Napoleon Fireplaces provides some helpful tips to consider when preparing your fireplace for the winter season.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence details her experience at Burning Man, a weeklong Leave No Trace arts festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert that comprises the world’s largest temporary, conscious community.
Looser standards and self-certification have led to a market flooded with Energy Star appliances—many with questionable qualifications.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence lists some eco-friendly ideas for future Cash for Clunkers programs.
Our “needs” for the latest gadgets elevates our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances and consumer electronics in recent years.
For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
U.S. energy consumers will rely more on natural gas and renewables and less on imports in 2011. Coal remains dominant.
The Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products asks designers and builders to spec materials with lower carbon footprints.
Dress up plain kale chips with sesame seeds and lemon zest.
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
Tips and techniques for proper burning and storage of beeswax candles
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
Jessica discusses her new car, a Volkswagen Passat, fuel efficiency and her lead foot.
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
With these easy ideas, you can make the most of all the leaves that have taken over your yard.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller shares discusses the lack of energy-efficient, insulated doors in the U.S.
Conventional over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen carry risks such as internal bleeding, liver toxicity and increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
When my former boss suggested we photograph my annual summer solstice party, I quietly panicked and then got busy. Borrow some of our ideas for celebrating the longest day of the year--lavishly or lazily.
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.