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6/18/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
3/16/2011
As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
7/22/2009
Roast your own coffee beans and steam milk yourself to create a cheap and flavorful cup of coffee.
9/2/2010
Auburn University students build a home using bales of non-recyclable corrugated cardboard.
4/10/2012
Repurpose Compostables announces the release of their plant-based, compostable clear cups for cold beverages and heat-resistant cutlery.
6/23/2010
Green your oral hygiene routine with toothbrushes made from recycled yogurt containers by Preserve. Each toothbrush’s package doubles as a return envelope, so when you’re finished with the brush, mail it back to keep up the recycling process.
6/8/2010
KC visits a quaint restaurant called 909 Coffee & Wine while on a family vacation in Burien, Washington.
4/27/2010
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.
5/19/2010
Jessica explains how she achieved an entirely biodegradable wedding reception with bamboo disposable plates, biodegradable plastic cups and soy candles.
3/11/2011
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
12/6/2013
Constantly buying pads and tampons can add up to a very large bill, inevitably costing women a lot of money. Cut down on expenses and save money by switching to reusable menstrual products.
3/10/2010
Jessica provides resources for biodegradable cups and sustainable bamboo plates for her green outdoor wedding.
11/28/2014
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."
4/4/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its first certification program for bio-based products will make it easier for consumers to identify biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe products.
9/7/2011
Turn castoff shipping pallets into a DIY sofa, daybed, coffee table, headboard or shelving with just a little creativity!
9/27/2013
Love the pumpkin spice latte? Then try this dairy-free, sugar-free pumpkin spice latte recipe that calls for real pumpkin—not just flavoring!
6/16/2011
Mother Earth offers many natural energizers that wake you up without compromising your health.
1/5/2012
Use common kitchen ingredients to whip up homemade face masks and body scrubs that will leave your skin soft and smooth this winter.
2/1/2011
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.
11/22/2010
Slough off dead winter skin with homemade skin scrubs. Try one of these recipes that use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.




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