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Timber + Main // Furniture With History

Meet Kelly and Russell Conroy, the husband and wife team behind Timber + Main. Using recycled wood and metal from local farms, they create one of a kind pieces of artistic furniture. From spoons to tables, their handcrafted works show that living sustainably can be full of history and creativity. Continue reading “Timber + Main // Furniture With History”

Eco-Friendly Laundry

So we’ve all had one, one of those ‘Out of the Blue’ revelation moments. I had often thought about the chemicals and hazards in our environment. The noxious stuff in the air, the “who knows what” in the water and the awfulness sprayed on commercial produce – that’s some scary stuff.

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To E-Read or Not to E-Read?

To E-Read or Not to E-Read? That is the question I asked myself a few months ago when I first considered purchasing an E-Reader. When they first appeared on the scene, I immediately said, “Well, that’s a new toy I don’t need (and I do need most new toys). Why would I want my books digitalized? I love my books, hardbound with beautiful covers.”

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Gifts for the Sustainability Lover in Your Life

Eco-friendly options to give this holiday!

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Conscious Companies // Ana Apple

Ana Apple is a sustainable infant and toddler clothing company located in Old Sacramento, CA. We interviewed owner, Ana Manzano, about her whimsical, eco-friendly shop and the wonderful things she is doing to give back to the community.

Eco-Pro Tip // Rain Capture with a Bilge Pump

With this weird weather in Sacramento lately, random bouts of rain followed by a week of 100˚ days, it’s important to capture and utilize that rain water! In this Urban Treehouse video, Mikael explains how to use a bilge pump to water your garden from a sealed pool cover. Continue reading “Eco-Pro Tip // Rain Capture with a Bilge Pump”

Conscious Comapanies // ECOlunchbox – Reinventing the Lunchbox in a Sustainable Way

ECOlunchbox is based in Lafayette, CA and was founded by eco-mom, Sandra Harris in 2009. We had the pleasure of meeting Sandra and asking her about the wonderful company she has built over the years. Continue reading “Conscious Comapanies // ECOlunchbox – Reinventing the Lunchbox in a Sustainable Way”

Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil

A thousand worms feasting on garbage in your home…sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Nothing like a bunch of slithering creatures chewing on your old food scraps just a few feet away from where you eat your meal.  Well, Urban Treehousers, this just so happens to be the basic formula of an eco-friendly compost bin! Continue reading “Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil”

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