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The Green Life

Textbook Downloads -- Green or Not?

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Four years' worth of college textbooks use the paper equivalent of yields from at least six 40-foot trees.

The Greatest Inventions of the Past 100 Years

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jay Walljasper

I live a short ride away from one of the best network of urban bike trails in the country -- it's boosted biking so much that Minneapolis now trails only Portland in commuters who bike to work.

Greenwashing Our Cities?

Majora Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Majora Carter

One problem we face with all our well-meaning legislative efforts is that not all laws get enforced equally. Let's face it, no matter what color you ...

The Green House Effect: Eco Appliance Technology

Danny Seo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Seo

Back in 2000, I wrote my first book Conscious Style Home about the renovation of my parents' Pennsylvania home using environmentally-friendly material...

Is Divorce Bad for the Environment?

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

As if the encumbrance of divorce weren't heavy enough. Now parents of failed marriages can feel doubly guilty. Never mind breaking up the family, perm...

Living the Green Life: Easy Go, Easy Come - Sleep With Your Neighbor

Ideal Bite | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ideal Bite

Want a CO2-free way to get your rocks off? The Bite: Boink your roommate or neighbor. A quickie with zero transit time is a genius way to let off ...

Ideal Bite Green Tip Of The Week: Drink Locally!

Ideal Bite | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ideal Bite

The Bite: The best cure's right outside your door: drinking locally produced beer is an eco-friendlier way to get your malted hops fix. Next time you ...

Can Getting Your Porn Online Save The World?

Ideal Bite | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ideal Bite

The Bite: OK, we know you aren't into porn. But your porn-fiend "friends" can save paper and plastic by feeding their fetishes via this neat, new doo...

6 Things To Do With Your Old Junk

Danny Seo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Seo

I think to say I'm fastidious would be an understatement. I have a ritual that my close friends find a bit odd, but I find it keeps my life and home ...

Booze It Up... And Four Other Ways To Go Green This Season

Danny Seo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Seo

There's so much talk right now about having a green Christmas. There's one camp that says don't buy anything, skip the malls, forget presents. Bah-H...

The Green House Effect: Finding The Right House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Come tax season, my business manager comes to me with the same question every year asking, "What should we put down as your occupation?" And every ye...

The Green House Effect: How To Recycle That Junk In Your Trunk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The voicemail from my realtor said it all: the seller was stressed. He was stressed over what to do with all his belongings he had collected over the...