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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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

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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

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

By Collin Dunn, Planet Green

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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

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

By Sara Novak

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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

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

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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

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 Craftster.org ,Contributor

Did you know that you can use diluted coffee to fertilize plants? Most house and garden plants can benefit from the added nitrogen boost.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green & Teresa Crowder

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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

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

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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

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

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green