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Films that Will Inspire you to Go Green!

If you are one of those people who still believes the earth will continue spinning no matter how much trash and pollutants humans throw its way, you really need to watch these important green films! They might inspire even the most hardened industrialists think twice about throwing away so much trash. All of these films […]

July 30th

What the FRACK? A great video introduction to Fracking!

This awesome little video comes to us from the good people at Earthjustice. Fracking: Things Find a Way, looks at the ways that fracking damages ground water, diminishes air quality, and affects communities in the surrounding areas. Companies are fracking in more areas everyday, and companies are not forthright about which chemicals exactly they are […]

February 13th

Give Your Home an Energy Efficiency Makeover

Have you given your home an energy efficiency makeover recently? Given rising electricity, oil and natural gas prices, a home energy efficiency makeover is highly recommended to help manage your pocketbook while keeping your home at the right temperature in all seasons.   An energy-efficient home is a strong defense against winter winds, rain, sleet, […]

February 20th

Handmade Holiday Gifts That Favor Your Budget

Handmade holiday gifts often conjure up visions of less-than-attractive sweaters knitted by sweet Aunt Millie, or last year’s fruitcake rewrapped for this year’s festivities. But handmade gifts don’t have to be unwanted!  With a little time and a small amount of money, you can have fun, exercise your crafty side, and end up with amazing […]

December 12th

Does It Pay to Go Green?

For many Americans, the idea of going green involves over-priced veggies, unaffordable hybrid cars, and expensive organic remedies. So given the price of oil, the falling value of the dollar, and the price of most organic food (and food in general), how practical is it to go green on a budget? Transportation Food Coffee and […]

August 8th

Recycled Clothing

By now we’ve all heard the golden rule for keeping our closets and drawers clutter-free: If you haven’t worn it in a year, throw it out. While this popular advice may do wonders for keeping a wardrobe whittled down to a manageable size, it does nothing to remind consumers that “throwing out” perfectly good clothing […]

July 22nd

Ethanol: The Good, the Bad, and the Eco

It wasn’t so long ago that researching and developing sources of alternative energy were considered “fringe issues” that preoccupied the minds and energy of only extreme environmentalists. Now, everyone is included in the search for a solution. Gasoline and its staggering cost are driving a U.S. recession, a world food crisis, and a warming planet; […]

June 21st

Green Your Reading Experience

The act of reading is essential to the modern world, not only for pleasure, but for growth and development. Everyone has a book that has changed their life, and the knowledge, self-insight, and emotion we can glean from reading is perhaps one of the most creative and compelling characteristics of the human experience. Although the […]

May 28th

Mineral Cosmetics: Healthy or Hazardous?

Proponents of mineral-based makeup will tell you that makeup made from crushed, sterilized minerals found in nature is quintessentially better for you and the environment than conventional chemical-based makeup. This statement is true in some respects, but misleading in other ways.  Mineral makeup, like many other things labeled “green”, deserves a closer look to determine […]

May 20th

Brain-Boosting Baby Massage

Baby massage has become popular in recent years as moms and dads look for ways to bond with their babies.  This tradition, which has been part of the Asian culture for generations, does so much more than simply support a loving parent-baby relationship. Nurturing through massage has been shown to have many positive benefits for […]

May 7th

5 Fuel Saving Strategies

Recently it seems that every day Americans go through the ritual of shuddering in their car seats as they drive by gas stations and ponder when rates will level out. Though you cannot stop the squeeze at the pump, you can fight the damage to your wallet and reduce the reliance on oil by following […]

May 7th

Natural Cleaning Recipes

Why spend a fortune on cleaning products that introduce toxic chemicals into your living space? You can use simple ingredients, such as baking soda, lemons, and vinegar to make effective cleaners that work in every room of your house.

April 27th