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Sustainability focused last-minute holiday prep ideas for shopping, gifting, and wrapping from TerraCycle!
Five awesome upcycled and recycled DIY Thanksgiving crafts from our friends at TerraCycle
Keeping your home clean and green can help you save money, live more comfortably, improve your health, and reduce environmental impacts. Some things are obvious, like switching to LEDs and keeping your dryer vent clear, but others, like cleaning your gutters, can make a major impact and aren’t quite as obvious.
There are so many health benefits of fermented food. Here are some details about these everyday superfoods and tips for finding the best food for your body.
Learn our tricks for healthful and delicious homemade fermentation projects, from kim chi to kraut to kefir to help get your gut in shape!
Wood or metal scraps can inspire your creative side Since I have been writing about using repurposed wood or metal scraps, I thought this was as good a time as any to share an old woodworking project of mine using red oak cutoffs that were headed for the trash bin. Whether you are working with wood, […]
Love gift giving? Here are 7 reasons to choose handmade jewelry for all your green gift giving.
There is danger under the kitchen and bathroom: here’s a report that details 35 Dangerous Household Cleaning Products You Need to Avoid using in your home.
Here are the top 5 household cleaners to avoid and 10 ways you can green your cleaning routine, with information reposted from Women’s Voice for the Earth.
Old radiators in old houses — steam or hot water — seem to spur plenty of ‘how-to’ advice when it comes to becoming energy efficient and staying warm at the same time. First, here is some basic information about radiators. When either hot water or steam enters a radiator, heat is then supposed to be […]
It is sometimes necessary to change out the sink aerator in the kitchen or bathroom to ensure a steady water flow and avoid unwanted leaking or splashing. It can also save water use. For DIY enthusiasts, this is a great place to get your hands wet with plumbing know-how. Aerator basics According to eHow, aerators […]
Cleaning out your home air conditioner (A/C)’s condensate line can go a long way in making your system more energy efficient. With preventive maintenance, it should never get clogged, which will help to prevent your system from flooding parts of your home, potentially costing thousands of dollars to repair. It doesn’t really require a ton […]
If you’ve been fiddling with the thermostat more often than not, chances are your home is suffering from severe energy inefficiencies, likely caused by weak insulation. But, how can you check where your insulation may not be sealing well? The easiest (and cheapest!) way to check is by picking up an inexpensive laser thermometer from your […]
A leaking toilet may be one of the last things you think of when it comes to saving water and money throughout your home, but if left unchecked one of these could end up costing you thouands of dollars. Fortunately, fixing some of the most common types of toilet leaks (like fixing a leaky toilet […]
If you’re trying to think of ways to save money and water around your home, try looking in the tank of your toilets. I know, it’s not the most logical spot, but if left un-checked a constantly running toilet can add a substantial amount of money to your monthly water bill (the Environmental Protection Agency […]