4 Baby steps to help you save energy at home

light switch complicator

Electricity is often seen as a relatively harmless resource to use. Well, harmless to everything except your wallet, anyway. Heavy users of electricity often don’t think of our use as being particularly damaging to the environment. The truth is, of course, that the electricity we all use comes from somewhere, and that somewhere is almost […]

The BEST tool for keeping your reusable bottle clean

reusable water bottle brush

Reusable water bottles rock. They make sense environmentally and monetarily. Using a water bottle that is BPA-free, stainless steel, or glass makes it easy to hydrate in health- and eco-friendly fashion no matter where you find yourself. Unfortunately, keeping those bottles clean is not as easy as it may seem. Enter the Good Grips Bottle Brush.

Thwart car break-ins with a DIY fake recycling box

A clever way to disguise valuables in your car as nothing but a box of recycling

Sometimes I feel like I live out of my car. Anyone else? With the busyness of life I sometimes leave valuable items – electronics – in plain view of would-be thieves. This simple but ingenious DIY project is a great way to keep car-bound valuables disguised as a a box of recycling using….items you’re already […]

These small steps add up to a greener daily routine

green routine

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you live a greener life? One step at a time. We’ve said it before, and will say it again, the best way to live greener is to do so in ways that already mesh with what you’re passionate about. This great infographic shows how you can live greener by taking a few small steps throughout the day.

Reuse a lunch bag as a stylish car trash can


Reusing plastic grocery bags as mobile trash cans will get the job done, but it also creates even more waste and doesn’t exactly look good hanging on your shifter. I solved both of those problems when I realized that one of my kids’ stylish reusable lunch bag would be the perfect mobile trash can.