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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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

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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

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

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Learn the eco-groovy way to dispose of these novelty lamps. Learn more about disposing of lava lamps.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

It is safe for the environment and a fraction of the cost. Learn more about making your own eco-friendly dishwasher detergent.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

You can create artisan breads and pizza easily and cheaply with one of these. Learn more about making a homemade pizza stone for $5.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

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My dogs are not happy campers in the winter. Every morning my husband takes our two hefty dogs for a one-hour walk on our rural road. Learn more about DIY dog booties.

By Ronnie Citron-Fink, Planet Green

Your trophies can go to making more trophies or possibly some art. Learn more about where to donate old trophies.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

Indoor and outdoor plants will thrive with these natural, soil-boosting fertilizers commonly found in the garbage cans of compost-free homes. Learn more about instantly fertilize plants wth these three kitchen scraps.

By Nicole Willner, Planet Green

Once you get your full compliment of used and refurbished tools, the search is on for reclaimed and used building materials for your home project. Learn more about finding reclaimed building materials near you.

By Collin Dunn, Planet Green

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Feed and protect your plants with eggshells. Learn more about the five ways to use eggshells in your garden.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green

An easy to make gift with stuff you probably have in your kitchen right now. Learn more about scenting your home with natural DIY fragrance stones.

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

Windows account for 25% of home heat loss. Learn more about these seven great ways to insulate your windows.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Gift wrapping is a big source of waste during the holidays. Learn more about these twelve easy green alternatives to wasteful gift wrap.

By Jaymi Heimbuch

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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

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

By Marye Audet, Planet Green

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Safe, organic garden remedies that are easy on your wallet and the Earth. Leanr more about these 15 homemade organic gardening sprays and concoctions that actually work.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green

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