If you're serious about going green, learn how to grow vegetables at home. Not only is homegrown food healthier for you, it's also an energy saving way to help the planet and conserve our valuable resources. There are lots of ways that growing your own vegetables can be … [Read more...] about Grow Your Own Vegetables and Go Green
Photo courtesy of AbracaDebra at Flickr.com Everyone loves a well manicured yard, and there are a multitude of power tools that make short work of trimming, mowing, and edging. A surprising number of green options also exist, and more people are setting aside diesel powered … [Read more...] about Earth Friendly ways to mow the grass
Photo courtesy of WallyG at Flickr.com Here at the Practical Environmentalist, weâ€™re green news junkies. We keep an eagle eye out for the latest science, social, and environmental developments and try to sum up the big picture. A lot of exciting things are going on right … [Read more...] about In the news: Environmentally friendly legislation and programs
Photo courtesy of Vagawi Every year, approximately 1 Billion tires are replaced due to wear and tear. Many of these tires end up in landfills, but the majority are burned or converted into Tire Derived Fuel. A growing number of tires are being recycled after they have reached … [Read more...] about Mulching with recycled rubber tires
Photo courtesy of AIDG If you hang out with gardening hippies, you may hear the term "aquaponics" thrown around. So, what the heck does it mean? Aquaponics is a gardening technique designed to maximize water efficiency and minimize the need for fertilizers. The technique … [Read more...] about What the heck is aquaponics?