While researching the Zika virus, I discovered the safest, most effective ways to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes. Turns out: used coffee grounds sprinkled over stagnant water sources (like bromeliad flowers or leaves) acts as a larvicide and as a deterrent to egg-laying mosquitoes. If you live in a Zika-endemic area, I highly recommend Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis serotype israelensis). Two other ways I have remained bite-free: a spray bottle of 70 percent rubbing alcohol and my trusty sidekick, Editor Cat.
Here are five easy to implement long-term tips to save money and help the environment too.
We can benefit from the antioxidant and anti-microbial action of propolis - a resinous substance made by honey bees. It can also be used as a stimulant and also has healing, analgesic, anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory Properties.
Do you know someone who raises chickens in their backyard? Ever wonder if you could do it too? The answer is yes! And here are 9 reasons why you should start this summer!
Did you know that having a well-maintained garden can help boost a home's worth? Now that is a big problem for people with "black thumbs". Fortunately there are ways to make nature's elves work their magic for you.
It's all about creating win-win-win situations where you and the environment both thrive. Here are a couple practical ways to trim your waistline, fatten your wallet, and live green.
Eco-friendly living doesn't have to be a major sacrifice. In fact, with a few subtle lifestyle changes we can benefit from being good stewards of the environment. Here's an introduction to thinking green...for the environment but also for your savings account!
Phosphorus is one of the three main nutrients used today in modern industrial agriculture. Along with nitrogen and potassium the use of massive amounts of phosphorus is the main driver behind the green revolution that has shaped agriculture since the 1960's. Without the massive inputs of fertilizers America and other industrial agriculture powers could not produce the amounts that they do. The problem is phosphorus is relatively rare and according to leading researchers in the subject we could be running out in a little as 30-40 years from now.
It is estimated that heating and cooling a home accounts for as much as 50% of a homeowner's monthly utility bills. Here is how you can make a dent in those electric bills.
Although huge progress has been made in reversing the decline of whale numbers, there is no room for complacency
Clean does not equal a chemical smell that is so prevalent in a room after spray from some of the commercially available products on the market. There are natural products to use that won't make you sick.