Discussing the Pros and Cons of Using Vegetable Oil as Fuel

using vegetable oil in cars

A few weeks ago we talked about biodiesel, a promising energy source that is often cleaner burning and more efficient to create. One of the most popular uses for biodiesel fuel is as an alternative to gasoline for use in combustible engines like those found in vehicles. As the use of vegetable oil to power […]

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.

How to Make Your Own Napkins Using Old Fabric

make your own napkins

Cloth napkins are being recognized as the eco-friendly, less wasteful choice for our tables. And they are not hard to make from old material you may have around your house. Here are some ideas on how to make your own cloth napkins. Start with these possible sources of old fabric to see what you may […]

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 […]

Stop Getting Junk Mail and Breath Easy

stop getting junk mail

The minute we stop getting junk mail, we pump more oxygen into our atmosphere. While some junk mail is made from recycled material, a substantial percentage of junk mail is made of paper that will almost always be discarded as soon as the mail reaches its target: you. Unwanted mail consumes live trees for no […]

How to Use Sustainable Building Materials

using sustainable building materials

Using sustainable building materials is an important step in creating an energy-efficient, eco-friendly building. It will lower your energy costs and save raw materials. Sustainable building materials are renewable, used, refurbished, recycled, or recyclable. Some sustainable building materials incorporate energy efficiency into their structure and design. Here are some of the types of sustainable building […]

Why Choose Natural Wool for Your Next Carpet

natural wool carpeting

Natural wool carpeting is becoming more popular as consumers are looking toward a more natural, chemical-free lifestyle. Natural wool carpeting is expensive, but it’s most likely the best choice for homeowners who like the look or feel of carpeting but still want to use natural or organic materials. Purchasing a few wool throw rugs are […]

Make Your Own Seed Tray Starter from Recycled Materials

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Starting seeds is a fun way to get a head start on the growing season. If you start sowing seed in February, March or April, you should have all kinds of leftover containers from recent holidays that could be used to make seed starters. Let’s take a look at some common materials you can use […]

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.

8 Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Saving Energy

saving energy with your kids

There are ways to teach your kids about saving energy at home without constantly nagging them to turn off lights or shut the front door. It’s not just about having rules and enforcing them, although that is a good idea too. It’s also about teaching your kids the principles of saving energy and instilling that […]