Recycled Paper Makes Cool Countertops

It may seem a little odd to make kitchen and bath countertop surfaces from recycled paper, but such materials are manufactured to be surprisingly durable and versatile for a variety of applications.  They can be used as countertops, tabletops, floors, and wall panels. These easy-to-care-for countertops resist water, stains and scratches, and do not offgas […]

Low-Cost, Green Home Makeovers

Just because you may not have an unlimited design budget, doesn’t mean you can’t give the rooms in your home a new and improved look.  There are several strategies to affordable and eco-friendly makeovers:

It’s Easy to Make Earth Day Every Day

This week, numerous Earth Day events took place around the world and brought environmental concerns to the forefront.  Hopefully, many people realized just how easy it is to live a more sustainable lifestyle.  Today, I’ll highlight some of the everyday items we use that have greener alternatives available.  To help you celebrate, many stores have […]

Go Green This Earth Day, Part II

Happy Earth Day!  Why not do something nice for the planet and for your family?  Here are some easy things anyone can do today and every day (and they won’t cost you a dime!): Pick up litter when you see it.  It is especially important to pick up plastic litter (bags, bottles, caps, etc.) as […]

7 Easy Ways to Go Green this Earth Day, Part 1

Tomorrow is Earth Day, a day to appreciate this amazing planet and consider our impact on it.  We may not give it much thought, but we all have certain expectations about the environment.  We expect to have clean air to breathe, safe water to drink, non-polluted soil in which to grow our food, and enough […]

Bucks County Audubon Society’s Green Seminars

The Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS), located in the idyllic countryside of New Hope, Pennsylvania, is a non-profit organization founded as a chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1969. Since its inception, BCAS has been dedicated to conserving wildlife, promoting awareness of environmental problems, watching birds, educating the community about the interdependence of humans […]

HGTV’s Green Home 2009 Sweepstakes

Tune into a special episode on HGTV tonight to view the eco-chic 2009 Green Home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  The latest and greatest in green building technologies and materials were used to build this custom, fully-furnished home.  The 2400+ square foot Spanish contemporary will go to one lucky winner this summer.

Heating Your Home with Today’s Radiators

If you are lucky enough to live in a home that is heated by radiators, then you understand about the comfortable warmth they provide during the winter.  Unlike forced hot air systems, radiators don’t blow air at you which feels like a chilly breeze inside your house (in my humble opinion).  I’ve previously written about […]

Eco-friendly Updates for a Tired, Old Bathroom, Part II

In my previous post, I concentrated on easy, green fixes for an outdated bathroom — everything from towels and personal care products to paint and hardware.  If a more elaborate renovation is in the cards for your old bathroom, and you’re interested in earth-friendly materials, you may want to consider some of these options for […]

Eco-friendly Updates for a Tired Old Bathroom, Part 1

Many of us have them…ugly, outdated bathrooms that oftentimes include damaged or disintegrating components.  When it’s time to give your bathroom a face lift, there are several things that can be done to bring your bath into the 21st century. Some ideas are easy and inexpensive to implement, while others are a bit more involved.

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