April 16th, 2014 | Tags:
Pono Home installing high efficiency shower head

Home improvement comes in many forms. Here at GreenLivingIdeas, we aim to deliver good quality ideas for greening (which we definitely believe means improving!) your home. Greening your home has a plethora of benefits. First, you pay less in utilities. By cutting your carbon footprint, it feels good, but it also means you are a [...]

April 16th, 2014 | Tags:
water conserving videos

With the California drought a harbinger of things to come globally (now that global weirding is officially upon us and can never be logically denied ever again), it’s critical to think about how we use our resources and try to minimize our impacts. Globally, the world is covered with water…more than 2/3 of the surface [...]

April 13th, 2014 | Tags:
dishwasher photo

Avoid chemicals in your dishwasher soap without sacrificing effectiveness. I’ve been through them. My cleaning supplies are all plant-based at this point–conventional cleaning products, including dishwasher soap, are a no-go. But at the same time, I want my wine glasses clean. Serving my guests (or myself) a glass of vino in a water-stained glass isn’t [...]

April 13th, 2014 | Tags:
texting

According to the Daily Mail, “tech neck” –phone induced neck wrinkles–is latest complaint among smartphone addicts. Disrupted sleep, interrupted sex, lack of focus–these are some of the downsides of your smartphone addiction. They’re with us all day long, constantly beckoning us. The moment we don’t have anything do, we text or check Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, [...]

April 13th, 2014 | Tags:
kosher

Even if you don’t practice Judaism or Jewish at all, you’ve most certainly encountered the term “kosher.” But do you have any idea what that means? Kosher describes food that meets the standards outlined by Jewish law. Here, we break it down for you so you can get a feel for what that often-seen term [...]

April 10th, 2014 | Tags:
paper billing

Paperless billing, or eBilling as it’s sometimes referred to, is often hailed by companies as a way they’re proving their commitment to the environment. One thing is absolutely for sure: it’s a way for companies to save money. But is it also really beneficial to the environment, or is it simply greenwashing? For a little [...]

April 10th, 2014 | Tags:
Solar Impulse, Solar Impulse 2, new Solar Impulse airplane, Solar Impulse 2 Circumnavigate the Globe, Solar Impulse 2 round the world trip, trip around the world, solar powered airplane, solar powered flight

Read the rest of Meet the Solar Impulse 2: The First Airplane to Attempt a Round-The-World Solar-Powered Flight! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: new Solar Impulse airplane, solar impulse, Solar Impulse 2, Solar Impulse 2 Circumnavigate the Globe, Solar Impulse 2 round the world trip, solar powered airplane, Solar Powered Flight, [...]

April 10th, 2014 | Tags:
Best-of-designjunction

Read the rest of The Best Green Designs from Designjunction EDIT at Milan Design Week 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture”, Baroncelli, Bramah, Chak Dent, Design by Nico, designjunction, Donna Wilson, eco design, edit, ercol, fuorisalone, Giovanni Corrado, James Plumn, Jamie McLellan, Kyuhyung Cho, Michael Young, Milan, milan 2014, [...]

April 10th, 2014 | Tags:
green design, eco design, sustainable design, IKEA, Ikea party train, pop up ikea, Tachikawa station, ikea japan

Swedish design wonder IKEA turned an entire monorail into a colorful showroom in Japan. To kick off their latest location in Tokyo near Tachikawa station, the company decorated the train with vibrant patterns, rugs and home accessories. Not only did this awesome party train give commuters a taste of IKEA’s wares, but it no doubt [...]

April 10th, 2014 | Tags:
bamboo-forest-furniture-1

‘Bamboo Forest‘ is a series of eight pieces of furniture created by London-based studio Poetic Lab that are made up of bamboo stalks integrated with glass elements. In order to prevent bamboo from cracking due to different humidity, they are using a cost-effective process they’ve created to reinforce bamboo stem’s physical properties while keeping the [...]