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Back to School with Our Daily Green & ECOlunchbox

08/16/2017 07:51:06 AM

(this post contains affiliate links) Save on Lunch Kit Free USPS Priority Shipping on over $50! Back to school means time to pack lunches again. We just love these ECOlunchbox kits! No waste in the landfill, the oceans, or roadside. Our ...

How to get more milk in your life (guest post)

05/17/2017 07:02:50 AM

Dairy, it’s one of the main groups in the food pyramid. It provides us with calcium (for strong bones), protein (for muscle development) and good fats to keep us active during the day. But not everyone includes dairy products as a staple ...

Grab Green Review and Discount Code

05/07/2017 14:29:45 PM

Last month the planet celebrated Earth Day, but at Our Daily Green, we think that everyday is worth celebrating our earth. Earth friendly living is a lifestyle, not an occasional choice. One of the most challenging parts of making earth ...

Ink Waste: The Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges

04/20/2017 06:48:26 AM

Electronic waste is a worldwide crisis rapidly gaining momentum as businesses and individuals consume more disposable electronic devices than in any other time in history. This form of pollution contributes to the majority of overall toxic ...

Meal Planning to Avoid Waste (infographic)

03/30/2017 13:50:47 PM

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Spring Cleaning with The Amazing WhipIt

03/21/2017 11:43:30 AM

We will begin today's post with a confession. I don't like cleaning. Not on a boat, not with a goat, not here nor there, not anywhere. Yet, when Our Daily Green was invited to test a line of cleaning products? We jumped at the chance. Like ...

How to save water every day (Infographic)

02/15/2017 15:19:00 PM

From Visually.

Five things you should never flush

02/14/2017 04:46:17 AM

One of the possibly most misleading labels on personal care products is the word flushable. To borrow from the Jurassic Park quote, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." The only thing that should go down a toilet is human waste, ...

Use less plastic in your home (Infographic)

11/18/2016 14:49:39 PM

Source: Fix.com Blog

Save by shopping early!

11/14/2016 12:03:29 PM

Our Daily Green strongly believes that the best way to prepare the future generation to solve problems about our environment is to get them excited about science. We are proud to be affiliated with the Spangler Science Club & offer a discount ...

Waste Not, Save More (reprinted from Otherwords.org)

08/16/2016 12:43:06 PM

Here's an idea for the climate, and your wallet:  If you waste less, you should pay less. By Beth Porter On average, each person in the U.S. throws away five pounds of solid waste each day. While many eco–conscious citizens do their ...

Tips on finding a truly green mattress (guest post)

08/10/2016 09:08:05 AM

Consumers are becoming more wary of what’s in the products they buy. Whether it’s a perfume, processed food, furniture, or anything else, people want to know that the products they buy are going to be safe to consume.  This is especially ...

PureWash Pro Laundry System [review]

04/22/2016 10:46:18 AM

simple to install, begin using within minutes A few weeks ago, Our Daily Green asked, "Can you do laundry with just water and oxygen?" and we wanted to review the pureWash Pro laundry system.  We were intrigued by the premise that you ...

Magic Beach [infographic]

04/21/2016 06:31:57 AM

A Curbside Crisis (from Otherwords.org)

04/13/2016 10:43:33 AM

How much of what you recycle ends up at the dump? By Beth Porter Do you cross the street to put your soda can in the recycling bin or avidly pluck plastics and paper from your neighbor’s trash cans? The current state of recycling in ...

Would you like to have a backyard chicken coop? [infographic]

03/22/2016 06:49:59 AM

We'd like to thank our friends at Gardenaholic for this egg-cellent checklist!  Bawk! Bawk! 

Can you do laundry with just water and oxygen?

03/13/2016 13:03:10 PM

In 2009, Our Daily Green was founded. Our first post was about laundry. It's interesting to go back and see how much we've learned in nearly seven years. I started writing about using clotheslines, cold water, and eventually the detergents we ...

