Posts by: greenyour

Make your own Halloween costume

There are many ways to create your own costume using items found around the house. While you can certainly sew your own (with or without a pattern) from eco-fabrics like bamboo, organic cotton, silk, or hemp, making one from closet-bound items is a great way to recycle, and low-cost, too! Look for supplies in the attic, your junk drawer, seasonal… read more →

Air-dry your laundry

Drying clothes on a line can take a little longer than throwing clothes into a dryer, but it doesn't have to be an unpleasant task. In addition to cutting down on energy use, other benefits can include enjoying the outdoors or humidifying the air in your house (when clothes line-dry indoors). **How this helps** Air-drying some or all of your… read more →

Adjust your computer’s power settings to save energy

If you're not going to use your computer for more than 20 minutes, turn off just the monitor. If your computer will stand idle for more than 2 hours, turn both it and the monitor off. Ensuring your computer is powered down, either manually with a power strip or by setting your computer's power management features, saves money and cuts… read more →