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 »

Organize Your Fridge For Energy Efficiency

Guest Blog Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Using refrigerator and freezer properly and keeping them well-organized can help you use less energy and reduce food waste. Make sure both of them are set at the proper temperature. Keeping them too cold will require more energy to maintain the lower-than-necessary temperatures. The U.S. Food and Drug… Continue reading »

Himalayan Salt Lamps- Benefits & Uses

Have you ever noticed how mentally and physically refreshed you feel after sitting by a gashing waterfall? Or how you experience a boost in energy after spending some time at an untamed seafront? What makes you feel so good in spots of this kind is the abundance of negative ions, which get produced in some… Continue reading »

A Breath of Fresh Air

In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us, the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted… Continue reading »

Eggs 101- Clean Up Your Carton

Most of us buy eggs without thinking much about them, but the cartons you pick up at the supermarket are worth scrutinizing. Of the labels you’ll see, the most important are “certified organic,” biodynamic,” and “pasture raised,” Why? Eggs that bear these designations are superior for nutrition and for cooking. But it’s also a matter… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks To Winterize Your Home

One of the best perks of making your home more green is that it makes a ton of financial sense.  Windy, rainy and cool weather is already here.  For the amount of money you may spend on candy and Halloween decorations this year you could winterize your home, reduce your carbon footprint, be more comfy… Continue reading »

Strategies For Conserving Water In The Winter

Lots of people think that water conservation is only important in the summertime. No so! There are many ways in which people can easily help save in the winter too. Here are a list of easy to do items that can be done around the house throughout the wintertime which will slow up the level… Continue reading »

Green Winter Remedies

Winter is here! With it comes the cold and flu season and uncomfortable dry skin.  We can’t guarantee that you won’t be hit with a cold or the flu, but we do think  you can increase your odds of staying well with these natural strategies. Drink Plenty of Fluids~ Water flushes your system, washing out… Continue reading »

DIY Natural Dog Treats

Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for your dog. There are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home. • Control what goes into the recipe. You can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog treat recipes to your… Continue reading »

Phantom Energy- Don’t Let Them Steal Your Money

Energy phantoms can steal your money. Many of your appliances actually are on when they’re off. These sneaky phantoms live inside many of your appliances and quietly use energy even when the appliances are not in use. Eliminating these phantoms will save you money on your energy bills. Who are these phantoms? Energy phantoms include… Continue reading »

10 Reason You Should Eat Local

Buying local food does so much more than just putting fresh food on the table. It builds local economies and communities, even inhibiting urban sprawl. Eating local is easy at this time of year. The farmers’ markets are overflowing with delicious, fresh produce that straddles the seasonal divide between waning summer and bountiful fall. Not… Continue reading »

Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes Tomatoes on the grill are a great way to enjoy summer’s favorite vegetables, I mean fruit, I mean… tomatoes. In general, you want to use tomatoes that are firm when ripe, such as Early Girls, for grilling. This recipe is as much a technique as a recipe, so feel free to experiment with… Continue reading »

TEP, UA Engage in Longtime Partnerships

Article courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Tucson Electric Power has established a powerful partnership with the University of Arizona. The two Tucson institutions have worked together for many years to expand educational opportunities, promote renewable energy research, provide learning opportunities for local teachers and develop innovative products. Here are some of the ways we collaborate:… Continue reading »

Do You Know How To Store Fresh Produce?

Did you know that fruits and vegetables give off the natural gas called ethylene? Ethylene can affect the other fruits and veggies that they are stored next to. You don’t need to buy special bags, but you do need to know which produce doesn’t play nicely with others. Here are some tips! Apples – Do not… Continue reading »

Yikes! Mosquitoes! Keep Them Away Naturally

Mosquitoes, they’re definitely one of summer’s biggest pests. They seem to be everywhere this time of year, and most repellents out there leave skin coated with a film of icky chemicals that not only seem questionably safe, but are smelly too. Though most of us have heard of using citronella to ward off bugs, turns… Continue reading »

Know Your Ingredients: Avoid These 6

We have learned how important it is to know what ingredients are in the food that we are purchasing for our family, and it’s important to look at every single ingredient before you purchase a product. That may sounds overboard, but remember, the food we eat has the potential to be medicine or poison—so we… Continue reading »

Ultimate Lemonade

It’s officially summer! What better way to enjoy the warm summer days than a refreshing glass of lemonade? But don’t choose those chemical laden, store bought kind. Make your own! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups water 14 lemons 6 cups cold water Directions First, juice the lemons. Roll the lemons on the counter… Continue reading »

3 Simple Homemade Veggie Washes

More than 9 million people get sick every year from dirty food, and according to a recent study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, fruits and vegetables contaminated with harmful bacteria cause 46 percent of those illnesses. Good food hygiene that we practice at home, every day, can have a significant impact on… Continue reading »

Allergies? Try A Natural Remedy

It’s getting to be that time of year again. Your allergies are driving you crazy, but you really don’t like to take conventional medications. Or maybe you’ve tried over-the-counter allergy meds—or even prescription ones—but you’re not getting the relief you need. What else might work? Consider these alternative options: Neti Pots What could be simpler… Continue reading »

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