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10 Infographics on Farming and Agriculture

In celebration of the passing of the new Farm Bill. Now that healthcare’s out of the way, Washington’s on to the next hot-button issue: farming. On Friday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stressed the importance of passing the new five-year farm bill, which will support farmers and agricultural producers in America. Get up […]

By the Book

You’ve decided to up your game and green your urban nest. Before phoning that $150-an-hour architect who erected your sister’s efficient rectangular hillside dwelling, pick up this third revised source book, ecoDesign, from Chronicle Books. Inside, you’ll find more than 700 everyday consumer products, resourced by environmental educator and consultant, […]

Spring Trend 2010: Short Stock

I’m going to keep this short and sweet – start taking the stairs ladies, because shorts are the new dress this summer and they are, well, short! From the red carpets to the night clubs, shorts are heating up the scene as quickly as the rising temperatures outside. Jessica Simpson […]

Evictions Underway: Nature Gives Notice

In the future, rising sea levels are going to drive people out of their low-lying communities and up to higher ground. But you might not know it’s going on right now. As Luanne reported recently, the government of the Maldives is facing the prospect of inundation with admirable foresight by […]

Vintage Shopping Tips from an Industry Pro

Be a better vintage shopper. Luxury resale industry veteran Amanda Jungman shares tips and tricks that will turn you into a savvy vintage shopping pro in no time. Shopping vintage is a great way to be consciously stylish without breaking the bank. However, anyone who has ever ventured into a […]

Lustables: Reclaimed Tin & Wood Magnetic Frames

Ideal for pinning photos and other forget-me-nots. Georgian-made from reclaimed roofing tin and scrap plywood, these frames are charmingly southern and aesthetically rustic. Created by Margaret Taylor of Dryads Dancing, the buttons (made from new materials) can be used to display old photos or hold memos.

This One's a Real Sleeper!

Is there anything less welcoming than a guest room haunted by a lumpy, off-gassing sofa bed? My sister-in-law adds insult to insomnia with nubby olive green electric blankets (the embedded cord torments me at night) and rough, wrinkled sheets. Why not just post a do-disturb placard on the door? I believe a guest room should be […]

Mini Solar Bonsai Tree Powers Your Gadgets (No Watering Required)

While not exactly embarking on a grand plan to steal Mother Nature’s secret of photosynthesis (like those crazy Chinese guys we talked about yesterday who Shanghaied the leaf), French designer Vivien Muller is also looking at leaves of green for energy-generating design inspiration. Muller’s Electree is an indoor “sculpture imitating a bonsai,” its […]

Link Love: Edible Beauty Products + Plant-Based Eggs?!

A round-up of what we’re reading right now. Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson raises women’s hackles by blaming women’s bodies for the shortcomings of his company’s yoga pants. [Via Christian Science Monitor] Nutrient-dense fruits and veggies aren’t only good for eating. Learn about nine foods that are powering your beauty products. […]

Dog Gone Smart Introduces Biodegradable Pet Bed

Earlier this month, Dog Gone Smart Pet Products launched the first completely biodegradable pet bed. Company founder Chris Onthank said, “Every year, millions of pet beds are discarded into the environment. Even the so-called green beds on the market today are mostly filled with plastic from recycled bottle tops that […]

How to Green Your SUV

Stuck with an impossible-to-sell SUV? Getting killed at the pump? Here’s how to green that machine. There’s a whole lot of information online about which hybrid is the best. But there’s not a lot of help for the one in eight Americans who have purchased an SUV and may be […]

Don’t You Step on My Nude Shade Shoes

Nude Shoes have been dotting the fashion horizon for awhile now. Long touted for their leg elongating abilities, it’s a current footwear trend I must confess to being a little slow on the uptake on – My “wacky getups” (Yes – I do take that as a compliment) seem to […]

50 Pick Up Lines for the Corporate World

Because most of these words are dumb so we should have fun with them. Can you assist me with this insertion order? I make small cubicles fun. I would be happy to be your human resource. You won’t be needing an expense report tonight. I would like to put your consulting […]

