Yoga Shouldn’t Hurt

I think the old phrase “No Pain, No Gain” expired at the turn of the millennium. And it definitely has no place in the practice of yoga! I confess, I see more faces of distress in my yoga classes than I do expressions of bliss,...

Bedding Basics

In today’s world there are so many people who are having trouble snoozing that it is important to do what we can to make our bed the most comfortable and enjoyable place it can be—and that includes eliminating chemicals and toxins that might be found...

The Ultimate Office

With the average office worker spending upwards of 40 hours a week at a desk, most efforts on improving the office atmosphere are quite unremarkable. Since everyone can’t work in a dream office, we give you some affordable and practical solutions for greening and livening...

DIY Stamps

As with the potato, common household items can serve another purpose before they’re bound for the garbage can: a stamp. Celery: After the edible stalks are cut off, the end resembles a rose. Dry it out with the cut side down to remove most of the...

Natural Products Expo East: Our Top 18 Favs!

Well, with over 1,450 exhibitors to choose from, it was tough to narrow it down to 18, as well as impossible to visit every booth. So, rather than feature the more established brands, we thought we would bring you the newcomers….first time exhibitors, new products,...

Broiled Bananas: Never Tasted So Good

As my daughter gets older, it is getting harder and harder to pass off fruit as a "treat."  She's onto me, and while she loves strawberries, cantaloupe and grapes, she no longer falls for the "if you are a good girl, you can have some...

Students Lead 30-Day Eco-Challenge

“The Challenge aims to raise awareness about conscious living, informed consumption, and the collective impact of individual actions, as well as empower students with actionable steps for their own lives,” said Erin Schrode, 20, Project Green Challenge Program Director and Co-Founder of TTG. “In one...

Eco-Friendly Clothing for Kids? Yes!

Since having my first child almost four years ago, I always thought of eco-friendly clothing as being synonymous with organic clothing. While organic clothing is eco-friendly, there are other types of clothing that are also considered eco-friendly. A broader definition is: clothing that is either...

NYC Offers Bike Share System

We at eco18.com were really excited to learn that New York City recently got approval to adopt a new “transit system,” as a bike share system will be implemented next year. This is basically ZipCar for cyclists, as those who pay the fee will be...

Foods To Cure A Sweet Tooth

Everyone gets a sweet tooth every now and then. It happens. But it’s how you handle the cravings that is the true test. It is so easy to adhere to a good diet all day and then, while just relaxing at home, to binge on...