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Long before the Green Revolution began, Scandinavian cultures brought neat and tidiness to the forefront. Follow suit with these five simple ideas for Scandinavian simplicity at home.
Plastic — can you imagine a day without it? It has come to be a component of nearly everything we buy and use, it seems. On the one hand, plastic has made things possible that might not have been possible. On the other hand, there are a few major problems (at least) with its widespread use….
Pioneers of green building techniques are faced with the challenging task of identifying and integrating the use of innovative, sustainable materials into the canon of eco-friendly building. Of course, any new material must answer the complicated question, “Is it really green?” In recent years, concrete and its use in flooring and countertops has gained popularity […]
As the water crisis becomes more evident in our lives each day, scientists and corporations alike are investing resources in designing innovative methods of conservation and ways to help alleviate the harshest effects of this crisis worldwide. Earlier in 2007, droughts in the remote Marshall Islands near Guam impacted local populations so much that some […]
In the past the hotel, lodging, and travel industry was renowned for what many perceived as a startling lack of concern for the environment—the excessive consumption of energy and water alone could make the socially responsible tourist forgo these wasteful accommodations. Fortunately, visionaries in the industry recognize the importance of being green and many companies […]
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, discusses the use of Low-VOC (low toxicity) paints in green building/remodeling projects and healthy homes with Steve Revnew, Director of Marketing for Sherwin Williams. Click Play Below,or
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, discusses the topic of natural paints with Meredith Aronson, President of Green Planet Paints. Click Play Below,or
There aren’t many eco-friendly options when it comes to the traditional, character-splashed boxed cards that children exchange each February 14th. Let’s explore some non-traditional alternatives that will delight kids of all ages… Giving Eco Valentines Valentine’s Day Card Reuse Craft Projects Giving Eco Valentines If your kids are passionate about animals, have them check out […]
What comes to mind when you visualize the word water? Do you think of clean, pure, refreshing and . . . available? Unfortunately, in today’s world, these words are decreasingly associated with our water supply, especially as we learn more about where our water comes from and the processes by which it arrives in our […]
As a parent committed to living more sustainably, you are aware that the toys you choose for your child play an important role in the choices he or she will make later on in life. Toys that educate children and encourage them to use their imaginations go a long way towards helping children learn to […]
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, […]
If windows are the eyes of your home, and eyes are the windows to a soul, shouldn’t your home’s windows be clean and green? This blend of old adages highlights the benefits of installing energy efficient windows from a design perspective, though resulting energy savings for the environment and cost savings for the owner are […]
Whether you’re searching for a unique birthday gift for a loved one, an inexpensive holiday gift for an office gift exchange, or a special present to welcome a friend’s new baby, green gift-giving allows you to show your love and appreciation for those who are special to you while minimizing the carbon trail that gift-giving […]
Why is it important to look for sustainably and responsibly harvested wood flooring sources for your home projects? The simple answer is that the world’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate, and taking a bit of time to seek out sustainably harvested and underutilized options will have the planet and its future inhabitants thanking […]