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10 Energy Saving Tips for Spring

Now that the flowers are beginning to bloom and warmer weather is on the way, there are some easy things anyone can do to save energy and money both around the house and at the office.  Here are 10 energy saving tips courtesy of the Department of Energy: 1. Service your air conditioner. Easy maintenance […]

April 6th

Solar Gets The Glory, But Your Boiler Is Important Too!

I love writing about the coolest cleantech solutions on the planet — solar panels, wind turbines, learning thermostats, LEDs, and electric cars. However, there are a lot of improvements you can make in your home to cut your energy use to a large degree. One of those is concerns one of the “least-cool” technologies running your home: […]

December 14th

Convenient Energizer PRO battery recharger

Rechargeables outdo traditional batteries in terms of both total cost of use and environmental impact. Recharging is inexpensive and can be done many times. Yet how many people go to the trouble of using rechargeables regularly? It’s easy not to, with traditional batteries available at every checkout counter. Energizer has found a new way to […]

March 29th

Help Others "Get" Climate Change With This Page

If you’re a regular PlanetSave reader, you know a lot of these facts already–but here’s an excellent one-pager about climate change, a.k.a. global warming. The presenters write in everyday language with photos and feature leads. From the webpage: “The science of global warming starts with the burning of fossil fuels, specifically in vehicles fueled by […]

February 26th

Electric Car Subsidies For Poor People Are A Thing In California

Hybrid and electric cars can make a huge difference in reducing local air quality, and can help their owners save money while staying more insulated against the volatility of fossil fuel prices. Unfortunately, most plug-in electric cars cost more than the used cars that lower-income families and communities — the people who could most benefit […]

January 28th

4 Green Gifts That Will Keep Green In Your Pocket

You often have to invest money (or time, which is money) in order to make money. Some investments are smaller and have quicker payoffs, while some investments are larger and have longer (though, often more significant) payoffs. The nice thing about money-saving investments in the home is that these investments often also save energy — […]

November 27th

4 Green Myths Debunked

Going green is a much talked about topic. All kinds of rumors and false ideas are circulating about the environment and the actions we can take to help it. Here are 5 green myths debunked. 1. Going Green is More Expensive Many are under the impression that everything green is expensive. It is quite the […]

5 Ways To Make Permaculture Practical

Permaculture is a kind of ecological design system engineered to build sustainability into human enterprise. As Scott Pittman, founder of the Permaculture Institute, writes on the Permaculture Institute website, permaculture “teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more.” Permaculture has […]

March 25th

Travel-Inspired DIY Hacks: Vintage Style

  Travelers tend to make a lot of collages and albums, don’t they? But who could blame them, when they are setting out on a trip that is very likely going to be life-altering. Just seeing an unfamiliar place or meeting new people, experiencing another culture… it all factors in to how you view your […]

December 9th

How The Internet Makes Saving Money Greener

  In bringing consumers closer together at every turn, the internet has made it possible for us to compare retailers, better judge products, and collaborate for added savings, helping us to save money with each purchase we make. While freeing up extra cash and helping to keep expenses low, one of the less talked-about aspects […]

November 17th

5 Green Home Cleaning Tutorials

  No matter who we are or what we do, cleaning the house is a chore that we all have to tackle, at least now and again. While the job of scrubbing the modern home has been made relatively easy thanks to the wide range of chemical cleaners available, there are many that are bad […]

October 27th

iPhone Apps Promoting Green Living

In today’s world it isn’t easy to balance our love of technology with the protection of our planet. So many companies that create these conveniences are contributing to environmental issues, whether it is through their use of resources, factory conditions, conflict in other countries where materials are gathered, or just the fact that the products […]

September 27th

10 Kitchen Storage Solutions for Upcycling Maniacs

  The kitchen is an area that you would hope would always have a ton of space. But somehow, it always manages to be one of the smaller areas in any given home. A lack of counter tops or cupboard space are some of the biggest issues, leaving people scrambling to find anywhere they can […]

September 13th

Going Green Tip: Cleaning Your Carpet the Green Way

  There are some things we think of immediately when we think of “going green” — solar panels, electric cars, bikes, organic and vegetarian food, organic clothing. And, certainly, these are the big boys. But there are also many other things that we almost never think about, like carpets and rugs. They need a green […]

September 4th


Anyone familiar with Hank D and the Bee (my “comic strip” on EcoSnobberySucks, NaturalPapa, and EcoChildsPlay, and my site of course) may recognize this cartoon. I re-did it with 2 humans for this site and the other sites I cartoon for. It’s a little reminder not to get frustrated when things aren’t moving as quickly […]

August 2nd

How to Save a Gallon of Water with Every Toilet Flush

  By Jeffrey Davis of Eco-Snobbery Sucks Did you know that your toilet accounts for over a quarter of your household water usage? According to a study, though an albeit somewhat dated one (1999), by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation, toilet flushes use 26.7% of the total water used in your household Unfortunately, […]

July 27th

The Total Guide: Green Home Buying

  By Zach Richard, Content Writer at Total Mortgage Services As the dominant species on this planet, human beings owe a duty of care to future generations to preserve and protect our environment to the best of our ability. We understand that it’s tough to make time to save the environment when we hold full time […]

July 11th

Empowering People: Energy Solutions for the 21st Century

  I was taking one last look around GE’s cool annual reports data visualization on Monday and a really interesting and inspiring thing popped out at me — more and more “power” is being put in the hands of individuals (or households) when it comes to energy. Aside from renewable energy (such as decentralized solar) popping […]

April 4th

Using Eco-Friendly Branded Bags

  One of the biggest environmental issues these days is the overuse of plastic bags. Shoppers face this dilemma every day at the checkout when they are asked, “Would you like a plastic bag?” While most would like to say “No,” there are still a large number of people who do use plastic bags. Some […]

March 2nd

Green Work Habits That You May Not Have Thought About

As thousands of people try to “go green” in an attempt to help the environment and our natural resources, there are various ways to help out that you may not have considered yet. No matter where you are, there are always things you can add into your daily routine in order to help a little […]

January 3rd

5 Ways to Upcycle Items Into Garden Containers

A big part of being environmentally conscious is knowing when to reuse and when to recycle. Both, along with reducing waste and resource use, are crucial parts of protecting the planet. They are also elements to our lives that will, over time, become second nature as we push forward into a more eco-friendly age. The […]

November 1st

Green Living Tip: Cut the Junk Snail Mail

Unneeded junk mail is one of the most annoying things to me, and it’s super not green. Luckily, a number of services have popped up to help you and me (and many more) cut our junk mail. I was contacted by representatives from a few of these companies recently and, while I’m not really sure which to recommend as the best, figured I’d mention all three in a post and see if anyone has more info to share.

September 19th