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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From the Easiest and Least messy, to the Get down and Dirty Last Resorts! Learn more about these seven green methods to unclog a toilet.

By Eric J. Leech, Planet Green

Hate flies? Keep them away with these herbs. Learn more about these seven herbs that deter flies naturally.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Stencils, if you ask me, are a beautiful thing. Learn more about making stencils from used cardboard.

By Elizabeth Seward

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Make them yourself for convenient diaper changes. Learn more about homemade cloth baby wipes are easy and cheap.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Got bugs in your garden? Here's how to make your own organic gardening sprays that are easy on the environment and tough on pests.

By Colleen Vanderlinden

Putting tinfoil on the wall behind your radiator will get more heat where it needs to go. Learn more about increasing your radiator's effectiveness with tinfoil.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Reduce runoff and reduce soil loss. Learn more about nine inexpensive ways you can prevent erosion.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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Those attractive sliding glass doors are a source of heat loss. Learn more about insulating sliding glass doors.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Bubble wrap is a cheap and easy way to green your windows for winter. Learn more about insulating your windows in under a minute with bubble wrap.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

If you're filling the scoop or the cap, you probably are. Learn more about not using too much laundry detergent.

By Cara Smusiak, Planet Green

Kiss expensive, toxic crystalline-silica-containing play sand goodbye: Podcasting mamas Vickey and Jen (of VickeyandJen.com fame) have a recipe for making your own play sand for the kiddies. Learn more about making your own sand.

By Jasmin Malik Chua, Planet Green

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Mixing homemade, organic chicken feed is easy and cheap. Learn more about organic chicken feed.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

It's possible that poinsettias get the bummest rap in all of the plant world. Learn more about these 17 plants that can kill your cat and why poinsettias won't.

By Melissa Breyer

Say goodbye to paraffin candles this holiday season. Learn more about 10 reasons soy candles are better for your holiday feast.

By Cara Smusiak, Planet Green

Teflon has been linked to infertility in women. Learn more about recycling teflon cookware.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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Learn more about the impact of recycling. Learn more about if recycling really makes a difference.

By Collin Dunn, Planet Green

It beats VOC loaded furniture polish hands down. Learn more about refinishing wood furniture with olive oil.

By Sara Novak

Just a little bit of rubbing alcohol and lemon juice will do the trick! Learn more about removing latex paint from hardwood floors.

By Elizabeth Seward

Keep on rockin' in the green world. Learn more about these five reuses for guitar strings.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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These treatments work way better than any pesticide ever could. Learn more about riding your yard of fleas organically.

By Sara Novak

So you have a bunch of green tomatoes. Here's how to ripen them indoors. Learn more about how to ripen green tomatoes.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green

If you're a transient apartment dweller, these 22 tips will show you movable methods of apartment modification. Learn ore about these 22 ways to save energy and water in an apartment.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

From apples and figs to bananas and guavas -- and hops. Learn more about 66 things you can grow at home.

By Rachel Cemansky

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Passive Solar energy is great... it is free, clean, simple, and functional. Learn more about DIY passive solar heat for your garage.

By Eric J. Leech, Planet Green

Can I really compost that? Yes — you can compost almost anything that's made of 100 percent natural components. The microbes, and natural decomposition, will do the rest and your garden will thank you.

By Colleen Vanderlinden