How To Live Green

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Use a Handkerchief Instead of Tissues

If you are stubbornly resistant to using paper towels, then you may already be aware of the virtues of using cloth napkins and handkerchiefs. In addition to wet wipes, single-use cleaning pads, throwaway [more…]

Seeking a Green Solution for Used Cat Litter

If you own a cat and want to live a green lifestyle, you may have issues with kitty litter: specifically, which kind poses the least threat to the environment, and what do you do with used kitty litter [more…]

The Green Kitchen: Using a Dishwasher versus Hand-Washing Your Dishes

Which method of cleaning your dishes is better for the environment, dishwasher or hand-washing? You might be surprised to find that in some cases, using an electric dishwasher may be a little more green [more…]

Share Resources in Your Virtual Neighborhood

Green neighborhoods are starting to pop up around the U.S. Imagine living in a neighborhood where everyone shared their resources: A neighborhood car. A neighborhood wood chipper. A neighborhood drill. [more…]

Going Green by Buying in Bulk

The next time you go grocery shopping, take the green solution and consider buying in bulk. Bulk items contain less packaging, which is better for the environment. When you see an ad for individually wrapped [more…]

Buying Groceries the Sustainable Way

Good news: With every trip to the supermarket, you have an opportunity to vote "sustainable" with your dollars. Bad news: So many factors weigh into "sustainable, [more…]

The Greenest Way to Switch to Digital TV

Since the digital TV switchover, a lot of people have had to upgrade their TVs. Unfortunately, the technology is pretty discouraging. The first problem is the slender, sleek new TVs, which you’d assume [more…]

Be a Sustainable Consumer

Is it possible to be both a green and frugal shopper? Yes, it is possible to go green and use more organic products without spending a fortune. A finalist for “word of the year” by New Oxford American [more…]

Green Gifts that Don’t Create Waste

It’s not easy to be an anti-consumer during the holidays. The deluge of catalogs flooding your mailbox, TV shows bullet-holed with commercials, and your children and grandchildren drawing back in horror [more…]

Reducing Holiday Waste by Using Less Wrapping Paper

You can be creative with your gift-wrapping without using new paper and ribbons. Decorating different containers and repurposing them to contain gifts is good for the environment and also makes the gifts [more…]

Using Eco-Friendly Candles during the Holidays

Whether you’re observing Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, part of your celebration probably includes candles. But while candles warm the heart, they also may damage your lungs, indoor air [more…]

Green Living Tip: Avoid Drinking Straws

If you're interested in green living, try to remember to stop drinking out of a straw. Drinking straws are bad for the environment — first because the plastic straw, itself, doesn't biodegrade; and, second [more…]

Being Green while Dining Out

When you eat at a restaurant, think about sustainability and reducing waste. Many people who are environmentally conscious at home leave their green living habits behind when they go out to eat — when [more…]

Green Living Tip: Travel by Train Instead of by Car or Plane

Train travel is by far a more energy-efficient mode of transportation than either driving or flying. If you take the train somewhere, you can reduce your carbon footprint to less than half of what you [more…]

Celebrating Earth Day

Along with World Water Day and Earth Hour, there's the Big Mama of all environmental celebrations and green holidays, Earth Day. Inaugurated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is an event held in cities across [more…]

Offset Your Travel Footprint with Green Investments

If you travel a lot but try to lead a green lifestyle, you may be worried about the environmental damage from all those plane trips you take. Granted, newer airports do their part to reduce their footprint [more…]

The Make-Your-Own-Cleanser Guide to Help Maintain Your Home

One of the more basic forms of home maintenance is also simple: cleaning. Nobody loves to clean, but the following homemade formulas make cleaning a breeze. Plus, you always know what’s in the cleansers [more…]

How to Build a Solar-Powered Water Purifier

Using the sun to purify drinking water is a great solar project for the do-it-yourselfer. A solar-powered purification system the size of a microwave oven can yield up to 3 gallons of purified drinking [more…]

How to Use a Portable Solar Shower

You can use a portable shower that uses solar energy to heat the water. Solar showers are convenient for camping and backpacking. You can hang one out by your swimming pool for a quick, simple rinse. To [more…]

Installing a Solar-Powered Attic Vent Fan

An attic vent fan powered by solar energy can help cool your home. During the summer, attic temperatures can reach over 160°F. All that heat stays up there at night, and it sinks into your house through [more…]

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The words “solar power” often bring to mind solar panels and photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, but you can harness the sun’s energy in a number of smaller ways. The practical and affordable solar projects [more…]

Green Industries to Consider When Job Hunting

Everybody knows that green careers are sprouting up in the energy, waste, and traditional environmental areas. But in truth, that’s not the half of it. Don’t neglect the following industries and sectors [more…]

Looking for Careers on Green Job Boards

Job boards, especially those that cater specifically to green careers, are a treasure trove of information you can use to enhance your job search. In addition to finding job openings, you can also use [more…]

Ten Great Blogs on Green Economy Developments

To identify your green career focus and excel in your ultimate green career you must stay up-to-date on the green economy. The best way to track unfolding developments that may impact your targeted green [more…]

Strategies to Green Your Resume

Green employers want to see evidence that your values and actions align with the company’s mission. Here are terrific actions you can take and then add to your resume to demonstrate your commitment to [more…]

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