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A Jug of Vine for the Pure Design of Terrariums That Grow on Us

Call it a succulent message in a bottle: terrariums that capsulize nature’s beauty and grace without requiring high maintenance and daily watering to thrive. You probably have the ideal vessel stashed some place with your vases. Get inspired and grow! Pictured above: A Carnivorous Plant Terrarium from Apartment Therapy is […]

The Ale for What Ails

Do you suffer from asthma, heartburn, arthritis, ulcers, back pain or migraines? Here’s your prescription: Drink two glasses of water and call me in the morning. The premise is simple enough. Chronic dehydration keeps the body from operating properly, metabolizing efficiently and flushing out toxins which then accumulate in various […]

Autumn Cabbage: Pretty and Edible Outdoor Decor

Organic, textural and highly ornamental, cabbage is an ideal crop to plant in your garden during those fall and winter months when falling leaves can be the only color abundant in the garden. Planting rows of the cabbage was a great solution for my own raised veggie bed (below), which […]

The Friday 5: Oh-So-Human Edition

The top stories of the week at EcoSalon. In the week of the national explosion of extravagance know as the Superbowl, we ask – are we comfortable that the funding for one advert could give water to 140,000 people – for life? Starre Vartan wanted us to think about the […]

5 Reasons Not to Wash Daily

Regular bathing is for the birds, or so touted some in a recent article from the New York Times, “Great Unwashed Raise Stink about Being Clean Enough”. Citing examples of citizens from around the country who are ditching anti-perspirants and daily showers for baby wipes and dry shampoos, the Old […]

5 Sustainable Spring Denim Favorites

Five sustainable denim favorites for spring and summer. A good pair of jeans will last you the rest of your life (or until you wear them to shreds). It’s important to pick a good pair, made from organic or recycled denim. Cotton production pollutes soil and waterways, damages wildlife habitats […]

20 Photos of Healthy Rivers

Water makes the world go round. It is estimated that only one percent of the world’s fresh water supply is available for human use, in the form of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and other above and below ground sources. Given the world’s impending water crisis, it’s more important than ever that […]

How to Make Your Own Countertop Water Filter

Sure, you can buy a pre-made water filter set up for your kitchen counter or home office, but they’re often just cheesy miniature water cooler look-alikes or constructed of various forms of plastic covering enigmatic filters made of who knows what. If you want a countertop water filter that’s not […]

An Improvement for Ultraviolet Water Disinfection

Chemical-free water disinfection is less harmful to the environment and to workers in plants of industries that depend on ridding water of pathogens – such as food and beverage, dairy, aquaculture and municipal drinking water providers. In other words, why use chemicals to get rid of chemicals? A Hydro-Optic Disinfection […]

10 Remarkable Nonprofits You’ve Never Heard Of

What you should know about collaborative hands moving mountains  – one volunteer, festival and tweet at a time. As Japan’s global relief missions move quickly to aid the mind boggling earthquake and tsunami recovery, school students throughout the U.S. are holding bake sales to swap lopsided muffins and chewy brownies […]

Building the Case for Eco Fashion as a Movement

A few years ago, “eco fashion” became the hottest buzzword. The media in particular loved it and used every opportunity available to position it as the hottest trend. Recall those “Green is the New Black” headlines everywhere? Fast forward to today, and we know that eco fashion is definitely not […]

5 Sustainable Spring Denim Favorites

Five sustainable denim favorites for spring and summer. A good pair of jeans will last you the rest of your life (or until you wear them to shreds). It’s important to pick a good pair, made from organic or recycled denim. Cotton production pollutes soil and waterways, damages wildlife habitats […]

Zero Waste Fashion and the Next Great War

From a wasteful fashion industry emerges the Zero Waste movement. It is said that the next great war will not be over oil, but water. So when it takes 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to produce a single pair of jeans, it is extraordinary that cloth has […]

Who Ever Liked Mowing the Lawn Anyway?

In her recent piece in USA Today, Laura Vanderkam takes an environmental stand against the family yard: “Mowing itself requires fuel, just like our cars, with a similar impact on the environment. And all these woes are before you even get to the issue of water. According to Kress, maintaining […]

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A Salute! With EcoSalon’s The Box: Made In America

EcoSalon’s Made In America Box features items that are made right here in the U.S.A! July is an all-around patriotic month here in the states, so join your fellow eco-friendly patriots with a box of products worth $494.85, for just $129 + free shipping! Sold Out!   You see it everywhere: […]

Can the Film ‘Watermark’ Help Us Be More Respectful to Water?

The new film “Watermark” looks at our massive dependence on a finite resource. The opening scene of “Watermark,” a new film from Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal, creates a disorienting effect that leaves the viewer feeling tiny against the pure force of water. The film takes features 20 stories across […]

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