DIY Holiday Gift Tags

eco gift tags

  For Etsy entrepreneurs and holiday lovers alike, this season can be the busiest time of year. From gift giving to gift unwrapping, the holiday season is full of opportunities to follow the familiar rule of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  If you are looking for eco savvy methods to get your shop [...]

Reduce That Holiday Trash!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s day, Americans alone throw away a million extra tons [900,000 metric tons] of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging, according to Robert Lilienfeld, co-author of the book Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are. How can we make sure this trash doesn’t build up? Here’s [...]

Eco-Friendly(er) Painting

I recently began a repainting rampage in our house.  We built our home 13 years ago and have crummy builder’s paint in every room  for the entire 13 years.  It was frustrating because I couldn’t clean the walls or do anything to make them look less than terribly worn. I hesitated to repaint because of [...]

Minty Mud Toothpaste and Other Homemade Cleaning Concoctions

Minty Mud Toothpaste

On a recent evening I tuned in to Netflix to see if there were any good documentaries and I came across Chemerical: Redefining Clean for a New Generation. According to the Netflix synopsis: Blending humor and education, this engaging documentary follows … a typical American family, as they attempt to rid their home of all toxins… [...]

Energy Savings with LED Bulbs–A Bright Idea for the Home {eco-tips}

LED bulb

  We’ve recently begun to change our light bulbs from the CFL bulbs we’ve used for a couple of years now to the even more energy efficient LED variety.  Because we have a lot of lights in our home and LED bulbs are pricey, we are making the transition slowly and beginning with the lights [...]