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Bike-Friendly Cities in the USA

How Do You Identify a Bike-Friendly City? One of the easiest, most fun ways to regulate your carbon footprint is to replace car travel with pedal power. Of course, bike commuting isn’t always realistic. Winter weather can certainly be a deterrent, and the bike-friendliness of your city makes a big difference. So what makes a… read more

Home Composting 101

Why and How to Begin Composting Home composting is one of the greenest things you can do because the benefits are twofold: a reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfills and the creation of rich organic, soil-stabilizing fertilizer. According to the EPA, yard trimmings and food waste make up 26% of municipal solid… read more

Ecovillages Across the USA

We sometimes get discouraged trying hard to live with a light ecological footprint but not seeing the same commitment to the Earth in others. Living sustainably is much easier and much more enjoyable with a support group of like-minded friends or family members who can reinforce the benefits of preserving the environment. Maybe you’ve already… read more

Natural Pest Control

Pesticides are designed to kill. Designed to kill pests, yes — but anything that’s made to destroy living organisms is, well, poison. If you want a natural, green home, you probably don’t want anything like that hanging around your children, your pets, or your food or clothing. But what to do about pest control? The… read more

Green Home on a Budget

If you’re wondering how to be green, at first glance the answer might seem to be: Open your wallet. Organic foods, alternative fuel vehicles and items made from recycled materials all tend to cost more than their conventional counterparts. But the benefits of a green home often show up in less obvious ways than a… read more

14 Water Saving Tips to Use at Home

Turn on the tap at the kitchen sink and you get fresh water. It would run for hours if you let it. You can even adjust its temperature. This modern amenity makes it easy to take water for granted and belies the fact that the amount of water on Earth is finite and, more importantly,… read more