Easy Peach Cobbler

It’s just isn’t summer without a Peach Cobbler! Enjoy this easy recipe this weekend.  We even have a few tips to pick just the right peaches! How To Choose the Perfect Peach Peaches do not get sweeter once they are picked. They do get softer and juicer but never sweeter. That is why it is… Continue reading »

Green Living: Saving The Planet And Making You Money

The money saving benefits of going green are exemplified by the cash that can be saved on water bottles. A Penn State study found that the average American family spends $24,600 a year on bottled water. Replacing cheap bottles with a sturdier item, even a (relatively short) lifespan of 5 years would save over $120,000 for… Continue reading »

Does Water Usage and Conservation Really Matter? Yes. Here’s Why

PART 1- This is a two part article Water is everywhere, right? You use water when you turn on the faucet to wash your hands, to use the restroom, wash your clothes, and of course, you drink it. Water seems like an abundant, never-ending supply, right? Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact, is pretty far… Continue reading »

Water Conservation Matters

Guest Blog- Part 2 Water is everywhere, right? You use water when you turn on the faucet to wash your hands, to use the restroom, wash your clothes, and of course, you drink it. Water seems like an abundant, never-ending supply, right? Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact, is pretty far from the truth. Water… Continue reading »

Repel Pests, Keep Friends

Even the best-planned healthiest garden will attract pests. Bugs, slugs, and other creepy – crawlies like the tasty lettuce leaf or tomato just as much as humans do. But if you are gardening to provide food for your table, you won’t want to use toxic chemicals to deter invaders. There are lots of nontoxic and… Continue reading »

It’s Summer & That Means A Party!

What’s the best way to avoid the “Summertime Blues”? Throw a party of course! Celebrate summer’s sweet inception by hosting the best (and greenest) shindig on the block. So put on your party hat and dancing shoes and follow our green party tips. Say No To Paper Invites We know, there’s nothing quite like a… Continue reading »

10 Easy Tips To Save Water This Summer

Did you know that as much as 40 percent of our water use in the spring and summer goes toward our lawns and gardens. That’s a lot of water wasted. Your impact: The UN predicts that 3.4 billion people will be living in countries defined as water-scarce by 2025. When water is scarce, people are… Continue reading »

It’s Summer! What’s In-Season?

There isn’t  anything better than fresh fruit and vegetables at their seasonal best. There’s something so good about eating food when it’s just been picked. It tastes better, it’s better value and it’s a better deal for the planet. Dig in and celebrate what’s fresh in fruits and vegetables. Apricots are harvested starting in late… Continue reading »

3 Home Improvements to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

While US environmental policy remains under close scrutiny, an eco-friendly approach to everyday life is becoming increasingly popular with Americans. More than 56% of US consumers state that they are willing to pay more for eco-friendly products while making the necessary lifestyle changes to reducing energy usage. On average, an American household spends approximately $1,300 on energy… Continue reading »

8 Easy Tips For Successful Water Harvesting

With the monsoon season upon us, we like to remind everyone to think about harvesting rain water.  Here is your simple guide to start saving our most sacred resource: water! The Eight Principles of Successful Water Harvesting Courtesy of Brad Lancaster- harvestingrainwater.com 1. Begin with long and thoughtful observation.Use all your senses to see where… Continue reading »

Be Cool! Without AC!

Most of us who live where summers are hot have been through it: As temperatures rise into the triple digits, we crank the AC—then feel the anxiety as we open our electric bills. Americans want to feel comfortable indoors when outdoor temperatures climb—so much so that we collectively spend more than $15 billion each year… Continue reading »

Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Dip

This is a must have in your recipe file. You can whip it up for friends and, no matter what else you serve, it’ll be the first thing to go. Serve it with crostini, tortilla chips, or crudités. Or just eat it by the spoonful. It’s that good. Ingredients •    1 cup 3/4″-inch pieces asparagus… Continue reading »

8 Natural Mosquito Repellants

Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using a natural option instead. DEET, also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks. And research proves that the main ingredient in commercial mosquito repellents leaves more than a bad odor. According to a Duke University study, it damages brain cells, can cause behavioural changes,… Continue reading »

Earth Day Resolution- Commit To Composting

Our every day life  produces an hefty quantity of waste. What better way to say thank you to Mother Earth thank you commit to composting.  After all, composting is the Earth’s natural  recycling program. You add materials from around the house that you once considered garbage, and they will decompose into feasts for worms and microbes… Continue reading »

Get Your Beauty With These Superfoods!

by Sarah Horan Tired of reading labels in the drugstore isles looking for pthalate-free skin care, and toluene-free nail polish? Besides using greener cosmetics and personal care products, there’s an easy way to look good and go green: try these super foods for a beautiful boost! Salmon: Pick up a glistening pink organic salmon steak… Continue reading »

Bring On Spring- Opt for these Natural, Eco-friendly & Healthy Alternatives

Ah-h-h, springtime! A time of renewal and refreshing, especially in the home, when we are more likely to be excited about the idea of cleaning. As gentle breezes flow in open windows we are reminded of what clean really smells like, and we’re energized to start scrubbing, polishing and priming our homes for a new… Continue reading »

Eco Friendly Wine- To Drink Or Not To Drink?

Everyone is trying to be green today, from driving a hybrid car to eating organic produce or switching on energy-efficient light bulbs. The next step to protecting the Earth could be green wine. But would you drink it? Many people want to live a green lifestyle, and drinking wines that are organic and natural can… Continue reading »

Here’s 5 Easy Ways To Help The Ocean

1. Avoid pesticides, fertilizers and toxic cleaning products. The rivers of our world are funneling chemicals into the ocean all the time, and that’s a disgrace. So use natural fertilizers like manure, avoid foods that have been grown with pesticides, and choose non-toxic cleaning products 2. Cut down on the amount of stuff you buy…. Continue reading »

Your One-Pot Herb Garden

Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to get started with a backyard (or balcony) garden. Here are four you can grow in just a single pot. Sure, there’s a science to growing herbs, but it’s not hard to learn. Herbs are probably the easiest foods to grow if you’ve never gardened before and… Continue reading »

How to Find a True “Green Mattress”

On your journey to protect the environment and live a green lifestyle, you may have run into mattresses labeled green, all-natural, natural, or organic. Those terms are often used interchangeably, and, because there are no clearly defined regulations for a green mattress, they don’t necessarily mean the mattress is truly green. A true green mattress… Continue reading »

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