back to school
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
This school year pack a healthy lunch with zero waste!
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence reviews the latest proposals banning urban chicken farming.
Decorating with materials that would otherwise be considered junk can bring pops of life and color to your home’s style. Check out these bottle cap crafts for a fun way to decorate with junk!
The USGBC’s “50 for 50” green schools initiative aims to create a green schools caucus in every state legislature.
The Sierra Club’s top 100 greenest colleges and universities carve a clean energy future—students demand it.
In wake of slow federal action, Boulder, Colorado, parents make a grassroots push for healthy, nutritious school lunches.
Green your back to school shopping with Pentel’s Recycology line, featuring pens and pencils made from recycled plastic.
Editorial intern Andrea Olsen finds environmentally friendly, recycled-paper notebooks that don’t scrimp on style.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz searches for the greenest school supplies.
If the heat is getting you down—and out of your comfortable sleeping—take your bedroom outside and let Mother Nature cool you while you slumber.
Whole Foods has teamed up with Chef Ann Cooper to create The Lunch Box, an online resource that encourages schools to make meals healthy again.
My baby chicken, Blondie, is growing up to become quite the obedient bird and developing quite the personality.
Jessica talks about the importance of volunteerism and service as she searches for some new ways to dedicate time.
Although I’m not a mother, I find myself worrying about my future children’s health. What are your children eating for lunch at their schools?
The fight against obsesity continues; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans unveiled its new dietary guidelines. Learn what the guidelines say and what that means for America.
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design.
Give your bathroom a little flair—and have fun doing it—by creating a backsplash from pebbles, pennies or whatever's rattling around in the bottom of the toolbox. This fun, simple project is perfect for everyone—whether you're a DIYer or not.
Back to the Roots (BTTR) is collecting 20,000 pounds of coffee grounds each week, cultivating them into a rich substrate from which to grow oyster mushrooms and make grow-it-at-home mushroom kits.
Despite criticism by some of the scientific community, this classic 1939 materia medica is still one of the best herbal reference books in Western herbology.
Finding used art can brighten your garden without emptying your pocketbook.
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
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.
Unused and expired medications are difficult to recycle. Participate in National Take-Back Day this Saturday for an easy, safe way to dispose of old pills.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
It's a constant battle: medicine versus herbs. This is how Marguerite got interested in herbs.
The art of healing our bodies with herbs is a new fascination in Erin McIntosh's life. Learn more about her journey on the path to herbalism.
Andrea Carrothers, a registered dietitian with Horizon, makers of organic milk and dairy products, has developed several new quick, calcium-rich recipes that make perfect after-school snacks.
An organic cotton and wool body pillow goes a long way to help relieve pregnancy back pain.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!