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Living

11 Of The Safest Laundry Detergents On The Market

Every day, we hear about another dangerous toxin in the products we put on our bodies. We cut through the greenwashing to discern 11 laundry soaps that are safe for the environment and our health—and worth every penny.

By Nicole Caldwell
5 days ago
Living

5 Tips For Staying Waste-Free At Work

Matthew Hollis, the President of Elytus, an innovative waste management company, gives his top tips on how business leaders can create an innovative green office and encourage employees to make better choices to reduce one's carbon footprint.

By Matt Hollis
6 days ago
News

Tonke Camper Provides Opportunity For Worldwide Off-Grid Camping

Tonke Campers has created an extremely comfortable living space for those that want to live off the grid and to run on renewable energy. Solar panels energize the space that includes air conditioning, a full kitchen, and a lot more.

By Brian Spaen
6 days ago
Living

6 Simple Methods For Purifying Your Own Water

Whether you’re out in the wilderness or hooked to an untrusted water supply, you don’t need to count on expensive and wasteful plastic filters to purify the water you drink. Here are six simple techniques for ridding water of contaminants.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
Living

8 Eco-Friendly Ways To Maximize Your Dryer's Efficiency

Clothes dryers account for up to 20 percent of all energy use in the United States. But on days when you're in a rush or can't use your outside clothesline, here are some tips for making your dryer as energy efficient as possible.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
Living

5 Cruelty-Free Sunscreens To Protect Your Skin This Summer

During the summer, sunscreen is a must. In today's eco-conscious culture, it's easier and easier to find organic, cruelty-free sunscreens that protect your skin and are good for the environment around us.

By Maria Cook
2 weeks ago
Renewables

Innovative Solar Paint Turns Your Entire Home Into A Renewable Energy Source

Researchers in Australia created a paint that can generate hydrogen fuel from sunlight and moist air. Not quite ready for the shelves at Home Depot, the team does anticipate the paint to be available for sale within the next five years.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
Parenting

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Biking As A Family

Biking is a fun, eco-friendly way to get kids and teenagers outdoors, especially in the summer. But it's important to refresh the whole family on safety, bike etiquette, and the rules of the bike lane before hitting the pavement.

By Maria Cook
2 weeks ago
Living

Couple Ditches San Francisco's High Rent In Favor Of Turning Van Into Tiny Home

Richmond and Juliana didn't want to deal with the high costs of living in San Francisco any further, so the couple decided to invest in and convert an old Sprinter Van into a tiny home. They've documented their story while also exploring the world.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Living

Biodegradable Microbeads Could Change The Way Our Cosmetics Impact The Planet

Just in time for the United States ban on the production of waterway-contaminating microbeads to take effect in July, scientists have announced that they have figured out how to make biodegradable microbeads for inclusion in everything from toothpaste to face scrubs.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
Living

How To Create Your Own Outdoor Shower In 8 Simple Steps

Summer offers excellent weather for outdoor showers, but creating one can feel intimidating for beginners. In fact, the process is simple, and you can create your own backyard shower with upcycled materials and a little elbow grease.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
News

Hi-Tech Urn Transforms Ashes Of Loved Ones Into The Trees Of The Future

For many, thinking about death can be uncomfortable. But a new, eco-conscious burial option views death as a chance to give back to the planet, letting your family member or pet return as a tree after cremation.

By Maria Cook
2 weeks ago
News

Eco-Friendly Office Uses Vegetation To Naturally Cool Building

An award-winning office building design, featuring natural cooling and vegetation for shade, could lower energy costs and promote a sense of community via integrated public spaces. Best of all? It's made to be replicated anywhere.

By Maria Cook
2 weeks ago
Living

The Lazy Gardener's Maintenance-Free Vegetable Growing Guide

Gardens can feel intimidating, but with proper planning, patience, and commitment to just a few minutes of maintenance per day, anyone can develop a green thumb that's good for their health and good for the planet.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
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