Green Living Guides
Save Money and Protect the Environment
Our lifestyle choices can have a significant affect on the environment. Incorporating earth-friendly decisions into our everyday life, whether it’s reducing waste, buying organic foods, or attracting wildlife, can help keep our planet healthy. Sage’s Green Living Guides are packed with helpful, practical suggestions to help you make good environmental choices in your everyday life.
Even small changes like bringing your own shopping bag or buying a more efficient lightbulb can make a big difference. Visit the following Green Living Guides to learn how a little natural living can go a long way to protect both our pocketbooks and our environment.
Easy recipes and green cleaning tips for non-toxic cleaning alternatives made from common household ingredients.
Introduction to the benefits of composting, how to establish a worm bin and compost pile, how to build a compost bin, troubleshooting tips for successful composting, and creative ideas for composting decor and design.
A guide to building a pond to attract frogs to your backyard. Learn tips to size, shape and locate your pond that attract frogs. Discover pond plants that provide cover for amphibians, and provide winter hibernating habitat to keep your frogs happy year-round.
Simple instructions for how to create a backyard butterfly garden for attracting the greatest number of butterflies. This guide provides tips on butterfly garden design, how to build a butterfly house, and plants that attract butterflies.
Find easy ways to attract bats by building a bat house to provide roosting habitat in your backyard. Learn about how to design and construct a bat house, and how to strategically locate your bat house for the greatest likelihood of attracting bats.
Learn natural flea control steps to get rid of fleas while avoiding harmful chemical flea treatments.
Great tips for how to shop in environmentally responsible ways and advice for how to patronize green businesses.
Summary of the health and environmental benefits of eating organic, great reasons to eat natural, whole foods, and tips for how to get started.
Help protect wildlife by adopting your favorite animal, or adopt a habitat that contains many animals.
A guide for how to reduce waste when wrapping, shipping, decorating and entertaining for holidays.
Visit our guide to specific information on attracting hummingbirds to your backyard.
Learn how to attract birds by planting the right species of trees, shrubs, vines and nectar plants, and providing water, shelter and food with bird baths, bird houses, and bird feeders that attract the greatest number of birds.
Advice for how to attract bees by choosing the right flowers and providing a place for bees to raise young. Learn about bee houses, water sources for bees, and bee-friendy pest control.
Suggestions for ways to conserve water in your backyard, including mulching, soaker hoses, timing devices and how to reuse water.
Great tips for maintaining your lawn the natural way, including how to choose a green lawnmower, how often to mow, and information on grasscycling, organic fertilizers, and recycling your old lawnmower.