ECO360 Trust produces sustainable T-shirts made from 100% recycled PET plastic water bottles. ECO360 Trust is a campaign of the non-profit Institute for Sustainable Communication.
Check what products and companies use animal testing with PETA’s “Be Nice to Bunnies” iPhone app.
HealthyCoat offers high quality and a highly digestible source of Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and Lecithin, fortified with Niacin, Biotin and Vitamin B12.
Odyssey Day embarked from Washington D.C. a few weeks ago as a nationwide effort to encourage and promote the use of petroleum-free fuel. The day is sponsored by the Department of Energy's Clean Cities, which has helped reduce petroleum use by almost more than 2 billion gallons so far.
Fleas and ticks can bring severe itching, allergic reactions, discomfort, and even serious diseases (such as lyme disease) to your pets, so it’s important to protect your pets from them. However, studies have found that many common flea and tick control/treatment products aren’t just toxic to those bugs; they can actually poison your pets, as well. Find out which ingredients and products to avoid, and some safer alternatives to use.
Harrisons’ Pet Products Recover: A Complete Nutritional Formula is for sick or injured animals.
Tackling the GMO issue is a priority for food activists, but there are a number of perspectives on how to go about it. The Great GMO Debate will help you decide how and who should inform consumers about what biotech ingredients are lurking in their food.
Dogs can perform a variety of useful tasks on farms and rural properties, but can cause problems if they stray.
Branded as smarter capitalism, the Petition for a Green Recovery seeks a new kind of environmental policy to green America. Using financial incentives, this idea plans to create a marketplace that takes into account environmental and social costs while increasing the green jobs sector.
Timidity nearly doomed Johnny to a life sentence in the rescue kennel until one determined family saw through his issues to the dog he was meant to be.
Cam is mourning the loss of his beloved dog Morgan.
How to select and find the right pet for you. Non professional guidelines.
In the event of a disaster, what would happen to your pet?
There are layer chickens, and there are broilers. We talk a lot about eggs, but now we'd like to hear your thoughts on raising and butchering your own meat chickens. Is it too much reality? Is it worth the unpleasantness?
An innovative partnership of bicycle advocates and a bike-friendly attorney aims to reduce crashes in South Carolina.
Through all of the tears and the heartbreak, I have found that having a pet makes us more human. Please why everyone should have at least one best friend that is furry.
With a well-designed dog pack, you can take your dog to the farmer's market and your pet won't mind helping you carry a few groceries.
A spray bar and squeegee for washing your pets, all in one tool!
Recycling a steel grain bin makes great use of an existing structure. You can probably find an inexpensive used grain bin and use it for a home, office, shop or storage.
If you have a lot of excess scrap paper like I do, it’s time to put that waste to better use. Read this do-it-yourself article about how to make your own homemade, recycled paper, and then get to work turning trash into treasure.
Recycled, repurposed or reclaimed — whatever you call it, using old furniture in new ways is an affordable, eco-friendly DIY project.
Milk, meat, eggs, veggies-- see how it's done on a small urban farm!
Save containers, save money! No need to buy something you already have!
Save your eggshells! Seedling pots that are easy on your wallet and the environment.
Fostering can help overcome an unexpected side effect of life in a rescue kennel---obesity.
Coping with SARDS (sudden acquired retinal degeneration) in dogs and practical ways to help a blind dog.
"The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver" by Karen Patry will answer your questions about rabbit housing, feeding, behavior, health care, breeding and kindling.
As tick and flea season approaches, Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence won’t be dousing her dog, Rug, in flea medicine or attaching a flea collar because she knows that these can be harmful—both for Rug and for her. Flea collars often contain tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) or propoxur, which can jeopardize Rug’s immune system and leave damaging lifelong effects.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
A company called From War to Peace makes “peace bronze” out of disarmed nuclear missile systems. The bronze is then transformed into cool items such as jewelry and bottle openers.
For May Day on May 1, make one of these 10 May Day Baskets with recycled materials.
There are many ways that each of us can lessen our unhealthy dependence on filthy fuels. You can do so in every area of your life, from choices you make regarding your house and home improvements, to food, transportation, and other consumer choices.
Squeezable packets eliminate the need to measure.
Shorter length and smaller kid friendly hand loop makes it easier for children to handle their four-legged friends
Why we adopt rescue dogs.
Adult dogs need a little help to compete with pups in the adoption game. A spa date with a groomer or in your own back yard can give that older shelter dog more than a shiny coat. It can open the door to a new life.
It has been fifteen months since heritage breed hog farmer Mark Baker sued the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to stop the implementation of an invasive species order (ISO). The swine ISO supposedly targeted feral swine but could be applied to any domestic pig not raised in confinement. Baker has yet to have his day in court and it is still not settled when his trial will take place. It is common for lawsuits like this to turn into wars of attrition; the state has virtually unlimited resources while the farmers are bled of theirs over the course of the litigation.
The Department of Natural Resources seeks to fine a family for possession of prohibited swine.
