Going Green
What is Green Fuel?

What is Green Fuel?

Green fuel technologies are developing world wide to alleviate dependance on fossil fuels.  What is green fuel and what does it mean to a society that relies on fossil fuels? Green fuel is a general term, referring to “environmentally friendly” alternative fuels, specifically biofuels derived from organic materials that can be replenished. Although the word...
Green Roofs for Multiple Environmental Benefits

Green Roofs for Multiple Environmental Benefits

Green roofs are also known as living roofs – these two names may give you an idea of what they involve. In essence green roofs are gardens grown on a roof that can take a diversity of forms and functions. The benefits of green roofs are many; they can help insulate a building leading to...
Use Chicken Tractors for Eggs, Fertilizer and Bug Control

Use Chicken Tractors for Eggs, Fertilizer and Bug Control

If you have thought about raising chickens, but were concerned about how to start and where to store them, stop worrying. The chicken “tractor” is an easy tool to help maximize your ability to protect and move your chickens while simultaneously caring for your garden or property. Caring for chickens isn’t so tough- humankind has...
How to Save Water at Home

How to Save Water at Home

Water is a precious resource, without it life would cease. People like to see water around them, flowing in a fountain in a yard or hear the waves at the beach. The Romans went to great lengths to direct water into their cities’ centers for the public baths. Yet today, when environmental challenges are very...
Low Cost Housing: How It Can Simultaneously Save Money and Environment

Low Cost Housing: How It Can Simultaneously Save Money and Environment

As the economy puts its heavy strains on us, low cost housing, or affordable housing, has become one of our biggest needs along with access to healthy whole food.   Affordable housing is not just about how to build a house in the most affordable way possible. It is about how construction can take place...
Drying Herbs at Home

Drying Herbs at Home

Herbs can be used for a variety of purposes: as culinary flavoring, adding spice and depth to meals, or as medicine to treat or prevent common ailments. Having a home medicine chest of medicinal plants is extremely useful and growing ones own herbs and preserving them for later use past their normal expiration time are...
What is a CSA Farm?

What is a CSA Farm?

You may have heard about a growing trend in local farming and organic produce: CSAs.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a way that small family farms or local farming coops can be economically viable and ensure that they will have individuals who will buy their produce at a set market price. The...
I Want to Ride My Electric Bicycle

I Want to Ride My Electric Bicycle

In the modern world of gizmos, rapidly advancing technologies make life easier or at least faster. Lots of technologies mean we spend a lot let time being active. Computers enable us to pick and order our food, clothes, books and other purchases from our sofa to be delivered to our door; cars take us from...
Green Microfinance Encourages Sustainable Economic Development

Green Microfinance Encourages Sustainable Economic Development

The conventional path to economic development is through the use of fossil fuels and the associated negative environmental impact.  One alternative to encourage actual sustainable development is green microfinance, using small loans for environmentally beneficial or neutral business enterprises. Unlike traditional micro loans, conditions or incentives placed are placed on the loan condition to encourage...
Use a Wormery to Produce High-Grade Fertilizer

Use a Wormery to Produce High-Grade Fertilizer

You know the benefits of composting; reducing your waste, creating valuable fertile soil for your garden, as well as the fulfillment that comes along with watching waste naturally transform back to into a useable earth. If you do your composting at home then you know that without proper aeration of the compost then it takes...
Why Upcycling is Better than Recycling

Why Upcycling is Better than Recycling

The dirty, dusty feel of the dull grey paper in your hands and the less than happy smell is the recycled paper from which you read today’s news. That same paper can be thrown away to decay in a dump or be recycled, where parts of it will be transformed into a lesser part of...
Tying the Knot Green? Do it with Eco Friendly Wedding Rings

Tying the Knot Green? Do it with Eco Friendly Wedding Rings

Our society is beginning to wake up to ways in which we use or abuse our natural resources. Some people aim to make the small changes in their lives that add up, such as buying organic produce, shop local, cut down on waste and unnecessary electricity usage. Others may have even taken a Permaculture class,...