Window inserts are a cost effective way to insulate your house. This review shares before and after thermal images, and a personal review of window inserts in the home.
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I’ve been lucky enough to experience multiple Wanderlust Oahu events, and I hope you decide to go this year too!
When you think of an intentional community, do you envision a rural setting far away from it all with people living an abundant life in shared housing? Or more of a yoga retreat center with colorfully adorned and long haired people that smell like patchouli and talk about the alignment of chakras? Or a cluster […]
Caboo makes tree-free toilet paper and other products from sustainable bamboo and sugar cane.
Animal agriculture is the elephant in the room when it comes to sustainability; solar and EVs are great, but I think it’s going to be lab grown meat that makes the biggest impact on our sustainable future.
Yoloha Cork Yoga Mats are beautiful and thoughtfully designed. We got to meet them at Wanderlust Tahoe, and have been practicing on cork for months now!
After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology and it has taken a long time for new technology to break through to main stream use. For a while it was thought that Compact Fluorescents (CFLs) would take over, but while CFLs can last over six times longer […]
How to clear a clog in the condensate line on your air conditioner Things you’ll need for the job: Wet/Dry Vac 3/4″ hose attachment Before getting started, be sure to check out the following video to familiarize yourself with the process: 1. Locate your A/C’s condensate line. In most cases this line will be located outside […]
At Green Living Ideas, we get a fair number of comments from readers saying that they’d love to do more green living, but it just costs more to do so. In some cases, that is true. In the case of organic bell peppers, yes. But is it true that green living costs more than living […]
Energy Saving Air Conditioning (A/C) Alternatives for Cooling Yourself and Your Home: A Top Ten List
Air conditioning is ubiquitous in modern society, and while it keeps our homes and offices cool, it exacts a very high cost in terms of ecological, social, and health impacts. To help you save energy and money, here is a top ten list of the best cooling alternatives to your Air Conditioning (A/C) in your […]
Sustainable living means different things to different people. For some it’s personal sustainability—keeping oneself going with enough money and energy to get by. For others, it’s a global thing. But yoga offers some great lessons on sustainable living that transcends both spheres, melding them into one prevailing lifestyle and mindset that can create abundance in […]
Most of us have seen the images of the scarred manatees and the oil-covered sea birds, but in truth, regular boating as a hobby usually does more damage to an entire ecosystem than it does to individual wildlife. Everything from boats’ carbon emissions to chemical cleaners can irreparably harm the surrounding environment, killing precious flora […]
The importance of properly insulating your home should be quite apparent at this point. Creating so-called thermal barriers in the home to keep heat from moving from one place to another can save a lot of money on heating and cooling costs as well as help keep living and working spaces more comfortable.
Green living is a terrific lifestyle. Not only do you get to save money, it’s usually very good for the planet (you feel better about leaving the world a better place for your loved ones), and it’s usually very good for your health. Biking? Better than sitting in a car inhaling fumes. Walking? Sure beats […]
Host a costume swap this Halloween to save some cash and reduce your impact. Here’s how to put one together.
Have a gas guzzler? You could save thousands of dollars and large amounts of carbon emissions by having a more eco-friendly car. But you knew that, of course. But, did you know that how you drive is almost as important as what you drive? It’s true. So to help you save money the next time you […]