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An energy efficient dishwasher needs to balance reduced energy consumption with water conservation - and here are five dishwashers that do just that! An energy efficient dishwasher needs to balance reduced energy consumption with water conservation - and here are five dishwashers that do just that!Welcome to the… Read More
Think eco-friendly decor only works in bohemian or rustic-styled rooms? Think again! Here are three tips on greening ANY decor style. Think eco-friendly decor only works in boho, rustic or minimalist rooms? Think again!Sure, decor styles that lean on natural materials like bohemian, vintage finds like rustic and… Read More
Here's how to create a modern boho living room, which balances the funky boho vibe with clean lines and neutral colours. Love the look of boho home decor, but find it a bit too much at times? Here's how to create a modern boho living room,… Read More
Need some super simple tips on how to hang art? These imaginative hacks will have you hanging your artwork with ease - and confidence! Need some confidence boosting tips on how to hang art?Yup. I do too.What is it about hanging art on our walls that feels so daunting?Is… Read More
What is sustainable art and where exactly do you find it? Here are five things to keep in mind when selecting sustainable art and five places to buy it. What is sustainable art and where exactly do you find it? If transforming your home into an eco-conscious oasis is important to you, then you… Read More
Want to create a lovely, calm space this holiday season? Here are three tips for incorporating simple and sustainable Christmas decor in your living room. It's no secret I like to keep my decor relatively simple.And though the holiday season does amp me up a bit, I try not to… Read More

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Love handmade and vintage items AND supporting local businesses? Did you know you can use Etsy to shop local? Well, you can! Love handmade and vintage items AND supporting local businesses? Did you know you can use Etsy to shop local? Well, you can!I am no stranger… Read More
What are the two best things about low maintenance landscaping? It's easy and eco-friendly! We're talking native plants, composting and more. What are the two best things about low maintenance landscaping? It's easy - and eco-friendly! If you live on a property that has a yard… Read More
Creating a green laundry routine doesn't have to be difficult. Even small changes like switching your detergent and trapping microplastics can make a big impact. Creating a green laundry routine doesn't have to be difficult. Even small changes like switching your detergent and trapping microplastics can make a big impact.Laundry… Read More
Considering purchasing a compost toilet but wondering, "How does a composting toilet work?" Kildwick, experts on all things loo-related, provide the answer. There are many reasons why people would choose a composting toilet for all their number one and two needs. It may be for their boat… Read More
Put your phone to good use and track your energy consumption with these six electricity apps. Because being aware is the first step toward making a change! If you already use LED lightbulbs in your home, own efficient appliances and turn off the lights when you leave the room, you may be… Read More
One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion - and start supporting these 40 sustainable clothing companies! One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion and start supporting sustainable clothing companies.If you aren't familiar… Read More

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An energy efficient dishwasher needs to balance reduced energy consumption with water conservation - and here are five dishwashers that do just that! An energy efficient dishwasher needs to balance reduced energy consumption with water conservation - and here are five dishwashers that do just that!Welcome to the… Read More
Think eco-friendly decor only works in bohemian or rustic-styled rooms? Think again! Here are three tips on greening ANY decor style. Think eco-friendly decor only works in boho, rustic or minimalist rooms? Think again!Sure, decor styles that lean on natural materials like bohemian, vintage finds like rustic and… Read More
Here's how to create a modern boho living room, which balances the funky boho vibe with clean lines and neutral colours. Love the look of boho home decor, but find it a bit too much at times? Here's how to create a modern boho living room,… Read More
Considering purchasing a compost toilet but wondering, "How does a composting toilet work?" Kildwick, experts on all things loo-related, provide the answer. There are many reasons why people would choose a composting toilet for all their number one and two needs. It may be for their boat… Read More
One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion - and start supporting these 40 sustainable clothing companies! One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion and start supporting sustainable clothing companies.If you aren't familiar… Read More
Why exactly is bamboo clothing such a sustainable option? I'm so glad you asked! Here are five reasons why you need to start buying bamboo. Telling you that you need to buy bamboo clothing may seem a little extreme. Especially for a sustainability blog.But the truth is - us humans… Read More

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If you're also looking for inexpensive garden beds ideas - building wooden raised garden beds from old materials is about as budget-friendly as you can get. This summer was our first year using wooden raised garden beds to grown our vegetables and I have to say - it went really well!Sure,… Read More
Always dreamed of starting a garden? Me too! Which is why it was the first project we tackled after moving into our sustainable home. Check it out! Always dreamed of starting a garden? Me too! Which is why it was one of the first projects we tackled after we moved into our… Read More
Ever dreamed of building a house from the ground up? Well, this family of four did it - all while trying to be as eco-conscious as possible! Watch them go from raw land to house in the trees in under 15 minutes. You'd think after eight years of planning, five months of building, one month of moving and another month of pinching ourselves in disbelief, I'd be… Read More
Our eco-friendly home is finally done and I'm so excited to show you all of its sustainable features - such as the solar panels, recycled content materials and secondhand finds! We've moved into our eco-friendly home! Just had to get that out there.I'm a little behind in posting about the process, but I've decided that's… Read More
Here's an update of our eco-friendly house construction process! Complete with LED bulbs, secondhand light fixtures and cork-backed flooring. It's a treehugger's dream come true! Wanna learn all about LED lightbulbs?No?!Okay, how about secondhand light fixtures?Maybe...?Okay, do you want a see our STUNNING cork-backed laminate floors?Now that's more like it!It's… Read More
Want to learn about sustainably-manufactured drywall, zero VOC paint and see some beautiful handmade light fixtures? This eco-friendly house is well on its way to being a happy green home! As much fun as the foundation and framing stages are (for me at least), the REAL fun begins with the interior finishes. This is also… Read More

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