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Simple Living: Where Frugality and Ecology Meet

My family and I live an ecological lifestyle on one part-time income. To me, living out my values means living simply, living debt free, and living in a way that honors the earth. The primary way I do this is through frugality. The same skills and values that allow me to be resourceful with money also allow me to be a good steward of natural resources.

April 24th

Natural Alternatives to Rock Salt For Walkway Ice

We love quick fixes. On oh-so many levels, we try to quickly and easily fix something without thinking ahead to the potential longer term problems that often result from the quick fix solution. You can throw rock salt into that very broad category, since it is the number one preferred quick solution for melting ice […]

February 11th

Four Missouri Communities Demonstrate Sustainability

There’s a revolution happening in the middle of the country, outside of urban influence, in the rolling prairies, and nestled amongst fields of corn, wheat, and soybeans. You might be surprised to learn that it is Missouri that is growing to be something of a hotbed for the ecological living movement. Northeast Missouri is home […]

February 24th

Low Impact Living: New Green Products That Save You Money

One of the great things about many green products is that they’ll actually save you money, sometimes over the long term (solar panels), but sometimes almost immediately (CFLs). In this economy, finding green products that are healthy, environmentally friendly AND economical is more important than ever. So, here are some new products we’ve come across […]

February 6th

Another Green Living Option: Hand Wash Your Clothes

… and easily trade cost and environmental impact, for time! “Do laundry”… what does that mean to most of us?  It means carting a large pile of clothes in a bin or basket to one’s home washer and dryer, or if you’re one of the many unfortunate bunch like me, you cart it to a […]

November 29th

Think Green Live Green Challenge: Uh…. Hello?!

So, I was all ready to pick a new video to feature this week, and went over to the Think Green Live Green Challenge page on YouTube to enjoy the latest offerings. Imagine my surprise when I discovered there were none! Did everyone’s video camera crash at once? Or, were the initial week’s offerings just […]