In honor of Earth Day, and to inspire more conservative habits year-round, we’ve been combing the blogosphere for insight—and we’ve come up green. Offering everything from energy-saving tips to eco-friendly product suggestions, these six bloggers share lifestyle notes that allow for living green and saving green.
Amanda at The Eco-Friendly Family shares countless tips and tutorials along with general inspiration for enjoying a more eco-friendly lifestyle. In this post, she shares 8 Tips for Running Your Heating & Cooling Systems Efficiently, a nod to the year-round struggle for achieving the perfect indoor temp, sans waste.
Sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution—and regrettably, it’s often the last solution to occur to us. In this post, courtesy of the folks at TreeHugger (who actually provide commentary on topics ranging far beyond trees, mind you), explore Nice Shades: 7 Fast-Growing Shade Trees to Slash Your Electric Bill.
You’ve heard the mantra. We’re sure you know it well. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We’re proposing a fourth tenet—repurpose. For a blog that encompasses all four R’s to a tee, we look to Upcycle That. Offering crafty inspiration and tutorials like this perfectly kitschy Birdcage Planter, this husband-wife duo have mastered the art of upcycling.
If you’re concerned with energy efficiency at home, you probably know all about the latest in LED bulb technology. And if you don’t, you should—which is where SustainaBlog comes in. In this post, Energy Efficient Lightbulbs Are More Practical Than Ever, get the low-down on these long-lasting, energy-efficient givers of light.
Remember that whole waste not, want not thing? In this post, Mindful Momma shares tips on How to Get Out Every Last Drop—ideal for making the most of your personal care products, especially the pricier ones.
Though not strictly a green living blogger, The Budget Fashionista reminds us that the notions of living green and saving green can extend to all facets of your day-to-day hustle. Have a look at TBF’s spotlight on products that are both budget- and eco-friendly—Go Green Without Spending Extra Green: Green Makeup Under $20.
Looking for budget-savvy bloggers to follow? Check out our blogger Q&A sessions with… Nomadic Matt, Budget Bytes, And Then We Saved, and Looking Fly on a Dime.