Article Archive for Green Living

3 ways to bring new life to old belongings
Old sweaters, orphaned buttons, mounds of paper and that chair from your aunt that doesn’t quite go with anything else in your...
Get ready for winter with these energy-saving weatherization tips
Excerpted from the Solar Living Sourcebook by John Schaeffer. See the book for a helpful cutaway illustration pointing out 42...
Are some inks and colors eco-friendlier than others?
I’m interested in getting a new tattoo, but recently found out that red tattoo ink contains mercury. Is this true of other tattoo...
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Between working in Marketing for Gaiam, caring for an active and adorable 18-month-old daughter and trying to grab some “hey, how...
Find lightness in your life with the art of letting go
Less is moreLiving simply is paring away — stuff, obligations, expectations, people. It’s removing all the glut and rubble from...
What causes dead zones and how we can combat them
Dear EarthTalk: What is a “dead zone” in an ocean or other body of water?— Victor Paine, Tallahassee, FL   So-called dead zones...
Green your groceries without going broke
Go organic without going broke with these tips from Simply Green Parties by Danny Seo. It is true that most organic foods — fresh...
Beat the heat without emptying your wallet or contributing to climate change.
A Q&A with EarthTalk, republished with permission. Q. Dear EarthTalk: Summer’s going to be a scorcher this year, and I’d like...
Summer is the perfect time to get back on track!
I make resolutions every year, and then forget about them for awhile. As long I as I remember to check back in with them, I can...
Eco-friendly climate control for the warm weather months
It’s summertime, and the living is steamy.Cranking the air conditioning to “arctic” is one way to cool off, but that can be hard...