Earthbound’s Earthfest Benefits Black Warrior Riverkeeper on April 18th

Life The Green Way - A beloved event is returning for all who enjoy live music, clean water, and local food, beer, and art. Saturday, April 18 from 2pm to sundown, Earthbound will play their annual outdoor rock concert, Earthbound’s Earthfest, at Avondale Brewery (201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222).The event’s purpose is to celebrate Earth Day and promote Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization. The Black Warrior River basin includes parts of 17 … [Read more...]

Infographic: Are You Benefitting From Solar Energy?

Life The Green Way - Read the full article at JK MechanicalElena White is the founder and editor of Life The Green Way, clean water advocate, and a "rurban" wife and mother. Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway. (c) Life The Green Way - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

9 Awesome Eco-friendly Bedroom Cleaning Tips

Life The Green Way - 9 Awesome Eco-friendly bedroom cleaning tips [Infographic] by the team at Wimdu--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Elena White is the founder and editor of Life The Green Way, clean water advocate, and a "rurban" wife and mother. Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway. (c) Life The Green Way - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

8 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Kitchen

Life The Green Way - The holiday season is here! During this special time of year, you'll more than likely spend a great deal of time in the kitchen - whether you're hosting a party or simply cooking a traditional meal for your family. No matter what the reason, you're going to shop for lots of ingredients, cook, clean, and enjoy lots of yummy food!I know that you will want to buy quality food that is also healthy for your family, while keeping costs down. Look no further, here are a list of … [Read more...]

Ahhhhchooo! Spring is Here: 10 Ways to Deal

Life The Green Way - Spring has sprung! You're excited about the longer days, warmer weather, and finally being able to wear shorts again!  However, for allergy sufferers, it's not such a happy time of year. An estimated 54% of the American population has a reaction to at least one allergen (a substance, often a protein, that causes an allergy, such as pollen or dust). Although indoor allergens like dust mites, mold, pet dander and mildew can be problematic year-round, pollen is probably … [Read more...]

Tell Your Alabama Legislature To Find New Revenue To Protect Clean Water!

Life The Green Way - Clean water protection in Alabama is severely at risk. After years of "kicking the can down the road," the budget situation in Alabama is in dire straits. An “austerity budget” that was created to show how bad things in Alabama would get if the Legislature could not find new revenue to fund the state government is now moving forward as a very real possibility. If passed, this budget would gut many of the agencies and programs that we rely on to protect Alabama’s natural … [Read more...]

Modifications to Settlement with Alabama Power Company Will Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

Life The Green Way - EPA NEWSBRIEF: WASHINGTON -- EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice today lodged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama a proposed modification of a prior 2006 consent decree with Alabama Power Company that will secure further reductions of harmful air pollutants, primarily sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), from three of the company’s coal-fired power plants in Alabama. The proposed modifications, if entered by the court, will … [Read more...]

Versatile Vinegar: Cleaning the Greener, Cheaper Way!

Life The Green Way - So, now that I've given you an overview of the facts about vinegar and its various types and uses, let's talk about cleaning. White vinegar, also known as distilled vinegar, is a great inexpensive way to clean your home, as it naturally cleans like your typical all-purpose cleaner. It is also a greener alternative to chemically-based products because it's better for the environment. You may begin by buying an inexpensive spray bottle (24-36 oz.) and mix a solution of 1 … [Read more...]

4 Easy Tips To Make Your Holiday Kitchen Greener

Life The Green Way - The holiday season is upon us! For most of you, that means spending a lot more time in the kitchen - whether you're hosting a party or simply cooking a traditional meal for your family. No matter what the reason, you're going to shop for many ingredients, cook, clean, and enjoy lots of yummy food (let's hear it for the leftovers)! If you're like me (and I'll bet you are, since you're here), you want to buy quality food that is also healthy for your family, while keeping … [Read more...]

Seafood Lovers: Is Your Favorite Fish Eco-friendly? Find Out Here!

Life The Green Way - I don't know about you, but I absolutely LOVE seafood! I could eat it three times a day, seven days a week. So, needless to say, I was a little distressed to find that one of my all-time favorite fish (Chilean sea bass) is categorized as "Eco-Worst." I did, however, see a lot of goodies on the "Eco-Best" list. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) uses several criteria to determine which fish merit an "Eco-Best," "Eco-Ok," or … [Read more...]

The Paleo Revolution: Infographic

Life The Green Way - Happy New Year! I'm sure that, like me, you've already made new years resolutions. According to Statistic Brain's "Top 10 New Years Resolutions for 2014", the #1 resolution is no surprise: losing weight, with "staying fit and healthy" coming in at #5. One of the hottest trends in the health and fitness arena is the Paleo Diet. I'm sure most of you have heard of it, but may not know too much about it.Our friends at Medical Billing and Coding have created the following … [Read more...]

Save Money By Learning When To Buy Organic: The New "Dirty Dozen" Plus

Life The Green Way - Image via WikipediaEating fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of having a healthy lifestyle; and while no one wants to eat produce that is full of pesticides, most of us are and don't even realize it. There are many benefits of eating organic food: most importantly, they're pesticide-free, meaning no pesticides or chemical fertilizers were used to grow it. Unfortunately, organic food almost always costs more than conventionally-grown produce. As I mentioned in … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 4 Considerations Before Installing Solar Panels by Tali Wee of Zillow

Life The Green Way - Practical steps for protecting the planet include recycling, composting, driving a hybrid car and turning the heat down in the wintertime. However, homeowners who wish to be more proactive in the sustainability movement may choose to install solar panels on the roofs of their homes.Solar power is not only environmentally responsible, but also offers monetary incentives to homeowners. As fossil fuels continue to rise in price, homes equipped with eco-friendly technology are … [Read more...]

15 Healthiest Frozen Fruits and Vegetables: Get Leaner and Save Money, Too!

Life The Green Way - What if I told you that you could be more fit, boost your antioxidant intake, and save money — all at the same time? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I've put together a list of 15 frozen fruits and vegetables - yes, frozen - that will help you do just that!Especially during the winter months, fresh produce is limited - or expensive - in most of the country, which forces many of us to turn to either canned or frozen fruits and veggies. While canned vegetables … [Read more...]