All posts from Stephanie Evans

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Green Living Ideas: Back in 2011!

Welcome (back) to Green Living Ideas! Things have changed around here, and we’ve moved to a new home, joining the Important Media network of sites as of late 2010. Because Important Media is a decentralized network of editorial contributors supported by a centralized infrastructure, it may be a while before we get things going again […]

December 30th

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Driving in the Bay Area, I am reminded almost daily that smog is a major problem. As news reports highlight pollution levels, I look around at the other commuters and see that the majority of cars on the road are transporting single occupants. On these and other days, we are often encouraged to play our […]

August 30th

5 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Even though Earth Day was one month ago today, every day is Earth Day around here. Here are some tips to incorporate Earth Day’s ideals and values in your own life throughout the year. Recycle– Take a solid look at your trash. Even if you have green intentions, it’s likely that you probably have some […]

May 22nd

Eco Gifts for Mother’s Day

For many people, the Mother’s Day gift is a tangible representation of the love and appreciation for the mother figures who touch our lives. As with all gifts, it truly is the thought that counts, so it’s important to give something sincere and representative of your mom’s personality and your environmental values. Here are some […]

May 5th

An Eco Approach to Eliminating Odors

If you live in a city apartment or in a small home, then good ventilation might not have been part of the architecture. Like many of your neighbors, you probably experience some type of odor problem. It might be from your cat, or from the fabulous fish stir-fry you you prepared a few days ago. […]

May 2nd

Indoor and Outdoor Water Saving Tips

Approximately only 3 percent of the earth’s water is fresh, and less than 1 percent is available for human consumption. With growing populations causing a continual rise in water demands, using less water and using it wisely has never been more important. The water issue is local as well as global; by implementing a few […]

April 30th

Get Rid of Energy Vampires!

Do vampires and phantoms haunt you? No, not the kind that lurk around your psyche or those two-fanged kind traditionally from Transylvania. We’re talking about the energy vampires and phantom loads that suck the energy from your home when your appliances are turned off but still plugged in. It’s true: appliances that are plugged in […]

April 24th

Happy Earth Day 2009!

Earth Day is finally here!  Today is the day to get out and celebrate our planet.  And by that we mean hug some trees, plant some seeds, walk to school. Pick just one thing…it can be anything different to what you normally do, to reduce your carbon footprint today. In case you have not looked […]

April 22nd