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Mohawk Flooring That’s Good for the Earth and Your Pets

Mohawk Flooring That’s Good for the Earth and Your Pets

Save your floors from your pets

Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

If you’re looking for a unique way to liven up a boring cement slab, decorate a retaining wall, or just leave your mark without leaving a chemical footprint, then we have the solution for you — moss graffiti! Sounds crazy, right? But it isn’t! Using moss you either gather or […]

Ohio’s First Passive House: The Decor & Take-Home Tips

Ohio’s First Passive House: The Decor & Take-Home Tips

While walking the Passive House in February, we couldn’t help but notice the decor choices made for the ultimate eco-friendly home. From the flooring choices to furniture, accessories, color schemes, and textures, we were taken with how incredibly discerning the owners were in furnishing their new home. We’d like to […]

Hotel Felix Chicago: Leading the Way in Green Hotels

Hotel Felix Chicago: Leading the Way in Green Hotels

During our time in Chicago for the Craftsman Experience Holiday Extravaganza, we had the pleasure to stay at the Hotel Felix in downtown Chicago. The Hotel Felix is Chicago’s first hotel designed to meet Silver LEED certification. During construction they focused on using organic materials and renewable resources. Location Location […]

Build an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Pantry

Build an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Pantry

If your kitchen is the heart of the home, your pantry is like the main valve that keeps it all flowing smoothly. Does that thing have a name? (Can’t you tell that science was never my strong suit?) What I’m trying to say is the pantry is where everything flows. […]

Choosing Low VOC Paint

Choosing Low VOC Paint

VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are carbon based compounds that readily vaporize into the air and as they enter the air they produce ozone which causes indoor air pollution and can lead to many nasty health issues including nausea, headaches, irritable eyes. VOC’s have also been linked to cancers such as […]

Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

Nowadays, people have been changing their lifestyles. They are now finding other ways to live healthily without hurting the environment. Over the years, companies and individuals started to make products that people can use just like the others but has no damaging effect in nature. More and more homeowners and […]

Bamboo Block Countertops from Teragren

Bamboo Block Countertops from Teragren

While admiring my friend’s kitchen in her apartment over the weekend, I gushed about her butcher block countertop. She politely corrected me that her counter was, in fact, bamboo. One company that is spot-on with the bamboo trend is Teragren. They offer an alternative to traditional butcher blocks checkerboard patterns […]

Green Weed Killers

Green Weed Killers

Ah, spring. When everything starts to bloom, even those pesky weeds. Let’s kill them with kindness via CasaSugar’s eco-friendly tips: 1.Take a pitcher of hot water and pour it all over the plants you want to kill, which results in boiling them to their death. (Does anyone know if this […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

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 […]

Is Milk Paint Right for You?

Is Milk Paint Right for You?

Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

One of the revelations from last year’s Hardware Show was the Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush System. Designed with the consultation of physical therapists, the ‘Green Toad’ system uses a 360-degree, rotating head system that locks in eight different positions. It allows anyone to paint at an angle that’s most […]

Eco-Friendly Disenfectants from CleanWell & Seventh Generation

Eco-Friendly Disenfectants from CleanWell & Seventh Generation

As was already pointed out in another post, there are many new eco-friendly, naturally-based household cleaners appearing in your local grocery and home improvement stores. One of these brands, Seventh Generation, is one of my household’s absolute favorites. From their bleach-free laundry products to their recycled paper and plastic goods […]

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Dunn-Edwards was showing at the 2010 Builders’ Show in a big way as their new line of low-odor, zero-VOC paint called Enso was debuting and was used to paint the interior of the 2010 NextGen Home on display at the Builders’ Show. Thinking back to when we toured the NextGen […]

Eco-Cleaning Supplies in Your Local Store

Eco-Cleaning Supplies in Your Local Store

While making your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies out of household items, like lemon, vinegar and baking soda is the greenest way to go, it can be inconvenient. To make it easy for consumers to find eco-cleaning supplies, several different brands have popped up. You can find the following eco-cleaning supplies […]

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

We’re always inspired by entrepreneurs who see an opportunity that aligns with their passion and dive right in. Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care fits that description and has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a finalist in their Emerging Entrepreneur of 2009 contest. Launched in 2006, Clean Air […]

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Beyond the plethora of magazines and websites that extol the virtues of living a greener lifestyle and one which not only is minimally invasive to the environment but also saves you energy which in turn saves you money, there are “experts” who will do home visits and review your energy […]

Make Your Own Milk Paint

Make Your Own Milk Paint

Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]

House Paints Low on VOC and Quality?

House Paints Low on VOC and Quality?

As homeowners continue to request environmentally friendly products the choices are made along price point and quality. When it comes to low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) house paints the results are mixed. Many designers are noting that they just can’t get the right color and that the quality is lacking as […]

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops

Considering a kitchen facelift? Swapping out countertops and cabinetry can have a more dramatic (and instantaneous) aesthetic effect, provided your budget isn’t on life support. If you haven’t yet found inspiration do a search on our website for countertops where you’ll find all of our recycled glass countertop articles.

Bruce Irving puts Green Building in Perspective

Bruce Irving puts Green Building in Perspective

Our friend Bruce Irving who’s blazing his own trail and started a new industry in home remodeling, writes one of the most informative home improvement newsletters available. Here’s a excerpt from his latest where he’s shed some light on the hypocrisy of some green building techniques and offers his recommendations […]