Bike Commuting — 3 Good Reasons

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Biking is a great way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and stay fit.

I am an avid cyclist and have been since I first learned to ride bike at the age of five. I happen to think that the bicycle is one of the greatest inventions ever. So there it is, I’m definitely biased. But that doesn’t mean that commuting to work isn’t a good idea.

Save money, reduce your carbon footprint and stay fit. How can you beat that?  [Continue reading]

Save Planet Blue Teaches Kids about the Environment with Gameplay


Children are more aware of the importance of recycling and other environmental issues than at any other time before. Protecting our environment is becoming more and more crucial every day, and children know that they will inherit a planet that needs … [Continue reading]

Be a Green Grocer! Eco Tips for Saving at the Store

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Ask yourself, are your grocery shopping habits wasting money and harming the environment? With the high cost of everything these days, people are learning to be more frugal. In being frugal, you are also very often helping the environment. This is … [Continue reading]

Wines: A Fair Trade Option


In today's world, decisions we make often have global implications. Most of us are becoming more concerned with the social and environmental impact of our decisions. Whether it’s choosing a green detergent or a fair trade coffee, we are looking for … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Spend Green to be Green


Sometimes if you want to make your vehicle more environmentally friendly you've got to "Spend Green to be Green." Proper care and maintenance will not only prolong the life your vehicle, it can increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse … [Continue reading]

What to Compost?

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Composting is a great way to recycle lawn clippings and kitchen scraps and close the loop on the growing process. It's easy and scalable. Just getting started? Go here. For those of you already hip deep in the process, here are some dos and … [Continue reading]



Public awareness of humanity's impact on the global environment is at an all time high.  Organizations like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are no longer fringe organizations run by 'hippies'.  The Natural Resources Defense Council has an $87 million … [Continue reading]

Are Compressed Earth Blocks the Sustainable Building Material We’ve Been Looking for?


Compressed earth blocks are an ancient building material and technique. Buildings made with compressed earth blocks have stood for centuries—millennia even—there's no question that these structures are durable. But, why are they making a come back? … [Continue reading]

Worm Composting: Pound for pound nature’s most efficient compost system

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Recycling household waste into compost allows the return of organic matter to the soil. It's an easy and fruitful way to reduce the amount of garbage going into our landfills. At the same time, we can reap the benefits of making our own fertilizer to … [Continue reading]

Find a Cheap, Natural Carpet Cleaning Solution in Your Kitchen

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Spills, stains, mold and soil on our rugs and carpets used to send us to our chemical stockpiles to find the most effective weapon with which to go to battle to keep the carpet looking new. Of course, now we know better. Carpet cleaning solutions … [Continue reading]