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Freshen Up Your Indoor Air

On hot, smoggy, high-pollution advisory days, we are often encouraged to play our part to alleviate the problem by carpooling, taking public transit, or considering alternative transportation like walking and cycling. While so many focus on outdoor air pollution, few realize that indoor air pollution is a major problem. In fact, the US EPA ranks […]

July 22nd

Luggage with an Eco Conscience

For the eco-conscious traveler, choosing green luggage saves pollutants from entering the air and environment. It also supports merchants and producers who use organic fabrics, sell locally, believe in fair trade, and don’t utilize sweatshops or child labor. Conventional Luggage Alternative Options Luggage with a Conscience Luggage—An Environmental Weight On Our Shoulders The standard suitcase, […]

March 30th

The Hidden Risks of Aquatic Exercise

What could be more attractive to an aspirer of green living than a form of exercise that appears to leave the smallest of energy footprints?  After all, most energy involved in swimming is caloric, within the swimmer’s own body, right?  No wonder so many eco-friendly fitness enthusiasts have chosen swimming and other aquatic forms of […]

March 14th

Breathe Easy with Natural Air Fresheners

We all want a nice smelling home, which is why air fresheners are so popular.  Many spray and plug-in fragrance products may smell sweet, but breathing in that “fresh scent” also causes you to inhale harmful chemicals such as phosphates, chlorine bleach, or ammonia. These unnatural substances can cause allergic reactions, trigger asthma attacks, and […]

March 3rd

Sleep Safely with Organic Bedding

Have you ever been bombarded with allergy sensitivity, asthma attacks, or even more troubling medical conditions, and wondered why?  Sometimes these conditions are caused simply by spending time inside.  The interior of our home is often a more toxic and unnatural environment than what we encounter outside because many of the things that fill our homes constantly […]

January 27th

Green Remodeling with Eco Friendly Paint

Looking for a way to make your house beautiful?  There are many ways to update an old home, but whether you’re tearing down walls or just adding a little color, one thing you’ll definitely need is paint. Virtually hundreds of paint choices fill the shelves of your local hardware store, so selecting a healthy, dependable, […]

December 17th

Marmoleum Flooring

If you’re looking for the near-perfect green flooring, look no further:  Marmoleum, a natural linoleum flooring material, is not only eco-friendly—it’s also health friendly and ideal for interior spaces. Marmoleum is made from all natural ingredients of linseed oil/flax, wood resins, cork, limestone, and jute.  The flooring is naturally bactericidal, antistatic, and discourages the collection […]

November 18th

The Benefits of Eating Organic Whole Foods

Organic whole foods are foods that are unrefined/unprocessed completely or processed and refined as little as possible.  Examples of organic whole foods are unpolished organic grains, organically grown produce, and non-homogenized milk.  Most often you can find organic whole foods at Farmer’s Markets because much organic produce and many other whole organic foods have a […]

October 12th