Have An Eco-Friendly Picnic

A chance to enjoy food and get back to nature – what’s there not to love about a picnic? But before you head out to enjoy sun-warmed strawberries and sandwiches beneath a blue sky, consider packing in the same eco-friendly habits you practice at home. Here are a few steps to follow so that all… Continue reading »

STOP: Don’t Throw Away That Aluminum Foil!

Over 75% of all aluminum foil produced in the United States is used for food packaging and much of that ends up the local landfills.  This is an unfortunate result of habits formed by a wasteful society and it is up to each of us to change that behavior. Environmentalists have criticized the use of… Continue reading »

How to Make Your Own Deodorant

The do-it-yourself movement is experiencing a revival as men and women everywhere are cooking, sewing and building genuine items that money simply can’t buy. Did you know store bought deodorants have aluminum, parabens and other harsh chemicals? Avoid these toxic ingredients and make your own. They will leave you feeling clean, fresh and chemical-free. Simply… Continue reading »

LED Light Bulbs: the Benefits and Drawbacks

Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Today, consumers have many choices when it comes to lighting their homes and businesses. Incandescent; CFL, or compact fluorescent; and LED, or light-emitting diode, bulbs adorn the aisles at Lowe’s and Home Depot. LED light bulbs provide a lighting option that is more efficient and longer lasting than other types… Continue reading »

Beware Of Toxins In Your Kitchen- Here Are Some To Avoid

After spending considerable time choosing organic produce and preparing nutritious food for our families, it can be pretty frustrating to learn that the products we are using to cook, bake, eat and store food with may actually put our families’ health at risk. Materials such as Teflon, BPA, lead, aluminum, phthalates and melamine are commonly… Continue reading »

Basic Composting

Sustainable living is a concept receiving plenty of attention recently. An easy way to increase your sustainability bragging rights is to compost. About 30 percent of material sent to landfills is labeled decompostable “green waste,” which includes grass-clippings, dried leaves, landscape trimmings and kitchen scraps. Composting these materials at home provides the following benefits for… Continue reading »

Small Efforts Big Rewards

Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Small efforts can reap large rewards when it comes to energy efficiency. Consider taking these quick, easy steps to save money on your energy bill: Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Light bulbs use only a small amount of energy to start up – for a compact… Continue reading »

The Beauty Of Fall

Fall is a great time of year. Since the days get shorter and it gets dark outside so much earlier. It is also the perfect opportunity to go green! To get you in the autumn mood, while getting your excited about sustainability, check out our favorite eco-friendly ways to welcome fall. Green Your Overall Health…. Continue reading »

Is Arizona Really Running Out Of Water?

Courtesy of Central Arizona Project 1. The Drought is real- Yes, Arizonans have been hearing about the drought for so long it has become background noise, but that’s because the state has had below-normal rainfall levels for so long – all but a few years since 1999. If the monsoon can’t recover, Phoenix could post… Continue reading »

Who Knew Vodka Could Do This?

Although many still indulge in the “medicinal” benefits of a martini, vodka has a surprising array of alternative uses that can save money and be kinder to the planet than the harsh chemicals it can stand in for. And with so many uses, it makes sense to have one bottle of vodka rather than array… Continue reading »

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