are a great way to get started growing your own food without too much hassle. Raised bed gardening is […]
Whether you’re an avid green thumb or a newbie gardener, raised beds are a lovely garden solution for growing fruits, vegetables and even ornamental plants. We’ve gathered 10 great raised bed garden ideas for Spring that will inspire you to bust out the seed catalogs and start measuring your yard in preparation. The following options are […]
Learn how you can help support sustainable coffee with Tiny Footprint’s Indiegogo campaign to grow more coffee in the Ecuadorian cloudforest.
Here are 8 Reasons Airbnb is more Sustainable than Hotels, and these reasons make it a much more sustainable (and fun) way to travel.
Oahu is famous for many things, but our very large waves and the related competitions that come every winter as the swells rise on the North Shore are perhaps the most fantastic. As the swells rise each winter, so does the amount of people– and the amount of waste. Surfing events can be environmental nightmares, but […]
Chaco’s makes great gear, and I finally got myself a pair of these groovy, sustainable shoes.
Choosing a bus, metro, or train to commute saves you money each year. Learn just how much money public transportation can save you each year.
You can reduce your waste everyday! Choosing a reusable mug or water bottle like Klean Kanteen can make it easier and more attractive!
Bikeshare program information for 110 different major cities around the world is now available in just a single smartphone app — the trip planning app Moovit. The new update for the app (version 4.8) even allows users to check on the number of bikes available for use, and the number of empty slots at various […]
The Lightning in a Bottle Festival is now in its 11th year, and will happen May 25 – 30, 2016, at the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA. Lightning in a Bottle is California’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, and includes a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB. […]
If you want a greenhouse tomato, ask whether it has been grown with LED lights. Recently, a number of commercial tomato growers have considered money saving LEDs to grow their crop. But money savings aside, how do the tomatoes taste? Recent research from the American Society for Horticultural Science shows positive results for these energy saving […]
EMFs, or electromagnetic fields, are forms of energy that are often referred to as electromagnetic radiation. EMFs are present within nature (as lightening and in the Earth’s magnetic field), but the increase in electronic activity around the world has created some concerns about the overexposure to EMFs in our daily life. EMFs are typically characterized […]
This informative fact sheet, provided by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is a great resource any time of year, but especially during the holidays, when we’re inundated with adverts from the big-box stores about all their Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday deals. Sure, the big box store has everything you need: tires, baby food, […]
Learning how to save money and energy for laundry can be challenging because both the washing machine and the dryer are big consumers of energy and water. But there are simple solutions out there to help you save your cash and reduce your energy use for both of these appliances. Dryers are big energy users […]