Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares what she's learned about the challenges of mass producing eco-friendly products that meet our own tough criteria.
Despite the worldwide increase in environmentally friendly lifestyles, the United States still ranks as one of the least eco-friendly consumer societies. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares ways to green your habits.
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
Save money and stay chic with these recessionista style tips from Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence. Robyn shows you how to creatively reuse old shirts to dress up a bottle of wine and how to save money by having clothing swap parties.
Eco luxury brand VivaTerra kicks off Home for the Holidays, a 25-day/25-products half-off shopping spree featuring some of their most popular items from the year.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace confesses her eco-sins.
Bulk food sales rose 15 percent in 2009 and are expected to keep growing through 2010. That will keep a lot of packing out of the landfill.
PriscillaWoolworth.com makes conscious shopping easier by selling a variety of green household products and fair trade items from around the world.
Thinking about finishing up your holiday shopping online? Make sure to check out Earth Moment, a portal that will offset the carbon emitted by your purchase—at no extra cost. Also check out these websites—some of our staff favorites.
The average American family spends around $18,000 each year on goods and services. This holiday season, these are the questions we’re asking before we plunk down our own hard-earned dollars.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
Are you going to be in the LA-area this weekend? Hit up Eco Gift Festival for good, green shopping.
Carrotmob, a project of Virgance, a company that organizes activism campaigns, works to create social change by rewarding green businesses through consumer buying. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about this innovative activism group.
Americans equate products made in the USA with sustainability and often choose American-made products over other options, a study finds.
The Fair Tracing Project’s digital tracking technology supports fair trade by providing a stream of information to consumers.
Green America offers savvy shoppers daily discounts—and reassurance that they're buying green—through GreenDeals.
Americans are tired of cheap, built-to-fail products made overseas. We want products we can pass down through generations. Slow Consumption, with its call for a return to “heirloom design,” could be our ticket out.
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
The GoodGuide, a website and iPhone application, offers consumers comprehensive reviews of the health, environmental and social impacts of more than 75,000 products.
Jessica discusses whether going green is more than just feeling good about the stuff we buy, and chats about the "virtual global marketplace" she uses to help make wise shopping decisions.
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
The Organic Exchange released the 2007-2008 Organic Cotton Market Reports—and the top 10 list contains a few surprises. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about these organic cotton retailers.
My favorite grocery store is the healthiest, how about yours?
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.