2/25/2011
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
2/25/2011
While it's almost impossible to completely avoid GMOs, you can minimize your exposure by eating organic and knowing which products are the worst offenders.
2/25/2011
Two Brooklyn filmmakers found a way to grow fresh food in the city--in the bed of a 1986 Dodge pickup.
2/25/2011
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
2/24/2011
Smaller spaces, simplifying and creating healthy homes are top trends in home improvement.
2/24/2011
With no building experience but a lot of determination, Gary Zuker built an 800-square-foot straw-clay home on the shores of Lake Travis in Texas--for $40,000.
2/24/2011
Location near public transporation and walkability are as important as green materials and design in creating a green home, study finds.
2/23/2011
Last year saw the biggest jump in CO2 emissions from power plants ever. Texas, Florida and Ohio lead the pack.
2/23/2011
Most Americans have tried low-energy light bulbs and like them.
2/23/2011
Flea market shopping takes dedication and agility--and it's a ton of fun if you're well prepared.
2/23/2011
Colorado's once-thriving solar industry has ground to a halt following Xcel Energy's move to slash incentive rebates for homeowners.
2/22/2011
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will "shake up the industry," Healthy Building Network official predicts.
2/22/2011
Now playing in select theaters, Carbon Nation is a non-preachy, solutions-based documentary that proves the benefits of a low-carbon economy.
2/22/2011
When Joan King Salwen is invited to speak with Bill and Melinda Gates about The Power of Half, she learns how valuable homemade gifts can be.
2/22/2011
Healthy home advocates are concerned that wireless power and gas meters, which are being installed in homes across the country, could release dangerous radiation.
2/21/2011
A scientists who has studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years warns that Roundup Ready crops could cause "a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure."
2/21/2011
An unpublished British study says that plastic bags are a greener option than paper or cloth--but only if you don't make the most of your reusable bags.
2/21/2011
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
2/21/2011
In a move that could devastate Colorado's thriving solar industry, Xcel Energy slashes incentive program.
2/18/2011
Simple to make, this stone bath mat is a treat for your feet.
2/18/2011
Consumers are intrigued by smart grid technology, but they need a lot more information and better tools before they'll participate.
2/18/2011
Because it could cause eye and skin irritation and harm reproductive systems, the Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding it. Baking soda is a solid, safe alternative.
2/17/2011
A year-long study in Oklahoma found that consumers who used energy-tracking technology and pricing plans that let them analyze their usage can cut their consumption in half.
2/17/2011
A new study finds that generating electricity from coal costs taxpayers $345 billion each year, making renewable energy start to look like a bargain.
2/17/2011
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
2/16/2011
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties--and the planet's very ecosystem.
2/16/2011
Seattle leads the way in asking the federal government to implement a comprehensive, health-focused food system.
2/16/2011
A new study finds that warming temperatures will cause up to two-thirds of the earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, unleashing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
2/16/2011
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
2/16/2011
The four principles of Tea ceremony—harmony, respect, purity and tranquility—are the means to a good life.
2/15/2011
Denise Franklin's 280-square-foot cabin in British Columbia provides everything she needs--and more.
2/15/2011
Re-Nest's list of its favorite Etsy stores makes navigating the handmade goods shopping site easier to navigate.
2/15/2011
British scientists have found that many pesticides--including those commonly found in food and 16 that were previously considered safe--disrupt male hormones.
2/15/2011
Green products rule at Ambiente 2011, the world's most important consumer goods fair, in Frankfurt, Germany, this week.
2/15/2011
Food has become both a political and a fashion statement--and foodies could save the environmental movement.
2/14/2011
The Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products asks designers and builders to spec materials with lower carbon footprints.
2/14/2011
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
2/14/2011
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
2/14/2011
Americans continue to believe that green homes make a difference--but they need to be more affordable.
2/14/2011
A new open-source website helps consumers track where their products come from.
2/11/2011
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
2/11/2011
Celebrate spring by throwing a free tea party--here's how.
2/11/2011
The L41 is a mass-produced, superefficient home designed to provide affordable shelter for everyone.
2/11/2011
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
2/11/2011
A new wastewater treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will use methane gas to produce energy.
2/10/2011
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
2/10/2011
Save money and win your sweetie's heart with a beautifully set table and handmade candy hearts this Valentine's Day.
2/10/2011
When he renovated his 816-square-foot condo in Boulder, Colorado, Greg Miller borrowed space-saving and efficiency solutions from his years of living on the road. Check out this video of his van, prepped for adventure.
2/9/2011
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
2/9/2011
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
2/9/2011
Tell America's largest chocolate company that slave labor and Valentine's Day chocolate don't mix.
2/9/2011
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
2/9/2011
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
2/8/2011
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
2/8/2011
Ranging in size from 528 square feet to 960 square feet, miniHomes are a combination of park model trailer, manufactured home and code-compliant residences that combine modern design with state-of-the-art building technology.
2/8/2011
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
2/8/2011
While many indications point to house size shrinking in America, National Public Radio reports that the McMansion is far from dead.
2/8/2011
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
2/7/2011
The Council of Better Business Bureaus National Advertising Division recommends that Sherwin-Williams modify or discontinue advertising claims that its “Harmony” paint line is completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
2/7/2011
California architect Matthew Hofman gives a 1978 Airstream a good green makeover.
2/7/2011
Fearing a sugar shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would defy a District Court judge's ban on Roundup Ready sugar beets.
2/7/2011
For the first time, acclaimed Not So Big House author and architect brings quality-over-quality design to a residential development.
2/4/2011
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
2/4/2011
While corporate progress toward sustainability may seem agonizingly slow, GreenBiz editors found plenty to cheer about in 2010--and believe 2011 will be a banner year for green initiatives.
2/4/2011
EcoSharing.net lets you easily swap, give away or borrow items from your Facebook friends.
2/3/2011
Chinese worker Chen Shun Qun says she is paid and treated fairly at the factory that makes Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools.
2/3/2011
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
2/2/2011
Extend the life of your washer and dryer and save money on repairs with these 10 tips.
2/2/2011
The ground hog may be signalling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
2/2/2011
The EPA will regulate perchlorate and other toxic chemicals--but you may want to consider water filters in the meantime.
2/2/2011
As Offlining urges cyborgs to turn off their Blackberries, Neo-Luddites question technology's exponential encroachment on our lives.
2/1/2011
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
2/1/2011
Worldwide fish consumption is at an all-time high, so take action by eating only sustainably harvested seafood from ethical sources.
2/1/2011
Columbia University's Earth Institute will hold an informational session on its Sustainability Management program on February 10.
2/1/2011
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.






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