International Walk To School Day (October)

Remember those days when kids used to walk to school?The Partnership for a Walkable America is trying to bring that concept back into our busy day to day lives.How?With an International Walk To School Day, of course.  Walk To School Day History The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first Walk to School day in 1997 in Chicago, getting the idea from the United Kingdom. It was done in an effort to make the surrounding communities more walker … [Read more...]

Goodbye Toxins, Hello Bike, Barbecue, and Clean Air Month

The month of May is all about being outdoors and enjoying the warmer weather as summer knocks on the door.May actually happens to be National Bike Month, National Barbecue Month, and National Clean Air Month!We LOVE getting our eco-friendly grilling on, biking to work, and breathing nice clean air (which doesn't happen in your home, by the way).We really want to hear what you have planned for the rest of May.Will you be biking to work, the store, the gym, or elsewhere?What's … [Read more...]

Clean Coal: Reality or Myth or…Neither?

The clean coal debate has been raging on for several years now.Can coal really be utilized for energy in a clean and responsible way or is that the dirtiest lie of all time?Maybe it's time for a different perspective on that argument. Afterall, few things in life or so cut and dry.Regardless of what side of the fence you find yourself on, you may leave this post with some questions about your position... … [Read more...]

Is ‘Clean Coal’ Fact Or Fiction?

Mirror, mirror in the mine, what's the dirtiest lie of all time?Coal. It's dirty, it's dangerous, and it's giving us energy for the last 2,200 years.Just because something has been around for so long, doesn't mean it's beneficial... does it?The coal lobbies in the US would have us believe that we can utilize "clean coal" applications to continue satisfying our enormous energy appetite.  What do you think? Is "clean coal" fact or fiction? … [Read more...]

Screw Democracy, Build Your Own OILigarchy

It may be your only shot at surviving the end of the world.If you're in the U.S. and neither one of the candidates are quite working for ya (or, like me, not voting is the only vote you have), why not construct your own system of government?Why not build an elaborate OILigarchy? (Because democracy is so overrated.) … [Read more...]

Painting Soon? 6 Low VOC And No VOC Painting Tips You Need To Know

Indoor pollution is a real problem in our modern age.The paints we use to adorn the walls of our homes can really contribute to that problem, which in turn contributes to the pollutants in the air we breathe in general.House paint can include such nastiness as formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, and ethylene glycol -- to name a few.These chemicals can spend time evaporating and becoming part of the air you breathe years after you've painted your living room.It's a scary thought, but … [Read more...]

All-Natural Green Cleaning Products In Your Cupboard That REALLY Work On 6 Tough Cleaning Problems

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If you've ever really paid attention to what a bottle of laundry detergent or window cleaner costs, then you know that overall consumers are spending big money for cleaning products these days.Greening your cleaning habits is an awesome step, but what if you could make your own cleaning products for pennies, rather than purchasing over-the-top priced cleaning items?As if saving money isn't enough to make you stand up and take notice, how about this: Making your own cleaning products … [Read more...]

Top 12 Hazardous Household Chemicals + A Green Cleaning Guide

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The weather is warming, flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping away.Yep, it's time for... Spring cleaning?!?!Ugh, it's no fun coming out of hibernation and having to clean up the cave, but since it's a necessary evil, we might as well go about cleaning green, don't you think?However, since living green has become big business these days, it's becoming increasingly challenging to decide what food, personal care products, and practices are actually green and not just … [Read more...]

AirMD: The First "Green" Ionic Air Purifier

Americans spend 90% of our time indoors and between 80%-90% of most people's exposure to pesticides occurs indoors. With statistics like that, why is indoor air quality not a larger concern? In fact, various studies have shown that indoor air pollution can be 2-5 times worse than the air pollution outside! Clearly this is a problem more of us could easily remedy. Enter AirMD, "the first and only green air purifier on the U.S. market". So what makes it so green? … [Read more...]