Michael Johnathon is a folksinger, songwriter, author and playwright. He also created and hosts the weekly national broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, heard on over 509 public radio stations, American Forces Radio network in 173 nations. In this blog, Michael muses on discovering the joys of folk music and songwriting.
Don't let summer berries go to waste! Rev up your recipe collection with sorbets, vinegars and even berry wine! Your berries will be the star of the season!
Taste spring sooner-- build yourself a cold frame!
Quick and easy recipe ideas for preserving radishes!
A fresh, modern approach to keeping chickens- the perfect resource for newbies and seasoned pros!
Even those who are new to canning (like us!) can make these savory little pickles! But you'll want to make extra, because they won't last long!
No juice extractor? No problem! This easy method for making fresh, delicious apple juice will have you sipping in no time.
Craving something fresh and homegrown? Short on space and sunny weather? Growing sprouts is for you!
Spring means rhubarb! Make ice cream, jam and more!
How we turned our plain old yard into a productive farm, and how you can do it too!
One of the newest apps for green car owners is Cleaner and Greener Fuels, which locates refueling stations for alternative fuel vehicles.
How to build a greenhouse of used sliding-glass patio doors that is warmer and less expensive than plastic, and keeps out burrowing animals.
The joy and sustainability of a greenhouse made of salvaged everything (well, almost).
In the long term, using recycled tire planters or rubber mulch in your garden can cause problems. Here's why.
Method’s plastic bottle demonstrates in the extreme that ocean-plastic recycling is possible.
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
Some manufacturers that make rubber mulch from shredded tires claim it’s an environmentally friendly solution to tire waste. So is rubber mulch safe to put on your plants, as those companies assert? Find out here.
Tips on how to dispose of pet waste properly for National Dog Day!
Keep your pet safe by learning the dangers posed by certain flea- and tick-control products.
Our experiments with an Alaskan small log mill attached to our chainsaw had variable results making planks from downed trees.
The benefits of adopting a pet. And the sadness that occurs when they die.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
Making Music on the Front Porch ... let's define what the musical Front Porch is.
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
These tough vinyl tarps can be used singly or glued together to make larger waterproof coverings.
How one rural county without animal control regulations or a public pet shelter is working to make a better community for all residents — both humans and their companions.
The time to prepare for livestock or pet emergencies is not when they fall ill, but before. Here are some basics so you and your critters are covered.
Learn about advertising-induced fear of an innocuous, food-grade substance, vinegar. Plus, get interesting information about vinegar being used for bioremediation of extremely dangerous chemicals.
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
A recycled cork yoga mat prototype gets a rigorous workout as one editor puts it through the ropes in her quest for more eco-friendly Zen.
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
Easy-sew step-by-step instructions (with photos) to repurpose feed bags into handy totes.
Extolling the virtues of salvaging and reusing building materials
Turtle Plastics Modular Matting is now available in 14 colors.
Build your own space-saving table from recycled wood.
Turn an old section of bowling lane into a beautiful, sturdy, reclaimed wood dining table.
You can upcycle (make crafts from recycled materials) to beautifuly and simplify your world! Have a few old T-shirts that are past their prime? Make them into a rosette pillow! Use homemade recycled paper to send friends and family chic, personalized greetings cards. Overrun with stuff to recycle? Transform tin can lids into a melodious windchime! Have fun and get creative turning your old stuff into treasures!
Jenna Woginrich writes about the beauty of Cold Antler Farm, a small homestead that she shares with Pig, her rabbits Benjamin and Doe and several chickens. Taking care of her animals on cold winter nights is a challenge for Woginrich, but one she gladly accepts armed with a water bottle and affection. Woginrich's modest barn provides shelter for her animals and a useful space to feel at home.
Rescue stale bread and veggies and make homemade stuffing mix! You'll never look back!
Our hands take a beating. Be kind to them and make this amazing hand scrub with ingredients right from your pantry!
Forget the propane bbq! Make your own smoker and masonry oven with these two quick videos!
Beat summer heat with this easy, do-it-yourself alternative to an expensive store-bought air conditioner!
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
Talking about the recent past week where we got several items crossed off the Spring to-do list and managed to have some fun while doing it complete with pictures to illustrate the good times.
Keep your pets from licking off herbal ointments by adding a pinch of cayenne.
Compassionate people without a county animal shelter organize a non-profit group to help low-income families keep their pets during hard times and to support Good Samaritans who take in abandoned pets
Earth Days, a poignant, 2009 Sundance Film Fesitval success, will premier on Facebook April 11, and on the PBS Network April 19.
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
The Phoenix Commotion gives low-income people trade skills and shelter by teaching them to build their own homes--from garbage. You'd be amazed at what can be used to build a house when the desire and commitment exist.
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.
Finally! Design experts and contractors say granite and marble have lost their luster. Find beautiful, natural alternatives to that and solutions to other common design mistakes, including dull color pallettes and overused water features.
Turn low value plastic trash into valuable building blocks with a $300 homemade press. Free plans for a hand operated press are available. A mechanized version could be made by converting a log splitter.
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.