The Wonders of Strawbale Construction

Strawbale construction is beautiful, energy efficient, long-lasting and environmentally-friendly.  Its non-toxic, natural materials are sourced from an agricultural waste product that is typically burned.  By utilizing strawbales as a building material, we can reduce pollution and maintain air quality, indoors and out. If you’re an ambitious do-it-yourself type, you can even build your own strawbale […]

Greener Pastures for Old Books

The following is a guest post by Alexis Bonari Take a look at those old, heavy textbooks on your shelves.  How many trees had to be cut down to produce them? Make sure those resources didn’t go to waste by leaving the books to collect dust on your shelves. Keeping a library of books can […]

Kick off the Summer with Earth-friendly Festivities

It’s hard to believe another year has passed and it’s Memorial Day again.  While honoring the memory of American soldiers killed in combat, we also welcome the warm weather and sunny skies that indicate the unofficial start of summer. Here are some easy green tips that honor the Earth and help reduce your impact this […]

Planning a Greener Landscape

If you’re trying to make your landscape more sustainable, one important thing to do is to reduce the size of your lawn and add more native plants, trees and shrubs.  Native plants are beautiful and low-maintenance, plus they provide proper nourishment and habitat for beneficial insects, birds, bees, butterflies and wildlife.  Read on for garden […]

Eco-Chic Bathroom Upgrades

Planning a bathroom remodel to transform your tired, old space into a sustainable serene spa?  Today’s marketplace has just about everything you need to create an eco-friendly, luxurious lavatory, from design details to construction components.  In this post, I’ll concentrate on the latter, with a future post focusing on the finishing touches. Please donate usable […]

What’s Wrong with Rain?

You may be thinking that there’s nothing wrong with rain, unless of course we’re getting too much, but that’s not what I’m talking about here….  Yes, it is a life-giving precious resource, but it is also a conduit for pollutants that make their way from our lawns, streets and parking lots into our fresh watersheds. […]