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Five Tips for Buying a Washing Machine

Let’s face it: with all the choices out there nowadays, shopping for a new washer can be more of a hassle than a convenience. Because there are plenty of options and choices to make, knowing what to do can feel impossible. So how can you make an informed, wise decision about the next washing machine

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Green Home Upgrades; Do They Really Make a Difference?

You can find thousands of products for the home that are advertised as being earth-friendly or energy-efficient. But what kind of difference do these products and upgrades actually make? Before making changes to your home, it’s important to know not only how much money energy-efficient products can save you but what impact they really have

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Mattresses and Landfills – the Great Green Dilemma

Having the right mattress can make all the difference in a good night’s sleep. So when you finally decide to purchase that new bed – chances are you’re not really thinking of where your old mattress is going. You’re just incredible grateful that the delivery company is willing to take it away! But if you pause for

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A New Font for Printing

Eco-friendly paper options and eco-friendly ink options have been on the market for a while. One of the easiest and cheapest ‘go green’ solutions is switching your paper to a recycled option with a post-consumer water percentage and chlorine-free processed environment. Once you have made that switch you might have looked into using soy and

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Decrease Food Waste for Greener Practices

Having a green kitchen means many things: installing energy and water efficient appliances, preparing organic food and using non-toxic cleaners. However, one of the most effective ways restaurateurs and homeowners can make their kitchens more eco-friendly is by reducing the amount of food waste they generate. All food takes energy and resources to produce, package

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Walking the Carbon Footwear

Although you might think it would be second nature for companies that create eco-conscious products to be eco-conscious, reality is – not all companies ‘walk-the-walk.’ So it’s especially exciting to find a brand that extends their eco-consciousness beyond just their product; to encompass how they display, market and run their day-to-day operations. And KEEN footwear

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Hot Art – Green Heating for Energy Savings

Heating costs make up a large portion of winter utility bills. Hot Art, one of the latest products from BRZ Brands, offers an excellent opportunity to cut your energy waste and reduce heating bills, with far infrared heating. This new heating technology uses the same principle as the sun’s warming light (without the harmful UV

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Food Co-op + LEED Design

It’s not uncommon to see food co-ops and organic groceries that have sustainable practices. But Outpost Natural Foods stores, with locations throughout the Milwaukee area, seem to take sustainability just a step or two farther. Their newest addition in Mequon, WI, which opened this spring, was awarded LEED Gold certification. What you see… Everywhere you

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24 Green Gift Ideas for 2014

Here is a recap of all the Green Gift ideas we gathered this season. For the gardener…here’s a kneeling pad, made from a ‎recycled industrial tire tube; naturally slip resistant, water resistant, and abrasion resistant. Made in Milwaukee WI. Eco-friendly timepieces…eco-friendly timepieces made from a variety of sustainable/biodegradable material For the biker…make it a solar-powered bike light,

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5 Eco-Friendly Tips to Green-Up Your Road Trip

According to the AAA, one in four Americans will hit the road this holiday season, with a visit to friends or family. And while road trips can be economically beneficial, there is a cost to the environment. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Transportation is the largest single source of air pollution in the United States.”

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