Article Archive for Green Living

The final installment in our Get Real series, Jodi Helmer's article shows you just how easy it is to reduce your "cook-print" in the kitchen with affordable, sustainable choices.
Your kitchen is the place to relax with the morning paper, bake cookies with the kids, post favorite photos on the refrigerator,...
How to plan your eco-friendly wedding
If you’d asked me in college whether I would consider wearing a traditional white gown with a train to my future wedding, I...
In Part 2 of her 'Get Real' series, Jodi Helmer explains the "true" cost of greening your slumber space
Your bedroom is more than just a place to catch some zzz’s. It’s a retreat from the rest of the world. You might be shocked, then...
When fossil fuels are used to spin turbines
A Q&A with EarthTalk; reprinted with permission I heard that some wind farms use fossil fuels to power their generators when...
The environmental, economic and health costs
You make a lot of decisions in a single trip to the supermarket: Chicken or fish? Fresh or frozen? Debit or credit? Paper,...
Why wildflowers may become extinct
A Q&A with EarthTalk; reprinted with permission I've noticed that wildflower blooms in the mountains have been coming earlier...
Life in an old-fashioned neighborhood with an eco-spin
The savory smell of a home-cooked meal drifts from the common house. The sound of children laughing and playing buzzes through...
The health and environmental impacts of cleaning with bleach
A Q&A with EarthTalk; reprinted with permission My neighbor told me to pour bleach down my drains every week to keep them...
Get real tips on energy efficiency
Taking steps to save energy and save money at the same time? Good for you — but take note. Sometimes our good intentions when it...
The truth about whether to rid or reap gluten
Can you digest gluten comfortably? Could you easily digest bread and gluten when you were younger? How many of us have noticed...