Article Archive for Green Living

Why palm oil is bad for you and bad for endangered orangutans
Palm oil: Sounds innocuous enough, right? Maybe the name even conjures the pleasant image of a tropical palm tree waving on a sun...
A quick and “dirty” guide to starting your compost pile
Tried composting and failed? Wound up with vermin instead of garden food? We asked Paul Paddock, a partner in Sonoma Compost, to...
A Q&A with EarthTalk, republished with permission Dear EarthTalk: Vegetarians and vegans are so self-righteous about not...
9 ways to be grateful for what nature and nurture provide you
Spring’s renewal makes us grateful for the presence of both nature and nurture. We celebrate Mother Earth for her ability to fade...
Green your garden with help from nature
A Q&A with EarthTalk; reprinted with permissionDear EarthTalk: I’d like to have a garden that encourages bees and butterflies...
Simple yet effective ways to green your home
Outfitting your home with the latest and greatest environmentally friendly appliances and accessories may make you super trendy,...
The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental research organization based in Washington, DC, reports that you can...
A backyard makeover for spring
Spring is finally here! Temperatures are rising, birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and you’re … still inside?If a...
If the human body is a machine, then water is what makes it go. But many people aren't getting the cleanest "fuel" to put into...
An excerpt from 'You Can Buy Happiness (And It’s Cheap)'
A few years ago, my husband Logan and I decided to move into a smaller home. It might seem counter-intuitive, but downsizing can...