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Make Your Own Hydrating Sports Drink

With the overwhelming number of sports drink choices it’s easy to throw in the towel and stick to water. However, sports drinks help the body replace valuable nutrients and electrolytes lost during strenuous workouts. Luckily, you don’t have to purchase your revitalizing quencher. Here’s how to make your own hydrating sports drink, saving money and the endless flood of plastic bottles filling our landfills

January 26th

Making More than Lemonade from Lemons

It’s easy to accumulate a pile of lemons and anxiously wonder what to do with them. In some parts of the country, rat populations increase and become a major problem when citrus fruits are left in the trees for too long. Bipolar temperatures rising and than plummeting can ruin ripened fruit almost overnight. There’s several ways to use up your supply and interestingly enough, lemonade isn’t always the most popular use for these golden citrus orbs. Here are a few ways to use up your supply of lemons making more than just lemonade from lemons.

January 24th

The DIY Craze

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Аlvin Toffler The rise of DIY Have you noticed how much speed DIY-ig has gained lately? Yes, DIY has been steadily securing its place among the green activities you can engage in […]

January 23rd

Organize with Recycled Containers

It’s all about bringing simplicity in harmony with environmental-sound living and it’s actually pretty easy with a few ideas to jump start your year. Once you begin to look at items usually destined for the garbage as a potential storage item or organizational tool, a whole world of possibility and fun opens. Here are just a few ideas for organizing with recycled goods.

January 5th

Eco-Friendly Journal Ideas for the New Year

One method for staying on track with resolutions for the new year is journaling. It’s not only a good way to stay on track with healthy eating and exercise, it’s a great way to track emotions and stress levels. Reflecting on past posts can help pinpoint the cause of anxiety and emotional difficulties which can help in creating a plan for dealing with stress before it becomes out of control. If you’d like to give journaling a try this year, don’t go out a pay a fortune for an expensive journal. Here are just a few eco-friendly journal ideas for the New Year.

January 3rd

Forget the Resolutions, Make a Green Manifesto!

But today, in GLI’s first post for the 2012, I would like to inspire you for something greater, bigger and more impressive than the usual list of resolutions. Make a manifesto!

Get creative and after soberly revising your resolutions, start the new year with the most relevant ones written by hand or printed out on a sheet of paper (preferably the back side of an already used one). You can let your imagination roam freely here – use color pencils, water colors, paper cuts, anything that will look good on your wall, because that is the place of a manifesto, right?

January 2nd

Easy Ways to Green Your New Year’s Eve

There are just 5 days to New Year’s Eve and although you are still enjoying your Christmas presents this is a good moment to think of creative ways to green your New Year’s Eve party. Here are some suggestions that will not require much from you but will set you on the green track for […]

December 26th

Health and Wellness Gift Basket Ideas

While commercials would have you believe that big box department stores hold the key to happiness the truth is that happiness is found in simplicity. Sometimes a collection of quite common items can become a fabulously indulgent present. Here are some delicious, fun and useful products to go in a health and wellness gift basket your loved ones are sure to enjoy.

December 13th

Homemade Edible Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you have decided to celebrate a handmade green Christmas with non-materialistic eco-friendly gifts this year like us, you may want to consider making edible gifts as well. Presenting your loved ones with them will not only increase your sustainability but also the love that flows back to you! It is great to express yourself with a tasty homemade treat – something that will be appreciated even by the most picky ones among us.

December 12th

30 Cyber Monday Craft Ideas: Don’t Shop, CRAFT!

On Cyber Monday I will not present you with a list of great deals and online places to spend your hard-earned cash. Instead, I will give you a list of my favorite green DIYs to make with your family for your family. Let’s call it Buy Nothing Cyber Day, shall we? Turn to your loved ones, spend time with them and show them love. Material well-being is great but it cannot buy affection.

November 28th

Use Bananas for Healthy Skin

Bananas are in the top 5 of the most nourishing fruits because they contain large quantities of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, iodine, and vitamins A, B, E, and F. Apart from taking care of your bones, eyesight, and kidneys they are also a great way to preserve the quality of your skin and hair. So, not only you can eat them but you can also use bananas alone or in combination with other natural ingredients to make face masks 34maintain healthy and beautiful skin.

November 21st

How to Wear Green Clothes

Instead of following main-stream modern yuppie advice I would suggest that you turn to your inner self and to your roots. Think what your grandma used to do. Of course in a fast-paced life you cannot weave your fabrics but there are many more little steps you could take to make sure your body, your wallet and your earth feel well.

November 14th