Designers Corner: Gina Baran

Gina Baran

About Gina Baran Gina is a Boston based Interior Designer. Her love for interior design started when she was just a little girl. Constantly changing around the furniture layout and updating the paint … [Read more]

E-Readers Vs. Print Books

E-Readers Vs. Print Books: Which is More Eco-Friendly?

Which is the More Eco-Friendly Choice? Reading just got a whole lot more complicated: Once confined to print materials, today’s readers now have a plethora of devices to choose from to get their … [Read more]

Sipping Sustainably

Sipping Sustainably: Green Breweries and Wineries

Green Breweries and Wineries Americans consume 9.4 billion gallons of alcoholic beverages a year: 87 percent beer, 8 percent wine, and the rest spirits. The environmental impact of producing, … [Read more]

What a Gem

What a Gem: How to Pick Environmentally Friendly Engagement Rings

Pick An Environmentally Friendly Engagement Ring Dig for a diamond that gives back with this guide to the world’s most ecologically responsible gems. It’s the moment you’ve always dreamed of—time to … [Read more]

DIY Desk

DIY Desk: Do Away with the Chair and Get Standing

Do Away with the Chair and Get Standing “I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it, and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all … [Read more]

E-waste on the Rise

E-waste on the Rise Infographic

Tackling the Electronic Waste Problem Last year, the world produced nearly 54 million tons of electrical and electronic products, but only a fraction of it was reused, refurbished, or recycled. With … [Read more]

Sunken Treasure

Sunken Treasure: Underwater Timber Stands the Test of Time

Underwater Timber Stands the Test of Time When people think of timber harvest, Paul Bunyon in SCUBA gear is not the first image that comes to mind. However, in recent years, some companies have … [Read more]

DIY Playgrounds

DIY Playgrounds: A Healthier Way to Take the Structure Out of Play

A Healthier Way to Take the Structure Out of Play Back in the day, it seemed like the biggest hazard on a playground was a metal slide on a hot summer day. But as it turns out, many conventional … [Read more]

Hunkering Down in a Yurt

Hunkering Down in a Yurt: Down-Sized Living in a Modern Age

Down-Sized Living in a Modern Age In the summer of 1999 I suddenly found myself without a job or home. With a partner and newborn—and plenty of crazy ideas common to twenty-somethings—I decided to … [Read more]