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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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

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

By Jeff Kart, Planet Green

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

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

By Team Planet Green


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

By Sheila Shaigany

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

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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.

By Eric J. Leech, Planet Green


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

By Jaymi Heimbuch

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

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green