Posts filtered by tags: Features[x]


6 eco-friendly ways to incorporate hemp into your daily routine

After decades of “reefer madness”, the misinformation about Cannabis is finally starting to disappear, and the truth is coming out about the many benefits of the magical plant. However, many still don’t know the difference between cannabis, marijuana and hemp, and continue to believe they are one and the same — but, they are not. So, what are the many uses of hemp? Read on to find out. In a nutshell, cannabis is a family of plants that have two major classifications: Cannabis Indica and Cannabi...
Tags: Design, Clothing, Environment, Features, United States, Pesticides, Porsche, Fiber, Paper, Hemp, Plant, Green Products, Omega, Eco-friendly, Trump, Natural Products

Meet the all-natural face cleanser that will change your mornings

Most people wouldn’t mind starting the day with a bowl of warm, sweet oatmeal. So imagine taking that level of comfort and adding it to your skincare routine. This is exactly the kind of experience you get with Speak’s cleansing powder, a simple powder that comes packaged in an adorable glass jar. The best part of “01 Cleansing Powder” is the main ingredient, organic oats. After testing the cleanser for a few weeks, this product has become one of our favorite ways to start our day. Speak’s clea...
Tags: Design, Makeup, Organic, Features, Beauty, Packaging, Green Products, Skincare, Vegan, Speak, Inhabitat, Eco-inspiration, Cosmetics, Cruelty Free, Compostable, Green Product Review

9 ways to add more houseplants to your home

Adding plants to your living space is an easy way to add beauty and character to your home. But aesthetics aren’t the only benefit of indoor gardening as houseplants can make your home’s air healthier  and also make you happier . No to mention, you can easily grow useful plants and herbs that work great for healthy cooking and as natural medicines . Even if you weren’t born with a green thumb or have a tiny space to work with, there are ways to go green with your decor. If you choose the ...
Tags: Home, Design, Medicine, Etsy, Features, Things To Do, House, Plants, Herbs, Kitchen Garden, Decor, Indoor Plants, Houseplants, Hanging Plants, Wire Grid Jazz, wall Plant Corner If

How to grow 10 foods from kitchen scraps

Meal plans and grocery lists, the cycle never ends. While some of your foods may come from carefully cultivated seeds or seedlings planted in your garden, did you know that you can grow food from food? You have probably heard that romaine lettuce regenerates easily if the base is placed in water, or that basil and cilantro cuttings will turn into entire plants, but there are many, many more foods that will grow from your kitchen scraps. Here’s a highlight reel. Bon appetit! Garlic Growing y...
Tags: Design, Features, United States, Eat & Drink, Growing Food, Seed-saving, Using Food Scraps, Food Scraps

Spoil your lover with presents from our eco-friendly Valentine's Day gift guide

Valentine’s Day can mean bouquets of cut flowers, chocolate wrapped in cellophane and a cardboard box, a trail of paper cards, gifts jazzed up with polyester bows and maybe even a bottle of wine with a plastic stopper. However, that’s all been done a million times before, and in the age of climate change, it’s time to start thinking outside the box and give your Valentine an intimate, eco-friendly day. This year, start some new traditions with this eco-friendly Valentine’s gift guide. Not all o...
Tags: Gift Guide, Design, Fair Trade, Organic, Features, Novica, Valentine's Day, Cologne, Perfume, Chocolate, Valentine, Green Gift Guide, Eco-friendly Gifts, CLEAN Reserve, Hanky Panky, Floral Street

14 vegan and vegetarian Valentine's Day dinner ideas

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. If you need some romantic vegan and vegetarian dinner ideas, look no further than this list of amazing appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts. We even found a recipe for a rich, velvety vegan hot chocolate that will surely impress your significant other! Vegan fondue Just because you are vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fondue. This dairy-free cheese fondue from The Edgy Veg really spices up a romantic date night. For this plant-based ...
Tags: Design, Features, Valentine's Day, Recipes, Vegan, Green Holidays, Vegetarian, Valentine, Eat & Drink, Cauliflower, Caesar, Alfredo, Valentine's Day Date Ideas, Vegan Caesar, Cheftographer

Does a steam-powered spacecraft hold the key to exploring the solar system?

