Make Your Own Egg-Collecting Apron

May 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm





Collect eggs hands-free with this beautiful crochet apron

Sunscreen is Destroying Coral Reefs, So Hawaii is Banning It

May 4, 2018 at 1:22 pm




Hawaii outlaws all sunscreens containing chemicals known to harm coral and fish

How to Make Your Own Pine Needle Basket

April 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm





Make your own beautiful basket with one of the most abundant natural materials on the continent – pine needles

Household Cleaning Products Damage Lungs As Much as Smoking

April 7, 2018 at 11:53 pm





Women who use conventional cleaning products once a week damage their lungs as much as if they were smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

How Human Urine Can Replace Chemical Fertilizer

January 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Farmers are using human urine as a natural, sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based fertilizers

Horse drawn urine applicator at Fairwinds hay farm in Vermont.

“Bring us your liquid gold,” the founders of Rich Earth Institute beckon their neighbors on their website.

7 Benefits of Washing the Dishes By Hand

January 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm




For the last half-century many of us have been conditioned to believe a dishwasher is a convenience we can’t live without. In recent years, we’ve even been led to believe the machine is more environmentally responsible than washing dishes by hand.

Below are several reasons that’s not true, plus some surprising benefits of washing dishes by hand:

7 Reasons To Hang Your Clothes To Dry

December 29, 2017 at 5:49 pm




Switching to cold water and hang drying eliminates a quarter household energy consumption, saves an average of $400 a year in electricity, and makes your clothes last longer!

With global temperatures on the rise, clothes dryers are going out of fashion, and so is using hot water to do what the sun can do to clothes hanging out to dry.

Teen Depression and Suicide Rates are Rising in Tandem with Smartphone Ownership, Researchers Find

November 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm




Teen suicide rates rose 31 percent between 2010 and 2015. Teen depression rates rose 33 percent over the same period.

Guess what else rose around 35 percent during that time period? Teen smartphone ownership.

Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter, The Latest Microplastic Found Polluting the Ocean

November 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

Like microbeads, glitter is a microplastic polluting the ocean and seafood




As we inch closer toward fulfilling the prediction of more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, every bit we keep out counts – even glitter.

Texas School Beats ADHD by Tripling Recess Time

November 21, 2017 at 2:13 am




While most school districts across the country are cutting back on recess time and ramping up the Ritalin, one Texas school has kindergartners and first graders sitting still and “incredibly attentive.”

What’s their secret? Their recess time has tripled.