I have known about American Clay plaster wall applications for quite some time, but I have dragged my feet on sharing it with you. I am all about low- and zero-VOC options when I want to change the color of my walls, but that usually involves some sort of latex paint. But clay plaster is a great alternative that also happens to be an environmentally sound choice. :: READ THE FULL POST
OK…so the photo above isn’t really our laundry room, and definitely not our basement. But it accurately sums up the way I feel at the moment.
It’s been a long time since my husband and I have had to make a major purchase for our home. With all the moves we’ve made in the past few years, we’ve done our fair share of washing clothes at the laundry. As much as I hate doing laundry at home, there’s little in this life I hate more than having to do it all at once in a hot, often crowded public laundromat. So when our washer inexplicably quit last week, I almost shed some tears. :: READ THE FULL POST
Last week, I introduced you to Cisco’s One Million Acts of Green and briefly told you about the Three to Green Sweepstakes. It’s actually a pretty awesome deal.
If you sign up and pledge to just 3 acts of green, you will be entered to win a $5000 shopping spree at BuyGreen.com. The great thing about BuyGreen is that all of the products for sale on their site already have been vetted as green. You can buy everything from eco-friendly furniture to recycled earrings, organic clothing and safer cleaning supplies all in one place. The decorator in me loves the entire “home” cateogory, but a $500o windfall would be a big boost for anyone trying to make their lifestyles greener. :: READ THE FULL POST
One of my few complaints about the word “green” is how commercial it has become. But like the term or not, it encompasses every aspect of sustainability in a way that most people can grasp, whether you’re talking about complex alternative energies or simply recycling glass and plastic. More than that, I love the idea that striving toward sustainability is something anyone can do. It is the reason I started this blog and the cause to which I dedicate my life and online presence. So when I see huge companies doing their best to promote the idea of going greener — not for financial gain, but for the greater good — it warms my heart. This is the kind of campaign to which I have no problem lending my voice. :: READ THE FULL POST