A newly developed spacecraft prototype capable of using steam as a propellent may help the first miners survey potential dig sites and identify space rocks best fit for mining missions. Future versions may be fitted with sensors, allowing it to map and survey the solar system. The post Does a steam-powered spacecraft hold the key to exploring the solar system? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Trends, Features, Robot, Plant, Hybrid, Emerging Tech

9 ways to have an eco-friendly Valentine's Day

While there is no truth to the rumor that Hallmark invented Valentine’s Day, there is no denying that many people think of it as a manufactured holiday designed to sell cards, flowers and chocolate. Every February 14th, millions of people buy cards and roses, and drop a ton of cash on diamonds, gold and silver. In 2019, Americans are expected to spend almost 20 billion dollars for the romantic holiday, and that breaks down to nearly $150 a person. All of that consumer spending leads to a lot of...
Tags: Cooking, Jewelry, Design, Trees, Organic, Features, Gifts, Valentine's Day, Chocolate, Flowers, Presents, Sierra Club, Donation, Green Holidays, Valentine, Eco Holiday

Bottle recycling in Oregon hits 90 percent record high

Oregon is seeing record-breaking recycling rates for their progressive movement dating back to 1971. As the first state in the nation to initiate a bottle return bill, residents of the west coast state are long-accustomed to paying a bit more for their canned and bottled beverages. The idea is simple — pay a deposit when you purchase a six-pack and get that money back when you return the container to the store, but 48 years after the bill was introduced, the state is experiencing high recycling...
Tags: Japan, Design, Oregon, Environment, US, Legislation, Features, Beverages, Canada, Hawaii, Efficiency, Plastic, Grocery Stores, Recycle, Cans, Recycling

These are our favorite beauty retailers from the Indie Beauty Expo

The beauty world can be a complicated place, especially if you’re looking to ditch products with intimidating lists of ingredients and make the switch toward eco-friendly makeup and skincare. The return of the Indie Beauty Expo brought hundreds of independent retailers from around the world to showcase their amazing, one-of-a-kind products in the heart of Los Angeles. This year, our team of editors attended the IBE in Los Angeles and scouted the best beauty products from independent retailers t...
Tags: Design, Makeup, Colorado, Environment, Los Angeles, Events, Organic, Features, Rebecca, Gmo, Beauty, Hawaii, Innovation, Peta, Skincare, Vegan

8 of the best fruits and vegetables you can eat in their entirety

In the United States, approximately 40 percent of food is never eaten. Not only does this food waste damage your pocketbook, but it also has a major environmental impact. Changing your food habits is a great way to do your part in the battle against food waste. Shopping smarter, eating leftovers, improving food storage and donating to food banks are great ideas for reducing food waste. There is one obvious move you can make that many people don’t realize — you can stop throwing out parts of you...
Tags: Health, Food, Cooking, Design, Environment, Vegetables, Features, Fruits, United States, Fruit, Healthy Eating, Eating, Food Waste, Waste, Potatoes, Pumpkin

5 ways to throw a zero-waste Super Bowl party

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest party days of the year. For many people, that means a house full of friends and family as well as pizza boxes, chip bags, beer cans and football decorations. However, it is possible to have an epic Super Bowl party without a ton of waste. It just takes a little bit of planning to go green, and the planet will thank you for your zero-waste celebration.
Tags: Design, Events, Features, Super Bowl, Recycling, Bright Ideas, Zero Waste, Costco, Composting, Super Bowl Party, Green Super Bowl, Zero Waste Party, Manuel Hoster

Eco-friendly options for decluttering waste

Clutter in your home creates a weight, in every sense of the word. From the physical weight of moving objects around to the mental weight of maintaining each item, to the emotional weight of retaining items out of guilt. Ultimately, having too much stuff can take a toll. With the documentary Minimalism hitting Netflix a few years ago, and now Marie Kondo teaching everyone how to declutter their homes, the idea of decluttering and downsizing seems to be everywhere these days. There are many reas...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Electronics, Clothing, Shoes, Social Media, Nike, Features, Repair, Netflix, Community, Recycle, Recycling, Sell, Reuse, Landfill

Essential old-fashioned tools and practices to make your kitchen more sustainable

Between planning meals, dragging home groceries, cooking and clean up, the kitchen is the hub of activity in most homes. That means it can also be a significant source of waste. However, there are lots of ways to make your kitchen more sustainable. If you’re looking for ways to cut back on disposables and instead invest in products that will serve you for many years, we have some ideas for you to consider. Cast iron skillets and Le Creuset If you have ever used heavy-duty cast iron, you kno...
Tags: Cooking, Design, Cook, Shopping, Features, Knives, Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Green Kitchen, Eat & Drink, Eco-inspiration, Le Creuset, NAPKINS, Towels, Kitchen Knives, Sustainable Kitchen

7 ways to conserve water and reduce your water footprint

When it comes to conserving water, making small changes can have a huge impact. But many of us don’t really think about water shortages unless we are in the middle of a heatwave, when temperatures are consistently at 85 degrees or more. Extreme heat or not, the water system is overstretched, and with climate change, we can expect to put even more pressure on the depleting water supply. Here are some ways to do your part in conserving water. According to Friends of the Earth, 97.5 percent of the...
Tags: Design, Water, Features, Conservation, Water Conservation, Water Issues, Water Footprint, Sasin Tipchai, Save Water, Ways To Conserve Water, Jerzy Gorecki Pierre Gilbert Charles Deluvio Steve

