summer

4 Tips for Planning a Toxin-Free Summer Barbecue

As summer winds down, many Americans are relishing the last …

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5 Ideas for Eco-Friendly Summer Fun With Kids

In the heat of the summer, anyone with children can …

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6 Green Parenting Tips for Summer

Although your children may be thrilled to be out of …

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10 Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Summer

Summer is finally here. That means road trips, days at …

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10 Things in Your Backyard You Can Reuse or Recycle

Although backyards may not accumulate as much stuff as garages, many people do acquire plenty of items for the yard like furniture, gardening supplies and other materials.

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Hacks to Stay Cool: Beat the Heat Using Less Energy

According to a study from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), air-conditioners account for a full 6 percent of U.S. energy consumption. It’s a huge number, and a large issue for those concerned with global warming. This massive…

Eco-Friendly July 4th Ideas Worth Celebrating, Too

The Fourth of July usually doesn’t conjure up images of being eco-friendly, but there’s nothing that says you can’t strive to be the freest of free — sustainable — on this day celebrating American independence. From celebration to cuisine, we…

5 Ideas for Eco-Friendly Summer Fun with Kids

With summer just heating up, everyone can benefit from a few tips on how to have kid-friendly fun while also being environmentally thoughtful. Check out these five ideas for eco-friendly summer fun with kids to ease you into your summer. 1. Nature…

Make Your Own Natural Bee Repellent

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which helps fund our Recycling Directory, the most comprehensive in North America. Now that the season of picnics and barbecues is officially here, your thoughts may also go to typical summer pests. The…

10 Products to Green Your Picnic

Dreaming of dining barefoot in the park or feasting with silky sand beneath your toes? Before you head off to frolic in the summer sun with picnic basket in hand, be cognizant of your personal impact. Try these sustainable swaps when planning your…