The value of homes in California with a green certification label is 9 percent higher than comparable, non-certified homes, reports the U.S. Green Building Council. They also explain that LEED-certified homes benefit your budget and your well being through lower energy costs, proper ventilation and measures to reduce mold and mildew. For homeowners who invest… Read More
Discovery’s Planet Green TV: Green Home Makeover with Ron & Lisa!
Ron and Lisa Beres, The Healthy Home Dream Team®, appear on Discovery’s television show on Planet Green™, Greenovate. Watch as we transform the home of a local Southern California family of ten into a healthy haven. Each of the eight children received a green bedroom makeover to turn their eco-dreams into a reality (yeah, yeah… Read More
Dreaming of Greener Cleaners?
While some are dreaming of a white Christmas this year, others are fed up with their toxic cleaners and wishing for a greener holiday. If the smell of chemicals and inhalation of VOC’s has you guilt-ridden from your naughty routine, it’s time to introduce a nicer side of household cleaners. Introducing, Earth Friendly Products —… Read More
Our Picks: Lisa & Ron’s Air Purifier Brand Recommendations
Portable air purifiers are one of the most effective ways to better the indoor air quality of any home or office. Many come with energy efficient motors and can save you green on your electricity bill. As mentioned in our previous post, some ionizing air purifiers emit ozone, the main component of smog. Look instead… Read More
Reducing Your Housekeeping Expenses
Looking for a way to reduce those monthly bills and expenditures? Try cutting your housekeeping expenses. Most families are unaware of how much they spend on cleaning their house, and even less aware of how cheaper alternatives can be better for their health and the health of the planet. Here are some ways to downsize… Read More
Tips and Treats for a Healthy HalloGreen!
I love Fall for so many reasons. For one, the crisp cool air is reminiscent of past memories filled with the knowing that the holidays are just around the corner. Soon it will be time to put away my beloved flip flops in exchange for boots or other closed toe shoes. Then again, I do… Read More
See the Light! Soy candles can ‘smoke out bacteria’
What is the first thing you do when you see, or smell for that matter, a candle at a boutique or shop? You pick it up to inhale the fragrance, right? What you may not realize however, is there may be more to that smell than meets the nose. Although the bouquet of freshly cut… Read More
Our Body is our Temple
The wise man gathered his three students for one final lesson before they were to embark on their journeys and share their knowledge with the world. It had been twenty six months of reflection at the monastery, beautifully perched high above the valley. Nestled in a quaint village the students called home, it was… Read More