Tips & Tricks To Green Up Back To School

Here we go again-it’s back to school time!  That means shopping for new supplies, setting new schedules, and (probably the kids’ favorite) buying new school clothes.  Here are a few ideas on how you can “green-up” your back to school routine this year. Supplies: First, take inventory at your home, find leftovers from last year,… 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! 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 »

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 »

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 »

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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