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Take advantage of the benefits of solar power with portable, small-scale solutions.
Give your pocketbook a break with these simple ways to lower your energy costs and stay comfortable this winter.
Make simple, no-cost tweaks to your laundry room habits to reduce your home’s energy consumption, utility bills and footprint on Earth.
Jeremy Delost of Acer Water Tanks in San Marcos, Texas, explains how the city is offering citizens large rebates to install rainwater-harvesting systems.
Discover how this healthful beverage can enhance your health and beauty routine.
Learn how you can contend with the biggest energy and water guzzlers in your home with a few simple tips.
Join our efforts and help bring safe, clean water to communities across the globe.
Discover the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal with a brief look a how charcoal works to purify the world around us, including water, air, food and more
Try these simple tips to keep yourself hydrated and drinking more water this winter.
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
HINT Inc., maker of the leading unsweetened flavored water, introduces HINT FIZZ unsweetened flavored sparkling water nationwide.
GoodBelly has added two new flavors, Tropical Orange and Pink Grapefruit, to its line of probiotic drinks and launched a new on-the-go probiotic coconut water.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
Bobble water bottles come with a built-in, replaceable carbon filter to produce great-tasting water on-the-go.
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
Impress guests by preparing rose desserts. Toss edible rose petals into custards, tea cakes, scones, cookies and ice cream, or make one of our reader-submitted recipes: Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting and Muhallabiyeh.
Upcycling and recycling company Terracycle introduces three new garden accessories made from recycled materials.
To address consumers' growing desire to save money and be environmentally conscious, GE is launching GeoSpring, the first hybrid electric ENERGY STAR-qualified water heater manufactured in the U.S.
The Sun-Mar composting toilet uses a first-of-its-kind technology to deliver a pollution-free and sanitary product that can save owners up to 27 percent in water costs.
Praised for being equal parts function and fashion, the heritage brand SIGG Switzerland is proud to present the new 2012 collection of water bottles.
Levaqua’s OneTouch™ Digital Showerheads help consumers conserve water, while simultaneously providing a spa-quality shower experience.
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Made from recycled aluminum and stainless steel, MasterShield Gutter Protection can protect gutters from falling debris and inclement weather and can earn a home LEED points.
As recently discussed on The Dr. Oz Show, watercress is high in iodine and rich in many essential vitamins and nutrients. Eat several servings a week to boost skin health, promote healthy thyroid function and help prevent cancer.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
Kansas City's 18Broadway project is a superb example of how to capture and store rainwater to grow food in the heart of downtown.
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
Gardening can make a difference! Across the country, people are building rain gardens to filter contaminants and ease overburdened stormwater systems. Here's how to build a rain garden in 10 easy steps.
Use a rain barrel or a larger rainwater collection and irrigation system instead of paying for water this summer.
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
Made from repurposed shipping containers and recycled steel, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, this Mojave Desert residence and workplace is a prototype for low-cost prefab kit houses everywhere.
We use more water than we need in our homes every day. If you’re curious to know how much water your own home might be wasting, check out this infographic on U.S. residential water consumption from
Rain chains are a smart, good-looking way to collect rainwater from your roof—but they can be pricey. You can make your own for next to nothing. Give your house a little bling.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
A wonderful, whimsical Austin eco-remodel is the playful expression of two highly creative minds.
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
The EPA will regulate perchlorate and other toxic chemicals--but you may want to consider water filters in the meantime.
Enter Natural Home’s Go Solar Giveaway to win a solar hot water heating system from Sunward.
Enter the Go Solar Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a solar powered hot water system valued at over $10,000.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
If you’re looking for that perfect reusable bottle, check out ALEX. Not only is this water bottle BPA-free and made from premium grade 304 stainless steel, but it also twists apart in the middle, making clean-up a cinch.
Filtering tap water instead of buying plastic bottles helps my family’s carbon footprint—and bottom line.
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
The World Community Grid uses grid technology and idle computers to power environmental and humanitarian research projects.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
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.
Atrazine, a common herbicide that can cause birth defects, washes off crops and lawns and makes its way to our drinking water supply. Atrazine levels in our water supply are highest between the months of April and July, especially in the Midwest.
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at
Hundreds of disease-causing chemicals could be lurking in your tap water thanks to outdated federal laws.
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove considers rainwater cistern options for harvesting rainwater at her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED standards.
Sigg apologizes for BPA-lined bottles and offers a bottle-exchange program.
Well, much to my delight, we had rain this week! Two inches fell yesterday and it's raining lightly now as I write. I couldn't be more pleased. Read more.
Located near mountains, beaches and the rainforest, Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica offers guests comfort, natural beauty and a host of eco-friendly options that earned the resort a four-leaf rating from the Certification in Sustainable Tourism program.
The Start A Lie campaign challenges the idea of truth in advertising while targeting the bottled water industry.
Colorado residents can now legally catch and store rainwater for landscape irrigation.
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
Jessica talks about the eco-challenge of avoiding bottled water.
Laurel chronicles the tale of her hot water heater meltdown—and the quest to get a tankless water heater.

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