To save green, try growing your own green herbs. It’s much more economical than buying the fresh herbs for cooking. Don’t let the fear of late spring frost keep you from starting your own culinary herb garden now. Supermarkets and garden centers now are selling small pots of fresh herbs for under $5 apiece. You […]
High fuel prices are flattening our wallets and making gas-saving alternatives more attractive. Getting more miles per gallon not only saves money but it also saves energy and helps reduce air pollution. It’s the green way to go. Buying a new more fuel-efficient automobile is an easy way to save gas, but not everyone can […]
We all enjoy pampering ourselves occasionally with moisturizng beauty and relaxing spa treatments, but who wants to shell out big bucks for products that may contain harmful chemicals. You can create your own naturally green beauty treatments from simple products in your cupboard that can be as luxurious and fragrant as their commercial counterparts. Although […]
Using a little creativity and imagination, you can “go green” by using needle and thread to recycle common items such as sheets, towels and tablecloths into creating fashions for your family and your home.
At this time of year we all start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Why not add some green resolutions this year? We all know how hard it is to keep New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas to help make living green easy, fun and economical that can make our world a better place to live. You don’t need to buy a new expensive hybrid car or install solar panels on your roof. Instead just begin today by taking one green step at a time.
Salt has been a valuable commodity for seasoning and preserving food for centuries. Contrary to popular opinion, salt is a necessary ingredient for a healthy life because our bodies need to maintain a stable sodium level, according to doctors and nutritionists. Those claiming salt is unhealthy have focused only on the blood pressure variable, assuming […]
Paper is too valuable to waste, and it is so easy to recycle. Making new paper from old paper uses 30 percent to 55 percent less energy, which reduces related air pollution and saves trees. Too much paper usage is wasteful, unnecessary and puts huge pressures on the environment. Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually, which means we use more than 850 million trees or an average of 58 pounds of paper per person, according to Heloise’s Hints for a Healthy Planet. Expanding paper production threatens some of our last remaining natural forests. The destruction of forests due to the world´s paper hunger impacts both people and wildlife and significantly contributes to climate change.
Bugs and insects can be quite pesky, both outdoors and indoors. We all know chemicals can kill bugs and insects but they can also be very harmful to us and our planet.
Saving water is more than just trying to be green – it has become essential in our global society. When the earth becomes parched and dry due to lack of rain or snow, we become even more aware of just how precious water really is. This is especially true in Colorado and other areas where droughts have occurred and wildfires have done catastrophic damage.