Better Bedding, Part III

The next in my series on better bedding is a relatively new, natural fiber and cotton alternative, called Lyocell. These fibers make a high quality, long-lasting fabric that is hypoallergenic, soft, and warm.

Better Bedding, Part II

We all love our cotton sheets, but when you stop to think about all the pesticides, insecticides, defoliants, and other toxic chemicals used to grow, process, and manufacture cotton, our beds become less comfortable to lie in. Organic cotton is a better solution for bedding, especially considering that we spend about a third of our […]

Better Bedding

Looking for new bed linens? You may not have given it any thought whatsoever, but those conventional cotton sheets are anything but sustainable. Millions of pounds of pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, and other harsh chemicals are used to grow and process cotton. And since polyester is a petroleum derivative it is not exactly eco-friendly either. But, […]

The Natural Bed

For those of you who have back problems, trouble sleeping, or chemical sensitivities, all-natural mattresses may provide the solution to a good night’s sleep. These mattresses are typically made of 100% natural rubber latex which is inherently resistant to dust mites, is hypoallergenic, and has anti-microbial properties. Non-toxic fire retardants are customarily used too.

Shopping for Green Goods Just Got Easier

You probably want to be kind to the environment in any way you can. One way to be earth-friendly is to use your purchasing power to increase the demand for green products. Since the demand for such goods has been growing in recent years, more and more green stores are popping up all around the […]

Agricultural Waste Brings New Life to Furnishings

Beautiful and durable furniture, cabinetry, flooring, and casework are now being made from a variety of agricultural waste by-products. Wheat straw, sunflower seed hulls, and stalks from the Sorghum plant are typically burned or disposed of unnecessarily after harvest, but new uses for the reclaimed ag-fibers are used to make innovative interior design elements.

Dual-Flush Retrofit for Existing Toilets

Looking for an easy way to significantly cut your household water usage? Well, on average, 40% of a household’s indoor water is used for the toilet. So without purchasing a new high-efficiency toilet, you can either not flush as much, or you can buy a new little gadget called the Ecoflow.

Stop Flushing So Much Water Down the Drain with Dual Flush Toilets!

Dual flush toilets are great at conserving water. With 2 flush valves, one .8 gallon flush for #1 and a 1.6 gallon flush for #2, these toilets conserve even more water than the standard 1.6 gpf toilets on the market.

Looking to Clear the Air in Your Home?

Is the air you breath inside your home making you sick? Indoor air is typically more polluted than the air outside due to synthetic, chemical-based cleaning products, paint and furnishings. Not only are these things detrimental to the health of your family, but also to the health of the environment. Check out Planet Green here […]

The Natural Mattress

If you’re sensitive to synthetic chemicals, or concerned about indoor air quality or the environment, one thing you can do is consider purchasing a natural mattress when it’s time to replace that worn-out bed. It just makes sense to have a great bed, especially one made from renewable materials, since we spend so much of […]

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