11 ways to be more self-sufficient in the new year

Self-sufficient living is all about providing for your own needs— and the needs of your household— without resources or help from the outside. To become more self-sufficient, you need knowledge and skills, plus motivation and a spirit of independence. The reasons for living a self-sufficient lifestyle can be political, social or personal, but whatever the motivation may be, learning how to become self-sufficient can offer a feeling of security, even in the event of a disaster. There isn’t a han...
Tags: Food, Garden, Gardening, Design, Cook, Food Storage, Debt, Features, Plastic, Sewing, Bright Ideas, Green Living, Natural Cleaners, Emergency Kit, Clean Eating, Natural Materials

7 of the biggest eco-friendly and green living myths

When you decide to go green and adopt a sustainable lifestyle, you might think that some of the biggest steps you can take in the right direction are doing things like buying a hybrid car, dropping meat from your diet or using eco-friendly products. But over the years, we have been inundated with “green” messages that are easily taken for granted, and some of them are filled with misinformation. So to help you go green the right way, here is a list of seven of the biggest sustainable living myt...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Environment, Features, Green, Plastic, LED lighting, Vegetarian, Green Appliances, Ev, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sustainable Living, Energy Efficient, Eco-friendly Myths, Green Living Myths, Joenomias Silviarita Frank Habel Pexels Jasmine

Get cozy this season with these 7 hot vegan drinks for winter

Thoughts of snowy winter days bring to mind a toasty fire, slippers, sweaters, blankets and warm drinks. It makes sense, because they all equate to the perfect combination of coziness. While traditional tea or coffee is a lovely choice, it’s fun to explore new flavors. For those that are vegan by choice or by circumstance, traditional drinks can be limiting. We’ve conjured up a varied blend of hot drink options to fit your vegan lifestyle. Note that most of these options can also be adapted for...
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Cooking, Drinks, Design, London, Winter, Features, Recipe, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Medjool, Cider Apple

9 sustainable living tips to take from our grandparents

Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived in a simpler time, and we aren’t just talking about technology. During the Great Depression, many rural areas didn’t have running water or electricity, and things like proper refrigeration, freezers and air conditioning were a luxury. What’s more, big-box chains and massive supermarkets didn’t exist, and you didn’t have the option of throwing a pre-packaged meal into a microwave or hitting a drive-thru for lunch. Many modern conveniences are great, ...
Tags: Cooking, Garden, Gardening, Design, Environment, Features, Conservation, Recipes, Food Waste, Waste, Bright Ideas, Eco-inspiration, Sustainable Eating, Reduce, Strawberry Shortcake, Minimalism

7 eco-friendly insulation alternatives for a green home

Insulation is an important part of any home. Not only does it retain heat during the winter by restricting air flow, but it also reduces the cost of heating and cooling throughout the year. For more than a century, most new homes were built with fiberglass insulation, but this can cause many health issues. If you are building a new house or remodeling in the near future, try one of these green home insulation alternatives to make your home safe and healthy. Sheep’s wool Not only is sheep’s ...
Tags: Design, Features, Green Building, Insulation, Green Home, Aerogel, Kesler, Eco-friendly Insulation, Sustainable Insulation, Green Insulation, Cellulose Insulation, Recycled Denim Insulation, Sheep's Wool Insulation, Insulation Alternatives, Natural Wool Insulation, Cotton Insulation

10 species at risk of extinction under the Trump administration

The Endangered Species Coalition has released a report titled  , which outlines the possible impact of the current administration’s anti-wildlife policy stances. The report highlighted the 10 species that are in the most danger because of proposed new regulations as well as the specific changes that put these animals at risk. California Condor The California Condor has a 10-foot wingspan, making it one of the largest land birds in North America. These birds can reach altitudes of 15,000 fee...
Tags: Design, Obama, California, Mexico, Animals, Africa, Environment, Features, Esa, Alaska, Endangered Species, North America, North Carolina, Extinction, Endangered, Wildlife Conservation

The weird, worrying, and wonderful science that happened in 2018

2018 as a whole was equal parts weird, worrying, and wonderful. The same can be said of the science that happened this year. Here’s our recap — in no particular order — of the most outstanding scientific breakthroughs, news, and discoveries from the past 12 months The post The weird, worrying, and wonderful science that happened in 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Trends, Features, Robot, Plant, Hybrid, Emerging Tech

Is a flexitarian diet right for you?

