Green Living

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

How to Drought-Proof Your Home with Earthworks to Create Edible Abundance

By Joshua Burman Thayer, Native Sun Gardens

Utilize these simple earthworks systems to survive the drought and design storm water runoff to transform from a problem to an asset for your home! Let the Water work for you! Remember: “Slow it, spread it, sink it.”


Should You Replace Your Roof Before This Winter?

By Sommer Poquette

A damaged roof or a roof over 20 years old may need to be replaced. When doing so, there are several environmentally-friendly options to consider.


How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Rug

By Jennifer Tuohy

Eco-friendly rugs can be found both indoors and outside but it's important to know the differences and the attributes that make outdoor rugs "green". Here are some of the best options for eco-friendly outdoor rugs.


How to Set Up a Kerosene Lamp (Video)

Get the most out of your kerosene lamp by knowing these tips for proper set up and use.


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Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons: Is It Really Green?

By Chris Magwood

Bamboo is frequently touted as one of the best green options. Here are the pros and cons, and what certification organizations say about its sustainability.


Unifying Your Green Outdoor Lifestyle with Your Interiors

By Ronique Gibson

A green outdoor lifestyle doesn't need to remain outdoors. There are ways of "greening" the interior of your home as well. Here are some ideas to make that happen.


Ways Your Home Renovation Could Be Impacting the Environment

By Kayla Matthews

Reduce and reuse when choosing remodeling materials.


Is Your Water Heater an Energy Hog?

By Sommer Poquette

One of the largest energy expenses in a typical home is its water heater. Here are some ways to assess the efficiency of your water heater and decide whether a replacement is needed and if so, what type it should be.