Category Archives: Tips

Your guide to eco-friendly tips to greenify your everyday life.

Tip of the Week – Natural Halloween Decorations

Think green before you buy a bunch of orange & black disposable decorations this Halloween. I recommend buying natural items like pumpkins, gourds, straw bales and corn husks, which are all inexpensive, very festive and can be tossed in the compost pile after the holiday to minimize waste. Reusable decorations that can be used from… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Make Your Halloween Costume This Year, Don’t Buy It

Store bought costumes are often full of synthetic materials that are totally NOT eco-friendly, and most store-bought costumes are in general a wear-once-then-throw away affair adding to our overflowing landfills. So, I suggest that you make your own Halloween costume this October from stuff you already have around the house. Not only will your costume… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Vacuum Every Week

Some might say vacuuming is a waste of energy, others like myself will disagree. That’s because carpeting acts as a collector for toxins tracked into the home from your shoes and those released from indoor sources. It also harbors dust mites and other allergens. So to reduce these hazards, I recommend a weekly vacuuming…it is… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Hand Wash Plastics

We all love the dishwasher, it’s easy & super convenient for all of us on the go. But when it comes to plastic tupperware, you need to dodge that dishwasher and hand wash plastic items instead. That’s because hot water & automatic dishwasher detergents break down plastics and increase chemical leaching. The best thing to… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Oxygen Bleaches

It’s laundry time again & you have a nasty stain on your bright white shirt! Instead of using a chlorine bleach, which is extremely harmful when released into the environment, think about using an oxygen or hydrogen based bleach. What are Oxygen Bleaches? Oxygen bleaches are materials that release oxygen for cleaning and bleaching of… Read More »