How to Prepare for the Big One
Taking steps to prepare for an earthquake has never been timelier
Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System
This basic system is easy to install and expand upon.
Water Filtration for Emergency Preparedness
Minimize potential damage with these safe cell phone practices.
Is your pet prepared for
a major storm or evacuation?
Be sure to include your pet in your 'just in case' preparations
what we can do
is up to us as individuals to take action to slow down climate change.
Why Your 'Drop in the Bucket' Leads to a Powerful Splash
Do individual actions still have the power to make a difference? You bet they do.
Articles from our Blog:
Is geothermal energy right for your home? - these systems can save money and reduce carbon emissions
Is your laundry detergent toxic? - the "clean" smell isn't always healthy for you and your family
How to avoid bed bugs while travelling - how to limit bed bug encounters and avoid bringing them home with you
Are natural and organic bedding materials really worth it? - how natural bedding choices lead to a healthier sleep
Walking, the cure for what ails you - this simplest form of exercise may be the best
The 'fixer movement' makes old things new again - the 'fixer movement' is gaining momentum
4 Tips for safe, effective sunscreen use - how to make an informed choice when choosing sunscreen
Link found between air pollution and childhood obesity - prenatal exposure may double obesity risk
Plastics by the numbers - learn how to choose the best plastics for use and for recycling
Are these hidden poisons harming your pet? - learn the 8 common household hazards and their remedies
Why eating family meals together is still important today - sharing meals builds a family culture
Why TV for children under two is a bad idea - imagery, content does not get through
How to wean your child off video games - too much time online limits a child's healthy growth
Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to lower IQs in children - multiple studies cite pesticide risks to fetus
Environmentally caused cancers are grossly underestimated - your awareness is the first line of defence
6 ways to reduce your exposure to pesticides - widespread use of pesticides poses unknown risks
Wood Heating Tips - burning wood efficiently provides more warmth while reducing pollution
Formaldehyde link to leukemia confirmed - how to limit exposure to formaldehyde in the home
What it's like living off-grid - some refllections after nearly 40 years of off-grid living
Conserving water in the home
ways to save water at home while reducing the
pollution risk to nearby lakes, streams and watersheds.
Reducing exposure to indoor toxins
About 75% of our risk for carcinogens comes from indoors. Here are the most common toxins in the home and how to reduce your family's exposure to them.
There's been a quiet revolution in
lighting. New bulbs are available which save energy, reduce pollution
and cost less in the long run.
basics for the home
recycling requires very little effort, yet offers substantial benefit
to the homeowner as well as the environment.
Suggestions for slowing
down our busy lives, and enjoying more of the moment. As we learn to simplify,
the environment also benefits.
Easy ways to help cool your home with little
cost to you or the environment.
Simple, inexpensive ways to cut your fuel bill
as much as 50%, while helping to conserve Earth's resources.
Toxic substances in many homecare products
threaten your family and the environment's health. Here are safe, natural
and inexpensive alternatives.
How to get more value from your home appliances,
and the best value from new appliances, while reducing home energy use.
environmental regulations, and consumer demand, have led to the development
of new paints which are durable, cost-effective and less harmful to human
and environmental health.
Insect Pest Control
Which is worse
- the insect pests in your home, or the pesticides used to treat them?
Before reaching for the chemicals, try these safer natural methods.
Natural Wasp Control
Non-toxic, safe methods for controlling wasps. From prevention to repellents and traps this guide provides everything you need to know for tackling your wasp problem.
Non-toxic Flea Control
The age-old scourge of fleas can affect any home, but modern chemical-based treatments pose hazards to occupants and pets. Here are safer, non-toxic flea control alternatives.
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