summer

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…

4 Tips for Planning a Toxin-Free Summer Barbecue

With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, grilling season is officially upon us. Distant splashes and adolescent laughter can be heard from nearby pools, while tantalizing aromas from firing grills fill the air. It’s that time of year to channel your…..

Put Summer Berries to Use by Making Shrub Syrup

You can still enjoy the flavors from the season in the sun — even when the calendar shows it’s long past — by using summer fruits to make shrub syrup.

Summer Fun Projects from Pinterest

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer may be coming to a close soon, but there are still a few weeks left to enjoy the season in the sun. What better way to do that than to craft something that …

DIY Summer Style Ideas

Before you head to the mall for that new summer trend, take a second look at the back of your closet. You may not wear those forgotten duds now, but a few simple modifications could keep them from going to …