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Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Living Rooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Living Rooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: How To Get Green Little By Little

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: How To Get Green Little By Little

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, going green is the new black these days. The benefits to your health, your home, and the environment are numerous and expansive, so I won’t regale you with every reason as to why you should go green. But I will tell you two […]

Seventh Generation’s Earth Day Contest

Seventh Generation’s Earth Day Contest

One of my favorite green brands, Seventh Generation is holding a Earth Day contest. The grand prize? A $5000 green home makeover! The premise is that everyone knows a “mother nature” type, and Seventh Generation along with WAGES, a non-profit that helps women establish cleaning service cooperatives that use environmentally-safe […]

Going Green While Saving Green

Going Green While Saving Green

One of the hardest things I’ve come across in my own home renovation is the struggle between “going green” as much as possible and staying within a reasonable budget. Much beyond buying green cleaners and recycling everything under the sun, it’s really hard to make the greenest choices without the […]

A Safer Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)?

A Safer Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)?

We all know that compact fluorescent lights are one of the best eco-lighting options out there. But the potential risk of a broken bulb is a real one – especially with that bit of mercury inside. That risk became a reality for Tom Irvine, the chief executive of Florida-based Clear-Lite […]

Are Modular Mansions Really Green?

Are Modular Mansions Really Green?

At one point, there was hope that the modular home craze would catch on. But most new buildings, like the modulars, have suffered since the crash of the housing market. According to the Washington Post, a new demand for them has come up. People are looking to build new modular […]

New Obsession: Treehouse Point

New Obsession: Treehouse Point

I highly doubt I’m the only one out there that’s had Swiss Family Robinson fantasies growing up. There’s something so exotic about living in a tree. Thanks to ShelterPop for showcasing some photos of the lodge, located in Issaquah, Washington. Built by renowned treehouse builder Pete Nelson and his wife […]

Bulldozing Detroit for Farmland

Bulldozing Detroit for Farmland

It’s not uncommon knowledge that one of the hardest hit areas of the recession was Detroit, the center of the now-barely-afloat automotive industry. The housing sector has been almost completely obliterated within the city limits — whole blocks of once-thriving neighborhood has been reduced to vacant, abandoned homes left to […]

Cheap Hot Water With Solar Power

Cheap Hot Water With Solar Power

Solar energy can be used for more than just generating electricity. More homeowners are discovering how solar energy can be captured to do what it does best and that is heat water. According to the Wall Street Journal, in many cases, all it takes to offset two-thirds of your hot […]

Why Go for Green Building?

Why Go for Green Building?

When you begin a construction project or renovate or even just redecorate, use green building materials to benefit not only the environment but the health of its inhabitants. According to [GreenBuilding.com](http://GreenBuilding.com), “Green building is a design and construction process that promotes the economic health and well-being of your family, the […]