Instead of using plastic straws and constantly throwing them away, invest in a reusable glass straw! No BPA and no plastic waste! It’s as easy as B.Y.O.S.!
October is the perfect time to starting composting! I know I’ve talked about starting your own compost pile before, but if you haven’t started one yet, now’s the time to do it. Just rake a pile of leaves, toss your old carved pumpkin in and viola…you got yourself a compost pile that will supply lots… Read More »
Halloween is coming up fast! Do you have your costume ready? If not, no worries we’re here to help. Here are the top 4 eco-friendly Halloween costume tips: 1- Homemade Face Paint Instead of purchasing overpriced plastic and rubber masks, or using toxic makeup, make your own face paint by combining cornstarch, solid shortening, and… Read More »
Halloween is fast approaching! Be prepared for all those treat-or-treaters this year by buying candy treats that are made from organic ingredients, and are naturally colored & flavored. When buying chocolate treats, look for fair trade goodies.
“Peak” energy hours are the time of day during which the most electricity is used typically the daytime. The high usage of energy can strain the electrical grid, can cause brown / black outs and even the use of older (dirtier) backup plants. It is best to have the energy usage spread out more evenly… Read More »
Instead of tossing out those old used coffee grounds put them to good use to make yourself beautiful. Coffee grounds can actually help improve the quality of your skin by: Exfoliating Preventing and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles Balancing pH Controlling blemishes Pulling toxins from the skin Moisturizing Here are a few different beauty treatments… Read More »
It’s the end of August and time for the kids to go back to school. Back to school is the perfect time to start adopting some greener habits you & your whole family can practice all year long. Below are the top ten tips to going back to school the green way. Top Ten Eco-Friendly… Read More »
It’s good to occasionally check the temperature of your refrigerator and freezer. You want to make sure it’s set according to the manufacturer’s manual, so you don’t waste extra energy. In general the EPA recommends keeping refrigerators at 37 degrees Fahrenheit and freezers at 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything colder is probably overkill, and just a… Read More »
It may sound difficult, but making homemade organic baby food at home is super simple and has huge benefits for your baby, the environment and your wallet. All you need to do is buy fresh organic fruits & veggies at the local farmer’s market, cook them and blend/puree. You can even make extra and freeze… Read More »
If you have the option, use a toaster oven instead of a conventional oven. Why? Because you’ll save on time and use far less energy. Tests have shown that a well-insulated toaster oven, with plenty of room for air to circulate around it, consumes half the energy than a conventional oven does. Plus, using a… Read More »