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America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.

It's Earth Day. What Should You Do?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Do you have special plans for Earth Day?

Slow Consumption and Heirloom Design: I Want to Be a Slow Shopper

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Slow Consumption is nothing more than what our grandparents knew -- that investing in and taking care of solid, built-to-last goods is the most frugal and conservationist thing to do.

Boulder: We Can't Even Change Our Own Light Bulbs?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Boulder's energy audit program was designed to get people motivated to make energy-efficient improvements. But follow-up surveys found homeowners didn't make even the smallest recommended changes.

2010 Predictions: Smaller, Smarter, Greener Homes

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Here are five common-sense ways in which Americans will reduce residential energy consumption this year.

Natural Home Decorates Blair House For Magazine Holiday Design Showcase

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

With our decoration of the Blair House, we aim to show that simple, elegant, and responsibly made holiday décor is an attainable and viable option for everyone.

White House Guests See Green at Blair House and State Department Magazine Holiday Design Showcase Reception

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

We were one of six magazines invited to decorate rooms at the U.S. State Department and Blair House, the president's guest house--and we had to get gorgeous, green decor installed by December 4

How Green is Your Palm Oil?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Used in everything from cookies to lipstick, palm oil is now common ingredient in many everyday items. Unfortunately, its popularity has led to extensive destruction of tropical rainforests.

2010 Predictions: Simpler, Greener Lifestyles

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

In 2010, Americans will look for ways to save a penny or two, and with a few years of practice under their belts they'll get more thrifty. We'll see the following green trends emerge in 2010.

Scary Stuff: Children's Halloween Face Paints May Contain Lead

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals that some children's face paints contain heavy metals such as lead, nickel and cobalt that can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis.

Five Items You Should Always Recycle

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Recycling is one of the easiest steps you can take toward living green--but some recycling matters more than others.

Natural Home and Michelle Obama Love Decoupage Ornaments

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

When we chose projects from the Natural Home arsenal to decorate the president's guest house, we had no idea we were so in tune with the Obama family's ideas. We were all thinking decoupage.

Top Green Consumer Trends for 2009: Which Predictions Came True?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

At the end of last year, our friends at The Fresh Ideas Group went out on a limb with some public predictions about how Americans would act in 2009. As the year winds down, let's see how they did.