Four Ways to Make Christmas More Sustainable Thumbnail

My family and I love Christmas — though I’m probably the ringleader in terms of holiday cheer. I love all of it — the Christmas spirit, the decorating, the gift-giving. The latter is probably my favorite part — particularly now that I have kids. I spend months planning amazing gifts for my family, and I delight in [...]

Were Our Grandparents The Original Green Living Crowd? Thumbnail

When our grandparents were young, what we now know as Green Living may have come naturally to them in many ways. Out of necessity, many lived a frugal life, often making due with alternate ways to get the job done. From using natural and inexpensive cleaners and soaps to living a healthy lifestyle to avoid [...]

Creating a Comfortable Home for Senior Living Thumbnail

Reaching retirement is a big accomplishment. It means that you’ve worked hard and saved enough money or accumulated enough benefits to be able to relax in your golden years — and it also means that you’ve taken care of your health enough to reach retirement age at all. Unfortunately, it’s rare that even the healthiest [...]

4 Eco-Friendly Party Planning Tips Thumbnail

Birthday parties, holiday parties, and weddings all take a lot of planning and hard work. But unfortunately, in many cases, they also produce a lot of waste. Whether it’s napkins, plates, silverware, wrapping paper or balloons, there is a way to significantly reduce the amount of waste produced by your next party. Party planning involves [...]

Save Energy While Working from Home Thumbnail

No more traffic jams, no more angry boss; it’s just you and your work. This dream is becoming a reality for more and more people. According to the Office of National Statistics, 13.7% of the U.K. workforce now work from home. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, meanwhile, reports that around 24% of employed people in [...]