20 Planet Saving Items That Pay For Themselves Tenfold

There’s a high cost for living in a throwaway culture. The never-ending appetite to consume and toss away only to consume again is not only expensive in the long run, it drains the earth of finite resources and creates environmental and ecological disasters like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The glut of cheap, disposable goods may be a thing of convenience for the end user… [read more]

What Is Urban Permaculture? How & Why You Should Adopt These Principles

Urban permaculture may sound like the name of the latest hot band or a clothing brand, but it’s actually an increasingly popular movement started by city dwellers who want to lessen their impact on the environment while also having more control over where their food comes from. Short for permanent agriculture, permaculture is basically the idea that by observing and following nature, we’re able to… [read more]

9 Health Podcasts You Need To Add To Your Playlist

If you want to make your health a priority, you should be listening to podcasts. Podcasts can offer much more than written media, as they put a voice with words, which can bring a greater understanding and connection to the content at hand. You’re also likely to become aware of important new topics that you wouldn’t have been aware of either. For those seeking to… [read more]

The Dangers Of Air Pollution & 6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Harmful Air

Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that can harm human health and our planet as a whole. Most of it comes from production and energy use, as burning fossil fuels releases chemicals and gases into the air. Making things even worse is that air pollution doesn’t just contribute to climate change, it’s exacerbated by it as air pollution, in the… [read more]

10 Unexpected Ways You’re Hurting The Environment At Home

You probably think you know the many ways to reduce your carbon footprint, like turning the lights off, walking instead of driving, and using reusable bags at the grocery store. But there are probably many things you do on a daily basis that you don’t realize are hurting the environment – and, even if they seem small, they can add up in a big way.… [read more]

How To Make Totally Free Laundry Soap From Horse Chestnuts (Conkers)

I’m always looking for ways to save money, so when I stumbled across this cool tutorial on Zero Waste Chef about using horse chestnuts (or conkers) to make laundry soap I knew I had to give it a try. I’ve used soap nuts, but there have been some concerns that their rising popularity may be hurting those who’ve been using them for centuries – they’re… [read more]

Top 3 Solar Chargers For Charging Your Phone & Small Devices On The Go

Thanks to the numerous advancements in technology, today we have a wealth of electronic gadgets at our fingertips, from smartphones and laptops to tablets and portable printers that make doing work from a remote location easier than ever. These portable devices make it possible to enjoy the increasingly popular mobile lifestyle so that we can work or have fun on the go – until those… [read more]

8 Reasons To Join The Tiny House Living Movement

Tiny houses have become a huge thing – do a google search and you’ll find countless blogs about it, or just flip through the channels on TV, there’s Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Nation, the list just seems to go on and on. These tiny, compact, affordable houses are practically everywhere you look.  Simply put, tiny house living is a social movement in which… [read more]

7 Tips For Keeping Chickens In The City

While raising chickens in the city may not be for everyone, it could be more of an option than you might think. Even people who live in the city can reap the myriad of benefits just a small flock can bring, and it’s really no more time consuming to care for them than the effort it takes to take a dog for a walk. And,… [read more]

10 Brilliant Ways To Use All Those Blackberries You Forage

Of the Rubus genus, the blackberry plant is a hardy and adaptable perennial that can grow just as vigorously in nutrient-stripped wastelands as it does in the verdant wilds of the forest. Comprising of more than 375 species, blackberries can be found all over the world. Its ubiquity, sweet tasting fruit, and ease of identification makes the blackberry plant a favorite among novice and expert… [read more]