Category Archives Green Living

Green Commuting 2016

You don’t have to be a tree-hugger to want to embrace a more green commute. Not only does going green in your commute help your environment, it can also help your wallet. Considering the current gas crisis and the rising…

energywastersAGblogheader

Energy-wasting appliances are a huge drain on your bank account. Even if your appliances are turned off, they can still draw power and raise your energy bill. "Vampire power" -- the power drawn by appliances when they're plugged in, even…

5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

In some cases, being eco-friendly can be expensive-- ever research geothermal energy? However, just because some efforts require great sacrifice doesn't mean that all do. In fact, you can go green and save money in your apartment all at once,…

Urban Biking: A New (Old) Way to Get Around on City Streets

Urban Biking: A New (Old) Way to Get Around on City StreetsThere’s a new focus on biking in many cities. And you might say the experience is as familiar as, well, riding a bike. Cities across the nation are embracing green transportation options, and one of those is perhaps the greenest of them all. Bicycles allow city-dwellers to get around with relative ease, as long as they are energetic and careful – and all without burning fossil fuels. This tried, true and tested mode of getting around – ok, it’s a little tiring, too -- just might revolutionize cityscapes.

plants on windowsill 260p

[caption id="attachment_67053" align="aligncenter" width="607"]Make sure you put something under the pots to protect your windowsill. Make sure you put something under the pots to protect your windowsill.[/caption] Nothing brightens up your apartment like a few houseplants – not only for pretty décor, but for cleaning your indoor air as well. But you need an outdoor garden if you want to grow anything edible, right? Think again! Even if you don’t have outdoor soil to plant in, you can still grow your own edible plants with a windowsill herb garden. Small herbs grow well in individual pots or long, narrow troughs that you can place right on your windowsill, where they’ll get plenty of sunshine. Best of all, when you’re cooking a delicious dish that calls for a dash of rosemary, you can just reach right over and snip off a sprig. It’s good for your health, the planet and your dinner. Ready to get planting? Here’s how to do it.

Close