Nontoxic Holidays: 7 Ways to Be Conscientious as You Deck the Halls

The holidays will soon come sweeping into every home with good food, family visits, and festivities of all kinds. As you set out to deck the halls, however, remember to be conscious of the materials and foods you bring into the home. Many of the usual holiday decorations, feasts, and sweet-smelling candles can introduce toxins and other unhealthy elements into your home.

By | 2018-11-08T20:34:05+00:00 November 8th, 2018|General, Green Living, Nontoxic, Household|

New Year, New Home, New You! 5 Houseplants That Can Improve Your Health

New Year's resolutions may make us feel motivated for the days ahead, but many are discarded by the time February makes its entrance. Perhaps more effective and lasting are small changes in our habits and environment to improve our health and well-being for the long months ahead. One simple way to do this is to make small improvements to your living and work spaces.

By | 2018-04-27T06:13:43+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Green, Household, Gardening|

Skincare Ingredients to Avoid, Part 1: Petroleum

Many of us who are trying to reduce our carbon footprint have found ways to reduce our use of gasoline, plastic bags, and other petroleum-based products. But did you know that most, if not all, of your standard skincare and cosmetic products contain petrochemicals? Moreover, petroleum is not only unhealthy for the environment; it poses a risk for your skin too.

By | 2014-05-16T11:45:08+00:00 September 24th, 2012|Green Living, Skin Care Ingredients, Nontoxic|

Reduce Waste with Generation Green Products from Canon

Canon wants to help consumers decrease their environmental burdens through its Generation Green program. The company believes we should all reduce, reuse and refurbish. This project includes Canon scanners, Pixma inkjet printers, the ImageClass line of products, ImageFormula scanners, Image Runners, and a lot more.

By | 2013-03-07T20:54:45+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Green Living|

Organic Produce and Your Budget

Not too many people would actually turn down organic fruits and vegetables, saying they would rather have the kind produced at factory farms and hosed down with pesticides. No, that’s not the issue. Price is. The most important fruits and vegetables to buy or grow organic are the most toxic ones, the Dirty Dozen.

By | 2017-03-10T05:04:46+00:00 October 2nd, 2010|Food & Cooking, Green Living, Nontoxic|