Category Archives: eco friendly

Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home

Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home
Soap Bottle We’re often told to buy cleaners in bulk to save on packaging, but it’s not always practical and doable to keep a gallon-size jug of dish soap by the sink. A clear plastic condiment bottle left over from the last BBQ easily dispenses with the problem. 1. Soak an old squeezable bottle in hot water to clean off the label and remove any food residue, then let air dry. 2. Add soap; .

Rid Your Home of Synthetic Pesticides

Rid Your Home of Synthetic Pesticides
Chemical weed, fungus, and bug killers all fit under this category and should be avoided both inside and outside of your house. Researchers have linked these pesticides to various forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; insecticides have been connected to brain damage in kids.  Combating an indoor bug problem is as simple as cleaning up crumbs, sealing food in containers, and using wood shims and a caulking gun to fill pest entry points. If .

Save the Bees!

Save the Bees!
Bees are having a hard time, but we can all do our bit to help save the bees. You do not need to become a beekeeper. Indeed, many other pollinators (not just honey bees) are in serious decline too. For example, in some countries, like the UK, some bumblebee species have gone extinct already. Many butterfly species are also struggling. Bees make more than honey – they are key to food production because they .

Eat Greener: Be Takeout-Savvy

Yes, to be really, really green, you would always cook at home with all that wonderful produce from your garden or the local farmers’ market. But sometimes, that’s not possible. Next time you place an order, say you don’t want any paper napkins; if every American gave up one paper napkin a day, we’d save a billion pounds of paper from going to landfills each year. Also decline plastic utensils, individual condiment packets, and .

Eat Greener: Grow Your Own

It doesn’t get more local than this. Sure, you’re probably not going to grow enough food to feed your family every night. But if you have a wee bit of outdoor space or a windowsill, you can grow something. It’s much more satisfying to walk a few feet and pluck leaves for dinner than to drive to the store for herbs grown thousands of miles away and encased in plastic. Other relatively easy grow-at-home .