‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing makes us jollier than taking care of the earth, right? This holiday season when you decorate your home, stop and consider how your home decorations are effecting the environment. A good place to start is the centerpiece of most homes during the holidays: the Christmas tree (or Yule tree, or holiday tree, or whatever you choose to call it.) Also known as the good old fashioned “evergreen tree,” one has to stop and wonder: is it really green?
Eco Friendly Household Goods
Vegan-friendly materials are those which do not take advantage of animals in any way. It turns out that many of these materials not only respect animals, they also make some gorgeous blankets which are also lovely to the touch as well. Here are a few vegan-friendly blankets for gift giving that your vegan loved ones will appreciate, as well as, anyone with a penchant for curling up in comfort.
The holidays are a great time for families and friends to come together and enjoy conversation and good times and your dinnerware can actually spark some great conversations about being eco-conscious. Here are some great eco-friendly dinnerware choices for those who are avid environmentalists or those just venturing in to the world of green living.
Beeswax has been the lighting staple for homesteading for years and is now becoming popular for modern, urban families as well. Here are 5 reasons to choose beeswax candles.
We have a winner for FoFlor green mat!
While we have come to rely on shampoo for cleaning away dirt and oil, the body only needs a little help accomplishing this task on its on. Here are some shampoo alternatives readily found in the kitchen or at least inexpensively purchased.
I know we don’t pay too much attention to doormats. We leave it outside the door and forget about it. But it gets a beating through all kinds of inclement weather and helps us not to track in dirt and chemicals in the house, keeping us healthy indoors. Read this review and a giveaway.
Does package-free grocery shopping sound like green heaven? It may soon be possible for those living in Austin, Texas.
If you live in California and want a new television, you may have to move to get that super big flat screen of your dreams. Governor Schwarzenegger has given his support to the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) proposal to limit TV energy consumption. Current CEC figures estimate TV power usage to be approximately “10 per […]
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, discusses how to go greener using energy- and water–efficient kitchen and laundry appliances with Butch Gaudette, Director of Trade Relations for Whirlpool. Click Play Below,or
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, discusses the topic of eco-friendly appliances and differences in European vs. American efficiency standards with Danyel Tiefenbacher, Brand Manger of Bosch. Click Play Below,or
Household appliances. Ah, those must-have energy guzzlers that render critical services to our homes, offices, schools, restaurants, hotels, spas and stores. All are available for our daily use and convenience, at the price of a ever-higher monthly utility bill. We’ll show you how the energy consumed by your household appliances is divided up, provide you with […]
Choosing green appliances for your kitchen conserves valuable natural resources and saves you money in the process. When it comes to purchasing eco-friendly appliances for your “green’ kitchen, you’ll find a wider array of energy-efficient models than ever before. Continual advances in technology and design reduce the amount of energy needed to run large appliances […]
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, talks about efficient ENERGY STAR products and the Change a Light Campaign with Wendy Reed, Campaign Manager for ENERGY STAR. Click Play Below,or
Everyone knows that green appliances save money on energy. However, there is another way that green appliances can save you money. Many times, manufacturers and stores offer ENERGY STAR rebates in hopes that more customers will choose to go green with their new washers, refrigerators, or other appliances. In addition, the government sometimes encourages tax […]
In today’s world, a green kitchen remodel makes financial and ecological sense. As you prepare to remodel your kitchen, make sure you leave room in the budget for green home appliances. Of course, besides the ENERGY STAR refrigerator and dishwasher, there are a few other green kitchen features you may have overlooked . . . […]