Eco-Friendly Hand Soaps

While the entire world is facing challenges brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), disease prevention is on top of everyone’s minds. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), frequent hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent illness and the spread of infections and germs to [...]

2020-03-24T16:54:22-04:00April 1st, 2020|

How to Refinish Wood Furniture

Looking to update your home decor? Try used and thrifted furniture. Old wood furniture is sturdy, inexpensive and, even better, environmentally friendly. Reusing existing products reduces waste and gives a piece of furniture new life, sparing it a trip to the landfill and reducing demand for manufacturing new items. You [...]

2020-02-25T14:16:26-05:00March 25th, 2020|

Eco-Friendly Shopping

How to Reduce Waste: Eco-Friendly Shopping Wrappers, packages, bottles, plastic bags, and cardboard boxes—there’s a lot of single-use waste involved when it comes to going shopping. Some of it is recyclable, such as your cardboard pasta box, but much of it isn’t—think of the plastic produce bags you put your [...]

2020-02-25T14:04:27-05:00March 18th, 2020|

Solar Energy Pros and Cons

“All you need is love,” the Beatles sang. Emily Dickinson wrote, “That love is all there is, is all we know of love.” Solar energy is kind of like that. Just as love is all we have, sunlight is the main source of all energy on Earth. Sunlight gives us [...]

2020-02-25T13:53:44-05:00March 11th, 2020|

How to Clean Your Solar Panels

Spring Cleaning: How to Clean Solar Panels Solar panels are a great investment for your family and the future of our planet. But since they need a steady stream of sunlight in order to work, can dirty solar panels be a problem? Absolutely. You can see the difference in your [...]

2020-02-25T13:32:17-05:00March 4th, 2020|

Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Home Decor

A growing trend in interior design is repurposing used wood as reclaimed wood furniture and wall art. It brings a rustic and earthy feel to any room, and always creates a great focal point or centerpiece. Not to mention, reclaimed wood is also great for the environment as it reduces [...]

2020-01-27T15:37:59-05:00February 26th, 2020|

How Are Solar Panels Made?

Solar energy is a renewable resource that has been rapidly growing in popularity and demand. Since 2008, U.S. installations have grown 35-fold to an estimated 62.5 gigawatts (GW), which is enough to power 12 million average American homes. Not only is solar power a competitive energy source, but it has [...]

2020-01-27T15:15:34-05:00February 19th, 2020|

6 Ways to Repurpose Furniture

There’s always that worn-out piece of furniture hanging out in the corner of your house, collecting dust. It’s old and an eyesore. Should you throw it away or keep it? Before you decide to throw it out, have you looked into how to repurpose furniture? Outdated items can be transformed [...]

2020-01-27T12:41:46-05:00February 12th, 2020|

Ethical Jewelry Brands to Consider

When we think of jewelry, we often think about the physical attributes—color, type of stone, size, and how it might complement a person and his or her style. We don’t often think about how jewelry is made or where it comes from. As 90 million carats of rough diamonds and [...]

2020-01-27T12:10:12-05:00February 5th, 2020|

Forget Red, Go “Green” This Valentine’s Day

It’s so easy to see red when it comes to Valentine’s Day (for a lot of reasons), but this year treat yourself and your loved ones and sweethearts to a “green” Valentine’s Day. It’s not hard at all -- here are 15 ideas to choose from! 1. Eco-Undies Yep, even [...]

2020-01-31T13:55:18-05:00January 29th, 2020|