5 Natural Herbs That Improve Digestion

No need to reach for a pill or down a murky liquid to soothe digestive woes when there exist common natural herbs that improve digestion. In fact, some of the herbs you may already have lingering in the pantry or refrigerator happen to pack a metabolism-boosting punch. Even better: they […]

8 Ways Romney’s Campaign Money Could Improve America

The $524 million and counting that Mitt Romney has raised for the Presidential campaign could be used to do the things conservatives claim they want for America. The amount of money now spent on presidential campaigns in the United States is obscene. It’s staggering. For the 2012 election between President […]

Emmy’s Organics: A Vegan Snack Company with Integrity

Born in an Ithaca, New York kitchen when founders Samantha Abrams and Ian Gaffney developed a special macaroon recipe one night, Emmy’s Organics has become of the most conscious snack food producers in our country. Priding themselves on the use of organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and raw ingredients, the company […]

5 Blissful Vacation Destinations for the Trip of a Lifetime

 If you’re seeking inspiration for your next vacation, or are just feeling out of balance and need to recharge, consider these blissful destinations for the trip of a lifetime. Webster’s defines bliss as “complete happiness” or, alternatively, “paradise or heaven”. And, lucky for us, that feeling may be just a […]

Eco Crush: Recycled Paper Lamps

Back in middle school, I was obsessed with collages. I tore out favorite magazine photos or ads and artfully (or so I thought) arranged them on binders, book covers, even covered the inside of my locker. No surface was safe from me and my glue stick! I’ve since outgrown that […]

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20 Memorial Day Recipes You Should Make Right Now

This Memorial Day, come equipped with an arsenal of recipes that are diverse enough to wow everyone at the dinner table or afternoon picnic. These 20 recipes have been vetted by EcoSalon’s food writers, so you know they’ve been tried, tested and passed with flying colors, before being gobbled up. Whether […]

3 Stunning Must-Visit U.S. National Parks

While we often daydream of exotic lands far, far away, where life is purer, more simple and full of nature, we are often overlooking the very land that we inhabit: the great United States. The country is home to a landscape among the world’s finest and should not be overlooked, like […]

Summer Makeup Goes Bright: Is Neon the New Neutral?

Time to break out the color. Summer brings that lighter feel and desire to brighten up your look. And what’s new in summer makeup will blow your sock off. Neutrals go through phases. Black is always a neutral, white is a warmer weather neutral, even brown and navy have their […]

15 Ridiculous Easy DIY Repurposed Jewelry Storage Ideas

Solve your jewelry clutter problems with these easy DIY solutions for jewelry storage. These DIY jewelry storage solutions will keep your necklaces from getting tangled and make choosing what jewelry to wear with your outfit a breeze. Old Type Tray – If you come across an old printing type tray at a […]

Grilled Zucchini Salad Recipe with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This grilled zucchini salad with cilantro lime dressing is a great go-to summer salad that keeps your hunger at bay but your figure in check. As summer nears, our palates begin to change. In the winter, we crave warmth through denser foods with a bit more of everything – fat, […]

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The Mexican Gray Wolf Needs You: Speak Up for the Essential Lobo

#LoboWeek, March 23 – 29, will harness the power of social media to educate the public about threats to the survival of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf, or lobo, the most genetically distinct gray wolf subspecies in North America. Advocating for wolves’ rights to live as they should—wild, free […]

8 Nuggets of Wisdom from the ‘Advanced Style’ Ladies

I just watched what, in my humble opinion, is likely one of the best documentaries available on Netflix. Its title is “Advanced Style,” and it’s something I feel compelled to share with every woman I know. “Advanced Style” opens on a gentleman with a camera, seeking out well-dressed older women […]

This Seriously Massive NASA Photo Will Blow Your Mind [Video]

How small are we really? Just have a peek at the largest NASA photo ever taken–a super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble–and feel how incredibly vast the universe is. It is simply breathtaking.  Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger Related on EcoSalon Consciousness and Compassion in Our (Simulated) Universe The […]