Reducing your bottled water footprint [infographic]

02/28/2016 12:03:17 PM

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Choosing a rug pad that is safe for your home

02/19/2016 10:58:56 AM

One of repeating tips that Our Daily Green likes to share with our readers is how to take care of the things we have so that they last. The longer things last, the less things wind up in landfills. This is especially true with rugs and carpets. If ...

Sigrid Natural skin care (review)

02/17/2016 12:21:23 PM

Over the years, Our Daily Green has learned that as wonderful as simplifying our lives can be, we still crave a little beauty. We encourage the use of simple products, without chemicals. Sometimes it's as simple as jug of apple cider vinegar ...

The Truth About Styrofoam [infographic]

01/28/2016 18:10:17 PM

by Wheels For Wishes

Bills Got You Down? Tips for Saving Money at Home

01/28/2016 16:28:26 PM

Owning a home is a smart idea for most people who can afford it. After all, paying rent just gives you a place to live and you don’t build any equity in your space. That’s not very wise for people who have the funds to invest in a home. Home ...

How Ocean Pollution Affects Humans (infographic)

11/11/2015 19:23:59 PM

How ocean pollution affects humans – Graphic by the team at DIVE.in

Block Island Organics purifying facial cleanser (review & discount code included)

10/14/2015 11:23:13 AM

Our Daily Green first became acquainted with Block Island Organics in 2014 when we tested their organic sunscreen. They recently contacted us to test and review their purifying facial cleanser. The timing couldn't have been better. I recently ...

Six Easy Energy-Saving Tips

07/30/2015 13:28:16 PM

Saving energy doesn't have to involve a complete overhaul of your lifestyle. In fact, it can be as simple as buying the right kitchen appliances or changing your everyday laundry habits. If you're ready to start doing your part for the environment, ...

Five ways to keep animals from harming your lawn

07/29/2015 14:07:41 PM

image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Taking good care of a lawn or yard makes your property both beautiful looking and inviting. The trouble is the property might end up being inviting to animals. Even those who love our four-legged friends ...

Safe and all-natural solutions for bed bugs

07/18/2015 17:24:44 PM

It is understandable that the environment has become a major concern for a large percentage of the population. Companies are trying to come up with eco-friendly solutions for just about anything. This includes the pest control industry. Standard ...

How is corrugated cardboard recycled?

07/09/2015 11:00:59 AM

photo courtesy of: Wikimedia Commons As more and more consumers and businesses begin to utilize mail order shopping, the market for corrugated cardboard continues to increase. The good news from an environmental viewpoint is that cardboard ...

Three improvement strategies your cleaning company should implement

07/08/2015 11:51:09 AM

These days, many cleaning companies are interested in optimizing their businesses. Whether this optimization is conceptualized in terms of increased conversion or an expanded sphere of influence, there are numerous ways to put the growth process ...

Week #4: Community Supported Agriculture - featuring Rainbow Swiss Chard

07/06/2015 09:36:57 AM

The past few weeks, our CSA has consistently provided Swiss Chard. I absolutely love Swiss Chard, to me it's like spinach with a backbone. By mercedesfromtheeighties (Chard in the Victory Garden) via Wikimedia Commons As I mentioned last ...

Week #3 Community Supported Agriculture: featuring lots and lots and lots of lettuce

06/23/2015 08:11:53 AM

This is the season when lettuce is exploding from local gardens. With week three's CSA, I had almost three full pounds of lettuce. As much as I am slightly embarrassed to admit, I have gotten spoiled by the washed and prepped grocery store lettuce. ...

Week #2 Community Supported Agriculture: featuring strawberries

06/15/2015 08:11:16 AM

Even though we're only on our second week of our Community Supported Agriculture, we've already learned a few things. Over the years, we've forgotten what it's like to eat seasonally. The artificial ripening and shipping of crops from around ...

Natural, organic pest control solutions for the summer

06/12/2015 12:12:09 PM

As the weather heats up, the bugs come out, and many homeowners find themselves searching for ways to keep insects out of their homes. There are countless forms of chemical treatment out there, but if you're looking for something that's more ...

