LEEDing the Way

Greening Buildings with LEED Certification

Greening Buildings with LEED Certification LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. From sustainable site development to indoor … [Read more]

Pollution Revolution

Pollution Revolution: How to Combat Air Pollution

How to Combat Air Pollution Air pollution has a variety of contributors from stationary sources, like factories and power plants, to natural sources, like forest fires and dust storms. Air pollution … [Read more]

24 Eco-Friendly, DIY Wedding Ideas

24 Eco-Friendly, DIY Wedding Ideas

Wedding planning can be really (really) stressful. For earth-loving folks, the process can get even trickier, as most classic wedding decorations, favors, and traditions are far from eco-friendly. … [Read more]

Tropical Treatment

Tropical Treatment: Replace Toxic Household Products with Coconut Oil

 Replace Toxic Household Products with Coconut Oil Coconut oil is best known as a curry ingredient, smoothie additive, and beauty product. It also belongs in the cleaning cabinet as a natural and … [Read more]

Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure: Preserve the Harvest in a Root Cellar

Preserve the Harvest in a Root Cellar Imagine eating homegrown cabbage, beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, apples, and other produce on a winter evening, without the use of canning or refrigeration. … [Read more]

Vertical Gardening

Vertical Gardening

Save Space by Growing Up Want to multiply the number of plants you can grow in a garden or on a patio or deck? Grow up! Vertical gardening, a technique to cultivate plants up surfaces or supports, is … [Read more]

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps

Want to take your commitment to local foods to the next level? Look no further than your own trashcan or compost bin. While many people think of food scraps—such as carrot tops, onion bottoms, and the … [Read more]

The Growing Global Water Footprint

The Growing Global Water Footprint

The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes … [Read more]