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- Tarnished copper can become a problem over time. How do you clean copper naturally without resorting to harsh chemicals that might change its properties even further?
These DIY Ant Repellents Will Help Rid Your House of PestsAnts are a common and surprisingly persistent household problem but are there ways to get rid of ants without resorting to dangerous chemicals?
Are Carrots Safe for Dogs? Learn About the Powerful Veggie's BenefitsCarrots are a surprisingly appetizing treat for many dogs and they also happen to be one of the healthiest, low-calorie snacks you can feed your canine companion.
Why Do Cats Hate Being in Water?Do cats really hate water or is their presumed fear nothing but an old wive’s tale?
8 Books to Help You Go Zero Waste or Live More SustainablyZero-waste living doesn't have to be overwhelming — and these eight books about sustainable living are all extremely helpful.
These Are the Best Cruelty-Free, Zero-Waste MascarasCruelty-free mascaras are easy to find these days — here are some of our favorites, which happen to come in sustainable or refillable packaging.
What Is a Lazy Lawn? Here's How to Get StartedLazy Lawn is an artificial lawn that takes mowing, seeding, weeding, and watering totally out of the equation.
5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Dog ToysSelecting the right toys for our dogs is no easy task, especially when we’re trying to weed through all the potentially-toxic toys to find the best eco-friendly dog toys.
Why Tiny Homes Are Eco-Friendly — And Why They Sometimes Aren'tTiny houses have become the new big investment when it comes to green living, but are tiny houses really eco-friendly, or another big drain on our limited natural resources?
How and When to Harvest Garlic: Everything You Need to KnowGarlic is one of the easiest vegetables to grow in your home garden — here's everything you need to know.
4 Trendy Thrift Flip Upcycling Tutorials — No Sewing RequiredThese thrift flipping ideas are easy, stylish, and require no sewing!
The Best Nontoxic, Organic Pillows on the MarketThere are thousands of different pillows on the market to choose from, but if you’re environmentally or health-conscious, how do you know which ones are nontoxic?
7 Effective, Aluminum-Free Men's DeodorantsBuying the right organic and aluminum-free deodorant is not always easy, but there are some tried and true ways to weed the best from the worst brands.
How to “Bottle Brick,” One of Our Favorite Zero-Waste Hacks"Bottle bricking" is a little-known activity that helps reduce landfill waste, brings affordable housing and furniture to people in need, and more.
Can You Compost Paper with Ink?It is assumed that nearly all untreated paper products are inherently compostable, but what about paper with ink?
This Is How You Know That Your Compost Is Officially Ready to UseHow do you know if your compost is ready? You'll know your compost pile is finished and ready to use with these several indicators.
Reasons to Try a Plant-Based Turkey This Thanksgiving + Some of the Best on the MarketThe turkey on your Thanksgiving table could be replaced with a plant-based option this year — here are a few of our favorites.
How to Build a DIY Indoor Compost BinBuilding your own DIY indoor compost bin is as easy as following a few simple steps and knowing how to balance your compostable materials.
What Is Bycatch? The Fishing Industry's Darkest Side Effect, ExplainedBycatch is the discarded sea animals who get caught in fishing nets and die as side effects of the commercial fishing industry.
How Emissions Testing Actually WorksEmissions testing is one of the most frustrating parts of owning a vehicle, but if your car isn’t passing inspection, it may be releasing dangerous compounds into the atmosphere.
Is Soap Bad for the Environment? Here's What You Should KnowNot sure if soap is bad for the environment? Bar soap, liquid soap, soap pods, and laundry soap all affect the environment in different ways.
Natural Ways to Kill Weeds in GrassWeeds are one of the most troublesome and persistent problems in a garden and there are many natural ways to get rid of them, but what happens if those weeds are on your lawn, mixed in with your grass?
How to Prevent and Treat Styes — NaturallyStyles can be uncomfortable and unsightly; luckily, there are a number of effective natural remedies to get rid of them pretty quickly.
How to Use Compost as FertilizerComposting doesn’t just do wonders towards minimizing your overall waste, it can be used to turn your decomposed trash into one of the best natural fertilizers; and it’s free.
How Does Laundry Detergent Affect the Environment?Laundry detergents have been a mainstay of modern American living for almost a century, and it’s only now that we are beginning to understand the environmental effects of these fragrant liquids.
