Life on planet Earth is struggling through an historically challenging era, thanks in no small part to the actions of our species. Some scientists have proposed labeling this period as the Anthropocene epoch due to the outsize...
Lighter Footstep has a new home! Here's what to expect in the coming weeks.
Lighter Footstep hosts the 207th edition of Carnival of The Green. Browse a great collection of articles submitted by some of the Green web’s top writers.
The arrival of autumn means cooler temperatures, darker evenings -- and a last chance to get your home ready for winter. Here are twelve ways to get started!
Want to cut your back-to-school budget in half? It all starts with finding quality used clothing. Here's where to start in your community.
Compost's job is to rot -- to decompose and become next season's topsoil. What happens along the way is either beautiful or disgusting, depending on your viewpoint.
It's nothing to sneeze at: Papermaking giant Kimberly-Clark agrees to new initiatives which will make Kleenex and other brands more environmentally responsible.
Thinking about a healthier, greener -- and car free -- lifestyle? It can be done. But picking the right bicycle helps. Here are some choices to get you started.
Heard about urban homesteading? If not, you aren't alone. Meet Everett Sizemore and Melissa Blakeslee, who are living a new lifestyle as suburban pioneers.
Anyone who says it's easy being green hasn't worked at it too hard. Fighting green burnout? Here's how to get back on track.
Compost and recycling bins are great for cutting curbside trash. But not everything that lands in either is a good idea. Here's what's not to let rot (or recycle).
There are plenty of healthier, greener products on the market these days -- at a price. But in a struggling economy, green choices aren't always black and white.
More people are renting than ever. But most energy saving tips are geared to homeowners. If you rent and want to cool down your summer power bill, start here!
Most people don't think of artificial lighting as a form of pollution. But light pollution impacts wildlife, energy use -- and human health.
Here's an incredibly simple dish that won't heat up your kitchen, is easy on the budget, and prepares in under 30 minutes.
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