Eco-friendly upgrades in your apartment can be quick and easy, and they can even save you money with little or no initial investment. Small, daily lifestyle changes can lower your energy and water bill and reduce your environmental impact.
You don’t have to settle for that little potted basil plant on your windowsill; any small outdoor space can be transformed into a beautiful, productive vegetable garden, or a fire escape into a fresh-food oasis. Even just a 10×10 plot can grow a hundred pounds of produce, if you plan ahead and maximize your space.
Small urban gardens can still make a big difference for bees and other pollinators. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology this month found that the amount of nectar produced by gardens in a UK city was not contingent upon their size. “Most of the nectar produced in gardens is by a […]
Little decisions add up to massive consequences. Lawn equipment may seem like a drop in the bucket compared to cars, planes and trains, but opting for an electric lawn mower has a surprising effect on the climate. Using a gas-powered leaf blower for an hour emits as much smog-forming gas as a drive from Los […]
Most people know that trees are great for providing shade, clean air and natural beauty for our landscapes. What you might not know is that neglecting trees and avoiding regular pruning and maintenance can have an adverse effect on the environment. How Do Neglected Trees Affect the Environment? Trees seem to grow happily and healthily […]
With a history dating back thousands of years, herbal tea has played an important role in ancient and modern cultures. Believed to have originated in China, tea has been brewed and revered for its health properties across the world. Herbal tea is known to boost the immune system with its vitamins and antioxidants, improve digestion, […]
If you’re a fan of experimenting in the kitchen but are conscious of the amount of food waste you produce, it may be worth looking into purchasing an indoor compost bin. Purchasing one of the best compost bins is a great way to reduce food waste, even in small spaces. In this article, we’ll go […]
It doesn’t take much room to grow your own food: a patio, porch, sidewalk, or even a sunny windowsill will do the trick. Container gardening, a practice adopted by many urban growers, provides you the pleasure of gardening with a fraction of the space. Growing a few vegetables that you buy regularly – whether that […]