Green Living

How—and Why—One Woman Lives in 150 Square Feet

What do you do when you’re a reluctant city dweller craving nature? If you’re ecologist Jenny Carney, you build yourself a tiny remote getaway (with a little help from Pa).

How to Make Laundry Day a Little More Eco-Friendly

No more pesky (wasteful!) plastic bags.

10 All-Natural, DIY Cleaners to Scrub Every Inch of Your Home

Try these simple, green recipes you can make yourself.

7 Green Cleaning Solutions

Though there is still not much regulation over “green” and “organic” cleaners, these formulas cut (through) the mustard and help keep your home in top form. 

6 Great Green Beauty Products

Out of more than 100 certified products, we singled out these stars that work best from head to toe.

How to Compost

Composting reduces your home’s waste, helps the environment, and refreshes your flower beds.  Get started with these FAQs.

6 Handy Food Covers and Tents

Generate buzz around the table with food tents that will keep unwanted guests far from the fare.

7 Breezy Beach Umbrellas

Screen yourself from the sun with these cool additions to your summer day. 

Reader Tips: How to Be Green

So maybe you don’t live in a home the size of a closet or drive a car that runs on vegetable oil. You can still make environmental choices that matter. This month, readers share their smartest strategies and innovations for going green.

6 Great Reusable Water Bottles

Thirsting for a snazzier-than-standard model? Of 125 vetted for functionality, looks, and sipping satisfaction, these six really made a splash.

 

6 Earth-Friendly Products to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 12 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

4 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Lowering food waste not only helps the environment, it can also save you money.