by the Rodale’s team The beach is calling…. and we want you to answer the earth-friendly way! That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite beach essentials that you’ll feel great about toting to the shore since you’ll know you won’t be harming the surf, sand, or sea creatures! The Bathing Suit: […]
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The problem with California is that it’s just so beautiful. And sunny. All the time. Of course, that’s why it’s known as “sunny California.” Apparently, though, winter is the rainy season. You wouldn’t know it from being here, though. The state is experiencing its longest drought in more than 100 years. And that’s a bad […]
by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. I’m now 39 weeks pregnant and, I’ll tell you, it’s hard to have a “green” baby these days. From the high environmental impact of disposable diapers to the truckloads of stuff you need to get ready, these little bundles of joy can have quite the impact on the earth.
Gardening isn’t just a physical job, it’s also one where I happen to talk to myself a lot, and the talk I was giving myself on my first day back in the garden this year was about the fact that gardening seems to me to be the perfect metaphor for all of life. Here are eleven reasons why.
by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. It can be difficult—almost impossible—for the average person to make sense of the various labels on green cleaning products, and to decipher what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s truly awful. After all, the terms “all-natural” and “organic” can easily refer to substances that are indeed both natural and organic—and also bad for your health.
You may have seen the news on Facebook or heard the stories on NPR: Concord, Massachusetts, has banned bottled water, and certain “liberal” colleges in Vermont have banned it, too. I blame it on Al Gore, who spent most of his media attention after the huge success of Inconvenient Truth blaming bottled water (and incandescent lightbulbs) for our climate problems. Not GMOs, which he helped make possible. But bottled water—the ONLY healthy cold drink available for sale….
by guest bloggers from Energy Star. Heating your home is not only hard on your wallet, but it’s hard on the environment, too. When power plants burn fossil fuels to make electricity, they release greenhouse gases. By using less energy at home, you can help reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change, and save money while you’re at it. Here are 6 helpful energy-saving tips:
By guest blogger Beth Terry. A common question I get from readers of my blog at the end of the holiday season is what to do about plastic gifts, wrapping, and other holiday accoutrements from well-meaning friends and family. For those of us working to reduce the amount of plastic we consume and the plastic waste we produce, the holidays can be challenging. Despite my best efforts, I sometimes still end up awash in unexpected plastic at the end of the holidays. Here are a few ideas for what to do with some of it:
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now