Tips on being more energy-efficient, both for the cost savings and the environment.
Simple, Low-Cost Ways to "Green Up" Your Home
According to consumer advocate Remar Sutton, there are many ways to save energy and other resources around the home without spending a lot of money. And taking action sooner rather than later will lead to ongoing savings on utility bills, so a little cash outlay now will more than pay for itself in the long run.
Fake Grass is a Hot Issue
In their eagerness to conserve water and escape the drudgery of yardwork, many California homeowners are replacing their H20-guzzling lawns with artificial turf.
Grilling With Gas Or Charcoal: What’s Better for the Environment?
Having a backyard barbecue and wondering whether to use charcoal or propane? A new study in the journal Environmental Impact Assessment Review compares the two and finds that propane, a fossil fuel, is better for the environment than charcoal, a biofuel.
How To Recycle Your Old Mattress
Dear EarthTalk: How can I recycle my old mattress if the place I buy a new one from doesn’t take it? What do mattress companies do with old mattresses when they do take them? Do they recycle any of the material?
Easy Being Green
The Wall Street Journal recently put together a story about some upscale homes around the U.S. that are built to be eco-friendly. One of those featured is in Julian, California, in the Cuyamaca range about 60 miles northeast of San Diego.