Green Living

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

Lessons for Green and Resilient Communities from Olympia, Washington

By Jan Spencer

Smart residents of Olympia, Washington, are making creative use of city programs to make their neighborhoods more green and resilient.


Deltec Homes and the Rise of Sustainable Manufacturing

One home manufacturing company hopes to disrupt the home construction industry with sustainable practices.


Tips for Using Earthen Plaster in Green and DIY Homes

By Paul Wood, Shelter Works

Earthen plaster allows homeowners to connect with their homes and the earth in a practical and beautiful way. Learn how to work with this fun material.


Going, Going, Green: How to Lower the Impact of Your Move

By Megan Wild

Moving is stressful enough without thinking about how the impact will affect the Earth. Here are some ways you can lower your impact.


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Technology for Disaster Preparedness

By Liam Kivirist, JDI Enterprises

There's a growing lineup of technology that tackles the challenges of off-grid-survival in sometimes extreme environments or during catastrophic events. A few of my family's many favorites include BioLite's latest CampStove 2, LuminAID's PackLite 16, and Power Practical's Luminoodle Light Rope.


Seniors Build the First Hemp Tiny Homes in Washington State

By Pat Rasmussen, Senior Hemp Tiny Homes

Seniors are building the first hemp tiny homes in Washington State with solar panels on top to provide green, affordable housing. Many seniors live on social security of less than $800 a month and need a warm, secure home – and they can have one, a tiny home. Together, we’re setting off a new green, affordable revolution: hemp tiny homes for seniors!


5 Ways to Clean the Air in Your House

By Jennifer Tuohy

Indoor air pollution is one of modern society’s deadliest silent killers. Removing offending items can be difficult and in some cases impossible to do, but there are some simple steps you can take to help make the air quality in your home cleaner. Here are five things you can do to help combat indoor air pollution.


The Eco-Friendly Home Office

By Destiny Hagest, Permies.com

No commute, a great recycling program, and an energy-efficient office space: Telecommuting has put the power of controlling the environmental sustainability back into our hands. Could this be the next big push in sustainability?