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Washing Machine Uses Plastic Instead Of Water

Earth 911 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Xeros is working on a new breed of washing machines that will use only a cup of water per load, relying on reusable nylon beads to trap dirt and stain...

DIY: Recycle Your Greeting Cards

The Green Gathering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After major holidays and lifetime milestones, you clear your mantle of thoughtful cards from your family and friends and hesitate on the way to the re...

18 To Green Your Pest Control

WebEcoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are many eco-friendly ways to approach pest control, whether the problem is slugs on your patio or a snake in the pool. We no longer have to rel...

Green Lifestyle

Mariel Hemingway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mariel Hemingway

Slow down, make time to eat with a sense of awareness that food is your pathway to energy, health and the environment.

Major Scientific Study Says Beavers Increase Biodiversity

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Would you like a family of beavers moving into your backyard? Seems this primarily nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodent could be returning to Europe after centuries of extinction.

Taking Mercury off the Table

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

Emissions from coal-fired power plants release airborne mercury, which eventually settles in bodies of water and, with the help of bacteria, is transformed into the very toxic methyl mercury.

Glitz, Glam, & Green Too: Vintage Costume Jewelry, the Perfect Recycled Gift

Neil Zevnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Neil Zevnik

You want to get some killer jewelry as the perfect Christmas gift, but another anonymous, mass-produced bit of sparkle from the mall doesn't fit the bill anymore. May I suggest vintage costume jewelry?

Six Ways to Cut down on Waste During the Holidays (and Avoid the Ugly Sweater)

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Recycling wrapping paper and cards can drastically reduce your holiday waste and generate a big dose of nostalgia.

If Sarah Palin were a sustainable style maven...

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Much attention has been paid to Sarah Palin's style these last couple weeks--thanks to the surprising news about her impressive wardrobe bill. And whi...

Book writing in an Italian restaurant

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

I don't know how many times it took dinner with Shawn to light a fire under my ass--maybe three? Maybe four? I don't even remember the restaurant, but...

More Loving for American Expats, Plus Six Green Reasons to Vote Barack Obama

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

So if nothing else, an Obama vote will eliminate long tedious conversations about the downfall of the American government and numerous late-night cold shoulders for your fellow Americans overseas.

How to Switch to Renewable Energy

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One way to reduce your carbon footprint and support alternative energy technology is to power your own home with wind, water, landfill gas, or the sun...

4 Green Money Savers

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Every little bit counts in a strained household budget. These tips offer ways to go green while reducing costs. Tip #1: Cut back on disposable paper ...

Life Cycle: Greening the Other White Meat

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Large, corporate pig farms are home to deep vats of untold tons of pig crap, called "lagoons," which regularly overflow or seep past inadequate lining into the earth.

Green Grilling Guide

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grilling is ready for a green makeover. Consider greening your grilling routine for this Labor Day weekend by choosing the most eco-friendly grill, fa...

From the Olympics to Sears, Wearing Recycled Bottles Goes Mainstream

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

From PET plastic bottles to pull tabs, tomorrow's fashion will probably be made of trash. In recent months, recycled soda bottle fashion has become in...

How To Give Your Home A Green Makeover

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Home renovations can be quite a task but also an excellent opportunity to green your living space. So, study up on the newest green living techniques...

Composting Guide: Indoor Or Outdoors, You Can Cut Down On Waste

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whether you plan to compost in your home or outside, composting is the foundation for organic and sustainable gardening. Every day 200 million pounds ...

How To Transition Your Home Off Oil

Chelsea Green | Stephen and Rebekah Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Puttering around your own home, you may think the possibility of freeing it from fossil fuels to be somewhat remote. As our culture has progressed dow...

10 Creative Ways To Reuse Your Junk Mail

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

100 billion pieces of junk mail are sent annually, which accounts for one-third of all United States mail. According to Treehugger, Americans spend ov...

Slow Food Movement: How To Eat "Slowly"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With 85,000 members in 132 countries according to its website, Slow Food International is a grassroots project created in response to the fast food mo...

10 Facts On United States Energy Use

Chelsea Green | Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The days of cheap oil energy have come to an end. What once was simple and cheap (i.e. driving to vacation) has become difficult and expensive (i.e. ....

5 Technologies That Improve Internal Combustion Engines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

5 Fuel-Saving Technologies In the long run, the internal combustion engine (ICE) is on the way out and electric motors are on the way in, but ICEs hav...

How To Green Your Grocery List

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It can be hard to focus on eating greener when the very staples you need cost more than usual. Fortunately, there's a veritable cornucopia of ways to ...

Reduce Energy Use At Home: How To Easily Cut Back

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There sure is a lot of energy being spent on the energy debate lately. Sometimes it's best to hone in on what you can do, personally, at home, before ...