Introducing Straw Straws

06/10/2015 07:15:33 AM

It's a drinking straw, made from straw! From the "I wish I had thought of that" department, these all-natural straws are grown, not made from plastic, and could be a greener way to slurp your smoothie. Sometimes the most sustainable way ...

Five tips for better vehicle maintenance

06/08/2015 16:56:05 PM

The longevity of your car has a lot to do with how you take care of it. But what if you aren't sure which checks you should be performing on a regular basis? What steps can you take to keep your vehicle fully operational for decades to come? ...

What is Community Supported Agriculture?

06/08/2015 06:31:24 AM

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is actually an idea that has been around the United States since the mid-1980s. As the local food movement grows, more and more folks are looking for ways to eat seasonal, local vegetables and fruits. Yet ...

What to do with dead batteries (guest post)

06/05/2015 10:03:25 AM

Some rights reserved by JohnSeb I used to think it was illegal to put batteries in regular trash, but that is exactly what New York instructs its residents to do. Except in California, D-cell and smaller alkaline batteries are not considered ...

[Giveaway] Giveaway Botanica Science

06/01/2015 10:27:17 AM

Things to consider when choosing diamond jewelry

05/28/2015 13:34:08 PM

When it comes to diamond jewelry, it's nice to know that a company is following some sort of standards and assurances that the diamonds are from socially responsible sources. In April 2003, The United States of America passed a law adopting ...

The world's easiest way to peel eggs (even farm fresh!)

05/28/2015 09:47:41 AM

One of the persistent myths about hard-boiled eggs is that if you want to peel them, they must be "old eggs" because farm fresh eggs don't peel easily since they stick to the shell. This put me in a conundrum, because I like farm eggs, but ...

Waste to Riches: How Recycled Filament Can Transform the 3D Printing Industry

05/22/2015 16:50:00 PM

Let’s face it: plastic isn’t great for our environment. There are giant landfills of plastic in countries around the world, a small island of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean, and plastic bags that carry our purchases from most stores. ...

Radon detection in the home

05/07/2015 14:07:25 PM

Feeling tired or sick? You might have a radon problem. Radon is a type of naturally occurring gas that can come from the soil outside your home, leaks in your home or even cracks in your foundation. As the soil in your lawn or garden releases ...

Going green for spring parties

05/04/2015 07:37:11 AM

It is up to all of us to clean it up and help Mother Earth any way we can. One of the best ways we can do this is by going green. Using environmentally friendly products in our everyday life will help. If every person adopts this way of thinking, ...

Bee Protective campaign with Vapour Tempt lipstick

04/13/2015 12:20:06 PM

A few years ago, Our Daily Green reviewed lip glosses from Vapour Organic Beauty and discussed the importance of choosing cosmetics carefully. Not only does Vapour offer organic beauty products that are endorsed by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, ...

Rain Africa: created for living (product review & giveaway)

04/13/2015 08:28:43 AM

In December of 2013, my daughters and I took a holiday trip to New York City. Being the mid-western small town family that we are, the crowds were completely overwhelming. As we tried to navigate our way through the sardine-packed Rockefeller ...

Aquaponics and how it can help save water and our food supply

04/08/2015 06:29:40 AM

As news of the California drought spreads, our national food supply will be effected. Residential water bans sound like a solution, in fact, in California, urban areas only use ~10% of water while 80% of water in CA is used for agriculture. ...

Making the most of your Easter leftovers

04/02/2015 09:39:53 AM

While a table loaded with food is wonderful during your Easter celebration, it also means you could have plenty of leftovers to use. Don’t fret! Those leftovers can be used in creative ways to help you make the most of every dish. Swapping ...

Essential oils guide (infographic)

03/26/2015 06:14:28 AM

Infographic courtesy of BHK Essential Oils

Save on a pre-owned iPhone 6 at Gazelle

03/24/2015 06:33:56 AM

In 2009, Our Daily Green first wrote about a great electronics recycling opportunity through this little company known as Gazelle. We were impressed by their green-minded consumer-friendly solution to constantly upgraded electronics.  Since ...

