Green Living

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

How to Design a Practical Log Cabin

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

Carpenter and log cabin builder David Woods shares expert guidance on what makes a practical log cabin floor plan design, covering log cabin locations, exterior aesthetics, notching and floor plans.


Using Toilet Paper to Save the World

Who Gives a Crap

Who Gives a Crap toilet paper company presents their “Fun Toilet Facts” infographic, bringing to light the reality of paper waste after every flush.


The Scoop on Poop

In this episode we discuss composting human manure! The in-home set up, the legalities, and how to overcome the ick factor to produce beautiful soil. Enjoy this pun filled discussion as we chat we learn about the scoop on poop!


How Hard Water Affects Appliance Efficiency (and What to Do About It)

By Kayla Matthews

Though water softeners have their own drawbacks, hard water can cause scale to build up on appliances, such as hot water tanks, causing you to incur increased maintenance costs.


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How to Make It Easy to Recycle in Your Home

By Megan Wild

If you make recycling effortless, the thought follows that more people will recycle. Here's how you can make recycling easy in your home.


Making Eco-Friendly Choices

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff

Follow these tips to help you make eco-friendly decisions.


How to Stop Your Bathroom from Wasting Energy

By Jennifer Tuohy

The bathroom is often overlooked when seeking out energy savings, but in some ways it’s the easiest room to inadvertently waste energy. Here are some ways to make your bathroom as energy efficient as possible.


How Sharing Spaces Positively Impacts the Planet

By Megan Wild

If you're thinking about sharing an apartment or home in 2018, consider the benefit sharing a space can have on the planet.



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