Edible Jelloware cups make littering cool

Edible Jelloware cups made from red algae biodegrade into good nutrients for the soil

These edible cups are made entirely out of a substance called agar agar, a gelatin-like substance that originally comes from red algae. If you don’t feel like eating the cup, you can actually just toss it in the grass and the seaweed nutrients break down to support the growth of grass and plants.

Treating the cold and flu naturally

elderberry syrup for natural cold and flu relief

There’s no need to choke down nasty cold medicine or spend a fortune on “natural” remedies. It’s incredibly easy (and affordable) to make your own cold and flu remedy with elderberries, honey, cinnamon, and a few other simple ingredients. Here is the recipe and our firsthand experience with it.

Hank D and the Bee: Mothers “no” best

Hank D and the Bee: Mothers "no" best

Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to generate your own renewable energy at home? There are kits for installing your own solar pv system, wind turbines, biodiesel, and more…but poor Hank D’s mom thinks she “no’s” best.

Walking my talk through Eco-Snobbery Sucks

Walk the talk

When I first learned that Eco-Snobbery Sucks was looking for writers, I thought to myself, “there’s no way I can do this – I’m not qualified.” After really thinking it through, though, I realized that I was part of the audience that ESS is reaching out to…and you probably are too.

Organic recipes for National Margarita Day

Best margarita recipes for National Margarita Day

Don’t waste National Margarita Day on cheap and sugary excuses for everyone’s favorite Mexican drink at your local bar or Mexican restaurant. Instead, have some friends over to su casa (your house) and make some not-SO-bad for you organic margaritas that even my neighbors from Monterrey would approve of.

The GOP and Clean Air Act provisions [cartoon]

Exposed: Why the GOP wants to eliminate Clean Air Act provisions [cartoon]

The possibility that elephants have a 3 stage filtration system within their trunks has to have some credence. Otherwise, why on earth would leading Republicans try to make it easier for big polluters to further pollute the air we (including themselves and their constituents) breathe?

All natural Storm Trooper rodent control

Star Wars walker vs squirrel

The time for planting that garden (especially your greens) is drawing near, and with it comes the ever-so-difficult task of fending off rodents and insects without employing the use of chemicals. What better way to naturally defend against garden pests than calling on the service of Storm Troopers?

Is caramel coloring used in cola causing cancer?

A new petition filed to the FDA is trying to get artificial caramel coloring removed from cola and soda pop

Do you ever feel like living greener means giving up all of your favorite indulgences? I don’t think anyone in their right mind would say that soft drinks are good for you, but do they cause cancer? A new petition calling on the FDA to bar the artificial caramel coloring used in colas sure seems that way.

Caption this cartoon & win an organic t-shirt

Sorry, Frosty. We honestly believed our tweets about climate change would work.

What could a cartoon that depicts 2 birds staring at a half melted snowman mean? We don’t know, that’s why we’re asking you to tell us. The commenter with the best caption will win an organic cotton “See Bikes” t-shirt. Let your creative juices begin to flow…

Don’t be an apple who supports axes [cartoon]

Apples may lose trees [cartoon]

It’s always a good idea to learn about why you support what you do…lest you be an apple who supports the axe industry. It’s all too easy to be led somewhere you didn’t want to go if you follow something or someone blindly.