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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10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

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.

Housework Delegating 101: Put the Kids to Work

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

Energy Star, Organic, and More: Understanding Eco-Friendly Certifications

If you’re trying to make environmentally conscious choices, make sure you know exactly what all of those labels mean.

5 Futuristic Green Home Improvements

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

4 Materials to Avoid in an Eco-Friendly Home

Keep your home healthy by avoiding these potentially dangerous materials.

Energy-Saving Tips to Save Money and the Planet

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

Green Living Solutions for Small Budgets

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.

5 Surprising Ways to Save Energy

Some eco changes are obvious – but others are less expected (and just as important).

5 Things to Look for in a New Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency

If you want to make your next home an eco-friendly castle, pay attention to these five key areas before signing the papers.

How to Select Lighting for Outdoor Living

The right lighting can transform your backyard into a sanctuary you can use throughout the day and night. With so many choices on the market, how do you pick what's best for your space?

13 Wonderful Ways to Use Epsom Salts

Epsom salts have amazing health benefits–here are 13 ways to use Epsom salts, including a relaxing bath, a face scrub and a hair volumizer. It’s also a miracle cure-all, helping to remove splinters and reduce swelling of sprains and bruises. One ingredient really does fit all!

20 New Uses for Shampoo

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.

Replace your Fabric Softener with Vinegar

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

10 Simple Ways You Can Keep Watersheds Clean

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

Don't Kill Spiders

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

Science Says Lobsters Can Live Forever, But They're Still Delicious

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

8 Alternative Packing Materials

Pad packages with reusable materials or items destined for the garbage or recycling. Learn more about the 10 alternative packing materials.

6 More Reuses for: Aluminum Foil

New tips on how to recycle and reuse your aluminum foil. Learn more about these six more reuses for aluminum foil.

Build a Compost Box in Your Apartment

Composting tips for the apartment dweller. Learn more about building a compost box in your apartment.

Consider Blackout Curtains to Save Energy and Control Light and Noise

Everything you've ever wanted to know about blackout curtains but were afraid to ask or how I learned to stop worrying and love blackout curtains. Learn more about considering blackout curtains to save energy and control light and noise.

To Block... or Not to Block Crawlspace Vents during the Winter?

During the winter months, your crawlspace can be a source of cold floors and lost heat, but blocking your vents may not always be the best way to compensate for this. Learn more about blocking crawlspace vents during the winter.

Make a Cat Scracher from Recycled Cardboard

Your feline friend can benefit from your old cardboard box stash. Learn more about making a cat scracher from recycled cardboard.

Give a Cold Shoulder to Heated Garages

Heated garages aren't good for cars. Learn more about giving a cold shoulder to heated garages.

Conserve Energy with Plastic Window Insulation

Putting plastic on your windows during the winter can save $270 annually. Learn more about conserving energy with plastic window insulation.