7 Simple Ways to Practice Eco-Friendly Driving

There’s more to eco-friendly driving than choosing a fuel-efficient or hybrid car. Consider implementing these simple practices to make your driving habits a little bit greener.

A Favorite Kitchen Tool

If you use cast-iron cookware, try this indispensable tool—a stainless-steel mesh scrubber.

EWG’s Online Guide to Healthy Cleaning

In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.

6 Health Benefits of Beets

Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!

The Health Benefits of Kale

The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.

The Health Benefits of Kale

The health benefits of kale are greater than those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.

Moving Into The NewenHouse Kit Home(2)

Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).

Naturopathic Health: Cleanse and Detox 101

Our bodies have an amazing capacity to detoxify, but with increased exposure to hazards in our environment, there is more of a need to support this process. Learn how to decrease the toxins you take in and increase the toxins you put out.  

Vegan Iron Sources

Ward off iron-deficiency anemia by eating a healthy supply of iron-rich vegan foods.

In the News: The Great Garbage Patch

Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.

Natural Sunscreen: Badger Sunscreen

Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Badger Sunscreen. This natural sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays using zinc oxide and an array of organic ingredients.

A Greener Earth Day

Editorial intern Amanda Thompson takes a step-by-step look at her daily activities to see just how environmentally friendly she really is.

Timberland Campaign Challenges World Leaders to Reduce Emissions

In accordance with this meeting of world leaders making decisions about climate change, The Timberland Company, has launched its global campaign, “Don’t Tell Us it Can’t Be Done.” The campaign is designed as a public forum encouraging people from all over the globe to participate in environmental activism by challenging government leaders attending the conference to reduce emissions.

Earthkeepers Inspire Environmental Change

In an effort to inspire others to participate in environmental and social activism, The Timberland Company named Wyclef Jean, a Grammy-award winning musician and humanitarian, one of its seven Earthkeepers Heroes.  

Styling Tools: Pure Heat Tools Wet-to-Dry Flat Iron

Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest styling tools from Pure Heat Tools. The Pure Heat Tools Wet-to-Dry Flat Iron is lightweight, made of recycled materials and is minimally packaged in recycled cardboard.

Starbucks Greens its Coffee Cups

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

Campaign for Safer Beauty Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.

Green Apple Recycling Program

Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson discovers the Apple Recycling Program, which is perfect for her aging PowerBook G4 Apple laptop.  

Organic Sea Salt Spray

John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray is great for recreating beach hair or getting a tousled look.