We are endangering the long-term well-being of the planet because of a desire for short-term wealth and material objects, many of which rely on cheap plastic inputs. As a consumer, the power to purchase is directly in your hands. Here are five plastic products everyone should be avoiding…
Making a package “Lightweighted” is the practice of cutting down the amount of packaging material used to make it, or replacing it with a lighter weight alternative entirely. Learn five main types of packages being lightweighted.
You don’t eat your clothes so what is vegan clothing about? Here’s how and why to choose vegan clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Cradle to cradle manufacturing is a design, building, and sourcing certification for products that ensures a more sustainable future.
Learn how a minimalist wardrobe can make your life easier with these helpful tips. You’ll be purging your closets and clearing out space in your brain too!
When it comes to illuminating your home there seems to be an endless number of options available, but which one is the right one for you? By today’s standards, the answer would seem to be one of two choices (LEDs vs CFLs), however picking between two types of bulbs is only the tip of the […]
I had just arrived to camp for the night, roughly 30 miles from the trailhead, and low and behold one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen was just starting to ignite in the early evening sky. It was as if any and every color I had ever seen was being brushed onto […]
If you’re looking for a way to spend a little less money around your home, try finding places where you can use 3-way light bulbs. Not only will they give you more control over the level of light in a given room, if used properly, they should save you money on your monthly electric bill. […]
We live in the information age, where it seems that almost anything can be found by simply typing a few words into a Google search, but did you ever stop to think of how much that convenience might actually be costing you? The answer might surprise you. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) computers […]
Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be to be stuck in a hot car, classroom, or home in the middle of a heat wave…it’s pretty tough! Fortunately, beating the heat and providing yourself with a cool, comfortable environment doesn’t have to be synonymous with spending money and using lots of energy. Just try implementing some of these […]
If you’ve ever purchased any sort of electronic device for your home, odds are you’ve come across the terms amperage (amps), voltage (volts) and wattage (watts). But what exactly do all these terms mean, and why do they matter? In short, having an understanding of amps, volts and watts can help you save money on […]
One of the best ways you can save money, water and energy is to green your laundry, and it’s actually easier than you might think. By simply tweaking a few settings on your washer and dryer and switching to more energy friendly alternatives you can save thousands over the course of your lifetime. So to […]
Every month home owners and renters alike receive a billing statement from their local water utility, and if you know how to read it, it can be a great place to start when it comes to saving money. However, reading and understanding the information on your monthly water bill isn’t always easy. So to help […]
When it comes to saving money and energy around your home, your monthly electric bill is one of the best places to start. After all, it can provide you with a wealth of information like your usage habits and your current energy rates. However, these monthly billing statements can be a tad bit tricky when […]
As if there wasn’t enough to consider when it comes to picking out the right light bulb, being sure that you have the correct base type and size is yet another factor in your decision. Thankfully, this is probably the most straightforward of all the variables when it comes to purchasing a light bulb. To […]
Most people think their pool might be a “fixed cost” when it comes to its electricity consumption, often assuming that, for hygienic reasons, they need to keep the pump going all day. However, as a general rule, cycling through your pool’s water once per day (one complete turnover of the volume of water in the […]