10 Reasons You Don’t Need a Grass Lawn

April 16, 2014 1 Comment
10 Reasons You Don’t Need a Grass Lawn

Is your yard brown from a harsh winter? Good. Here are 10 reasons why you should stop fussing over your lawn and let it die. 1. Grass lawns waste water. No surprise here. According to the EPA, 30 to 60 percent of urban fresh water is used for watering lawns — and due to poor […]

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Choosing Green Burial

April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Choosing Green Burial

Green burial isn’t a new topic on The Good Human, but there have been a few new options introduced in recent years, so we thought it was time for a refresher. As David Quilty wrote in 2008, according to National Geographic, each year, along with our loved ones, United States cemeteries bury 30 million board […]

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Is carbon capture the answer?

April 9, 2014 2 Comments
Is carbon capture the answer?

The U.N. is expected to release a study later this week that strongly states world powers are running out of time to slash their usage of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed upon limits on global warming, according to Reuters. The 29-page draft says “nations will have to impose drastic curbs on their still […]

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DIY: Become a ‘Natural’ Redhead with Henna

April 7, 2014 0 Comments
DIY: Become a ‘Natural’ Redhead with Henna

I wish I had been born a redhead, but I’ve been faking my crimson locks for many years now. If you’ve ever had your hair dyed red at a salon, you know how quickly it fades. I’d regularly drop between $60-120 for cut and color only to have the red fade into oblivion within weeks […]

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Green News For The Weekend Volume 354

April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Green News For The Weekend Volume 354

Happy Friday! Looks like things are warming up around the country, so hope you get a chance to spend some time outside this weekend. But before you do, check out some green news from the past week… Warming climate may spread drying to a third of earth: Heat, not just rainfall, plays into new projections […]

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DIY: Foaming Antibacterial Hand Soap

April 2, 2014 2 Comments
DIY: Foaming Antibacterial Hand Soap

Last week, we discussed antibacterial soaps and why you should avoid them. Today I’d like to share with you a recipe for hand soap that will not only keep you safe from harmful ingredients in antibacterial soap, but it will save you money and reduce waste. Triple win! First, you will need a foaming hand […]

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