April 22, 2015 is Earth Day, so if you're looking for events to participate in then checkout the Free People Blog. They have listings of events happening all over the country. And if you happen to be an international SB reader. go to Earth Day.org to find out what's happening around the world. Have to work? Can't get out to any events? Then you can participate online at Billion Acts of Green.
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This is mac and cheese for one recipe is so simple, I’ve often made it when I get home from work late, or if I’m being lazy but I’m really hungry. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and can also be split and used as a side dish for two people. Let me know what you think!
I grew up watching my Bermudian mother and cousins repurpose old items for new ones and use everything from napkins to tea bags more than once. Rainwater was collected in wells for tapwater, glass and shells were used as tile in walls and sand from the beach was rubbed into our skin as an exfoliant. No one thought it was “green” or “eco-friendly” it’s just what you did. Any other way of operating was considered “wasteful”. Well, that same sentiment is what prompted the creators of Kuttlefish to start their company. Kuttlefish is a community and marketplace where buyers meet sellers to exchange goods made with reused, recycled, upcycled content and found objects. Continue reading
Spring cleaning can be a daunting task. Especially if you’re short on time. Instead of giving up every weekend until summer try breaking you to do list into smaller pieces. Use a timer to accomplish tasks 20 mins at a time. If you schedule mini cleaning sessions every day like a workout, you’ll get everything done in no time! Continue reading
I was trying to figure out what to cook with some mushroom broth that I had bought and I came across this recipe for vegetarian french onion soup and adapted it a bit for myself. They say shitake mushrooms taste like beef. I can’t verify this, because I can no longer remember what beef tastes like, but I REALLY like this soup! Continue reading
The concept of multitasking your products is an easy one. Simply try to not buy anything that you can’t use for more than one purpose. When you start doing this, I swear it will change how you shop completely. You’ll be saving the environment by not tossing out as many containers, and saving money buy not buying as many items. Continue reading
You can save the environment and save money with a foaming pump dispenser. I have been using one of these* for a couple of months now and I’m still not out of soap yet. It’s a great way to save money on things like hand soap and dishwashing soap. I use this one with my castile soap. I poured about 1/8 cup of soap into the dispenser and added about 1.5 cups of water. The head dispenses foam instead of liquid which saves money! Continue reading
I came up with this 5 minute diy upcycled pet bed because I refuse to pay a lot of money on pet supplies or toys. Not only do my 2 cats tear them up. THEY DON’T CARE. They would be just as happy playing with the box that something came in that the toy itself.So here’s what happened when I went I found a basket at a garage sale for $1 and paired it with an IKEA “TOFTBO” bathmat. Continue reading
This awesome Guest Post is by Deborah Smikle-Davis, the founder and voice behind the fabulous site Urban Naturale. She knows a TON about juicing and so I was thrilled when she agreed to write this guest post on the subject. For those of you new to juicing, don’t be intimidated, she goes over many of the Do’s and Don’ts for first timers. She even includes some great recipes at the end for you to try! Continue reading