Eco-Friendly Ideas for Recycled Insulation Materials in Your Home

insulating a home with sustainable materials

Have you ever given much thought to your home insulation materials? Is your insulation eco-friendly? If not, perhaps it’s time to consider using recycled insulation materials. Energy prices rarely fall over the long term, and very few of us have the option to continuously heat or cool our homes with free sources of energy. Insulating […]

The Nogg Chicken Coop: A Hip Design for the Urban Chicken

modern chicken coop design

The Nogg is a modern chicken coop that has been designed in the shape of an egg. Urban chicken keeping has become a growing trend, and The Nogg is designed to house 2-4 chickens in an aesthetically pleasing coop to compliment any garden.

Are You Ready for a Green Roof?

green roof with plants

It may seem like a thoroughly modern design idea, something born during the “green” movement by eco-loving hippies. But, actually, throughout history and many cultures, green roofs have often been the norm. Remember, most people lived in simple earthen homes that were sometimes dug out of hillsides or creek banks. It was only natural that […]

What Are Corn Starch Biocompostables aka PLA Plastics?

pla plastics, made from corn

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 biodegrade and they are made with a non-renewable resource: petroleum. There are just lots of environmental and health […]

Natural Fiber Area Rugs of Sisal, Jute and Seagrass

natural fiber area rug

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 […]

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

small do-it-yourself projects for a green home

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 little repairs that you can do yourself to get your home going in […]

Environmental Impact of Overnight Shipping and Greener Delivery Options

Green shipping choices

It’s midnight when you realize that you forgot to mail the present for dear aunt Sally’s 75th birthday. If you get it to the post office by 9 a.m. you could send it overnight delivery and no one will be the wiser. But, is overnight shipping really the best idea for the environment? It doesn’t […]

Various Uses of Recycled Rubber In and Around Your Home

recycled rubber sheets for roofing

Recycled rubber is an eco-friendly, durable option for all kinds of applications around the home. Some uses for recycled rubber around your home or business include flooring, playgrounds and gardens. And, that’s just the beginning.

Turn Over a New Leaf, Pick up the Yard Nature’s Way

leaf pickup

Green as she was in so many other ways, my grandmother’s manner of leaf disposal such a waste. Even today, depending on where you are, you see people needlessly destroying a tremendous natural resource. If your idea of “leaf pick up” means you rake them into the street or into cans and burn them, or […]

Xeriscape: Landscaping With Low-Water Plants

xeriscape-garden

Xeriscaping is a growing trend among gardeners, landscapers and homeowners that want to enjoy the look of nature but also want to preserve nature so that they can enjoy it. There are many environmental benefits that come from this type of landscape — most importantly water conservation. Of course, this approach to gardening is more […]