Articles on Green Living

Shrink Your Utility Bill by Plugging These Surprising Home Energy Leaks

Big utility bill sinking your budget? Make the planet and your wallet greener by plugging up these five surprising home energy leaks.

The Only 4 Things a Vegetable Garden Needs

Getting seeds to sprout into a bountiful harvest seems like a lot of hard work. The truth is, your garden only needs a few fundamentals to produce well.

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets

Putting on soft clothes that just came out of the dryer is great — but traditional dryer sheets are filled with chemicals. Instead, make this eco-friendly version.

Is Your Apple Dangerous? How to Eat Fewer Pesticides (and Save Money)

Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you...but less so if they're covered in pesticides. Shop smart to reduce your exposure and still save money.

25 Reasons Why You Should Take a Walk

Walking is simple, accessible, and good for the mind, body, community, and soul. If you're looking for an excuse to go for a walk, try one or two of these.

How to Shower Less (and Still Feel Clean)

Whether you're traveling or trying to save money or water, showering less doesn't have to mean forgoing hygiene.

Should Your Next Car Be Electric?

Electric cars are an alternative to environmentally unfriendly gas guzzlers, but are they worth the higher upfront cost?

Cut Your Electric Bill With Solar Panels

Solar panels can reduce your electricity bill, increase your home's value, and reduce your carbon cost to the environment. Here's how to get started.

10 Easy Veggies to Plant This Spring

Yes, you CAN grow your own food. These easy-to-grow herbs and vegetables will thrive even if you've got the blackest of thumbs.

50+ Ways to Save Water

Even if you live in a rainy climate, you can do the planet and your pocketbook a favor by conserving water. Here's how.

18 Awesome, Practically Free Upcycled Craft Projects

One of the easiest ways to cut crafting costs is to source inexpensive supplies, and what could be cheaper than the recycling bin?

How to Get Rid of Your Old Electronics

These four responsible ways to dispose of old electronics will keep them the out of landfills and may even put a little more money in your pocket.

The Compact: Mindfullness and Frugality Through Buying Used

Is it possible to save the planet while saving money? Reformed consumer Max Wong shares some of her thoughts on the difference between frugality and mindfulness.

5 Frugal Ways to Go Green in 2013

Make 2013 your year to help the environment...and your wallet. Here a five simple ways to turn over a new leaf and save a little money, too.

7 Ways to Deal With Unwanted Gifts

The holidays are a time for giving...and receiving things you don't want. Here are seven ways to deal with gifts you just won't use.

5 Creative Uses for Stale Cereal

Don't toss out that stale breakfast cereal! Instead, check out these ways to ensure that none of it goes to waste.

Reusable Gift Wrapping: The Wrap That Keeps on Giving

Why pay for something that will only be used once and then becomes garbage? Try one of these awesome, reusable wrapping methods instead.

Do It All Car-Free With a Cargo Bike

If you want to drive less but still get your errands done, consider a cargo bike — these 'cycles can carry everything from kids to groceries and more.

How My Hoarder Family Saved Christmas

Discover how one family of hoarders transitioned to a no-gift Christmas — and the amazing difference it made.

Breathe Easy: 10 Natural Air Fresheners

Deodorizers and disinfectants don't have to be full of chemicals. Freshen your space the frugal, all-natural way with these eco-friendly ideas.