All too often, hinges, doorknobs, drawer pulls, and other vintage hardware are caked with ugly layers of paint. But you can bring them back to life without a single toxic chemical – just throw them in your crock pot.
UK-based Lhoist Group has developed a durable, sustainable, and energy-efficient building material called Tradical Hemcrete. A blend of hemp shiv (the woody material from industrial hemp plants) and a lime-based binder, Hemcrete is an easy-to-work and carbon-negative material.
Just because you want excellent audio quality doesn’t mean you want huge speakers or a huge price tag (especially if you live in a smaller, more efficient home). Vers Audio delivers a perfect solution with its sustainably produced 1Q and 2Q sound systems.
Cork countertops are both eco-friendly and stylish. So what if you could enjoy a cork countertop without the waste and expense of removing your old counter? SoyTuf has the solution, a do-it-yourself system called ReCork which allows homeowners to refinish existing surfaces with cork.
Indoor plants don’t just look good. Besides adding aesthetic appeal to your home, houseplants dramatically improve indoor air quality by filtering pollutants and naturally freshening your living space.
Rainwater is an amazing resource, and it’s totally free. Rain barrels are great for small gardens, but finding a good place for them can be tough. And what if you want to collect larger quantities of water, or safely store drinking water? The Rainwater HOG is the answer you’ve been looking for.
If you need to use disposable dinnerware for a party or BBQ, please skip the plastic and styrofoam. Leafware plates and bowls are a stylish and environmentally friendly alternative, made entirely from natural palm leaves.
Ever live in an apartment with the utilities included for free? Well, geothermal is sort of like that – the earth provides free home heating and cooling for anyone who wants it. And the systems to capture it are cheaper and more efficient than ever. So read on to learn more about geothermal home heating and cooling, and how it can drastically cut your energy consumption and utility bills.
When it comes to creating an eco-friendly shower, most of us focus on a low-flow showerhead to reduce water use. But don’t forget the shower curtain. Cheap plastic shower curtains come from petroleum by-products, and they usually end up in landfills pretty quickly since they just don’t last. And worst of all, they can seriously hurt the indoor air quality in your home by off-gassing some nasty toxins.
EcoSmart ethanol fireplaces deliver warmth and ambiance, minus the smoke. And they’re available in dozens of designs for any space in your home, indoors or outside.