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Make a shelf or table into a growing space for starting seedlings.
Take a few of these lighting suggestions with you from the 2005 Lighting for Tomorrow competition sponsored by the American Lighting Association.
Over 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year in the U.S. Stay safe during Lightning Safety Awareness Week
Learn which fluorescent bulbs are the best grow lights for starting seeds indoors.
CFLs use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb. I know that when I purchased new lamps for my house, they had a whole shelf of incandescent bulbs right next to it, and I had to go search the store for CFLs, so I understand if you are currently using incandescent bulbs. But it’s worth the switch — not only are CFLs equal in light quality, they last way longer and will save you hundreds of dollars over their lifetime.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
The Living Building Challenge provides builders with information and a forum for sharing advice in an effort to promote the highest building standards.
NXP's wifi light bulb would allow homeowners to turn LED and compact fluorescent lights on and off from anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device. Some say it's the first step toward building "smart" computer-controlled homes. Do we need this?
Improvements in incandescent light bulb technology give compact fluorescent bulbs a revamped competitor.
The Boulder, Colorado, green-building program will get a makeover for its second year.
Watching TV or sitting may take time off of your life expectancy, according to an Australian study.
Use milk crates to build this beautiful, sturdy free-standing furniture piece.
Some of Cam's best inspirations come to him in his sleep!
A Lithuanian farmers market seller displays sculpted red radishes with faces!
Talking about Annie Upshure and the Catholic Workers Movement and how Peace Farms moved into Appalachia.
A new government-sponsored program calls for India to replace 400 million incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012.
Touted as one of the greenest cities in the U.S., Boulder, Colorado, isn’t cutting the mustard when it comes to carbon emissions reduction because residents are slow to make energy-saving changes. City officials have gone so far as to send out contractors to perform the simplest changes for homeowners—including changing light bulbs.
A GE Lighting survey finds that 82 percent of Americans use compact fluorescent light bulbs—and 75 percent have no idea that the government plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs starting in 2012.
The old rules of building suggest that, at a certain point, additional insulation would result in diminished returns — but those rules no longer apply.
Turn out the lights. Light the candles. Tomorrow night (March 28) from 8:30-9:30 (in your time zone) is Earth Hour.
Cam is hoping that the Queen attends his gardening workshop this weekend at the Royal Botanical Gardens....
Solar-powered jar lights are pretty but too pricey. You can easily make your own using easy-to-find items from the hardware store.
Tips on how to conserve energy and save money with compact fluorescent bulbs during shorter daylight hours.
After years of impatient waiting, Ellen Sandbeck finally finds red LED night lights, which save energy while preserving melatonin production.
While giving her small home a deep green retrofit, designer Tracy Parker finds that reclaimed wood flooring is grounding and gorgeous.
For holiday cheer that uses less fossil-fueled energy consider LED Christmas lights.
President Obama and the Department of Energy are creating new standards for energy-efficiency in lighting.
Want to learn more about the benefits of compact fluorescents (CFLs)? Here's a fast explanation of how the new efficient light bulbs can be better.
Most Americans have tried low-energy light bulbs and like them.
Tips on how to reduce energy with lights during the holiday season.
In GE's new bulb, a halogen capsule--which turns on instantly--is nestled inside a compact fluorescent swirl. The halogen bulb turns off when the CFL warms up, maintaining the light's energy efficiency.
Cree's new dimmable LED bulb emits a warm, incandescent-like color.
New federal standards will dramatically increase fuel efficiency in cars and light-duty trucks by 2025.
The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Act establishes tough formaldehyde emission standards for household products made from composite wood.
The best defense against potential hazards in products you like? Be responsible.
The International Green Construction Code, an International Code Council initiative, released its first set of green building standards today. Standard 189.1 addresses energy efficiency, site sustainability, materials and resources, and more.
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
Despite the recession, farmers, on average, have been more successful than non-farmers. So why keep expanding their subsidies?
