Your Personal Farmer – Farmscape Gardens

urban farming

Ever wanted a personal or private garden? If you have the space, they will come… personal farmers that is. Farmscape Gardens is already in Los Angeles, and coming to San Francisco. Creating a personal food garden has never been so …

Where Does Bio-Plastic Go, Compost or Recycle Bin?

Corn plastic, otherwise known as polylactic acid (PLA), is rapidly replacing traditional petroleum based plastics for food containers, utensils, disposable cups and more, but how do you dispose of it? It is common to find a recycle symbol printed or …

Third-Party-Owned Community Solar is First Choice

A typical 3kWp (kilo Watt-peak) solar system, which produces about 2 500 kWh of electricity annually, or the equivalent of two thirds of a typical American household`s consumption, will end up around $15 000. There is no doubt that purchasing …

Five Cheap DIY Energy Saving Tips

Looking for ways to save some money? Energy conservation is a great way to reduce your energy costs and save money (and the environment). Here are 5 easy do-it-yourself (DIY) energy saving tips you may not have thought of. Insulation …

Water Saving Shower Heads by Oxygenics

I am sure everyone has been frustrated with water saving shower heads at one time or another. You know, the ones you struggle just to get wet under, or just feel like a mist, leaving you longing for the full …

How Will Solar Panels Affect the Cost of My Home Insurance?

Almost everyone will want to have cheaper electricity which provides both an endless supply and is also good for the environment. A great way of achieving this is by purchasing and installing solar panels on your home; a great step …

Have you thought about Switching to Solar?

Ask many people why they haven’t currently got solar panels and they’ll tell you that they’re waiting for solar to become “affordable”, but without ever having researched it. Particularly over the last 12 months, the price of solar has come …

Saving Energy Helps You Lose Weight

Please excuse the sensationalist title, but it was just too good to pass up, and oddly true at the same time. Research into the links between the increase in weight and the warming temperature of our homes has resulted in …

Intelligent Auto Learning Thermostat – NEST

Ever taken a good look at your heating or cooling bill and wanted to do something about it? Well, even if you have and bought a smart programmable thermostat, you may be spending more than without one. A recent study …

Seattle Appliance Recycling – Appliance Away

I introduced these guys a little while back when they started their first landfill diverting project of recycling mattresses, they have now expanded to home appliances! Now serving Washington’s King County, they offer local residents the easiest way to go …

Reusable Grocery Bags and Bacteria

Society has seen a quick adoption of reusable grocery bags, especially with legislative measures in their favor in several cities/states/countries  (like Washington DC and the Republic of Ireland). This progressive adoption is understandable on at least three counts outside of …

Last Minute Mothers Day Gifts

It’s May 8th. Mothers Day is May 9th. Time to celebrate this excellent occasion with the perfect present for your favorite Mom. Did I mention it is May 8th? Don’t worry! Here are some last minute recipes for eco-friendly gifts …

Seven Skin Care Ingredients To Avoid

Our skin covers our entire body. Every day we have the option to apply lotion, sunscreen, make-up, or hundreds of other products to our skin. What we don’t know is that some of the ingredients lurking in our cabinet can …

The Cups I See Everywhere

Beverage cups at Mariner’s baseball games, parfait cups at the University of Washington, and cold or hot coffee cups, everywhere I turn the Cedar Grove Composting label seems to be there as well. Now it’s become a fun game to …