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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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.

How to Dispose of Lava Lamps

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

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Dishwasher Detergent

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

DIY: Make a Homemade Pizza Stone for $5 Dollars

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

Does Your Dog Need Boots? DIY Dog Booties! (with Pattern and Video)

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.

Where to Donate Old Trophies

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

No Compost Required: Instantly Fertilize Plants With These 3 Kitchen Scraps

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.

Find Reclaimed Building Materials Near You

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.

Five Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

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

Forget the Toxins! Scent Your Home with Natural DIY Fragrance Stones

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.

7 Great Ways to Insulate Your Windows

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

12 Easy Green Alternatives to Wasteful Gift Wrap

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

7 Green Methods to Unclog a Toilet...Plumber's Crack Optional

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.

7 Herbs That Deter Flies Naturally!

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

How to Make Stencils from Used Cardboard

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

Homemade Cloth Baby Wipes Are Easy and Cheap

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

15 Homemade Organic Gardening Sprays and Concoctions That Actually Work

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.

Increase Your Radiator's Effectiveness With Tinfoil

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.

9 Inexpensive Ways You Can Prevent Erosion

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