Green Living and Sustainability

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Welcome to Green Living!

I am a self-proclaimed eco-hippie. I'm living green and promoting sustainability. Caring for what is around us is caring for ourselves and future generations - which is the basis of green living.


Living green is choosing an intentional life that focuses on sustainability. It's just that simple. There are finite supplies of fossil fuels, a limit to the damage we can inflict upon our planet and a breaking point where our bodies cannot accept more toxins.

Begin your transition to sustainable living by reading the topics below!

Bamboo Products

Bamboo Products

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. It grows at a rate of 1-4 inches a DAY, reaches full height in just one growing season, and has a life cycle of 5-7 years. As long as it's grown organically, bamboo's sustainability makes it a great source for eco friendly products and can be turned into literally thousands of products.

Best Places to Live

Best Places to Live

These best places to live for green living are based upon criteria such as clean air and water, reliable public transportation, green space and parks, renewable energy, farmer's markets, and opportunities for community involvement; listed in alphabetical order.

Biofuel

Biofuels

In the fast-growing industry of green fuels; biofuel, biodiesel and bio fuels are gaining in popularity. Discover Simple Living explains what they are and how they're made.

Deforestation

Deforestation

Deforestation is the removal of forest in order to use the land for other purposes; such as farming, ranching or urban development; or the removal of forest in order to use the wood for building, goods or fuel.

Eco Friendly Shoes

Glass Slipper Planter

Where do you find eco friendly shoes? Vegan shoes? Hemp shoes? There's lots of grocery and clothing options which are produced responsibly, but the availability shoes may be somewhat lacking unless you shop online.

Environmental News

Environmental News

While Discover Simple Living strives to have only original, unique content; environmental news is being supplied by these sites that is more timely and relevant than we could possibly keep up with.

Green Cleaning Products

Green Cleaning Products

You're searching for green cleaning products now that you've joined the green living movement. Search no further! Find homemade cleaning solutions as well as retail options here.

Green Clothing

Green Clothing

You've adopted the green movement as your own, but now you're wondering about your wardrobe. What is green clothing? What are the best choices for sustainability? How do you find green and fair trade fashions?

Green Homes

Green Homes

Tips for greening up your own home as well as information on builders of green homes.

Green Shopping

Green Shopping

Green shopping is a must for a green lifestyle. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for saving you the most possible green while also keeping your conscience - and the planet - happy.

Green Technology

Green Technology


Green technology (greentech), environmental technology (envirotech), and clean technology (cleantech) are ways to monitor, model and conserve the natural environment and resources. These technologies focus on long- and short-term impact on the environment.

Organic Skin Care Products

Organic Skin Care

Why choose organic skin care products? Basically, there are two reasons: because it's healthier for you and it's healthier for the planet.

Programmable Thermostats

Simple Living

Why choose programmable thermostats? We (my guy, my doggie and I) head to bed for the night. We all snuggle in and drift off to sleep. An hour later, I awake with a guy draped across my torso, a dog across my legs and it's approximately the same temperature as the surface of the sun. Dang it! I forgot to turn the thermostat down again!

Renewable Energy Advantages

Renewable Energy

Our top three reasons for using renewable energy are for the savings, to protect the environment, and to ensure our self-reliance.

Renewable Energy World

Renewable Energy

Welcome to our renewable energy world: a world full of green fuel and renewable resources with a bit about fossil fuels thrown in for good measure. You have to know what you’re protecting in order to want to help, right?

Solar Lights

Solar Lights

Solar lights are great for outdoor lighting, including path lighting, post lamps and security lighting.

Tidal Power

Tidal Power

Tidal power is converting the energy of ocean tides into electricity. This is currently accomplished in one of two methods: Tidal Stream Generator or Tidal Barrage.

Ways to Go Green

Ways to Go Green

You're ready to go green – congratulations! It can, however, be overwhelming. How and where do you start your new going green lifestyle? Great ways to go green begin with the basic 4 R's – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remake.

Why Go Green?

Why Go Green

Why go green? The most important concerns for me are my ecological footprint, my carbon footprint and global warming. Individual reasons, however, are just as diverse as the people adopting the green living lifestyle: frugal living, preserving water, protecting land and animals, health, etc.



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