eco-conscious

Here’s how to save money by making your own vinegar cleaning spray

If you’re going greener with your home cleaning, you’ve probably wondered about using white vinegar as a replacement for commercial cleaning sprays. You’ll also save a ton of money since water + vinegar is CHEAP. Here’s how to mix up your own vinegar cleaning spray at home that actually smells nice…

Is ugly produce your path to food budget bliss?

Is ugly produce your path to food budget bliss?

We all know there’s a big problem with food waste. So if you’re not the type to fuss too much about picking the perfect apple in the stack at the grocery store, a new food delivery service might be the solution for you AND for the environment. You may have already seen friends posting on social media about a company called Imperfect Produce, a CSA-style program that delivers just slightly bruised or weird-looking veggies to you. They’re still tasty, but just not quite as pretty as you may be used to.

My area is going plastic bag free. How do I dispose of this cat poop?

In Australia, our big supermarkets are about to switch to being plastic bag free.

I’m all for this, but I regularly use the bags to dispose of icky kitty litter and was hoping I could get some suggestions as to more environmentally friendly (and hopefully cheap) options?

Sustainability isn’t always sustainable: Environmental thoughts from an eco poser

I wake up one day feeling like Captain Planet, and the next I’m considering buying paper plates for dinner. I know I’m not alone. It’s the same mechanism by which any serious yet non-immediate threat gets pulverized in the gears of our everyday lives.

There will always be a sizable part of our psyche that we just can’t convince to give a shit about something until it’s pounding on our door. And I think there’s an especially large, entirely intersectional number of us doing this with the environment.

I need realistic advice about living off the grid in small structures

I’ve always had the dream of moving around place to place in my own nomadic shelter.

20+ reusable water bottles with personality

“I have officially lost all of my reusable water bottles. I wanna buy something with personality — glass, plastic, metal, whatevs — I want it to be cute and fun.” Luckily I have a OPINIONS on reusable water bottles. They have to be BPA-Free, have personality, and be easy to drink from. Some of these are water bottles I own, have owned, or want to own…

Making your community events more eco-friendly is as simple as organic, gluten-free, apple pie

At some point, you may become involved in a school or community event. As part of the planning team, you have a say in the small details of planning for the big day, naturally. Even for an established event, there are so many areas in which you can green your event to success.

Help me find a bathtub that is cheap, septic tank-friendly, and preferably DIY

I would love to have a bathtub, but we have a septic tank that is small like the rest of our house.

Do you know of anyway that we make/buy a bathtub that deals with grey water a la the amazing inventions of Burning Man?