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Worldwide Energy Makeover Means Changes at Home, Too

New Energy is about more than clean fuels and technologies. As consumers, we can do much to reduce demand.

Chemical-Free Lawns

Pioneering communities across the U.S. are now embracing organic lawn care, creating more sustainable landscapes that benefit everyone.

Stay Cool

High summer temperatures may be the norm during the next few decades. These active and passive strategies will help you beat the heat and save money.

The Best Furniture is Green

Breathe Easy — It’s Green Paint

Today’s safer interior paints are durable, affordable, and less harmful to humans and the environment. When considering painting a room or two or three, today’s rainbow of more planet- and people-friendly options allows us all to breathe a little more easily.

Ed Begley Jr.’s Green Home Makeover

America’s most environmentally aware actor is building a new, green home that meets LEED Platinum standards. His wife and daughter dish on “life with Ed” and their daily eco-strategies.

The Dirt on Cleaning

To safely power through household dirt and bacteria without using questionable chemicals, try these green cleaning tips.

The Great Energy-Efficiency Payback

Federal and state incentives, loans, mortgages and tax breaks are available for those who want to improve their energy use while reducing the initial cost.

Goodnight, Moon

Transform your little ones' rooms so they feel happy at home every day in a loving, nurturing safe place, where they can grow into the fullness of who they are meant to be.

The Family Footprint

Many decisions we make have an associated carbon value—whether we commute by train or car; use fans or air conditioning; how long we shower; and how often we wash clothes. Learn ways to reduce your household's carbon footprint.