Movie Review of Rob Stewart’s Revolution

Tweet Pin It I was asked to review the feature length documentary Revolution by Rob Stewart. The movie takes you on a journey under the water and around the world to see the impacts of climate change and the damage that we are doing to our planet. The videography and imagery underwater is breath taking. […]

Turn down your water heater to save energy

Tweet Pin It Many water homes have their water heaters turned up too high. Many health codes used to call for hotter temperatures for home water, to ensure that dishes and clothes got clean enough. However, science has taught us that in most cases, it is the act of rubbing the items, the agitation, that […]

Is Your Body Wash Killing Fish?

Tweet Pin It Is your shampoo, body wash, or toothpaste killing fish? Not with some crazy new chemical, but something very simple: tiny microbeads of plastic. At some point the companies that make personal care products realized that they could put tiny microbeads of plastic in products like shampoo and body wash to exfoliate or lift […]

Review of Eco-Renovation Strategies Book

Tweet Pin It We were contacted by Self-Counsel Press and asked if we would review some or all of the books in their new Green Series. We are always interested in finding good books that we can refer people to, so we agreed to review them if they sent us copies of the books and […]

Troubleshooting Modern Appliances

Tweet Pin It This has not been a good year for us with major appliances.  During the summer our refrigerator died and the weekend before Thanksgiving, our dishwasher died a long, drawn-out death. We firmly believe in the FOUR R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair. Therefore, before we decided to throw in the towel […]

Save Energy By Saving Water With EPA’s WaterSense

Tweet Pin It Recently the EPA contacted us and asked if we would share their “Shower Better” campaign.  Saving water is something that we believe in.  Saving water has a direct effect on the environment and secondary effects as well. Where we live, it is rare to have droughts, but a lot of energy is […]

Save Water with Every Flush – American Standard Champion 4 Max Review

Tweet Pin It In honor of World Toilet Day on November 19, 2013, we replaced one of our toilets with a WaterSense 1.28 gallon per flush  American Standard Champion 4 Max and could not be happier. Alicia says that she never before thought she would have an actual opinion on a toilet beyond the shape […]

Flush for Good Giveaway Winners

Tweet Pin It Thanks to American Standard and their Flush for Good Program, we were able to offer two of our readers each a $200 gift card to Home Depot or Lowe’s.  American Standard is raising awareness about the problems lack of modern sanitation cause around the world.  American Standard has developed a device for […]

Flush for Good Giveaway – $200 Home Depot or Lowe’s Gift Cards

Tweet Pin It In honor of World Toilet Day and their Flush for Good Campaign, American Standard is encouraging people around the world to learn more about saving water.  To help promote it, they are giving 2 of our readers each a $200 gift card to Home Depot or Lowe’s.  There’s no restrictions on how you […]

The Easiest Way to Save Water

Tweet Pin It Stop! Quick  – do you turn the water off when you brush your teeth? Really?  Are you sure? Think about it the next time you brush your teeth.   How much effort does it take to turn on the water, wet your toothbrush, then turn off the water?  When you’re done brushing, […]