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Ecard: The One Time It’s OK to Air Dirty Laundry

Aug 19, 2014

Dryers can use more energy than any other appliance in the home, and are responsible for 2 percent of our nation’s energy consumption, according to Home Energy Magazine. The simple act of hanging those baby clothes out to dry can cut your energy bills and helps the environment, too. It can also extend the life of the fabric so […]

Ecard: Consider Biodegradable Diapers

Aug 19, 2014

Diapers are one of the largest contributors to landfills. The Real Diaper Association estimates the average baby will go through about 6,000 diapers during the first two years of life. And, in a single day, Americans throw away some 49 million diapers, according to the Clean Air Council. That’s why biodegradable diapers make so much sense – and some can even […]

Ecard: Unplug Those Unused Chargers

Aug 19, 2014

Phone chargers continue to drain electricity if left plugged in, according to EnergyStar.gov. That’s why you’ll notice they’re still warm to the touch if you don’t disconnect them. They also advise that you keep digital cameras and other gadgets unplugged until you need them.

‘Green’ Backyard Tip: Turn an Old Dresser into a Planter [VIDEO]

Aug 12, 2014

Looking for an interesting place to make those flowers grow? Consider reusing an old chest of drawers as a unique planter.

‘Green’ Backyard Tip: Capture the Rain [VIDEO]

Aug 12, 2014

If you’re looking for ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle at home, one thing to consider is catching and using rainwater. Some people utilize rain barrels to capture water, which can be used on lawns or use for other purposes. The video below contains more information on using rain barrels: Keep in mind, though, that some areas may […]

‘Green’ Backyard Tip: ‘Green’ Grilling [VIDEO]

Aug 12, 2014

Nothing says summer like firing up the grill to cook an outdoor feast. Keep Mother Nature in mind with these eco-friendly grilling tips:

‘Green’ Backyard Tip: DIY Torches [VIDEO]

Aug 12, 2014

Light up your backyard with style by creating your very own torches. Just use empty wine bottles and a few other items to create these unique lights:

‘Green’ Backyard Tip: Eco-Friendly Picnic [VIDEO]

Aug 12, 2014

Having a backyard party? Don’t automatically rush out and buy paper napkins, plastic tableware or a disposable tablecloth. Use the ideas below for a more eco-friendly — and wallet-friendly — party: Source: http://makezine.com/projects/frisbee-plate/

Green Tips For A Better Barbecue: Creating An Eco-Friendly Oasis [VIDEOS]

Aug 12, 2014

Planning a summer soiree? With a little creativity and some things you already have around the house, you can transform your yard into a green paradise. Check out these quick tips, from grilling and decorating to conserving water and making your own Tiki torches, that will get your earth-friendly party started. Turn an Old Chest […]

All the Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping Basics

Aug 1, 2014

Honeybee hives are typically found in the cavities of trees, the crevices of rocks and other mostly inaccessible locations. But, as more people adopt beekeeping as a hobby, hives are increasingly taking shape in boxes lined up neatly on urban rooftops and in suburban backyards. Here’s what you need to know to decide if backyard […]