sustainable living

How You Can Support Sustainable Product Design

When the crew of the Apollo 17 left the Earth’s orbit on Dec. 17, 1972, they took the first photograph of the Earth in full view. The “Blue Marble” went on to be one of the mostly widely distributed images ever. This photograph…

Does Being An Environmentalist Require A Certain Look?

I once wrote an article about sustainable living that generated a great deal of controversy. In addition to a rousing debate in the comments section, it also inspired a rather, erm, energetic rebuttal on another site. This post vehemently opposed…

The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Greener Kitchen

When setting out to create a greener kitchen and home it’s hard to know where to start. Information overload is definitely a problem. Five minutes on Google and suddenly I have 42 checklists, 700 “green” products to buy, and if I don’t make the…

Seeking Sustainable Living? 5 Inspiring Ideas

I think easily 80% of my home has been purchased secondhand, and then either upcycled, recycled, or the focus of a DIY project. It’s not just a matter of frugality (although being able to makeover a whole room for less than the cost of a…

College Road Tour Teaches Sustainable Living 101

College isn’t typically thought of as a time for moderation or sustainable living. College, if we are to trust its depiction in pop culture, is a time for plastic red Solo cups, irresponsibility, shenanigans, and excess. This is the…

Sweet Sustainable Living: On Tap Honey Has Arrived

Growing your own food is one of the most rewarding sustainable living activities you can take part in. There’s nothing like putting your hands in the soil that will nurture the food that will later nurture your body. Gardening has often been…

Sustainable Living: 6 People Proving Plastic-Free Possible

We live in a culture of convenience. It doesn’t matter what it is – we want it fast and we want it now. In our narrow minds, we just don’t have the time to wait.  Unfortunately, the convenience culture is hurting more than just our ability to b…

Why One Family Of Four Chose To Downsize To 900 SF

As the US economy improves, the size of most new homes continues to expand. The average new home is now more than 2,600 square feet, compared to less than 1,000 square feet in 1950. Keep in mind that the average family size has shrunk considerably……

In Search Of Sustainable Living Zen

Keeping a tidy home is something nearly everyone struggles with. Either your home appears tidy and you’re cleaning all the time or your house is just plain cluttered and you feel at a loss on how to change that. Clearing clutter from your home…

Next-Level Green Resolutions For The New Year

If you’re at all concerned about the environment, you’ve probably got the basics of reducing, reusing, and recycling down. You’re the one composting in your backyard, abstaining from printing when it’s not necessary, and taking your reusable ba…