Considering the purchase of a new energy efficient washing machine this year? Read this post first. According to the ENERGY STAR website, the average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. In order for a clothes washer to be ENERGY STAR qualified, it must … [Read more...] about 8 Top Energy Efficient Clothes Washers for 2013
The Coffee Sock is a cloth coffee filter that is an eco-friendly replacement for paper coffee filters. I recently purchased a Coffee Sock for my personal 5 cup coffee maker. Although up until now Iâ€™ve been composting my unbleached coffee filters, I figured Iâ€™d give the … [Read more...] about Product Review: Coffee Sock
I've heard that mint is a natural repellent for ants, so I tried out Dr. Bronner's Organic Peppermint & Mentha Arvensis Castille Soap to treat a serious ant problem we're having. Seems the little buggers like our kitchen scraps we have set out to take to the compost pile. … [Read more...] about Ant Invasion? Dr. Bronner is Here!
Itâ€™s spring and that means we at the Practical Environmentalist have started gardening! The compost bin is shaping up nicely, Iâ€™ve recently started a new worm farm, and Iâ€™m busy planting seeds and dealing with those inevitable weeds. Since I spent the last several … [Read more...] about Product Review: The Hula Ho Weeding Tool
These organic dark chocolate minis from Equal Exchange are a perfect treat for those who want just a little chocolate to nibble on at a time. They are 55% Cocoa and have a very rich flavor. Not too sweet and not bitter either. I had them out in a little bowl for guests to … [Read more...] about Product Review: Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate Minis for Easter