Bulgur with peas and mint

03/23/2015 11:20:27 AM

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Solar-powered LED luminaires

03/22/2015 07:41:43 AM

Philips ramping up its portfolio of solar lighting solutions with the launch of Philips LifeLight, a new new zero-energy, solar-powered LED lighting range designed for homes in off-grid rural and semi-urban communities. About Royal Philips ...

Old McPontiff had a farm (reprint from Otherwords.org)

03/08/2015 04:46:40 AM

Francis is living up to his growing reputation as the "People's Pope." By Jim Hightower Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses. Here’s one: “Old McPope, he had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ and on that farm he had ...

Health screenings on the go

03/08/2015 04:39:25 AM

Keeping up with your health is crucial at any age, but even more important at certain milestones. At 40, both men and women find it necessary to focus on certain health markers and ensure that they are at their peak. A health checklist will ...

ReThink Disposable (infographic)

02/13/2015 05:31:11 AM

Stop Waste Before it Starts

Cleaning carpets with eco-friendly methods

02/12/2015 17:44:57 PM

After a winter of slush and snow, homeowners prepare for Spring cleaning, especially carpet cleaning. Even a mild exposure to the usual industrial carpet cleaners can cause eye irritation and skin sensitivities for family and pets. photo ...

Ensuring safe water

02/04/2015 09:05:20 AM

By jenny downing (glass half-full) via Wikimedia Commons Water Works Water is an amazing liquid that has many uses all over the earth. It can provide human beings with the hydration that is needed in order to stay alive. Water is a valuable ...

Benefits of using a solar snake repeller

01/23/2015 08:48:13 AM

Warding snakes away from your home, especially in the summer, is incredibly important and so is doing it in a humane way. Snakes can cause a lot of concern when they are nesting or inhabiting areas around your home. While deaths from snake bites ...

Scrubbing the air of smog (repost from Otherwords.org)

01/17/2015 04:47:14 AM

By Mary Anne Hitt Even when air-quality alerts give parents the all clear, kids could still be breathing in dangerous chemicals I can only imagine the fear that must grip a parent when his or her child suffers an asthma attack. And I can ...

[Giveaway] Enter our "Shop For A Cause” Giveaway!

01/05/2015 06:35:03 AM

#ShareATree with Green is Universal

12/23/2014 08:44:55 AM

Earlier in the month, we participated in the #ShareATree ceremony during the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in NYC. It was especially poignant this year, because earlier in November, I had seen the tree brought into the city. A moment ...

Benefits of having a quality utility company

12/19/2014 20:14:44 PM

Having constant access to electricity and heat in your home is a practical necessity nowadays. In order to have access to these services, you will need to hire a home utility company to provide them to you. Once a home utility company, such ...

Cleaning your solar panels

11/30/2014 17:03:03 PM

Everyone who has solar panels installed at their home or business knows the value of these systems. Solar panels are good for the environment as they limit the reliance on electricity. Not only do the panels reduce your carbon footprint, they ...

GreenHab the Office (infographic)

11/25/2014 13:12:38 PM

While you most likely practice recycling and energy saving at home, it’s critical to be an active participant in helping your office reduce its carbon footprint. Cafe Quill has created an infographic entitled “GreenHab the Office”. From ...

[Giveaway] SunJack Portable Solar Charger

11/19/2014 03:50:51 AM

Modern Kids Design Holiday Giveaway

11/18/2014 20:24:16 PM

[Giveaway] Junior Explorers Giveaway- New EduTech Program!

11/17/2014 14:12:00 PM

A Free Fruit-for-All (reprint from Otherwords)

11/02/2014 04:42:04 AM

Along with the apples, plums, and figs, community orchards yield common dreaming By Ross Gay I got back from the airport just in time for the last half hour of Cider Fest, one of the Bloomington Community Orchard’s large public e ...

