zero waste lunch
This school year pack a healthy lunch with zero waste!
Author/illustrator Bonnie Bright is contributing a portion of book sales to Zero Waste San Diego. Her children's book Casey's Compost is a simple, rhyming tale about a young boy who discovers composting.
Going green on your lunch break is an easy way to show Mother Nature you really care. Dani delves into the art of greening your afternoon eats.
We can create eco-friendly clothing without producing waste. Find out more about zero-waste design and its effect on the fashion industry.
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
DuPont Building Innovations has achieved zero landfill status by reducing, reusing and recycling manufacturing byproducts and waste at manufacturing sites globally.
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
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."
In wake of slow federal action, Boulder, Colorado, parents make a grassroots push for healthy, nutritious school lunches.
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
Try these recipes for homemade lunch staples, such as bread, deli meat and condiments.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
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?
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.
Jessica talks about giving thanks and the Hanna's Lunchbox program, in which a family is donating half the value of their home to starving people in Africa.
Stop buying and using plastic to green your life today.
Here's something positive to blame on the recession: Less trash is going into the landfill. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence takes a look at the changing American throwaway culture.
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.
Seattle voters rejected a proposal to pay 20 cents per plastic bag at the register.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how hemp, a renewable resource, can aid in building zero-carbon homes.
Kim takes on a new eco-challenge at her apartment: Is it possible to keep naturally beautiful and clean without paper towels?
Trash Track, an MIT research project, aims to highlight consumers’ waste habits by electronically tracking trash from homes to landfills.
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
Matt and Kelly Grocoff keep cool in Michigan by taking advantage of their 110-year-old home's natural ventilation strategies. It's as easy as opening a couple of strategically placed windows.
My home is going nearly 100 percent solar thanks to a local solar leasing program.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson reviews Olympic's Premum Paint line.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson shares another snapshot of her new master bedroom's wall color, painted with VOC-free paint.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
Guest blogger Kim Wallace finds four shades of turquoise for her living room accent wall from Olympic Paint and Stain’s “Colors of Inspiration” paint color swatch booklet, which is filled with 1,200 zero-VOC interior paint colors.
For less than the cost of an SUV, a Michigan couple rehabbed their historic home to include solar panels and a geothermal system. The 110-year-old house now produces more energy than it needs.
Alchemy Architects builds its first weeZero, or net-zero weeHouse, in the desert near Moab, Utah.
The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes the top projects, developers and home builders participating in its LEED program for 2011.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley examines the successes and failures of the Beddington Zero-Energy Development.
There are myriad perks to turning your home into a net-zero living space. Learn how to find energy independence with these high-performance home tips.
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, but it may not be as eco-friendly as you think. Reevaluate your camping methods. How green are they really?
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.