Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?
Our hands take a beating. Be kind to them and make this amazing hand scrub with ingredients right from your pantry!
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Thinking about finishing up your holiday shopping online? Make sure to check out Earth Moment, a portal that will offset the carbon emitted by your purchase—at no extra cost. Also check out these websites—some of our staff favorites.
The average American family spends around $18,000 each year on goods and services. This holiday season, these are the questions we’re asking before we plunk down our own hard-earned dollars.
A Life Cycle Assessment from Ellipsos, a sustainable development strategy firm, suggests that natural Christmas trees generate fewer greenhouse gases per year than artificial trees.
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
Wish your friends and family happy holidays with our free, fun and animated e-card.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
Oxfam America Unwrapped allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving. Help end poverty, hunger and injustice worldwide this holiday season.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
Experiments in making an all natural body scrub.
Gift cards to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner are now available for just $25.
I enjoy the sweet, simple memories of Christmas that the comforting smell of a cedar tree brings to my mind.
Mistletoe is such an interesting parasitic plant! Have you spotted it in your treetops?
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
If you are looking for gifts for beekeepers this blog post could be perfect encompasing books, clothes, equipment and even wrapping paper. This is perfect fodder for all of you that need to buy presents for beekeepers!
Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.
More tips, ideas, and considerations for choosing green gifts. A sequel/supplement to last year's article!
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
Making tallow container candles out of bison fat.
Michelle and Cam continue to debate whether a real tree or a fake tree is the better choice from an environmental perspective.....
During the holidays it is nice to have a rich, creamy, yummy cheesecake as a sophisticated dessert to share.
Tips on how to choose the best Christmas tree and what to do with it after the holiday season.
How to make tallow candles from bison suet.
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Pennsylvania homesteading mama Michelle reflects on how she lost the Christmas spirit of her youth — and how she got it back.
If you want a live Christmas tree, plan ahead and take steps to help it prosper after the holiday season.
Try these easy and unique homemade gifts--from your kitchen and from nature--for your loved ones this year.
An index of previous posts that have referenced green products. These posts have covered building- and home-related products, as well as chocolates, books, and other types of goods. Many of the products mentioned in these posts would make good gifts.
When shopping for the holidays, consider these seven strategies for giving greener gifts.
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
HOMEGROWN.org unwraps its 2013 holiday gift guide, featuring lots of homemade presents, as well as a few stocking stuffers for under $20.
Non-gardeners and gardeners are very, very different creatures.
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
17 ideas to lower the cost of holiday gifting, entertainment, decorating and office parties.
Every now and then we need to re-evaluate our thoughts, just as we re-evaluate our things. Learn about making cloth Christmas gift bags and find out how walking barefoot in the grass is good for you.
These are buttery, not too sweet Dutch cookies with a yummy cinnamon sugar and walnut topping.
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
Rescue stale bread and veggies and make homemade stuffing mix! You'll never look back!
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
You don't have to go to Italy to turn out an authentic Italian Panettone for Christmas. Here's how, so now you don't have to go to a bakery or supermarket to get one.
Christmas is just about upon us, and here's a very easy, quick and simple fudge recipe. You can embellish it any way you want with several options for fruits, nuts, and liqueurs. Your taste buds will thank you (not to mention friends and family).
You can find great reports from the field and footage of rare bird species at the American Bird Conservancy's Bird News Network. Plus, find tips for winter birding and check out highly entertaining footage of the moonwalking manakin bird.
The Yule Goat is an ancient Scandinavian tradition which predates Christianity. Learn about how our oldest farm animal became the symbol of Christmas.
Here are instructions for making a quick and easy batch of stained glass soap. Once you get the basics down you can make all sorts of unusual and beautiful embedded soap to give as gifts or enjoy for yourself.
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding gifts and eco-friendly wedding favors.
Give Mom a gift that offers fair wages and opportunity to people and communities in developing countries. There are now more Fair Trade products available than ever.
Conventional generators require gasoline or diesel fuel, which can be expensive -- especially during emergencies. Also, the emissions from gas-powered generators contribute to air pollution. Solar generators are a smart alternative to consider.
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.