How often do you use that panini maker, waffle iron, or fondue set? Reduce clutter for a more efficient kitchen. Take everything out of your cupboards, including food, and put back only what survives the following questions from Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson.
By Bea Johnson
Author of Zero Waste Home
Earth Day is a great opportunity to take a moment out of our busy schedules to pay attention to nature (and our impact upon it). But why celebrate Earth only once a year when our daily survival depends on it? Earth Day should be every day and it can be with a Zero Waste lifestyle. Waste-free living is not only better for the environment—it improves health, and saves time and money.
While it may be difficult to completely purge your diet of additives, there are simple ways to add flavor to your food without adding chemicals. Food gurus Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough explain how in Real Food Has Curves: How to Get Off Processed Food, Lose Weight, and Love What You Eat.
Did you know that you have a lot of influence over the laws and policies in your local community? Here are 12 practical and easy ways to effect positive change. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education
Making a change in the world can be an easy part of your everyday life. Here are 10 ways you can make a difference. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil
Sloan Barnett, a Today show regular and the author of Green Goes With Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet, evaluates diaper options for your baby.
How to load your dishwasher, including an answer to the question of whether you need to rinse your dishes first. From Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck
Because 55 million kids in this country spend most of their waking hours in school, we need to start paying more attention to the cleanliness and safety of these buildings. Involved parents can make all the difference in bringing about the changes necessary to protect their children. Here’s what you can do, from Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care by Deirdre Imus
Deirdre Imus shares ten tips to detox your diet, your body, and your life. From her bestselling book, The Essential Green You!
From keeping weeds at bay to preventing dirt from getting under your nails, two dozen easy gardening tips from Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean and author of A Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks, and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life!
We waste a great deal of money and precious storage space on specialty cleaning solutions when we actually only need a handful of versatile nontoxic products to clean an entire home. From Green This! by Deirdre Imus
Cuddling is an energy-efficient say to keep warm. Want to save water? Bathe with a friend! Of course there are other ways to save on your energy bill. Here, smart conservation tips from Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean and author of A Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks, and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life!