“Happy [Green] Holidays”

A scary stat is that “the average homeowner generates 25% more landfill waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than during the rest of the year”. With just a little forethought into our gift giving and holiday celebrations, we can all make a difference. If you’re wondering how to have a more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective, […]

City Life Goes Green

It’s no wonder that everywhere we turn, there’s news of someone or someplace going green. The American Institute of Architects recently conducted a study to determine the growth of green building across the country. This figure is impressive: The number of U.S. cities that have implemented green building programs has increased by 413% since 2003. […]

LED Holiday Lighting

If you’re like me, you love to see the cold winter night lit up by the warm glow of holiday lights. But you may also be concerned about the impact on your electric bill or on the environment.

Ugly Floor? Floating Floors to the Rescue!

If you have a hideous old vinyl or linoleum floor, or even a concrete slab that needs covering up, the new click-in-place floating floors are great fixes. They don’t require glue or the ripping out of the old floor. These easy-to-install floors can typically cover a wood sub-floor too, as well as ceramic tile, but […]

Quick and Easy Home Energy Audit

Now that the chill of winter is upon us, you may be wondering how to make your home feel more comfortable and save money on heating bills.  There are some simple things you can do like checking your home for air leaks and amount of insulation, as well as getting a check-up for your heating system.  

Eco-Friendly Furniture

I recently came across a furniture retailer whose environmentally-friendly, non-petroleum based, and chemical-free home furnishings are both stylish and comfortable.

Amazing Wind Turbine Is Born!

Welcome to the 21st century!  This new concept for a wind turbine blows the mind! It’s called the Maglev, and construction of one of these super power wind turbines began a couple of weeks ago in Central China. If it can work wonders in China, it can work anywhere! Just one of these long-lasting giants […]

Fair Trade Holiday Shopping

Looking for a unique gift for someone special this holiday season?  Ten Thousand Villages, a retailer specializing in fair trade jewelry, home decor and gifts, has numerous shops in the U.S. and Canada. They work with over 100 artisan groups around the world whose many handcrafted goods allow them to earn fair wages and live […]

It’s Green Tuesday!

If you want your holiday gifts to be a little more conscious of the environment, today’s the day to shop. Along the lines of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Green Tuesday is the day to put your shopping dollars to good use.

Green Nature Center Opens Today

The two go hand-in-hand: environmental education centers and the concept of being environmentally-conscious in the construction of such centers. I enjoy learning about nature as much as the next person, but when I visit a center that perhaps had a negative impact on the very environment it was meant to teach about and therefore instill […]

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