Natural Fiber Area Rugs of Sisal, Jute and Seagrass

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Properly processed, natural fiber rugs become positively luxurious to the touch and come in many colors.

Fiber is good for more than your digestive system. It also makes a heck of a natural fiber area rug. Go ahead- try that with your granola! But seriously…

Natural fiber area rugs are commonly woven from seagrass, sisal and jute. Contrary to opinion, natural rugs are not necessarily scratchy and rough and a bore in the color department. Properly processed, dyed and woven, natural fiber area rugs become positively luxurious to the touch and appear in a rainbow of fresh, natural colors.

Around here, we’re partial to green, of course. Here are the most suitable natural materials to look for when buying for area rugs for your home. [Continue reading]

Environmental Quote of the Day

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Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat – glimpsed on a night … [Continue reading]

Lunchsense Lunch Boxes for Meals on the Go

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A place for everything and everything in its place. If this sounds a bit like you, then you'll probably appreciate the bento-like Lunchsense Lunchbox.  The Lunchsense Lunchbox is a pack-and-carry set for food to go. The contents vary, but the … [Continue reading]

Green Interior Design Ideas to Update Your Home Decor

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So, you've been making changes and "going" green. Are you ready to take the next step? Sustainable living starts at home and updating your décor with a green interior design makeover should be at the top of your list for eco-friendly … [Continue reading]

Drive green with 7 eco-conscious tips for fuel economy

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Thanks in no small part to the horror of rising fuel prices, gas-guzzling Americans have been forced to cut back on gas consumption. Some tried car-pooling, discovered public transportation or gained new skills for alternative transportation like … [Continue reading]

What Are Corn Starch Biocompostables aka PLA Plastics?

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Traditional plastic is made from petroleum products. The production of petroleum-based plastics involves all kinds of chemicals, some of which have raised health concerns among consumers. The other problem is that these type of plastics do not … [Continue reading]

Eco-Friendly Markers Turn Your Whiteboard Green

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Do you love the smell of markers in the morning? Not anymore. There's a reusable marker on the market that's removing the toxic smell of traditional whiteboard markers and doing a whole lot more for the environment, too. Auspen reusable whiteboard … [Continue reading]

Save More, Spend Less with Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if every American home replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulb, we would prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 … [Continue reading]

Ride Along Bikes

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Not too long ago, standing outside a convenience shop, a father and daughter rolled up on their bikes. My three-year-old daughter looked at me and said, “Daddy, that’s what I want. I want a big girl bike.” What she was pointing at was a ride … [Continue reading]

Is Your Garden Smart? Conserve Water with a Drip Irrigation System

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In this economy, everyone is looking for ways to stretch their budget without compromising their environmental ideals. Gardens not only provide a break from the pressures everyday stress, but they can also be a great way to save money by growing … [Continue reading]