Eco Friendly Car Wash Supplies + 5 Ways To Save Water And The Environment!


Conventional wisdom says that an automatic car wash is the best thing for the environment. But I was wondering -- is there a way that I can wash my car DIY style and minimize water use and the disposal of soapy residue into the storm drain or the nearby pond? I've been washing my family's cars since I could hold a rag. I never honestly even gave much thought about the environmental impact of washing cars until I was already 9 years old and my hometown was subject to watering … [Read more...]

How To Save Water In The Bathroom: 3 DIY Ways To Avoid Wasting Bathroom Water


If you were to ask someone back in the day the best way to conserve water in the bathroom, the most common answer would probably be: "Turn off the faucet when you're brushing your teeth!" And yes, that's true – we waste tons of water if we let the faucet run while we're scrubbing our pearly whites. At the same time, there are even more ways to cut back on our H2O usage and conserve water, energy, and cash all at the same time. Although these are not technically brand-new ideas, not many … [Read more...]

Green Shower Tips: 3 Simple Ways To Make Showering More Environmentally Friendly


Green living extends to our daily shower habits. If you think about it, we use a lot of water and other resources when we take a shower each day. In fact, roughly 25% of indoor household water consumption goes to bathing: A 10-minute shower uses about 40 gallons. A bath takes around 37 gallons. I never even realized just how much water I was using bathing and showering until I took an environmental studies course when I was in college. So, as it would seem, living a green … [Read more...]

SIGG Water Bottle Review: See Why These Water Bottles ROCK!

Everyone loves a perfect marriage of form and function -- even in a water bottle. There are plenty of awesome reusable water bottle companies out there, but SIGG is one of the best... hands down. These Swiss-made water bottles are stylish, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and come in a staggering number of styles. I've had 3 different SIGG water bottle styles (2 of which I bought, and 1 that SIGG sent me to review). So let's take a look at the SIGG wide mouth, wide mouth sport, and … [Read more...]

7 Fun & Green New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is so refreshing. It's like hitting the reset button and feeling like you have a fresh start again. If you've been trying (or maybe even failing) to live green, the new year gives you a good opportunity to find some new and fun ways to live greener. Here are a few such ideas... … [Read more...]

3 Things You (And The Planet) Don’t Need

When writing 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need, my main goal was to help people find their passion by getting rid of nearly everything else that they didn't care about. But, as I began to challenge people to clean out clutter, a deep interest of mine reared its head (and this is a good thing). As it turns out, when you eliminate excess from your life, you do some good for Mother Nature. Best of all, you may be the kind of person who's passionate about our planet, and I firmly believe that … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Green Your Morning Routine

We often focus on things, products, or stuff when we write about going green -- disconnecting them from people’s daily lives a bit. I think this limits the degree to which people incorporate green practices or green products into their lives. So, rather than just randomly create a list of some things you can do or buy to go green, I thought I’d focus such a list around the story of your day a bit. … [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...]

Hydros Bottle: Providing Clean Water On The Go AND Where There Isn’t Water Yet Available

Clean water rocks. Drinking clean, filtered water usually requires a sink-mounted or pitcher type filter, but you could free yourself from your home filter by grabbing a water bottle that does the filtering for you. Here at The Fun Times Guide to Living Green, we've been fortunate enough to test to test 2 filtered water bottles, over the past couple of weeks. Last week, I reviewed the WaterGeeks stainless steel filtered water bottle, a bottle that filters water as you drink it. This … [Read more...]

A Guy Walks In To a Bar and Orders a Pharma-Chemical Laden Water…

Water has become the "civilized" world's new wonder drug...and most of us don't even realize it. The ever-talented Joe Mohr paints the picture in such clever style:Joe says,Between 2006 and 2007, the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas screened tap water from 19 US water utilities for 51 different compounds. The 11 most frequently detected compounds are highlighted in the cartoon and described below. … [Read more...]