Soap Nuts: Natural Detergent

We always like to discover innovative, plant-based products that are being introduced into the marketplace. Take for example, Soap Nuts which are an organic, eco-effective alternative to detergent. The powder is made from the sun-dried fruit of Sapindus Trifoliatus trees in south eastern India which is ground into a fine powder. Nothing further is added to the powder, and it …

Costa Rica Is 99% Powered By Renewable Energy


Costa Rica is a country rich with renewable energy. In fact, it gets about 99% of all its electrical energy from clean sources, and it’s aiming to be the first country to become carbon neutral (more about that below). Some of Costa Rica’s energy sources include geothermal energy, the burning of sugarcane waste and other biomass, solar and wind energy. …

Chlorine Alternatives For Efficient Swimming Pools

Cannonball! Jumping into a swimming pool is a classic way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. But clean pool water requires a combination of filtration, circulation, and sanitization. Chlorine has long been the most common tool for keeping pools free of bacteria and algae – but it has its drawbacks, and there are alternatives.

The Best Rechargeable Batteries and Chargers Of 2015


In A Nutshell Here are my recommendations for the best rechargeable AA batteries: If you want the best energy capacity (2550 mAh) — get the Eneloop Pro If you want maximum recharge capacity (2100 times) — get the 4th Generation Panasonic Eneloops If you want to save some money and don’t mind a little less performance from your batteries —  …