Believe it or not, your laundry machine creates quite the environmental impact. Washing and drying cycles consume a considerable amount of water and energy -- according to EnergyStar, the average family washes 400 loads of clothing each year, using 13,500 gallons of water.... Read more..
"Sustainability" is a popular term when it comes to being eco-friendly, but what does it really mean? For California's vintners and winegrape growers, who subscribe to California's Sustainable Winegrowing Program, it's very clear.... Read more..
Many Americans view their homes as safe havens, but homes are not necessarily where the health is. Indoor air pollutants can cause major health problems, especially since most Americans spend 87 percent of their time indoors.... Read more..
You've switched from incandescent bulbs to low-wattage LEDs. You drive a hybrid and bring your own bags to the grocery store. You care about greenhouse gases and your carbon footprint... Read more..
"Paper or plastic?" That is the major question that shoppers usually face as they check out at the supermarket. However, both options take a major toll on the environment. It's estimated... Read more..
When most people think of hybrid cars, they imagine practical, mild-mannered vehicles. But could we someday see hybrid racecars burning up the tracks?... Read more..
Open a faucet, and fresh water will quench thirst. Turn a handle, and a shower will invigorate a person. But what if the tap was dry, and bringing water home were your job?... Read more..
During hotter days, the wonderful coolness of our air-conditioned homes is comforting until the whopping energy bill arrives. The American Lighting Association (ALA) offers the following easy ways to use less energy and save money. ... Read more..
You turn on the tap, and water comes out. Period. Safe, plentiful and affordable drinking water is one of our nation's most precious resources and something most of us take for granted... Read more..
From smart phones to programmable thermostats, today's electronics come equipped with advanced operating systems that make life easier and more efficient.... Read more..
Happy Earth Day! We’ve pulled together our favorite fun, eco-friendly activities so you and your friends can spread the love to Mama Earth during this global celebration.... Read more..
We’re all about celebrating Earth Day this week, so we’ve rounded up our favorite organic skin care products... Read more..
With just a little eco-savvy, creating a greener home can be a breeze for busy moms. ... Read more..
My first job out of college was, of all places, at a farming magazine.... Read more..
It’s often the culmination of little things that matters when it comes to decreasing your carbon footprint.... Read more..
I know that reusing is a key component of the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle): I’ve turned my old jelly jars into coin collectors, my ripped jeans into stylish summer shorts, and my tired T-shirts into rags for household cleaning.... Read more..
Ditching bottled water is one of the easiest ways to protect the planet and slash your spending. ... Read more..
Even though there’s still a chill in the air, that shouldn’t keep you from getting a jump start on your spring-cleaning. ... Read more..
I’ve always known my plants could benefit from the fertilizing effects of my family’s cooking scraps, but for me, the idea of composting usually conjured up images of stinky containers bulging with fermenting cucumbers and rotten tomatoes.... Read more..
Snowmen and snow angels can get old fast. So next time there’s a winter storm, try eating the snow instead!... Read more..