What to Compost?

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 don’ts on exactly what should be composted.

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Greenwashing

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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?

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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]

Green Tips for Cars: Don’t Get Dragged Down

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A truly green lifestyle is made up of lots of little decisions every day. And often, it's these tiny actions that add up to big results. You don't need big changes to realize dramatic results. You can start small with your current car by increasing … [Continue reading]

6 Eco-friendly Options for a New Roof

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When it's time to replace the roof on your house, know your options. There have been many improvements in eco-friendly roofing materials and other sustainable roof styles are coming back into vogue among green builders. On the flip side, the … [Continue reading]

6 DIY Projects to Make Your Home an Efficient, Eco-Macine

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Saving money is great, and helping the environment by conserving our precious resources is even better. There are many simple repairs that you can make around your house to help save money on your energy bill. Sometimes, all it takes is a few … [Continue reading]

10 Ways to Use Bubble Wrap by Making Green Bubble Wrap

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Some time ago, I challenged myself to find uses for bubble wrap, and came up with so many, I now think of the material as “green bubble wrap.” Wrap with it, stuff with it, pad with it, heat with it—the only limits on the uses for bubble wrap are … [Continue reading]

Winter Garden: How to Prepare for the First Frost

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The crisp afternoon air of fall has arrived and  the sun is just starting to set a little bit earlier each day. Before we know it, winter will be here and with it the first frost. This means that it's time to get to the business of preparing for the … [Continue reading]