How Going Green Saves Money: 5 Simple Money Saving Green Tips That Worked For Me


A lot of people think that going green means investing in expensive solar panels and recycling machines. That is absolutely not true. I’ve tried out small things that did not cost me huge amounts of money and, in return, I’ve managed to save a lot more money. Following are some simple things that I did around the house and some sensible decisions I made when it came to big purchases -- like buying a car, for example. … [Read more...]

Recycled Bricks Designed To Save Water Too

Water is pretty important. Jin-young Yoon thought so as well when he designed the Save Water Brick. As the name states, the brick does more than just the ordinary brick, its unique design actually collects and saves water! … [Read more...]

The Heaven + Earth Collapsible Rain Barrel Is A Great Deal!

Rainwater harvesting is everywhere these days. With the spring knocking on the door, everyone is soon to be looking for cheap rain barrels. Good luck. A quick Google search for "rain barrels" will net you a flurry of results with prices that range from about $99 to $600 – most falling in the &150 to $300 range. If you don't want to build your own simple rain barrel for under $10 or get a little more creative and put together some budget friendly rain barrels with serious curb … [Read more...]

Sex Appeal and DIY Projects Rule 2009

The 1st decade of the new millennium is over and we had a great time here at The Fun Times Guide to Living Green. But what were the most popular posts of 2009? It was all about the DIY projects...from the sexy, to the practical, to the "why didn't I think of that?". … [Read more...]

The Only Tears Shed Over This Rain Barrel Are Because It’s Not Available Yet

Newsflash: Rainwater doesn't contain why would you give your plants water that does? Oh I see, you think those plastic 55 gallon drum-like rain barrels are ugly. Hey, I can't blame you there (even though you can build a rain barrel for a mere $10). Well even if some of the more aesthetically pleasing ways of building a rain barrel still fail to tickle your fancy, I'm SURE that this one will... Read on to find out more about it. … [Read more...]

Super Cheap and Easy DIY Wooden Rain Barrel Idea


The spring rain showers have already started here in middle Tennessee, so the time to get that attractive, cheap, and easy-to-build rain barrel started is now! Earlier this week we brought you ideas for 3 cheap DIY rain barrels that actually look nice. Well let's add one more to the list, shall we? If, like me, you love the natural look and energy of wood, but a wine or whisky barrel either aren't available or aren't affordable for you, then this project is right up your alley! This … [Read more...]

3 Cheap DIY Rain Barrels That Actually Look Nice!


Do you wish you had a rain barrel to harvest rain water from your roof, but don't want to spend $100's or settle for an ugly blue plastic container? Good! I think you CAN have a pretty, aesthetically pleasing rain barrel for CHEAP! Check out how easy it can be...   … [Read more...]

Whiten Your Teeth Naturally With The Eco-Friendly Source Toothbrush: My Review

Everyone knows that one of the easiest ways to live greener is to minimize your water use. You don't have to buy or build your own rain barrel to save water, you can just turn your water off while you're brushing your teeth. But what about that toothbrush? I bet it's plastic isn't it? Did you know that your average toothbrush is NOT recyclable? If you changed your toothbrush every 3 months like dentists recommend, how many MILLIONS of toothbrushes would end up in … [Read more...]

See How Going Green Puts More Green in Your Pockets: 3 Great Examples!

Everyone knows that going green is good for the environment. To go green means to consciously eliminate habits that cause harm to the environment and to adjust your behavior and lifestyle to have less of an impact on the earth. It's difficult to exactly pinpoint what going green is -- because everyone has a different standard -- but the EPA has a list of the 12 Principals of Green Chemistry. Those principals include: Preventing waste Using fewer chemicals Increasing energy … [Read more...]

3 Ways Under $10 To Make A Rain Barrel


Why harvest rain water? The world is 2/3 water, is it not? True, it is, but Sam Davidson at cites a fact from that less than 3/10 of one percent of that water is suitable for domestic use. Don't you think we could find better uses for the commodity of fresh water (which we take for granted in this country) than to water our plants or wash our cars? Recently, I posted a 2-part article here at The Fun Times Guide to Living Green that shared 3 … [Read more...]