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How to Reduce Your Family's Carbon Footprint

Rosie Osmun | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Rosie Osmun

Going green or being eco-friendly can seem intimidating, but reducing your carbon footprint doesn't need to involve a radical lifestyle overhaul! There are many simple and affordable ways almost anyone can contribute to helping the environment.

The List: Innovative, Under the Radar American Made Gifts

Michelle Vale | Posted 12.13.2015 | Business
Michelle Vale

During the holiday season is when I am most acutely aware of the gross imbalance of imports versus exports, that is the current situation here at home...

Kid's Green Gift Guide: 15 Alternatives to Landfill

Sharon McCarthy | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Sharon McCarthy

Do you struggle to find gifts for kids who get a ton of toys each Christmas? To me, the idea of adding more piles of plastic to landfills and more pieces for parents to, ouch, step on, pick up, and put away seems crazy.

Why Shopping Small & Smart Matters

Lisa Lori | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Lisa Lori

One of the best aspects of owning a local business, is feeling like you are contributing to life in your community, Small businesses are often the sponsors of local causes, sports teams and community centers. Certainly, big companies employ many people, and give back to communities, but small businesses uniquely give a community energy, personality and culture.

Your Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Checklist

Saudia Davis | Posted 11.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Saudia Davis

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? There are numerous things that may make you anxious about the big day, but one of them shouldn't be how to keep it eco-friendly. Here is my checklist for things you should do now to have a happy and eco-friendly Thanksgiving Day.

15 Awesome Ways To Pay It Forward With Your Wedding

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.19.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

One of our favorite new wedding trends: using your wedding as a wonderful way to give back to your community. Here, get inspired by some of our favorite ideas.

Bras And Other Everyday Things You Should Be Recycling

Thrillist | Posted 10.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

Unless you're talking about ex-girlfriends or '80s haircuts, you should always recycle. Sure, you may feel good about yourself because you save bottles and cans and carry a canvas tote to the Trader Joe's, but the fact remains -- there are SO MANY MORE household products that can be reused and reinvented if you'd just stop throwing them in the trash.

Telecom Engineer Becomes Biodegradable Shoe Designer

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

In the very back of one of the halls of the fashion trade show called MAGIC, I came across an entrepreneur in the footwear section whose enthusiasm made me stop in my tracks. He couldn't have been more happy to share information on how his shoe line was completely different from all of the other exhibitors.

Women in Business Q&A: Peggy Farabaugh, Owner and Operator, Vermont Woods Studios

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Peggy Farabaugh is the owner and operator of Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture store specializing in high-quality, eco-friendly, handmade woo...

Building the Lifestyle of Maine into the Soak Brand

Michelle Vale | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Michelle Vale

As small business owners, we pride ourselves on delivering a product that is second to none. However, there are many more facets to our brand than pr...

Portland Couple Plans Dream Eco-Friendly Wedding

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | Weddings

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

The Faithful Shopper: Designer Dogs: Pamper Your Pooch

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn't deserve to be pampered? As man's - or women's - ...

Yael Aflalo : On Living Legacy

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Yael is a testament to what unwavering determination to have a significant impact on the world looks like. She is very practical in her approach but her relentless drive is what makes her a true visionary.

An Interview With "Eco-Pioneer" Priscilla Woolworth, Author of LOLA Lots of Love Always

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

The first time I heard about Priscilla Woolworth was when she was named a "New Green Pioneer" in Time Magazine. Of course, having grown up in New York, her name was more than familiar.

Potty Training a Zero Waste Baby - Parent

Michael Seo | Posted 07.19.2015 | Parents
Michael Seo

As defined by the United States Environmental Agency, "Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.

Original Unverpackt: Zero Waste (VIDEO) | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green

Original Unverpackt (Originally Unpackaged) is a Berlin-based supermarket which demonstrates one very simple way we can cut down on the amount of waste we produce in our day to day lives.

15 Things To Bring On Your Summer Adventures | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel

Whether you're in a hammock, at your desk or flying through the clouds, this little velvety journal from the folks at Live Happy magazine reminds you to stay positive, be grateful, and jot down all those summer adventures.

How "Liter of Light" is Illuminating the Globe With Repurposed Two-Liter Bottles

Culture-ist | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

Liter of Light is the latest project launched by the MyShelter Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing low-cost, innovative green technology to rural communities with limited resources.

You'd Be Surprised How Many People Don't Know These 5 Obvious Travel Tips

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

Sometimes we find that we spend much of our time reminding friends about the no-brainers that they should be sure keep in mind while traveling. So don't laugh at us by how stupid-obvious these five travel tips may seem -- you may even be guilty of letting one or two of them slip your mind!

Design Student Builds Tiny Home To Live Debt-Free

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Show Me the Numbers: How Eco-Friendly Are Ski Areas?

Liftopia | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

How eco-friendly are North American ski areas? Let me count the ways. In fact, recycling and swapping out light bulbs, while still very important, have almost become somewhat passé steps toward sustainability at ski areas.

Best Shipping Pallet DIY Ideas on the Web

This Old House | Posted 05.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

People are loving the idea of using reclaimed pallet wood to build and create all kinds of things. Why? More often than not, you can score the things for free.

California Is Giving Poor Residents Solar Energy Using Polluting Companies' Dollars

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact

California's fight against global warming is providing green energy to low-income residents -- and polluting companies are footing the bill. As the...

Skip Fake Flowers This Memorial Day: 5 Eco-Friendly Options

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Annie L. Scholl

The woods are dotted with brilliant red roses, bright yellow sunflowers and pale purple hydrangea. Spring is here, but these flowers have been with me all winter long. I've watched them grow -- not in size but in number.

3 Natural Ingredients That Clean (Almost) Anything in Your House

Trulia | Posted 05.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.