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Eco-Entrepreneur: Jessica Jensen, CEO, Low Impact Living

Tracy Metro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Metro

A few years back my husband and I realized that to be able to sleep well at night we needed to dedicate our professional lives to protecting our planet.

Four Ways for a Stylish and Tasty Green Dinner Party

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Being eco is not about killing the party. Impressing your dinner guests in an earth conscious way can be as easy as a few small changes. 1. Say No t...

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...

How to Make Green Sangria

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

For a greener version of the red Spanish punch, try sweetening sangria with honey from a nearby farmers market and opting for organic seasonal fruits and local wines.

Three Design-Savvy Recycled Salt and Pepper Sets

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

I hate disposable salt and pepper grinders. These things should really be banned. Plastic, packaging, carbon foot print...and then after a few months,...

A Cooler Shade of Giving

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Whittle

Recently we launched GlobalGiving Green - a new part of the site that highlights projects that BOTH fight global warming AND improve local economic, ...

Tip: How to Beat Bites Without Bug Spray

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

While some hikers fight bites and stings with plant oils, other sweet-blooded adventurers wouldn't dare step into mosquito country without packing a g...

Greenwashing: How Bad Is It Really?

American Public Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The debate between Joel Makower of and Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation on the magnitude of greenwashing has been fascinating, alt...

Home Heating: Go Green Now to Save Energy in Winter

Bob Schildgen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Schildgen

Burning wood gives off chemicals as nasty as those concocted in factories, including sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, and dioxin. With older (or poorly maintained) fireplaces, a lot of these poisons can stay right inside your house.

Tip: Green, Clean Gifts for Dinner Hosts

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Next time you're heading to a dinner party and scrambling to find a little something for the hosts, swing by the household cleaners aisle.

Green Beauty Guide: How To Make Your Beauty Bag More Eco-friendly

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Re-examine your beauty products, reduce your waste and the eternal quest for green beauty will be just around the corner. More companies than ever are...

What Was the Name of that Green Organization Again?

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

There are so many great environmental organisations out there. But how many can you remember in a pinch? We have way too many Alliances of ... Resources ... Institutes ...

Six Tips to Green Your TV

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Here's a chance to make millions: Come up with a green TV. Frankly, there just isn't one yet. Even with huge technological "advances," this standard household item isn't getting greener.

Greenwashers Beware: The Truth Will Come Out

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Since the green movement has gained momentum, there has been a lot of talk about whether a company is greenwashing or whether carbon credits can be trusted.

Green Travel: Top 7 U.S. Eco-Travel Destinations

The Green Guide | Paul McRandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green travel isn't only about the journey--it's about the destination too. Here are seven great picks, recently surveyed by National Geographic Travel...

Paper Or Plastic? A Look At The Facts, Myths And Numbers Of Shopping Bags

Treehugger | Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Paper or plastic bags: which is better? It's an age old question, when it comes time to check out when grocery shopping: paper bag or plastic bag? I...

Mercury Spill: Toxic Cleanup Safer With Special Cloth

New York Times | Henry Fountain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Clean Up Mercury Spill With Cloth With "Nanoselenium" Cloth Incandescent light bulbs are on the way out by 2012, thanks to Congress, meaning for now ...

Charcoal Vs. Gas Grill: Which Is Better For The Environment?

Planet Green | Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With summer now in full swing, many of us are heading outside to do a little cooking by fire. Barbeque season has arrived, and with it, the decision...

Ten Wacky Ways to Help Save the Planet

Rachel Haimowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rachel Haimowitz

Rather than focus on the been-there-done-that tips for going green, I thought I'd highlight some of the, er, quirkier ideas I came across while researching my book.

Shifting Towards a Greener Life

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

If we are going to solve problems, we have to have a complete shift in consciousness. Personal change first -- and once the shift begins, you will never be the same again. I wasn't.

How To Green Your Easter

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

It's Easter time and in case you haven't noticed, the retail world has gone full force "Easter-Spectacular." With Christmas over, it's "out with the m...

Ideal Bite Green Tip of The Week: Eco-Friendly Sex Toys

Ideal Bite | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ideal Bite


Ideal Bite Green Tip of The Week: Don't Flush Condoms

Ideal Bite | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ideal Bite

The Bite: With the trash bin right there, you'll be less tempted to flush the condom. Throwing condoms in the trash when sexy-time's over is the be...

Ideal Bite Green Tip Of The Week | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Paper or plastic? The Bite: How 'bout neither. We use shopping bags for a few hours, but they can take lifetimes to decompose. New foldable nylon v...