Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

4 Ways to Remain Eco-Friendly During Winter

By Paul Kazlov, Global Home Improvement

Winters can be brutal, especially on our homes when it comes to our energy costs. Winter tends to drive up energy costs but there is a way to prevent that from happening this winter including eliminating drafts, smart thermostats, and more.


5 Steps to Turn Your House into a Smart, Energy-Saving Home

By Jennifer Tuohy, Home Depot

There are many ways to save energy in the home and one of the most efficient is the right use of home automation. Here are the top five ways you can use home automation to turn your house into a smart, energy-saving abode.


9 Fantastic Uses of Builders’ Lime Hardly Anyone Knows About

By Atulya K Bingham

Unlike Portland cement, builders’ lime is breathable, anti-fungal, beautiful, and carbon neutral — so why is no one using it?


6 Easy Ways to Live a More Zero-Waste Life

By Tammy Taylor, Taylor-Made Ranch

You're recycling as much as you can, but have you ever wished to lower what goes into your recycling bin while reducing that landfill-bound trash, too? Here are 6 simple ways to live a more zero-waste life.


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Use a Silicone Lid to Cover Leftover Food

By Melissa Klein

Avoid environmentally harmful plastic wrap by using a suction-sealing silicone lid when reheating leftovers.


A Roundup of 5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Cabinet Doors

By Jennifer Tuohy

Here are some creative ideas for upcycling old cabinet doors into something beautiful and useful.


How to Green Clean Your Shower Head

By Sommer Poquette, Home Depot

Many people assume that a shower head doesn’t need to be cleaned. However, it's not uncommon for lime scale and mineral deposits from the water to clog your shower head and reduce the flow of water. Cleaning the shower head is important but it must be done correctly and in an eco-friendly way.


Building a Cabin with a Portable Sawmill

By Billy Reeder, The Wood-Mizer Team

By sawing his own lumber from fallen trees, Billy Reeder not only built his cabin debt-free on family land, he also built a new life — a deliberate life. A good life.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

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