3/30/2011
Bring some spring into your life. Sprinkle some wheat grass seeds in an old apothecary jar and watch them grow.
3/30/2011
BPA levels in families who ate fresh rather than canned and packaged food dropped by 60 percent, a study found. Cooking at home with fresh food is the best way to avoid this potentially dangerous chemical
3/30/2011
"Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops without the threat of invasion by Monsanto's genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food."
3/30/2011
Strongly influenced by wabi-sabi's principles, the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement railed against "the swinish luxury of the rich," ornamental excess and the poverty of people who lacked creativity.
3/30/2011
As farmers markets open across the country, here are 10 good reasons to get out and support your local farmers. (The freshest seasonal food is just a part of it.)
3/29/2011
Only 43 percent of Americans know what smart grid technology is, and of those, 70 percent don’t really understand how it works, according to a survey released today.
3/29/2011
Made from natural minerals, sea salt, water, sand, recycled coal byproducts and natural fibers, CompoClay is a promising alternative to gypsum, engineered wood and resins.
3/29/2011
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
3/28/2011
When Steve Sikora and Lynette Erickson-Sikora restored Frank Lloyd Wright's first small, affordable home, they discovered how green the iconic architect really was.
3/28/2011
Alka-Seltzer can give your cleaning routine a little extra fizz. Try it for unclogging drains and cleaning toilets.
3/28/2011
Our “needs” for the latest gadgets elevates our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances and consumer electronics in recent years.
3/28/2011
Perfect for spring, this pasta dish can be made with the spring herbs that are popping up in your garden or market and a little leftover wine (either red or white will do).
3/25/2011
One of the nation's largest home developers announces it will offer solar arrays as standard features on new homes in California.
3/25/2011
Turn empty oatmeal and salt containers into pretty storage canisters--in a snap.
3/25/2011
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
3/25/2011
Chado-En tea company will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its special cherry blossom tea to Japanese relief efforts.
3/25/2011
Gather your friends to host a party or just enjoy the quiet as you turn off the lights for one hour to show your love for the planet.
3/24/2011
Medical marijuana was a $1.7 billion industry last year--just shy of Viagra as pot-related businesses crop up across the country.
3/24/2011
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains--and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
3/24/2011
Covering an area about the size of California with solar panels would provide enough power to handle the world's needs.
3/24/2011
Willis Tower in Chicago, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, gets new windows that could generate up to 2 megawatts of solar power.
3/24/2011
Homeowners are willing to splurge on kitchen and bath remodels, but they're not interested in building luxury or second homes, according to an American Institute of Architects survey.
3/23/2011
Former Boulder, Colorado, mayor Shaun McGrath, the new head of the American Solar Energy Society, has his work cut out for him.
3/23/2011
Change we can believe in? The Obama administration paves the way for more than 300,000 megawatts of coal-fired energy.
3/23/2011
See how a structure made from cob, a form of earthen construction, handles a laboratory shake test.
3/23/2011
Organic Architect's Eric Corey Freed shows designers what green really means during Dining by Design, a charity event featuring tabletop installations in New York.
3/23/2011
Wabi-sabi teaches us appreciation for the good energy and soul that handmade items bring to our homes. Etsy, the premiere source for handcrafted home goods, offers an extensive list of items whose sale will benefit Japanese relief efforts.
3/22/2011
An affordable prototype home helps revitalize a blighted Syracuse, New York, neighborhood--and could be the city home of the future.
3/22/2011
Sixty-one percent of Americans say they understand our nation's energy issues, but more than half have never heard the term "smart grid." We have a lot to talk about.
3/22/2011
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean--without chemicals.
3/22/2011
A number of tea companies are donating proceeds from sales to Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
3/22/2011
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
3/21/2011
Builders and designers believe that low-e windows, engineered wood products and eat-in kitchens will be key characteristics of new homes in the future.
3/21/2011
Essentia introduces the world's first memory foam mattress made without chemicals.
3/21/2011
As organic industry leaders urge consumers to take action against GMOs--the biggest threat the industry faces this year--soapmaker David Bronner gives $25,000 to seed an anti-GMO march on Capitol Hill.
3/21/2011
Dan and Karen Cripes made a few big upfront investments--including solar panels and a geothermal system--when they built their home in Round Rock, Texas. Now they're reaping the rewards with nearly nonexistent utility bills and a home they love.
3/21/2011
Rich, creamy Parmesan and Brie Polenta is a Meatless Monday meal fit for a king.
3/18/2011
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.
3/18/2011
Tom Newmark won't rest until he's helped establish 10,000 seed sanctuaries--living gardens devoted to propagating and nurturing endangered plants--across the world. He came a step closer this week with the establishment of a sanctuary in India.
3/17/2011
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon--with a healthy twist.
3/17/2011
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
3/17/2011
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
3/16/2011
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
3/16/2011
As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
3/16/2011
Today is not a day for selling books. It's a day for prayer and solidarity with the Japanese people.
3/15/2011
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
3/15/2011
A California architect gives a 1920s cabin more space and better views--without disturbing the riparian area it sits on.
3/15/2011
Stackable chairs made from molded hemp represent a breakthrough in using the versatile, renewable fiber.






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