Storage options for every home

11/01/2014 14:04:14 PM

Are you struggling with a general lack of storage space? Are you tired of having things out on your counters because there’s simply nowhere to put them? Even if you live in a small home, you don’t have to accept a cluttered environment. ...

Adventures in remodeling and working with vendors

10/27/2014 13:26:43 PM

Earlier this year, Mr. Daily Green and I decided to remodel our master bathroom. There were a couple of reasons for this decision. It started with damaged shower grout, that we knew was causing floor damage (we soon learned how significant indeed). ...

Handling the bounty of Fall with #BallJars

10/27/2014 12:37:52 PM

As the gardening season winds down, Our Daily Green has grudgingly and slowly said goodbye to our fresh offerings from our garden. Over the past several years, however, we have rekindled a love of preserving our food for the winter, either via ...

Inside the American pumpkin patch (infographic)

10/23/2014 11:49:37 AM

[Giveaway] Citrus Lane Gift Box Subscription

10/16/2014 18:29:59 PM

Cut back on energy costs in three simple steps

10/15/2014 03:14:01 AM

Light Bulb Leaves by: Vector Open Stock There's no question that many families and businesses feel squeezed right now, and one major source of additional expense is increasing energy costs. You can start to control your budget by making a few ...

The top 3 reasons everyone must clean their gutters

10/07/2014 00:23:12 AM

When it comes to miserable chores for a homeowner, there aren't many people who enjoy cleaning gutters. But if you want a safe and hassle-free home, cleaning the gutters on a regular basis is of utmost importance. Clean gutters prevent several ...

We broke down and turned on the furnace: now what?

10/06/2014 13:49:11 PM

In an informal Facebook survey last week, I asked my peers when they decided to turn on the furnace in the fall. Here are their thoughts. A NY State Resident: Got a programmable, I like it when I'm home. Rest of the time I turn it off, or set ...

How to save on heating costs this winter

10/03/2014 12:48:33 PM

Oh, the weather outside is NOT frightful, yet. But fall has begun and now is the best time to prepare for the impending winter. We want to stay warm, but also prevent our bank accounts from draining empty with heating costs. One of the easiest ...

How locally grown, seasonal foods help the environment and our health

09/29/2014 08:32:24 AM

One of the most green choices a consumer can make starts with their food choices. We're not just talking about the color of the food, although green, leafy food has a number of health benefits. Instead, you have a chance to promote a green planet ...

Lighting changes to increase energy efficiency

09/27/2014 06:00:49 AM

Whether you're concerned about leaving less of a carbon footprint or you just want to save some money on your energy bills, one simple way to increase energy efficiency in your home or business is to adjust the lighting of your personal or office ...

Advantages that a fence provides your home

09/27/2014 05:36:27 AM

Home ownership is an investment that can pay dividends for decades for you and your loved ones. The safety of those that inhabit it comes first and foremost to the owner. An ability to keep the things you want out and retain those inside your ...

Some serious potty talk (reprint via Otherwords.org)

09/25/2014 09:13:52 AM

Composting toilets would save water and, uh, resources. By Jill Richardson There’s a photo-word montage on the Internet in which a little boy, presumably from Africa, looks skeptically at a woman who is apparently from somewhere else. ...

Shopping for a New Truck? Factors to Consider

09/16/2014 16:18:00 PM

A pickup truck is a very versatile driving machine that can be used for a variety of different purposes. However, all pickup trucks are not created equal. Not only do pickup trucks vary in size and strength, but they also differ in cost. Here ...

Warm red cabbage salad

09/12/2014 09:11:52 AM

right before we picked it... isn't it beautiful?  Our Daily Green knows it's fall because the red cabbage has beautiful tight little heads, and is ready to harvest. We have patiently watched it forming, waiting for one of our favorite fall ...

Changing your furnace filter

09/05/2014 08:39:42 AM

Many people forget that their furnace has an air filter just like that of their air conditioner. The air conditioner is run so often during the year that people forget to handle their furnace filter when the weather turns cold. The best furnace ...

