Furniture is one of the biggest investments we make when adding personality to our homes. Choosing the right additions can provide comfort, elegance and charm, but, unfortunately, the furniture industry hides some dark realities. The rise of so-called “fast furniture” over the last few decades has led to huge amounts of waste and has had […]
As you may know, we’ve had an extremely harsh summer here in California (and along the west coast) with an outrageous number of fires. These fires have lead to very poor air quality. In fact, at one point, numerous cities along the Western U.S. were being reported as having the worst air quality in the […]
Sustainable living has many benefits. Eco-friendly homes have lower levels of chemicals and harmful gases that can affect indoor air quality and be detrimental to your health. Making conscious choices on what you buy and bring into your home can help you reduce waste and lower your carbon footprint, and the overall effect can save […]
While the good news is carbon emissions have dropped around 17 percent in recent months, due to coronavirus quarantines put in place around the world, indoor air pollution continues to be an issue we’re all dealing with day in and day out. According to the EPA, the average American spends around 90% of their day […]
It’s an unusual time around the world with the Coronavirus as we all try and adjust to quarantines and social distancing. Fortunately Noel and Jacob recorded this episode in advance, so they could continue to educate and bring fun entertainment to our listeners who want to know what we can do to help stay at home and not spread this disease.
What happens when you get rid of almost everything you own and live your life on the road? That’s ‘Vanlife’ and today our special guest Lisa Jacobs, also known as VacayVans, is here to tell us about how she embraced this nomadic lifestyle as a solo female, mastered the art of where to park, and learned that sometimes even a minimalist needs a nice pair of shoes.
We do everything we can to make our homes as comfortable as possible. Most of the time, this involves selecting the right furniture, keeping the thermostat at the proper temperature, and choosing the ideal color scheme to set the mood. Over the last few decades, many of us are also concerned with making our homes […]
Americans on average spend up to $200 on redecorating, after all, most of us like the idea of a quick home make-over. But how we decorate our homes, from the paint we choose to the upholstery and furniture we buy, can all have an impact on our health and the environment. Giving tired-looking or dated walls […]
In the past century and a half, air quality around the world has grown less and less healthy. One prominent example is sulfur dioxide emissions, demonstrated by this chart, which spans more than 150 years. As more than 4 million people die every year due to ambient (outdoor) air pollution, it is clear poor air […]