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 […]

5 Weeks to Setting Up a Zero Waste Kitchen

You hear about Zero Waste everywhere now. Zero waste this, zero waste that. Is it possible to go zero waste? I’ve tried. I have done various things to kickstart my zero waste life. It’s still a work in progress, but I’ve made a system that works well for me. This post is about setting up […]