Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how Phoenix, Arizona, made green travel easier with its light rail system.
Take a few of these lighting suggestions with you from the 2005 Lighting for Tomorrow competition sponsored by the American Lighting Association.
Jessica discusses her experience as a judge at the Lighting for Tomorrow energy-efficient lighting design competition.
NXP's wifi light bulb would allow homeowners to turn LED and compact fluorescent lights on and off from anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device. Some say it's the first step toward building 'smart' computer-controlled homes. Do we need this?
Panasonic Everleds offer new energy-efficient lighting that lasts almost two decades with regular use.
A GE Lighting survey finds that 82 percent of Americans use compact fluorescent light bulbs—and 75 percent have no idea that the government plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs starting in 2012.
LittleFootprint Lighting has announced the availability of its high quality, high performance HeronLED Personal Task Light for corporate and home office environments.
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
Improvements in incandescent light bulb technology give compact fluorescent bulbs a revamped competitor.
President Obama and the Department of Energy are creating new standards for energy-efficiency in lighting.
GE Lighting’s full line of light-emitting diode (LED) GE Energy Smart incandescent replacement bulbs are anticipated to be on store shelves within the next 16 months.
A summertime symbol, the firefly, is slowly disappearing from nature. Read how you can help prevent this from happening.
Solar-powered jar lights are pretty but too pricey. You can easily make your own using easy-to-find items from the hardware store.
The best defense against potential hazards in products you like? Be responsible.
Plant a patio garden, get a more efficient TV and change your light bulbs, suggests eco-designer Sabrina Soto.
The recipe for a well-lit room involves combining energy-efficient bulbs with stylish, sustainable light fixtures.
In GE's new bulb, a halogen capsule—which turns on instantly—is nestled inside a compact fluorescent swirl. The halogen bulb turns off when the CFL warms up, maintaining the light's energy efficiency.
Rescue old windows and recycle them into beautiful light fixtures.
GreenCircle, an independent, third-party certification system, will evaluate companies’ sustainability claims.
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
Need a new lamp? Make it, don’t buy it! Here’s how
Now Pacific Yurts introduces one of its most exciting innovations to date the unique Custom Curve™ window system. Custom Curve™ is the first glass window system with a structurally engineered framework that follows the curved wall of the yurt.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
Throughout human history people have used herbs to protect themselves against lightning strikes.
Treat seasonal depression with bright light therapy, one tenant of the Therpeutic Lifestyle Change's program.
A new government-sponsored program calls for India to replace 400 million incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012.
Light pollution can interfere with your body’s ability to sleep through the night. Get a better night’s sleep by reducing light pollution in your bedroom and getting in sync with natural cycles.
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
Silicon-based LEDs, expected to hit the market in two or three years, could lower prices by as much as 75 percent.
International eco-artist David Trubridge designs furniture, lighting and home accessories that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also environmentally responsible.
The depths of winter are officially here, but with a few slight behavior modifications, you can beat the winter blues.
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
Jayne-Young resurrects antique copper pots as lighting fixtures with old-world charm.
Reuse those baby food jars and create a beautiful chandelier! Make this rustic, elegant candleholder or stop before power tools are required to make pretty votives, perfect for patio dining.
Use old jars to make these cute, inexpensive candle lanterns—for a fraction of what you'd pay if you bought them at the store.
Find relief from the discomfort of psoriasis with these herbs, lifestyle tips and general home remedies for psoriasis.
Don’t toss out those old incandescent bulbs! Squeeze a little more life out of an old light bulb by turning it into a mini terrarium or tiny vase.
Decorating with mirrors is an easy way to increase your home’s natural light, make small rooms feel bigger, and improve your home’s interior without spending a fortune.
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
MegaFood’s line of immunity-boosting supplements, including vitamin D3, a daily multivitamin and a probiotics blend, support good immune health.
Tomato-growing enthusiasts can now grow tomatoes in any climate - indoors, with all of the taste of home garden summertime tomatoes.
Seattle leads the way in asking the federal government to implement a comprehensive, health-focused food system.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
Although each home is different, these five keys to good entryway design will help you create a personalized, functional space.
Air conditioning accounts for as much as 20 percent of the average homeowner's utility bill. These simple tips can help you reduce your mechanical cooling needs, meaning more money for you and better-quality air for the world.
Brand views her work, process and personal philosophy as the product of a mini ecosystem.
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.
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
Recycling rewards program RecycleBank compiled this list of five household items that contain toxic materials or won’t biodegrade.
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
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. The leading systems providers each have IPad apps
Designed to be a comfortable, modern home with a minimum impact on the environment, the Cube generates its own energy and proves that you don't have to sacrifice creature comforts to live in a small space.
Green New Year's Eve Party
Sleep deprivation and depression go hand-in-hand. Improve your overall health and find relief from depression by maintaining a consistent sleep schedule.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
Natural Home guest blogger John Patrick explains why he and his wife, guest blogger Rebecca Selove, designed their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse for passive solar gain and a 5.17-kilowatt photovoltaic system. John and Rebecca are building their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse home to LEED Platinum standards.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!