Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains paper giant Kimberly-Clark's new sustainability policy.
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
JWTIntelligence predicts big green changes in the coming year (including tube-free toilet paper).
Here's the scoop on composting toilets, including the environmental benefits, how much they cost and how well they work.
Papercrete – concrete made with paper – recycles household trash into a durable material that's perfect for heavy-duty DIY projects.
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
Use everyday recyclable materials to create personalized DIY stationery.
What do you think of composting toilets and would you consider installing one?
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.
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.
Learn how to make a handmade envelope using upcycled paper and vintage maps with these step-by-step instructions.
How to safely dispose of or make use of human waste is becoming a hot topic.
The Niagara Conservation Corporation has developed a new pressure-assisted toilet, the Stealth, which uses even less water than your standard pressure-assisted toilet.
See this unique new product - a toilet lid/sink combination.
Of our daily water use, 75 percent is consumed in the bathroom. Changing our habits can cut back on our use. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence advises on how to save water and energy in the bathroom.
Hundreds of gallons of water can slip down the pipes if you own a leaky toilet. You can save water by checking for toilet leaks using simple tricks or by replacing your old model with a water saving-toilet.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
Although paper is a wood product, it's not always the best answer for mulch or compost.
Composting toilets add sustainability to a homestead because they use zero water to flush. The waste from compost toilets are safe to add to compost piles. Additionally, it is handy that they don't require connecting to a septic system. This article describes two brands of composting toilets.
A simple, low maintenance compost toilet that makes instant fertilizer by separating solids (worm food) from liquids (fertilizer, ready-to-use). Two chambers allows one to compost while you make deposits in the the other.
Eco-Libris offers people the opportunity to off-set the books they read by planting trees in developing countries.
The Sun Mar composting toilet uses a first of its kind technology to deliver a pollution free and sanitary product.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Cam considers the environmental implications of using paper diapers vs. cloth diapers.
We have slowly replaced out dated fixtures and the Rialto toilet was the final step in getting more environmentally compliant.
From a home built into a cliff to a home built out from laundry soap boxes, these homes prove how fun and satisfying it is to push the conventional edge. It's your house. Create whatever you want.
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
Get a glimpse of some of the unique exhibitors at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
talking about building a composting toilet and how well the Seed Swap went on Saturday. Hauling capacity of a golf cart compared to an ATV generated some useful and helpful comments regarding electricity vs internal combustion engines. No till works!
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
What can you do with all those useless newspapers, paper bags and Yellow Pages books? Tear them into scraps and use them to decoupage walls and other surfaces. It's easy, cheap--and surprisingly elegant.
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.
Saving butternut squash seeds while using a sledge hammer and putting up a roof and planning a seed swap. Also planning a high density apple orchard with a new variety called Zestar.
These money- and waste-saving alternatives to paper and plastic products eliminate the temptation to resort to disposable for your summertime outdoor dining needs.
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.
Simran Sethi explains her bathroom-remodel goals to conserve water.