Going vegan or vegetarian might be a good choice for your health — as well as the environment — but not everyone wants to take the extreme measure of cutting meat and other animal products completely out of their diet. So, over the past five years, many who want to live a healthy life and/or do their part in the fight against climate change have opted for the flexitarian diet. What is flexitarianism? Flexitarianism doesn’t go as far as veganism or vegetarianism, but it does include some ...
Tags: Health, Meat, Food, UK, Design, Diet, Features, Healthy Eating, Veganism, Vegan, Eat & Drink, Clean Eating, Plant-based Diet, Animal Products, Vegetarian Diet, Flexitarian

8 cabins that are perfect for a dreamy winter getaway

Are you ready for a winter getaway to a cabin in the woods? From cozy, off-grid abodes to modern, majestic dwellings that pull out all the stops, there’s a serene cabin waiting for you somewhere. If you are dreaming of a little rest and relaxation during these colder months, here are some cabins that offer a little taste of a true winter wonderland to inspire your next winter vacation. Blacktail Cabin Located on the shore of Flathead Lake in Montana, Blacktail Cabin is a beautiful, spacious...
Tags: Design, Winter, Features, Architecture, Italy, Slovenia, Vacation, Cabins, Forest, Getaway, Woods, Koto, Off-grid, Johnathan, Julian Alps, Flathead Lake

Meet the MIT scientist who’s growing semi-sentient cyborg houseplants

Elowan is a cybernetic plant that can respond to its surroundings. Tethered by a few wires and silver electrodes, the plant-robot hybrid can move in response to bioelectrochemical signals that reflect the plant’s light demands. The post Meet the MIT scientist who’s growing semi-sentient cyborg houseplants appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Trends, Features, Mit, Robot, Plant, Hybrid, Emerging Tech

Simple DIY upcycled holiday decor

Traditional Christmas decorations can quickly get expensive and extremely wasteful. But you can change that in your home this Christmas season by turning everyday household items into holiday decor. All you have to do is take a shopping trip through your house and upcycle old stuff into Christmas decorations. With just a little time and creativity, you can create these holiday decorations for just pennies, and keep the waste at a minimum. Pasta Christmas tree All you need for this project i...
Tags: Design, Diy, Blog, Features, Toilet, Santa, Christmas Decorations, Green Holidays, Recycled Materials, Diy Christmas, Green Christmas Decorations, Upcycle Ideas

The best eco-friendly floor options for your home

Indoor pollutant levels can be up to five times higher than they are outside, according to the EPA, and all you have to do to find the source of many of those pollutants is to look down at your floor. When you install traditional carpet or flooring it can fill the air in your home with hundreds of volatile compounds, including possible carcinogens, and it can take years for those compounds to disappear. To make matters worse, we often treat our carpets with toxic chemicals, and they are notorio...
Tags: Design, Features, Green Building, Epa, Flooring, Bamboo, Green Home Decor, Bamboo Floors, Concrete Flooring, Wool Carpet, Glass Tiles, Green Carpet, Rubber Flooring, Cork Floor, Eco-friendly Flooring, Tire Rubber Floors

6 environmental topics to spark discussion at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Nothing sparks political discussion and debate more than a family dinner during the holidays. In this explosive political climate, chances are the conversation will run wild during Thanksgiving even more than it has in the past. To give you some ideas for the upcoming holiday season, here are some environmental topics to help spur your political discussion while you enjoy your turkey dinner. Elections With a major midterm election happening just this month, politics will be a hot topic at T...
Tags: Family, Politics, Design, Thanksgiving, Climate Change, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Communication, Earth, Features, Policy, Current Events, Animal Welfare, Paris, House Of Representatives

10 tasty and easy vegan dinner ideas

Choosing to live a healthy, vegan lifestyle can be an easy choice to make, but when it comes to actually following through and cooking those meals every day, it can seem like a complicated, time-consuming task. Not to mention, recipes can easily become repetitive. Cooking plant-based meals doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little planning and a smart grocery shopping strategy, you can make quick and easy vegan dinners every day of the week. Here are 10 dinner ideas to help keep your diet ful...
Tags: Design, Features, Quick Dinners, Healthy Eating, Vegan, Vegan Recipes, Eat & Drink, Easy Recipes, Philly, Alfredo, Vegan Diet, Dinner Recipes, Dinner Ideas, Healthy Happy Life, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Dinners

10 ways to use up mushy, overripe bananas

Bananas linger on the counters of many kitchens throughout the world, because they are a perfect snack and a healthy companion to things like yogurt, peanut butter and cereal. But it doesn’t take long for them to move past peak ripeness and start getting covered in brown spots before turning black. Just because they are past their prime doesn’t mean that overripe bananas need to be tossed in the trash. To reduce your food waste, try some of these creative and delicious ideas for overripe banana...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Design, Features, Recipes, Baking, Food Waste, Bananas, Green Kitchen, Eat & Drink, Banana Recipes, Overripe Bananas, Mindy Segal

show more filters
December - 2018
January - 2019
February - 2019