A step-by-step guide to accomplishing your bigger green goals, from upping your energy efficiency to reducing your carbon footprint.
Text by Mindy Pennybacker
School districts across the country are making the transition from processed cafeteria foods to meals based around fresh produce. If your child's isn't one of them, there are still things you can do. We have four tips to follow, and more online resources to consult, to make your school nutrition dreams a reality.
Minimizing your carbon footprint -- the amount of greenhouse gases you're responsible for releasing each year -- is a good way to reduce your impact on the health of the planet. Use an online calculator to determine your personal number -- and to get ideas for how to shrink it.
It's no surprise that a rooftop bakes in the summer heat. What can be surprising, though, is the 20 percent you can lop off your power bills simply by using a little elbow grease -- and white paint to reflect the sun's light and heat.
Whole Living's editor in chief, shown here, painted the roof of her Brooklyn brownstone last summer to beat the heat. (Check out behind-the-scenes photos on our blog.) Find out the simple steps you can take to make a major difference in your energy efficiency.
You can add some green to your environment, expand your living space -- and give your place plenty of curb appeal -- just by cultivating the public space around your home or block. Last summer, the Whole Living staff beautified Editor-in-chief Alex Postman's neighborhood; check out behind-the-scenes photos on our blog.
Find out how to "adopt" the curbside turf near you, and get tips for what plants do best in this until-now-neglected no-man's land.