10 Ways To Save Money and Be Eco-Friendly At The Same Time

10 eco friendly tips for saving money

Going green can also fatten your pockets!  There are numerous benefits to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle but one of the most appealing is the fact that it can save you money. Today we’re going to outline 10 easy eco-friendly ways you can save money while helping the environment. Reuse Your Water Bottle Bottled water … Read more

Environmentally Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Home Renovation Scraps

How to recycle your home renovation scraps

Renovating your home is an exciting time. It’s easy to get carried away in the thrill of the project without thinking about the environmental consequences. In fact, over 30% of all landfill waste comes from DIY and construction projects. That’s a phenomenal amount. It’s sad to think that much of that waste could probably have … Read more

Can I Sell You My Homegrown Bamboo?

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At Ambient Bamboo Floors, we’re often asked: Will you buy the bamboo in my backyard? While we support recycling and re-use, unfortunately, the answer is no.  There are many different reasons for this – the key one being that the Moso bamboo species we use in our flooring is a different species than what exists … Read more

Common Recycling Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

  The world is in danger and we are to blame. Sadly, Americans create a monumental amount of waste every single day that ends up further damaging the environment. Each year in the U.S., a total of 254 million tons of waste is created. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, if all the recyclable … Read more

The ‘Yuck’ Free Guide To Home Composting

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America has a problem. Almost 45% of all waste sent to landfills is foodstuffs and food packaging, and 4 to 10% of food purchased at the checkout won’t don’t even make it to our plates. This all makes for a pretty depressing reading, especially since there are life-threatening food shortages in all-too-many countries around the … Read more

How to escape consumerism and beat the Jones Syndrome

As hard as even the most dedicated of eco-warriors may try, it can be tough (if not impossible) to resist the urge to compare and compete when it comes to consumerism. But don’t be too hard on yourself – multi-billion dollar corporate machines funnel massive budgets into marketing – making us feel that their most … Read more

5 Green Reasons to Go Minimal

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Minimalism is sweeping the nation. It seems everywhere you turn these days there is an article about another young person who has decided they have had enough of consumerism and are taking steps toward a life with less. Tiny houses now grace our televisions, and numerous books about minimalism fill the shelves of our bookstores and libraries. What … Read more