Weatherizing your home saves you money. Just a few simple changes can greatly reduce the amount of energy your home requires to stay comfortable. Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence fills you in on how to weatherize your home and collect stimulus money.
MyEmissionsExchange.com stimulates the economy and combats global warming by paying registered users for reducing their energy use.
Homeowners and renters who made five or more energy-efficient improvements found satisfying savings, a new study finds.
The new Microsoft Hohm application makes it easy to track your energy use and provides simple recommendations to save energy and money.
Summer marks the start of buzzing AC units, but this doesn’t have to waste energy or drain your wallet. By accessing the energy leaks in your home with a simple energy audit, you’ll save money on utility bills. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how to perform a home energy audit.
Staycations, a vacation taken at home or in-town, are a smart way to save money, reduce travel emissions and support your local economy. Follow these tips for a great staycation!
Save money and energy by ditching the dryer and air drying your clothes instead.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
That sage (ahem!) advice is from the Wall Street Journal Online, in an article about how small investments in buying seeds can reap large returns in the coming year.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
Turn out the lights. Light the candles. Tomorrow night (March 28) from 8:30-9:30 (in your time zone) is Earth Hour.
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
A kitchen garden offers many benefits beyond saving money.
Herbs might not be the first thing that come to mind when you start considering ways to save money, but they actually can be a great help in cutting costs while boosting health, flavor and the general deliciousness of life.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with popular country, bluegrass and folk musicians, including Dave Matthews and Patty Loveless, for Music Saves Mountains—a one-night fundraising event to end mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachians.
Matt ponders when the line of respect is crossed when critiquing friends' non-green habits.
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
Two new federal programs, the Home Energy Scoring program and the PowerSaver program, make it easier for homeowners to save energy.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares exciting information about the Google PowerMeter, a new device that helps homeowners find ways to reduce their electric bills.
Get your friends together for a good time for little to no cost with these four swap party ideas.
Put your money where your principals are—supporting eco-conscious living projects. Invest in green companies to make a greater impact on our environment.
As grocery prices rise, now more than ever we need tools to save money. These websites help you get organized and give you the tools you need to buy the best—for less.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
Guest blogger Mike Samsel provides an overview on how the iPad and new apps relating to home automation can help you save energy through better control of heating and cooling, lights, window coverings, irrigation and security systems.
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.
Jessica talks about abandoning conventional wedding traditions in favor of saving money and resources, creating a more sustainable wedding.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace perfects the art of the 5-minute shower.
Do you eat like you spend? Similarities may exist between your relationship to food and your relationship to money. Learn to identify your patterns so you can heal them.
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
Conserve your iPod’s energy with these eco-friendly tricks.