DuPont Building Innovations has achieved zero landfill status by reducing, reusing and recycling manufacturing byproducts and waste at manufacturing sites globally.
Trash Track, an MIT research project, aims to highlight consumers’ waste habits by electronically tracking trash from homes to landfills.
The effect on our environment from discarded dry cell batteries can be catastrophic over time, polluting our world’s ground soil and water supply, resulting in health hazards to humans, plants, and animals; switching to rechargeable batteries has vast environmental benefits.
Author/illustrator Bonnie Bright is contributing a portion of book sales to Zero Waste San Diego. Her children's book Casey's Compost is a simple, rhyming tale about a young boy who discovers composting.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how hemp, a renewable resource, can aid in building zero-carbon homes.
We can create eco-friendly clothing without producing waste. Find out more about zero-waste design and its effect on the fashion industry.
The recent trend towards e-readers may cut back on environmental impact, but they also take away the tangible qualities of reading a book.
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
My home is going nearly 100 percent solar thanks to a local solar leasing program.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson reviews Olympic's Premum Paint line.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson shares another snapshot of her new master bedroom's wall color, painted with VOC-free paint.
Guest blogger Kim Wallace finds four shades of turquoise for her living room accent wall from Olympic Paint and Stain’s “Colors of Inspiration” paint color swatch booklet, which is filled with 1,200 zero-VOC interior paint colors.
For less than the cost of an SUV, a Michigan couple rehabbed their historic home to include solar panels and a geothermal system. The 110-year-old house now produces more energy than it needs.
Alchemy Architects builds its first weeZero, or net-zero weeHouse, in the desert near Moab, Utah.
This school year pack a healthy lunch with zero waste!
The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes the top projects, developers and home builders participating in its LEED program for 2011.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley examines the successes and failures of the Beddington Zero-Energy Development.
Our menstrual cup comparison looks at two leading reusable feminine hygiene brands: Diva Cup and Lunette. Make an informed decision about which is right for you and start your journey to zero-waste living and a life free from worry, even during "that time of the month."
Matt and Kelly Grocoff keep cool in Michigan by taking advantage of their 110-year-old home's natural ventilation strategies. It's as easy as opening a couple of strategically placed windows.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
There are myriad perks to turning your home into a net-zero living space. Learn how to find energy independence with these high-performance home tips.
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!