Green Living

Confused about what green means? Find out how your personal choices can affect the world we live in. Whether you're dining or driving, we'll show you how to be more eco-friendly.

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On hot summer days, is it best to turn off the AC when leaving home, turn it up or leave it as is? The answer may surprise you.

By Alia Hoyt

If you drink a lot of tea, you probably throw out a lot of used tea bags. But there are dozens of surprising things you can do with them instead, both in your home and your garden.

By Alia Hoyt

We've all become hyperaware of the importance of toilet paper during our lives in the world of COVID-19. But there are some Earth-friendly options that exist as well. Have you tried them?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler


We all know vinegar is often used in cooking and making salad dressings. But it has a ton of other uses in cleaning, beauty, insect control and more!

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

The bane of every gardener's existence, weeds can easily and safely be controlled with non-toxic ingredients that you find around the house.

By Katie Carman

You may know that baking soda can be used to clean stuff and to make toothpaste, but we've rounded up 15 creatives uses for the product, many of which might be new to you.

By Alia Hoyt

Biophilia is the idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature, and it can help us to transform the way we live.

By Maria C. Hunt


Come inside to see why the tiny house movement is big business.

There are things we consciously recycle, such as used clothing, and there are things we toss without a second thought, like foil and rubber bands. But the latter have uses you may never have dreamed of.

By Dave Roos

Lighten your load by handing off these age-appropriate chores to your kids.

By Tanya Edwards


Edible walls, self-adjusting thermostats, and other smart green home innovations aren't as far-fetched as you may think.

By Blythe Copeland

Keep your home healthy by avoiding these potentially dangerous materials.

By Blythe Copeland

Using less energy isn't only good for the Earth, it's also good for your bottom line, too.

By Blythe Copeland

You don’t need to spend a lot to make a big impact on your carbon footprint: These five cheap changes are a great place to start.

By Blythe Copeland


Epsom salts have amazing health benefits. They're good for relaxing baths, face scrubs and a hair volumizer. We'll give you more ways to use Epsom salt in your daily routine.

By Contributor

I've been thinking about extra shampoo ever since I sent a box of random bars of hotel soap and shampoo bottles to Clean the World, a smart and admirable non-profit that sends unused soap and shampoo to people at risk of acute infection and disease due to lack of soap.

By Melissa Breyer

Vinegar works as well as conventional fabric softener without the health risks or the waste or the animal fat.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

10 ways you can keep watersheds clean are explained in this article. Learn about 10 ways you can keep watersheds clean.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green


Don't kill spiders and instead keep them around your house. Find out why you shouldn't kill spiders.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Can lobsters live forever? Find out if lobsters can live forever in this article.

By Jeff Kart, Planet Green

No stiff jeans, bunchy shoulders, or wrinkled pants. Learn more about line drying your clothes with these tips.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green

Craftsters create themed crafts to celebrate our Earth. Learn more about the 5 top earth-themed crafts.

By ,Contributor


Did you know that you can use diluted coffee to fertilize plants? Most house and garden plants can benefit from the added nitrogen boost.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green & Teresa Crowder

Quick and easy projects that show your cell phone you care. Learn more about these seven ways to make a cell phone stand from junk drawer materials.

By Jaymi Heimbuch