A few years ago, I moved into a new house and installed a smart lighting system throughout as part of an extensive remodel. Here is my personal experience with smart lighting — the pros and cons of this smart home technology that makes the lights go on and off automatically on a schedule and whenever motion is sensed.
LED bulbs are more affordable than ever – so I’m finally converting my entire home to LED light bulbs. See my top 5 picks for the best performing cheap LED bulbs.
I love buying green furniture for my house! Here’s what you need to know before you buy eco friendly furniture + Tips on buying used and recycled furniture
See why I think the SnapPower LED night light is the best night light ever — both from a practical, low-budget standpoint and from an eco-friendly one.
See why Zoo Doo is one of the most popular (and effective) types of organic fertilizer around. We also have tips on how to use it and where you can get it.
Eco friendly coffee practices go WAY beyond just using green coffee beans. I’ve found a few clever ways to go green while drinking coffee. Have you tried these?
LED Christmas tree lights are greener and cheaper than incandescent holiday lights. Use this free Holiday Lighting Calculator to see the energy savings!
Wondering if leaf scoops really work better than a traditional rake when you’re raking leaves? I tried a set of ReLeaf leaf scoops. Here’s why I like ’em.
Find out why it’s more environmentally friendly (and healthier for you) to use an old-fashioned push reel mower. Reviews, green mowing tips, and more!
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can save you from $40 to $135 over the life of the bulb! Here’s how to choose the right CFL bulbs for your needs.
Is leather or pleather more eco friendly? What about lace? And pottery? Find answers to these questions and get 23 unique ideas for green anniversary gifts.
Does the Incandescent Light Bulb Ban have you scrambling to replace lightbulbs? See which of these 3 green lighting alternatives will work best for you.
Toothpaste, cooking oil, lemons, vinegar, and baking soda are cheap, natural cleaning products you already have in your home. Use them as green cleaners!
Poo paper is a recycled paper product made from elephant dung and the brown waste from other animals that have fibrous diets – like pandas, cows, and horses
It’s not too late to buy for the greener giftees on your Christmas list!
Cool solar gadgets don’t just have to be small scale consumer products. Check these out!
There are all kinds of useless solar powered gadgets on the market, but these 7 are among the coolest, and more useful, of those gadgets.
There are all kinds of ways to harness the power of the sun. This 3D printer and light-cutting sunglasses are just a couple of them.
Every geek guy’s dream…a sexy chic in a solar-powered, gadget-charging bikini. Who could ask for more?
This solar powered lamp performs just as well as the original SunJar but costs less.
These 2 gadgets help you monitor your energy usage and save money in eco-geek style.
These shoes biodegrade and sprout wildflowers when planted in your garden at the end of their life.
No need to clean up after using these clever cups. After finishing your drink just eat them or toss them in the grass to feed it with vital nutrients.
Metal staples are out. This staple-free stapler let’s you stitch your papers together.
Great eco-friendly gift ideas for your special woman on Valentine’s Day
A great green Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the ladies. Guys need eco-friendly gifts too.
SIGG water bottles are some of the best made reusable water bottles in the market…and they have a design and style to fit anyone’s needs.
These shoes can go from the trail to the road to the gym and to a nice dinner all without missing an eco-friendly beat.
Scrambling around to find those last couple of Christmas presents? Here are a few easy, but awesome, present ideas for anyone left on your list.
What’s better for your home and the environment at Christmas? A real or artificial Christmas tree?
Be sure you buy just the right gift for all the green girls on your Christmas list.
Great green gift ideas for any guy on your Christmas list.
A simple dusk to dawn timer can help seriously green your Christmas lights…whether they’re LED’s or not.
Hi-Tec debuts an eco-friendly version of their top-rated Altitude hiking boots. We reviewed them and are giving a pair away.
Better World Books have teamed up with Divine chocolate to give you free Fairtrade chocolate in each order of used books.
Think solar panels are too expensive to install on your home? Check out these new peel and stick panels that cut costs by 60 percent!
New iPhone app tells you how much energy you’d be generating if you were a wind turbine in that exact GPS position.
What if your house could be one giant water saving machine? If it were built out of Save Water Bricks, it could be.
Bring your old shoes back to life with one of three free shoe ‘conversions’ from Resole America
A water bottle that can filter your water on the go AND raise money for clean water initiatives around the world just makes sense.
The stainless steel filtered water bottle from WaterGeeks may be able to free you from your filtered water pitcher.
We work so hard to rid our lives of plastic bags, why not do the same for our pets’ lives too?
Google, Yahoo, and U.S. naval bases all use goats to keep their properties neat and trim, so why waste time with a gas-powered lawn mower?
Who wants boring reusable bags? Make a statement or start some conversations with a clever or funny canvas bag.
Don’t have the energy, time, or space to tend to your own garden? How about going all jungle-warfare gardener on your nearest ugly plot of land or abandoned garden?
Why put plastic produce bags in your reusable shopping bags at checkout? Snag a set of the only reusable produce bags you’ll ever need.
This is an unbelievably blatant attempt at tricking new organic shoppers into buying a ‘natural’ potato chip that isn’t even organic.
Who says you have to look like a lady to shop eco-friendlier? Check out these hip and masculine bags to get your shop on…and you can even win one!
Have the shortcomings of reel mowers deterred you from giving them a try? Check out the Fiskars Momentum reel mower that performs right up there with gas mowers.
If you want a cheap yet high quality rain barrel, don’t miss out on this sale from Northern Tool. Pick up a 52 gallon rain barrel for $39!