Seven reasons people don't recycle

09/04/2014 11:12:20 AM

photo from: Easi recycling From time to time, the topic of recycling will come up in a casual conversation with friends. Recently, someone had saved some cardboard tubes for a project for me, and when I had a surplus, I said, well I can always ...

Lacto-fermented pickles

09/02/2014 09:14:06 AM

The most successful plants in my garden this summer have been my cucumbers and dill. The universe clearly was hinting that dill pickles were in order. Actually, every summer, I make dill pickles, but I typically make them with store-bought vinegar ...

Repurposed outdoor furniture

09/02/2014 08:53:44 AM

The repurposing movement has inspired scores of people around the world to reconsider what they take to the landfill. Repurposing or upcycling has given many cast-off items a second life. I began to research upcycling in earnest when I realized ...

Is an electric vehicle for me? (Infographic)

08/28/2014 14:49:22 PM

by niegeborges.

Going beyond going paperless to save energy

08/28/2014 12:59:18 PM

image courtesy of : wikimedia commons Going paperless is a mantra of many cost and environmentally conscious folks. We embrace the opportunity to utilize email for communication. We use email to receive everything from jokes, to sales fliers, ...

What does organic mean and why should it matter?

08/26/2014 01:19:24 AM

The Organic Movement  Anyone with two ears, two eyes, or a health nut for a friend has more than likely heard of organic foods, why they're so good for us, and why they're good for the environment. The growth of the organic industry has been ...

Solar Power Gets Hot, Hot, Hot (reprinted from Otherwords)

08/25/2014 14:21:15 PM

It's hard to rig the rules against increasingly competitive green energy options By Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with ...

DIY urban gardening with recycled items (infographic)

07/29/2014 22:10:35 PM

4 nutritional supplement ingredients you should know

07/28/2014 09:36:55 AM

When it comes to nutritional supplements, everyone can rattle off their favorite brands and fat-busting enzymes, but how many people are equally educated in their ingredients? Here are just four oils and powders that have been secretly boosting ...

Going organic with your skincare

07/28/2014 09:25:43 AM

Your skin is the most delicate part of your body. To keep is soft and looking great, you probably use a variety of body washes, soaps, cleansers and lotions. However, do you know what you are really putting on your skin? If you are not using ...

Different types of outdoor lighting

07/25/2014 10:58:21 AM

Looking for a way to refresh your exterior design? Or maybe you're just tired of stumbling through the dark every time you get home late from work. Whatever your reasons for considering outdoor lighting, here are just six ways to illuminate ...

Keeping garages organized with cabinets and racks

07/25/2014 07:02:14 AM

Men who like to work on projects at home often have a variety of tools on hand in their garages or work sheds. When they want to keep their belongings organized, they can clean up their garages or sheds by investing in shelves, cabinets, racks, ...

Dealing with a beetle problem in your home

07/25/2014 06:57:10 AM

 Bugboy52.40 via Wikimedia Commons If you are dealing with a beetle pest control problem, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Beetles are a widespread issue, and many homeowners seek to eliminate beetles from their home on a regular ...

Six ideas for fast, healthy, real food

07/22/2014 10:44:06 AM

Today's post was inspired by a photo our friend shared on Facebook from the Food, Inc. page. We've become so indoctrinated into the idea that food needs to be quick, fast, and easy that we'll buy a tube of vegetarian ham, flavored like chicken, ...

What soda companies really mean by "sugar" (infographic)

07/17/2014 14:06:40 PM

Going green with your home improvement projects

07/17/2014 09:57:09 AM

Advancements in technology have provided us with conveniences many of us would not know what to do without. While these innovations have provided us with the tools to become more efficient and enjoy time with our loved ones, they are negatively ...

Cutting costs using reflective coatings

07/17/2014 07:07:17 AM

Applying a reflective coating of paint or a similar substance to your roof is a great way to cut energy costs that most people don't even think about. Reflective coatings come in a wide variety of options. There are different paints, textures ...