Category Archives: Green

How to Plan a Green Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving turkey dinner

It’s the time of year when family and friends come from near and far to celebrate and give thanks together. It’s also a time when even the staunchest advocates for green living can struggle with ways to keep things green and planet-friendly. These tips will help.

Green Savings Calculator: How You Can Save Thousands!

How a Calculator can Help Motivate You to $ave Big Money…

Green Living and Frugality Go Hand in Hand

Going green doesn’t have to be expensive. It can actually save you money! Because being conservative and preserving natural resources creates less want and less waste, you can actually have your cake and eat it too. Be green, save green. It’s a pretty simple concept.

Just How Much Will You Save by Going Green?

Going green can save you a bundle. It all depends on how far you are willing to go to reduce your carbon footprint. What shade of green you are in large measure determines what you can shave off of your budget. Whether you need to take it slowly, or rush into it headlong, it’s all up to you. Use the calculator below to come up with some scenarios to demonstrate to yourself what you could be saving were you to commit to a greener lifestyle. It’s actually quite motivating!

Take the Challenge:

Can You Come Up With a Combination of Green Actions from the Green Savings Calculator that You and Your Family are Willing to Commit to in Order to Save $1,000 or More During the Coming Year?

Now, that was EASY, wasn’t it? Were you able to save yourself enough over the course of a year to be able invest in healthy sleep by purchasing a natural latex mattress? If you did, congratulations! If not, see what figures you can change to reach that mark. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself later with the new lease on life that truly restorative sleep can bring you. And, you can do it knowing that your new bed is going to last you decades, be certified organic, and cost you only pennies per night as opposed to what you’re sleeping on now.

Embed the Green Savings Calculator on Your Site (Simply Copy and Paste the Following into your Text Editor):

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Understanding the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SFI label

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Battle of the Batteries: Disposable vs. Rechargeable

rechargeable batteries

As the world becomes more gadget oriented, batteries are a fact of life for many people in the U.S. Individuals and families interested in leading greener lives will eventually ask the question of whether or not rechargeable batteries are really a better choice for the planet than traditional disposable batteries.

Recycling Wood

recycled wood

Recycling wood is a great way to keep wood products out of landfills, breathe new life into old items, and help reduce deforestation rates around the world. All of these things add up to big benefits for the planet. More importantly, they can help families feel better about their own building projects as they are doing their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle wood, a resource that is precious for this planet.

Shopping Without Plastic Bags 

plastic bag in ocean

Plastic bags. They’re unsightly and they’re everywhere. And, when it comes to the planet, they can be downright deadly. The University of Florida reports that “Nearly 200 different species of sea life including whales, dolphins, seals, and turtles die due to plastic bags.” Many from ingesting them as food. Sadly, by 2050, nearly every seabird will be ingesting plastic.

Technology that’s Good for the Planet

green technology

Technology is an amazing thing. For the most part, it makes our lives easier and even improves our health and the quality of our lives. But, some new technology is taking things one step further by going out of its way to benefit the planet.

The following technology is technology that is changing the world, literally, for the better. This is the perfect opportunity to explore these new innovations to see which ones are good fits for your lifestyle and interests.

How to Make Your Old House Green

green home

It hasn’t always been about being green. Older homes weren’t necessarily designed to be green. Renovating older homes to be greener living quarters is one of the areas where it can be require a little more creative thinking. Depending on the age and original construction of the home, you may find specific challenges when it comes to stopping draughts and creating a more energy efficient place to live.

8 Green Gadgets to Help You Save the Planet — and Money Too!

LED Lights

Gadgets, gizmos, and other useful items that defy conventional categorizations, add value to our daily lives in many ways. There’s a surprising new field of gadgetry to obsess about, though. Green gadgets. These useful tools and handy toys have one other added benefit. They may help you save money too!

Green Shopping: 22 Online Stores Offering Awesome Green Products

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Greener Products for a Greener Lifestyle

In an effort to live greener, cleaner lives, it’s important to turn your attention to your own shopping habits. Shopping green is easier than ever, thanks to the power of the Internet that brings amazing planet-friendly shops like these to your fingertips in a matter of a few keystrokes and mouse clicks.