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10 Low Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

The developing water shortage crisis in the U.S. has prompted many homeowners to turn to eco-friendly and low-maintenance lawn alternatives. And there are plenty of options — everything from clover and moss to ornamental grasses and flower beds, all sharing eco-friendliness as a common denominator.

10 Low Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

The developing water shortage crisis in the U.S. has prompted many homeowners to turn to eco-friendly and low-maintenance lawn alternatives. And there are plenty of options — everything from clover and moss to ornamental grasses and flower beds, all sharing eco-friendliness as a common denominator.

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Home Resilience Product Showcase: Make Your Home Safe & Sustainable

2017 was a record-breaking year of catastrophic destruction due to weather and climate change, and with similar natural disasters expected to increase in intensity and frequency in the coming years, “home resilience” is becoming an imperative part of sustainable home design.

Nature’s Carpet Environmentally Friendly Wool Carpet

Nature’s Carpet’s line of carpets has been tailored to the consumer who wishes to make a flooring purchase decision with consideration to its environmental impact, but does not wish to sacrifice quality and style in doing so.

Product Showcase: Eco-Friendly Flooring

Actually, there are so many eco-friendly flooring choices available now that you may have a hard time sifting through all of the myriad choices that are out there. We wanted to make things a little easier for you, so we found fourteen of our absolute favorite environmentally friendly flooring products and put them into this handy product showcase: eco-friendly flooring.

10 Amazing Products for Eco-Friendly Home Automation

Remember when you were a kid and your parents were constantly telling you to turn off the lights when you left the room, but you almost always forgot to? Say hello to new home technologies that do it for you. Home automation technology that controls indoor temperatures, lighting, irrigation, and more is popping up all over the place as a convenient and more environmentally sound way to run your home.

15 Fabulous Eco-Friendly Countertops

One of the easiest ways to make a major statement in a kitchen or bathroom is by installing a stunning countertop that becomes the focal point of the room. But some of the most popular materials for countertops are not-so-eco-friendly and some come with a handful of health risks.

10 Stunning Sustainable Bathroom Vanities

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for helping us continue to bring you great content. A bathroom vanity is the perfect example of a small...

Looking for an eco-upgrade for your bedroom?

We need to sleep, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our health or our planet to do so comfortably. If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the fact that conventional mattresses are made from unsustainable materials, emit toxic VOCs that are bad for your health, and need to be replaced far too often – only increasing their eco-impact by requiring more resources and creating more pollution. (If you didn’t, now you do.) Yet, thankfully, more and more manufacturers are dreaming up ways to do things better. After much research, here’s a list of some of the industry leaders.

We need to sleep, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our health or our planet to do so comfortably. If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the fact that conventional mattresses are made from unsustainable materials, emit toxic VOCs that are bad for your health, and need to be replaced far too often – only increasing their eco-impact by requiring more resources and creating more pollution. (If you didn’t, now you do.) Yet, thankfully, more and more manufacturers are dreaming up ways to do things better. After much research, here’s a list of some of the industry leaders.

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Reducing Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Home Renovations

When it comes time to do a home renovation, it’s often easy to get swept up in creating the new design and choosing all the products. But, have you ever thought about what types of dust and contaminants you could be exposed to during demolition? Or, what types of chemicals might be released from the new products?

The Top 10 Myths About Green Home Remodeling

So, you’re about to do some home remodeling, but you’re on the fence about making the upgrades eco-friendly. Today, I’m here to help you off the fence and send you on the path to sustainability with absolute confidence in your choice. How? With a little myth-busting because people make a lot of erroneous assumptions about what it takes and what it means to have an eco-home. And you’ll probably be surprised once you see how completely wrong they are.

10 of the Cheapest Eco-Friendly Upgrades for Your Home

While many eco-home maintenance projects can cost a pretty penny, the good news is you don’t need to do all of them at once to reduce your home’s eco-footprint. Even better, there are steps you can take that can make a big impact for relatively little money.

The Ultimate Infographic for Choosing Green Building Materials

What are the best eco-friendly floors for kitchens? How about stairs? What are the different types of insulation and their unique benefits? What do you need to know about VOCs in paint? What are the pros and cons of a green roof? This infographic from FIX.com answers...

NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ECO-FRIENDLY BATHROOM SINKS

The words “sustainable” and “bathroom sinks” might not be the most common companions, but there’s no denying that some bathroom sinks are indeed greener than others. Sometimes it’s due to the use of non-toxic materials and other times it’s more so because of a company’s commitment to manufacturing practices that protect the planet. Today, we’re showcasing gorgeous options from everywhere on the green spectrum – all aesthetics, all levels of affordability, and all eco-friendly in one way and/or another.

The words “sustainable” and “bathroom sinks” might not be the most common companions, but there’s no denying that some bathroom sinks are indeed greener than others. Sometimes it’s due to the use of non-toxic materials and other times it’s more so because of a company’s commitment to manufacturing practices that protect the planet. Today, we’re showcasing gorgeous options from everywhere on the green spectrum – all aesthetics, all levels of affordability, and all eco-friendly in one way and/or another.

 

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