What to Do With Old Pumpkins (Hint: They're Not Trash)What can you do with old pumpkins? From composting to donating to zoos, there are endless options to keep them out of the landfill.
How to Get Rid of Weeds, NaturallyToxic weed killers are almost worse than the problematic plants they have been brewed to destroy, but are the natural alternatives any more effective?
How to Relieve and Prevent Pregnancy Heartburn, NaturallyPregnancy is no picnic, especially when heartburn rears its ugly head, but there are some natural ways to relieve the burn.
Here's the Breakdown of What It's Like to Compost in the WintertimeCan you compost in cold weather? Winter temperatures, ice, and snow will definitely change the breakdown process within your at-home compost heap.
Here's Why There Are So Many Ladybugs in Your House During the WintertimeWhat happens to ladybugs in the wintertime? There's a reason why the red and black bugs are commonly found indoors, when the temperatures start dropping.
Should Compost Have Flies?Flies are assumed to be a natural part of the composting process by many, but are these little buggers actually necessary or are they just a nuisance?
Attention, Parents! These Toy Companies Are Taking a Stand Against PlasticThe toy industry wastes massive amounts of plastic, but these toy companies are taking a stand against the wasteful material and cutting back.
Does Indoor Compost Smell?The bulk of your composting should probably be done outdoors, but if you have an apartment or it's the winter, you’ll need to start your compost indoors. The question is, will it smell?
What Are Snails Attracted to in the Garden?As cute and innocuous as they seem, snails are pretty persistent garden pests, but what brings them out of the woodwork in the first place?
How to Get Rid of Mice the Natural Way Without Killing ThemMice are one of the most prevalent pests found in human homes, but is there a way to get rid of them without having to resort to killing them?
Why Do Dogs Like Squeaky Toys?Ever wonder why your dog is drawn to the noisiest toys? We asked an expert!
Indoor Gardening 101: How to Grow Veggies and Herbs In an ApartmentGrowing fresh produce inside your home isn’t always easy, but there are some tried and true ways to facilitate it, even through the winter months.
Non-Toxic vs. Food-Safe: What's the Difference?Non-toxic and food-safe are two different labels with distinctly different connotations, but are either or both of them are inedible?
How to Wash Reusable Grocery BagsReusable grocery bags are the first step in ridding the world of plastics once and for all, but how does one clean something that has become a necessity in the modern age?
When and How to Trim HydrangeasHydrangeas are some of the largest, most colorful blooms in a gardener’s palette, but did you know that they’re also one of the easiest flowers to care for?
How to Make Sure Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is 100 Percent SustainableBrew a totally sustainable cup of coffee by sourcing your coffee ethically, using plant-based milk, forgoing a straw, and using low-waste materials.
How Does a Zero-Waste Lifestyle Help the Environment?Zero waste is a lifestyle concept that works by lowering an individual’s environmental impact as much as possible, but is this lifestyle change as effective as we’ve been led to believe?
How to Pick the Perfect PumpkinFinding the perfect pumpkin isn’t an exact science or anything, but selecting one that’s going to suit your purposes is rarely as easy as it seems.
Is Cleaning Vinegar the Same as White Vinegar?Vinegar is one of the main tools in the green cleaning toolbox, but do you need a special kind of cleaning vinegar or will simple, white vinegar work just as well?
How to Unclog a Drain, NaturallyThere are hundreds of harsh but effective products designed to clear a clogged drain, but did you know that the same result could be accomplished with far less caustic chemicals?
The Most Innovative Zero-Waste Laundry Detergents on the MarketThere are so many innovative zero-waste laundry detergents out there.
7 Best Small Pets for KidsThese are the best small pets for your children, if your home can’t handle a bigger companion.
20 Zero-Waste Cooking Tips for a Sustainable KitchenThese zero-waste cooking tips will make your kitchen even more sustainable.
Where to Buy Secondhand Furniture OnlineSecondhand furniture is not only about style, it’s an important and practical way to recycle, but what happens if you don’t have a local thrift shop?
If You're Seeing an Influx of Stink Bugs in Your Home, Here's How to Get Rid of ThemUnfortunately, stink bugs are especially prevalent during the fall months, so here's how to get rid of stink bugs in a proper and effective manner.