Why Being Green Can Save You Money

We all know that driving an economical car can save money both in tax and petrol, but what can you do in your home to keep carbon dioxide from the air and money in your wallet? Thankfully, there are many incentives in Britain to keep your home green and your wallet healthy. The Green Deal One such government scheme is the Green Deal, which helps homeowners and business managers afford energy-saving improvements for their house or business. Homeowners can buy ...more

Eco-Friendly Driving Habits: A Win for Everybody

These days, it’s not difficult to reduce the carbon footprint while on the go. Not only is the global market for hybrid and electric cars expected to grow through at least 2015, but car makers are coming up with all kinds of ways to inspire eco-friendly driving. For example, Chevrolet is equipping all 2013 models [...] ...more

Gardening with a (Re)Purpose

Starting a backyard garden doesn't have to involve spending a lot on containers, watering systems and soil additives. In fact, you could probably plant a rich, healthy and visually attractive garden right now with what you have lying around your house. Everything from that pile of recyclables to the yard waste sitting at the curb can be used to build a low-cost, low-maintenance source of kitchen herbs, vegetables and day-brightening flora ....more

BrightNest iPhone App Makes It Easy to Green Your Home

Good news for green homeowners everywhere: BrightNest, a free online service that makes it easy to keep your home in great shape, has announced the release of a free iPhone app! Last fall, I reviewed the ways that BrightNest can help you live a greener life, so I was excited to share that the same [...] ...more

Why Electric Driving is an Affordable Reality in Britain

Ford, Renault-Nissan, and Daimler have announced that they are joining their knowledge, technology and resources to create the world’s first mass-produced, affordable fuel cell car ....more

Why Cloud Computing Is Good for Green Businesses

Much has been written about the cloud computing revolution, particularly about the many ways it may be an inherently sustainable move for humanity at large. And yet data centers require massive amounts of energy to run, enough to account for 1.5 percent of US electricity needs by 2020, according to the EPA ....more

5 Must-Have Plumbing Updates for Your Home

The average American household uses about 260 gallons of water each day, adding up to 30 billion gallons of daily water usage across the nation. There are multiple ways to conserve water in your home, from replacing a constantly running toilet to installing a weather-sensitive sprinkler system. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water heating accounts for around 15 to 25 percent of the energy used in the average home ....more

Break Out of Throwaway Culture in 2013

For decades, a disposable culture has permeated every part of our society, leading to environmental degradation, waste, and inefficiency. If your family is locked in a throwaway lifestyle, there’s no better time to make a fresh start. Here are a few trends that are helping people around the country save money, live better, and protect the planet. 1 ....more

American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom

If you're like most people, you were probably shocked by a report released earlier this year that found that up to half of the world's food is wasted. When hundreds of millions of people go hungry every day, how is this possible? This is just one of many questions that journalist Jonathan Bloom explores in his book American Wasteland. Every day, Americans waste enough food to fill the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, Calif ....more

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—A Guide to Staying Stylish While Keeping the Environment in Mind

Before last month, the last time I read an entire book was December 1999, after I got the third Harry Potter book for Christmas. However, I completely absorbed myself in “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” by Elizabeth L. Cline on a Saturday afternoon as a result of her easy-to-read writing style and well-researched chapters ....more