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

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

They're great for a lot more than your garden. Learn more about these five reuses for coffee grounds.

By Cara Smusiak, Planet Green

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

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

When my parents emigrated to the U.S. from Iran, they brought their Persian culture along with them. Learn more about these five reuses for tea bags.

By Sheila Shaigany

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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! Learn more about these 75 things you can compost, but thought you couldn't.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green

Eco-crisis is a whole lot more terrifying than the whir of a chainsaw echoing down a desolate Texas highway. Learn more about these 10 real life things way more frightening than Frankenstein or Freddie.

By Mickey Z., Planet Green

Lester Rodney died in late 2009 but his activist legacy prevails. Learn more about how a communist sportswriter fought for justice.

By Mickey Z., Planet Green

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A look at creative green solutions to real ecological problems. Learn more about which green actions matter most.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

You want to find the biggest energy wasters in your home, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to find the biggest energy wasters in your home in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors