Gardening / Guides

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

Curbside pickup of garbage, compost and recycling: To facilitate recycling and waste management, first determine just what services are available in your m...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums have been gaining in popularity over the last 20 years , as many homeowners have found them to be a very enticing solution to brightening up a long w...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

Happiness is a warm pool - but how to heat it? Swimming in a warm pool is a wonderful feeling , and while we hear from many pool owners in the cooler states ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...gardening. The other greenhouse and the fields do not have an automated irrigation system. Safrenière des Cantons cold climate Greenhouse © Laurent Teasdale...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...gardening co-op or club, or find a native plant society in your area for recommendations on which native flowers and shrubs will perform well in your garden. Fo...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

More and more people are informing themselves on various forms of urban farming to counteract the heavy ecological footprint of industrial agriculture. However...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

As founder of the Resilient Design Institute , Alex Wilson is an internationally renowned authority on resilience in home design. Beyond just homes, 'resilienc...

Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o
Food production

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

Can you imagine having honey on tap straight from your beehive? That is exactly what father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson aim to bring to market with ...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

So, urban agriculture. It's important, right? That’s certainly the conclusion I've come to when pondering the future of food production, our future on this pla...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

How to grow vegetables & fruits in a garden Plants survived long before humans were around to water them, so we aren't talking about reinventing the wheel he...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

How does diet affect climate change? Dwindling water is the next big global resource crisis looming over us, and soil depletion isn't far behind. Living in a...