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10/9/2013
This holiday season, Nordic Naturals is proud to promote the ‘Buy One, Pass it On’ campaign, which seeks to provide Ultimate Omega products to veterans and soldiers, both stateside and abroad.
4/25/2011
The United States imports more than $2.2 trillion worth of products from 150 countries every year. That's just crazy, given all the benefits that buying locally can bring to both consumers and communities.
6/24/2011
This home in the Florida Keys stays cool by capturing prevailing breezes and taking advantage of passive cooling techniques such as open, screened walls and a reflective roof.
4/6/2009
Dani Hurst explains how you can celebrate an important Jewish holiday while keeping the planet in mind.
4/1/2011
The Jewish holiday of Passover is just around the corner. Check out these great recipes for a flaver-filled celebration.
3/31/2010
Bulk food sales rose 15 percent in 2009 and are expected to keep growing through 2010. That will keep a lot of packing out of the landfill.
7/1/2008
Jessica discusses her new car, a Volkswagen Passat, fuel efficiency and her lead foot.
4/3/2009
Two varieties of the Passover Seder dish charoset. Try it with brown sugar or fragrant spices.
12/16/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
9/3/2009
These plants are less stressed and have begun to bloom now that the weather has finally cooled down.
3/17/2010
Mindy Pennybacker’s new book, Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices, and her website, GreenerPenny.com, offer easy tips for daily green living.
2/20/2014
Be smart about buying honey with our tips on what to look for.
7/8/2008
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.
3/30/2011
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
2/16/2012
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
11/4/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller details plans for a National Passive House Alliance in the U.S. and shares the activities of current regional Passive House alliances.
3/22/2011
An affordable prototype home helps revitalize a blighted Syracuse, New York, neighborhood--and could be the city home of the future.
8/18/2011
Citing breaches of contract and “good faith,” Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut has announced that it is cutting ties with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), no longer allowing the branch to certify Passive Houses in the U.S. 
10/21/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers an introduction to the Passive House standard, including what makes Passive Houses energy-efficient and how they differ from passive solar homes.
1/7/2011
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller pinpoints areas where unconditioned air could be leaking into or out of homes.
12/1/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how and why the Passive House conference inspired her to change the NewenHouse kit home's design to meet Passive House certification.
9/21/2011
Honeydrop Beverages’ new “Buy a Bottle – Save a Bee” campaign will help save the threatened bee population, as a percentage of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to community beekeeper partners.
11/28/2008
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
11/7/2012
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
3/16/2011
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers solutions to thermal bridging.
10/20/2010
Follow along as architect Mark Miller takes his energy-efficient design skills to the next level with the Passive House standard.
8/9/2013
One Degree Organic Foods announces the launch of its sprouted, vegan cereal line featuring 100 percent traceable ingredients.
12/14/2011
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
6/22/2010
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
2/16/2011
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
10/22/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller continues his introduction to the Passive House standard.
7/14/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse Here Sonya gets ready for a busy week of subcontractors for the NewenHouse kit home. The interior of the home is nearing completion!
2/12/2012
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
11/29/2011
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
9/21/2010
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
2/9/2011
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
5/3/2011
The Herb Companion recently discovered One Love Organics—a company that focuses on making four sustainable beauty products. Comment to enter for a chance to win some of their products.
1/25/2011
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
11/30/2010
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
11/29/2010
If you find yourself suffering from seasonal depression as the weather gets cooler, try these herbal remedies for depression as treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
7/31/2014
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
1/27/2011
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller shares discusses the lack of energy-efficient, insulated doors in the U.S.
11/18/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller explores high-performance windows, a key element in reaching the Passive House standard.
12/14/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated under the slab of the NewenHouse prototype home and the importance of air sealing to achieve Passive House certification.
2/4/2011
Sonya Newenhouse describes the roof truss system and air-tight barrier between the second floor and the roof for the Passive House NewenHouse Kit Home.
4/16/2012
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses the southern-facing 17-inch-deep windowsills of her Passive House-certified home to grow seedlings.
11/30/2011
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
5/31/2011
When a fire destroyed their home and office near San Luis Obispo, Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper seized the opportunity to build the off-the-grid straw bale home of their dreams. Their comfortable compound now houses two other families as well.
1/19/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the framing process and how she finds opportunities for borrowed light in the inner walls of the NewenHouse kit home.
2/25/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes building the 12-inch remote Larsen Truss wall, which, combined with the OSB air barrier, will create a 16-inch-thick insulated wall system for the NewenHouse kit home.
10/25/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes moving into the first NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
3/21/2011
Sonya Newenhouse discusses some of the issues with synthetic gypsum drywall and documents the steps she will take to avoid electromagnetic fields in her new house.
10/25/2011
Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
4/16/2012
Here Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses her southern facing 17 inch deep window sills to grow seedlings. She also notes that their electrical bill for February in the furnace free home was only $11 -- $8 of which was service fees.
1/10/2011
As Passive House Institute standards up the ante, USA Today’s "Best Green Homes of 2010" list reflects Americans’ desire for affordability, efficiency and style.
12/30/2010
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
11/16/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the super-insulated, sustainable and small NewenHouse kit home she's planning to bring to market in 2012. The prototype, being built in Viroqua Wisconsin, is striving for LEED Platnium and Passive House certifications.
3/6/2009
John Masters Organics Shine On keeps your hair soft and shiny.
9/11/2013
This year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.
5/31/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the HRV (heat recovery ventilation) unit and insulation installation for the NewenHouse Kit Home.
5/26/2011
These three homes--in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina--use passive cooling techniques to eliminate the need for mechanical air conditioning. Check them out and learn a few tricks for reducing--or eliminating--your AC bills this summer.
5/18/2011
In her new book, Micro-Green: Tiny Houses in Nature, Mimi Zeiger profiles 36 creative, innovative small dwellings that represent a 'new, rich architectural typology.' Here are eight great examples to start fueling your fantasies.


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