You can organize and track your poultry’s hatch rates by using this helpful spreadsheet created by MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Terry Standard.
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.
LEDs are all around us. Here are some of the ways these great green lightbulbs are being used, and a little more information about how they work.
These DIY garden lights reuse plastic bottles and provide soft, natural lighting for evenings spent outdoors.
Tell us what you think! We'd like to know whether you're using compact-fluorescent light bulbs at home and why or why not.
When choosing light bulbs for the home, a close look shows that the most eco-friendly choice - LED light bulbs - can also result in the greatest long-term cost savings.
The basement of Dan Chiras' net zero energy home is outfitted with PVC pipes, insulation and concrete.
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
Silicon-based LEDs, expected to hit the market in two or three years, could lower prices by as much as 75 percent.
If you are looking to make your home more eco-friendly, there is no better place to start than in the kitchen. Here are 8 simple ways to save energy in the kitchen.
Hold on to the holiday spirit while saving energy and money this season with holiday LED lights.
If you missed it, be sure to check out this great informative interview with John Burke of MSi Green Lighting LED Company. They are lighting it green in Macy’s and saving them millions!! They use Cree LED diodes in their bulbs and proprietary tech.
GE Unveils Unique Hybrid Halogen-CFL Light Bulb Coming in 2011
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
A 2012 survey by Northeast Group LLC was published in October, claiming 95 percent of U.S. cities that have tried LED streetlights are satisfied with the results, saving nearly 60 percent in costs.
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will "shake up the industry," Healthy Building Network official predicts.
The new farm retail store outlet is now open to the public for tea cuppings, farm and facility tours, and retail shopping.
Tips on how to conserve energy at home with Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Sun Light and Power, a solar installation co signed a deal with SolED to offer Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in the State of California. This will help public or government buildings get these deals and save tax monies.
As America’s fuel use continues to decrease, proposed solutions such as the Keystone XL pipeline and food-to-fuel conversions may be unnecessary.
Fracking, buying American, GMOs and unplugging topped the green news this week.
According to the Natural Products Association, the NPA Natural Standard is based on natural ingredients, safety, responsibility and sustainability.
Beginning a discussion on top bar hives and standard hives in a question and answer format, getting the best of each for users of both kinds of hives.
One way to overwinter a top bar hive in a northern climate is to provide good ventilation and some insulation. Enough food is needed, and good protection from the wind is too. We'll see how it works.
Press Release about UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative’s Toolkit, “Achieving the Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting.”
From choosing affordable floods for the bedroom remodel to switching out the oven-hood incandescent, Jennifer details how much it cost to light her house sustainably, as well as forecast her long term savings.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
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.”
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.
A new study warns that energy-efficient LED light bulbs contain potentially hazardous metals. Some lights had eight times the amount of lead allowed by California law.
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
Launching Anna's new E book on cover crops in a no till garden and talking about the recent power failure that prompted us to do some Off Grid Homesteading which taught us a few lessons on using golf cart batteries for supplemental lighting.
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
This post offers tips for winterizing a top bar hive - insulating, mouse guards, wrapping, closing entrances, protecting from wind. All things you can do to help get them through!
A TED talk by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees: Making the Connection: Honeybees, Food, and You.
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
This blog post by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees describes some techniques for getting bees to draw straight comb in a top bar hive.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) assures consumers that manufacturers have rectified many of the issues related to using CFLs, making them into mere myths. These issues include usage in three-way fixtures, non-compatibility in dimmers, the high price of CFLs and CFL use in fans and candelabras. Additionally, CFL users should understand the lifespan of the bulb and causes of flicker.
This mojito recipe from a surprising source--a Teahouse--is light, refreshing and not too sweet--perfect for a warm summer evening.
Simran Sethi explains her bathroom-remodel goals to conserve water.
Simran Sethi writes about choosing eco-friendly paints, tiles, and other aspects of her renovated bathroom.