Natural Household

Who doesn’t want the place they spend most of their time to be a healthy and natural environment? Here you’ll find tips for being more eco-friendly around the house, ways to make sustainability easy/fun, and other useful ideas.

plastic bags

Greenwashing Alert: Why Trader Joe’s “Biodegradable” plastic bags don’t help.

Plastics are a huge problem. Once revolutionary, they are now the bane of the planet. We’ve heard about plastic soda can rings choking seabirds for years, but now dead whales wash up on our beaches with solo cups and hundreds of other pieces of plastic detritus in their stomachs. One monumental portion of this issue …

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Plant trees

10 Reasons to Plant Trees around your House

We’ve all heard that trees are a powerful tool to fight climate change. But what are the benefits closer to home? Here are 10 reasons to plant trees around your house. 1. Trees can grow food for you. Who doesn’t want to grow their own food at home? You don’t even have to be a …

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compost

20 Common Items with a compostable, eco-friendly version.

Humans have created many things that bring quality, ease, and comfort to our lives.  Often, we got so caught up in our brilliance that we didn’t pause to think if something should be made a certain way. Now we find ourselves surrounded by plastics.  They’re everywhere. Our kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms. Grocery stores, schools, …

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kotatsu

Kotatsu: The ingenious Japanese table with a skirt that keeps you warm and saves energy.

Ingenious and simple design. Have you ever been sitting at the kitchen table, or maybe a desk, and were just too cold to be comfortable?  The most obvious answer might be to turn the heat up, right? In Japan they have a different solution for this! It’s called a kotatsu.  Basically, it’s a table with …

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