1. What’s Going On

    Posted on December 2, 2011 by Allie

    Gardening isn’t  just for people!  Nature discusses the Yeti crab’s ability to grow its own food.

    Grist talks about art that creates community.

    Skepticblog says Canada may blow off Kyoto.

    Scientific American has a series of in-depth reports on the future of climate change.

    INHABITAT posted a green gift guide for your favorite pup.

    My Plastic-Free Life would like to hear about your top reusable bag choices.

    Rob’s World has some green and reusable alternatives to Christmas trees.

    GreenUPGRADER shows us how to make a paper wreath.

    Crafting a Green World makes wall art out of old magazines and laundry detergent cups.

    The Green Life talks dog poop.

     

  2. What’s Going On

    Posted on November 25, 2011 by Allie

     

     

     

    Scientific American says turkey doesn’t make us sleepy.

    INHABITAT has great DIY holiday gift ideas.

    Crafting a Green World shows us how to make holiday decorations from old sweaters.

    The Green Life talks about an app to help you decode green labels.

    Grist dishes about leftovers.

  3. What’s Going On

    Posted on November 18, 2011 by Allie

     

     

    Photo by Aka, via Wikimedia Commons

     

    INHABITAT talks about dragonflies and flying robots.

    Scientific American says Hula painted frog isn’t extinct!

    Crafting a Green World created an adorable holiday craft from toilet paper tubes.

    Rob’s Word discusses pizza’s classification as a vegetable.

    Design*Sponge found beautiful flowers made from trash.

    The Beauty Department has a recipe for a sugar scrub to sooth your winter skin.

    greenUPGRADER has ideas for cutting food waste at Thanksgiving.

    What are your tips for more sustainable holiday celebrations?

  4. What’s Going On

    Posted on October 21, 2011 by Allie

     

     

    National Geographic has a guide for creating eco-friendly Halloween costumes.

    Inhabitat has ideas for cardboard costumes.

    Condo Blues has costume ideas for adults.

    Rob’s Word chooses an electric vehicle.

    The Good Human has a list of 10 recyclable things you probably haven’t thought of recycling.

    Sea of Shoes features upcycled leather jackets.

    Crafting a Green World makes a cute cowl from an old necktie.

  5. What’s Going On

    Posted on October 11, 2011 by Allie

     

     

    The Good Human helps us choose healthier cleaning products.

    Rob’s World talks about the benefits of pet adoptions.

    Crafting a Green World preserves autumn leaves with beeswax.

    Scientific American says the US now uses more corn for fuel than food.

    Crunchy Chicken makes an olive oil emergency lamp.

    INHABITAT reports that electronics recycling is a booming business in the US.

    Skepticblog treats acne with heat generated from a computer power cord.

    Grist discusses recycling car seats.

  6. Is “Green Living” getting in the way of the “Green Movement”?

    Posted on September 15, 2011 by Jody

    image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/talkradionews/6093961593/

     

    As I hope many of you already know, protests of the Keystone XL Pipeline took place a couple weeks ago in front of the white house.  These protests went on for 2 weeks and over 1,200 people were arrested; including Bill McKibben and James Hansen.  It is quite possibly the largest act of civil disobedience our country has seen in decades.

    I wish I had been there.

    Not only do I live in the DC area (I’m about an hour away), but I’ve also held a life-long goal of being arrested for a cause I believe in- and this definitely qualified.  Yet for two weeks, I heard the news, I thought it would be a good idea to join in, yet I did nothing.   Why?  Easy- life got in the way.

    Everything from missing work would be too complicated, to weekends filling up with schedules and errands, it was always easier to do nothing than it was to commit to something.   Besides, my house already uses 100% wind power, we drive very little, eat (mostly) vegetarian, grow some of our own food, reduce, reuse, recycle, etc, etc.  And what good would come of being arrested, anyway? Read more…

  7. What’s Going On

    Posted on September 9, 2011 by Allie

    Photo Credit: NASA

    INHABITAT talks about astronauts’ plans for a kitchen garden.

    Rob’s World has a DIY flowerpot refrigeration fix.

    The Good Human found ten free iPhone apps to help you go green.

    The Sierra Club discusses lab grown burgers.

    Scientific American wonders if captive bred chimps should get full Endangered Species Act protection.

  8. What’s Going On

    Posted on August 30, 2011 by Allie

    Photo Credit: NOAA

    Second Act has five ways to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, and HuffoPo has a few more.

    The Green Life has a guide to help you pick a portable solar charger.

    Rob’s World has plans for a DIY bike rack.

    INHABITAT says panda poop could be a solution to the energy crisis.

    greenUPGRADER showcases adorable glassware made from recycled windows.

    Crafting a Green World has great instructions for making a Kindle case from upcycled fabric.

    The Good Human discusses blood diamonds.

  9. What’s Going On

    Posted on August 23, 2011 by Allie

    The Good Human discussion ocean dead zones.

    The Miami Herald reports on 3 cases of brain infection from a water-borne bug, and warns that only distilled or boiled water should be used in neti pots.

    INHABITAT says sunflowers are being used to soak up radiation in Fukushima.

    The Green Life shows us a device that will allow for trees to grow in the desert.

    Tiny Choices gives us good ways to talk about eco-choices with the kids in our lives.

  10. What’s Going On

    Posted on August 16, 2011 by Allie

    INHABITAT says that deep-sea mussels can convert hydrogen into energy.

    The Good Human has videos on fuel efficiency, to help you get the most mileage out of your vehicle.

    greenUPGRADER shows us how to reuse bottles by cutting glass.

    The Green Life says garbage disposals may be greener than we’ve thought!

    Eco-Friendly Home Furniture has ideas for homemade weed killer.

    Design*Sponge has a great project to make use of recycled maps.

     

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

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According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.


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