Don’t Sweat It: Tips for Reducing Summer Energy Costs

Living Green Magazine - With Mother Nature expected to show no mercy this summer, many families across the U.S. will predictably sweat it out financially via increasingly costly electric bills.  To cope with this summer’s high temperatures, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), an organization that advocates for energy consumers, recently announced its top 10 tips for reducing summer energy costs. Record high temperatures are expected from coast to coast in the coming months, likely … [Read more...]

Shopping For Energy Efficient Lighting? Don’t Forget These Considerations

Living Green Magazine - Lightning is one of the most critical elements in home installations and, not surprisingly, it has a significant impact on household’s energy consumption as well. A well-lit room can reap a bevy of advantages, affecting the mood, health, comfort, and productivity of its occupants. With massive advancements and improvements in lighting technology during the past few years, the array of lighting options are greater than ever. The passing of the EISA (Energy … [Read more...]

How to Up Your Plastic Free Grocery Shopping Game

Mindful Momma - Learn how to master plastic free grocery shopping in every department of the grocery store –...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

PHOTO GALLERY: The Beauty of Galapagos Birds

Green Global Travel - PHOTO GALLERY: The Beauty of Galapagos Birds originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The Beauty of Galapagos Birds We had no idea what to expect when Ecoventura invited us to join their small ship eco-cruise to the Galapagos Islands back in 2011. The archipelago has been famous for its remarkable array of endemic species ever since Charles Darwin made his famous Voyage of the Beagle back in the 1830s. But the Galapagos was a dream destination we didn’t expect … [Read more...]

The Power of Scent

Living Green Magazine - By Sachinda Jayatilleke There is a lot to be said for the healing power of flowers. Not only do they activate those feel good endorphins around your body but they also can lift you in other ways you may never have thought about. Did you know flowers can help you with your work out as well as your down time? We burn them, drop them onto our soft furnishings and skin, spray them, and infuse them. Scent is a powerful healer and there are any number of holistic … [Read more...]

How to Find the Best Cooking Pumpkins

Healthy Home Magazine - Not Your Typical Grocery Store Pumpkin This time of year, you can hardly drive by a store or pumpkin patch without noticing the large, round pumpkins abounding. But do you know how to find the best cooking pumpkin? To find a truly great and delicious pumpkin, look for the opposite of the typical jack-o-lantern pumpkin. [...]The post How to Find the Best Cooking Pumpkins appeared first on Healthy Home Magazine. (c) Healthy Home Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Giant Names in the Eco-Fashion Industry

The Green Guide | Green Living Tips, Product Reviews, Buying Guides, Environmental Health News and Online Stores - We are constantly bombarded with stick thin women wearing trendy clothes, which are sometimes too much for their lean body to handle or too small for their pale skin to hide. The fashion industry has deliberately brain washed women on how she should look like, but should they be always concerned with their models’ appeal all the time? I think not. Giving importance to what she’s … [Read more...]

COSTA RICA: Scuba Diving Caño Island, #EcoCostaRica

Green Global Travel - COSTA RICA: Scuba Diving Caño Island, #EcoCostaRica originally appeared on Green Global Travel.Our Dive Boat Awaits Off Caño Island COSTA RICA Scuba Diving Caño Island I feel like I’m in a scene straight out of Finding Nemo. I’m diving 50 fifty feet below the waves, at a site called “El Barco,” located about 100 yards off the beach of Costa Rica’s Caño Island Biological Reserve. I’m literally surrounded on all sides by thousands of … [Read more...]

Food Myths and their Facts

The Green Guide | Green Living Tips, Product Reviews, Buying Guides, Environmental Health News and Online Stores - We all want to choose the best alternative when it comes to our health as well as the health of our family. That is why people are raving on the latest hub on healthy food – organic. When the hype on organic foods came out from various media sources sometime ago, consumers started running to online stores and groceries to search for organic food products. Consequently, the rave on … [Read more...]

MAINE: A Guide to Hiking Acadia National Park

Green Global Travel - MAINE: A Guide to Hiking Acadia National Park originally appeared on Green Global Travel. MAINE: Hiking Acadia National Park (The following is a guest post by Rachel Campbell of Treepot Travels, a blog focused on adventure travel and nature/wildlife photography. You can follow her adventures on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re a blogger looking to guest post on GGT, email Bret Love at info@GreenGlobalTravel.com.) With 59 different US National Parks to choose from, the idea … [Read more...]

The Challenges of Eco-fashion Using Pre Production Wastes

The Green Guide | Green Living Tips, Product Reviews, Buying Guides, Environmental Health News and Online Stores - Before you start tossing those unused and old clothing into the trash can, remember that there are a lot of people who might not have proper clothing attire every day. While the cliché one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is quite old, it still always emanates truth, especially in up cycling. Popular designers in the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, and Louis Vuitton have long been … [Read more...]

“More Fun, Less Stuff”

The Green Life Online - What would weddings be without a pile of store-bought presents the couple will probably never use? Well, for one, they’d probably be more fun. A new website, SoKind Registry, is set up to help you do just that. It’s a registry website for any occasion – though we imagine they’re thinking mostly about weddings – that focuses on non-material gifts. Your favorite gifts don’t always come in a box! And it’s about time. In what my … [Read more...]

Green Travel Tips- The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel

Green Global Travel - Green Travel Tips- The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Green Travel Tips The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel  If you took a poll asking people whether they’d prefer to be responsible or irresponsible travelers, most would choose the former over the latter. But what does Green Travel even mean? How do you do it? Do you have to sleep in a tent and cook on a solar-powered camp stove to be considered eco-friendly?  … [Read more...]

Old Greek Plays Record Halcyon Days and the Weather

Living Green Magazine - By Tim Radford for ClimateNewsNetwork.com History and literature provide evidence of consistently mild mid-winter weather in ancient Greece, helping climate scientists to reconstruct the past and so understand the future. In fifth century Athens, in January at least, the skies were clear and the rain stayed away. The days, to use a classical reference, were halcyon. Two Greek researchers have combed the great plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and the … [Read more...]