December 27th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
ou daughter's teacher hasn't told you how her morning chai tea keeps her going all day but the gift card for the local coffee shop will help her buy a few morning's worth. While the simplicity in gift giving makes them popular, there is a downside being an abundance of plastic finding its way into landfills after they've been used. Here are a few ways to break the cycle by reusing gift cards
December 20th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
One toy company, Hasbro, has been named a 2011 Sector Leader by Climate Counts which is a non-profit organization which rates corporations based on their efforts to curb the climate crisis. By making sustainability a part of their business plan Hasbro is one company leading the way towards profitability while lowering the amount of harm done to the earth. Here are a few ways Hasbro is Greening the Toy Store
December 15th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
This holiday season take a trip back to some the primitive winter celebration of Yule. Traditionally a Pagan holiday, this celebration has been embraced by many environmental-minded families as a way to honor the earth and the abundance nature brings. Families celebrate the highs and lows of the year making way for exciting things to come.
Here are a few fun activities for honoring Earth with Yule log creations
December 6th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
The Christmas tree has become one of the staple holiday decorations for most homes but sustainable Christmas trees aren't always available. Sometimes severe asthma and allergy sensitivities can leave you shunning the evergreen as well. Fear not my festive friends, if you don't want a real Christmas tree you don't have to settle for a traditional artificial replica. The following are a list of wonderfully eco-friendly alternatives to live Christmas trees
December 5th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
Do you love giving thoughtful gifts but hate holiday waste? Try some of these gift wrapping ideas that are recycled and reusable!
November 28th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
On Cyber Monday I will not present you with a list of great deals and online places to spend your hard-earned cash. Instead, I will give you a list of my favorite green DIYs to make with your family for your family. Let's call it Buy Nothing Cyber Day, shall we? Turn to your loved ones, spend time with them and show them love. Material well-being is great but it cannot buy affection
November 14th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
Instead of following main-stream modern yuppie advice I would suggest that you turn to your inner self and to your roots. Think what your grandma used to do. Of course in a fast-paced life you cannot weave your fabrics but there are many more little steps you could take to make sure your body, your wallet and your earth feel well
November 10th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
For some, frost season has arrived while others still have a little planning time to ready crops. Gardening season may have ended for some of the country, while the rest will enjoy planting and harvesting fall and winter crops so long as they stay protected from frost damage. Here are five simple ways to protect plants from frost
November 4th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang
Don't worry about those excess piles of T-shirts you're never going to wear - you can fashion them into all sorts of useful new things
October 21st, 2011 | by Lynn Fang
Green your Halloween this year by trying some of these DIY upcycled decor ideas, composting your pumpkin, and making some deliciously vegan spooky Halloween treats
October 20th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand
Reducing waste is one of the main concerns of modern society. In a strive to minimize industrial processes and maximize the fun of everyday life a Costa Rica University implements possible creative reuses and implementations of what before went straight to the trash
October 14th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang
Even though it’s almost winter, you can still start a worm bin compost in your home. Here's how!
August 30th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
With changing seasons comes restocking and supplying the medicine cabinet. Forget purchasing a new first aid kit though, instead make your own from natural items and supplies from around the house.
August 24th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
Cool infographic on marine habitat and why we should protect it.
August 18th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
Instead of clogging up the recycle bin, why not make your own sour cream and save both the environment and your wallet? Making this dairy staple takes only two ingredients and a container for storage, preferably glass
August 16th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle
You can make your own yogurt using glass containers which helps mother earth, saves money and helps keep you healthy