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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,...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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...