Where Can You Get Unique Thrifted Furniture?

I hope you’re here after reading the excellent posts on sustainable furniture brands, and how to style your home with sustainable furniture. A little bit of blowing my own trumpet, there. As I read more and more about the materials used in brand new products (even ones labelled as vegan), I’m coming to the undeniable […]

The Epic Guide to Sustainably Made Furniture Brands

Sustainably Made Furniture Brands

Home decor is one of my favorite topics. I can get lost for hours on end looking at beautiful spaces and gorgeous furniture. And selecting furniture for your home can be a scary task. These are expensive pieces that you can’t really buy on a whim. And there are the particularly important questions: Are they […]

How to Style Your Home with Sustainably Made Furniture

Most of us have homes that are already filled with stuff. It feels weird to say, “Here’s how you buy new stuff but sustainably!” Because most of us do not need any new stuff! But just in case your cat has scratched your couch beyond recognition (true story) and you absolutely need to buy a […]

Eco-friendly Mattresses for the Green Bedroom

eco-friendly mattresses

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine         Dear EarthTalk: I’m in the market for a new mattress after two decades on “old faithful” and I figure it’s a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly mattresses? — Betsy Langdon, Chicago, […]

The Best Compost Bins for A Zero Waste Kitchen

Composting is awesome, and if you’re good at making your own compost bin – that’s pretty much perfect. But are there other options out there? Of course! Here’s a helpful list of some of the best compost bins for a zero waste kitchen that you can buy. These are all ideal for beginners – countertop […]

What Will the Eco Friendly Home of the Future Look Like? {EarthTalk Q&A}

Wondering what the most energy efficient home ideas look like? Plan on saving energy for a sustainable life? What will the most eco friendly homes of the future look like?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Given all the advances in residential household efficiency, can you paint a picture of what the home of the future will look like? — Jennifer C., Valmeyer, IL No doubt, the eco friendly home design in the future, whether single family dwellings or […]

Essential Zero Waste Kitchen Items for Everyday Use

essential zero waste kitchen items

Who doesn’t want a zero garbage kitchen? This is a rhetorical question, of course. But what I’ve noticed is that most people seem to be intimidated by the phrase ‘zero waste.’ First of all, zero waste doesn’t mean absolutely zero waste. That’s literally not possible, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Secondly, every […]

What You Need to Know About Carpets and Indoor Air Quality

synthetic fibers in our carpets

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I need to replace the wall-to-wall carpeting in my basement. Any tips for finding something new that won’t aggravate my allergies or otherwise pollute my indoor air? — Jasper Manheim, Los Angeles, CA Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor […]