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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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

All natural fertlizer for your plants. Learn more about using diluted coffee to fertilize plants.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green


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

Stay cozy all winter long with these ideas. Learn more about these 35 ways to winterize your home.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Don't get mad, do yoga. Learn more about these 8 yoga moves that'll help keep you calm and collected over the holidays.

By Sara Novak

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