Lean In to Eco-Fashion

Take a stand against the mainstream, pollution-heavy fashion industry with ethical alternatives and brands.

DIY Soda Bottle Seed-Starters

Save money and plastic consumption by repurposing old soda bottles into containers and greenhouses for your seedlings.

3 Favorite Home Remodeling Blogs

These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.

The New Gardener’s Hollow Leg Junior

The new Gardener’s Hollow Leg Junior, a smaller version of the original Gardener’s Hollow Leg, makes picking dinner from the garden easy.

Pledge to Recycle More for America Recycles Day 2011

Plastic we don't recycle ends up in our oceans. Alkaline batteries leak toxins into the air, water and soil when sent to landfills. What if we all took responsibility for recycling common items we use? Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, 2011, by taking the pledge to recycle more.

Tiny House: The Surfshack

Built from a recycled shipping container, the 160-square-foot Surfshack uses folding, moveable panels and smart design to fit all the creature comforts of home into a durable, weather-proof frame, creating a home-away-from-home on the Washington coast for an avid surfer.

Post-Wedding: Sneak Peek

Jessica offers a sneak peek of her biodegradable wedding, which featured recycled glassware, handmade decor, recycled paper table runners, biodegradable plates and cups and soy candles.

Decorating on a Budget

Don’t have extra money to drop on expensive picture frames or fancy artwork? Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses simple ways to spruce up any room in your house at no cost.

Green Fashion: First World Trash

Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reviews First World Trash’s bags and purses made from recycled materials.

Finding Eco-Friendly Engagement and Wedding Rings

Jessica searches for eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings and explores a variety of sustainable options, including conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, recycled gold, recycled jewelry, alternative wedding rings, Canadian diamonds and cultured diamonds.

UniquEco: Recycling Flip Flops for a Cleaner World

This charitable foundation cleans up coasts, employs impoverished communities, turns discarded items into new products and uses the funds from sales to help alleviate environmental issues such as whaling and support social issues such as education, conservation and development initiatives in poor communities.

Eco-Decor Delights: Plates with Purpose

Made from recycled glass and handcrafted in Pennsylvania, Plates with Purpose helps raise money and awareness for a wide variety of nonprofit partners.

Starbucks Greens its Coffee Cups

Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.

Green Summer: Bathing Suits

Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares several lines of eco-friendly bathing suits that won’t break your bank.

Homemade Recycled Art Project

Jessica gives an update on her townhouse greening: a recycling center, cardboard art, and upgraded lighting and bathroom fixtures.