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The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 5th, 2016

A special satisfaction comes from drawing delicate salad greens from winter’s icy grip.

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Beyond R-Value: The Complex Calculus of Choosing Insulation

Beyond R-Value: The Complex Calculus of Choosing Insulation

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted December 24th, 2015

Which insulation is the greenest choice? Unfortunately there’s no simple answer.

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Is Spray-Foam Insulation Your Best Choice?

Is Spray-Foam Insulation Your Best Choice?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted December 24th, 2015

We all want to make our homes as energy efficient as possible, but commonly used spray foam insulations sometimes do more harm than good.

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7 Preparedness Tips for Unexpected Power Outages

7 Preparedness Tips for Unexpected Power Outages

By James Brainard, Posted December 15th, 2015

You’ll enjoy winter more when prepared for unexpected power outages.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Few of Our Favorite Things

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Few of Our Favorite Things

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 3rd, 2015

We try to support businesses that contribute to sustainability and social wellbeing.

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Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

By Shannon Cowan, Posted December 1st, 2015

If you only grow one winter crop, make it kale. Here are 10 reasons why.

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Recent Environmental Wins Spur Hope

Recent Environmental Wins Spur Hope

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 26th, 2015

Are we on the cusp of long-awaited major breakthroughs on climate?

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How to Use Energy-Savings Apps to Green Your Home

How to Use Energy-Savings Apps to Green Your Home

By Joe Baker, Posted November 24th, 2015

Homeowners today are empowered by apps to help manage their energy use.

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This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted November 10th, 2015

Whether you see the film or read the book, Naomi Klein’s gripping research may change your thinking about climate change.

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Should we be Planting GM Trees?

Should we be Planting GM Trees?

By T.J. Blackman, Posted November 4th, 2015

Genetically engineered trees are bred for specific beneficial properties, but their effects on natural ecosystems are not fully understood.

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How to Host a Toy Swap

How to Host a Toy Swap

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted November 3rd, 2015

You can save money and resources by hosting a toy swap rather than buying new toys.

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6 Tips for Urban Biking Safety

6 Tips for Urban Biking Safety

By Eartheasy.com, Posted October 29th, 2015

As autumn sets in and daylight savings takes effect, urban bike riders have darkness and inclement weather to add to the challenges of riding safely through town.

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Enjoy a Safe, Green Halloween!

Enjoy a Safe, Green Halloween!

By Eartheasy.com, Posted October 20th, 2015

The really scary things about Halloween are the chemicals and waste left in its wake.

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The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted October 13th, 2015

A new crop of vegetable-based meat replacements is helping people eat less meat.

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New Slow City: Interview with author William Powers

New Slow City: Interview with author William Powers

By Eartheasy.com, Posted October 1st, 2015

“If you’re experiencing stress, overscheduling, or generally find yourself longing for more time and space in your life, you’re probably embedded in the logic of Fast and More.”

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How to Make Dried Apple Rings

How to Make Dried Apple Rings

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 29th, 2015

Apple rings are easy to make, and store for months without refrigeration.

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The Hidden Costs of Shopping in Dollar Stores

The Hidden Costs of Shopping in Dollar Stores

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 24th, 2015

Shoppers may get more than they bargain for at some discount retailers.

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How to Reduce Lead Hazards in Your Home

How to Reduce Lead Hazards in Your Home

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 10th, 2015

Exposure to lead can have serious health effects. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family.

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The Ecological Benefits of Forest Fires

The Ecological Benefits of Forest Fires

By T.J. Blackman, Posted September 3rd, 2015

The dying embers of destructive forest fires contain the spark of new life.

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Back to School with Sustainability in Mind

Back to School with Sustainability in Mind

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted August 28th, 2015

Perhaps the most important lesson for students today is the value of sustainable practices.

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