Have a Green Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2014 Posted in food, green living, holidays, Uncategorized | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


This Earth pilgrim is highMany moons ago, the American Indians used to celebrate Thanksgiving the right way — the green way. Then the pilgrims came along, and ol’ Gaea wasn’t invited to many more Thanksgiving dinners after that.

Well, I say it’s time to slide back a chair, dust it off, and offer Mother Earth a seat at an ol’ fashioned green Thanksgiving this year.

Green Thanksgiving Foods

  • Wild food – forage through your local woods for edible plants. Mushrooms are always a tasty treat. Don’t forget your protein-packed pal, the grubworm!
  • Reused food – you’d be shocked and appalled at the food that some businesses throw out. Save this food from the landfill! A barely-expired can of cranberries can make a sumptuous side dish to complement a locally-found bird or deer.
  • Clover leaves – a young EcoJoe used to READ MORE »

How to get Free Desert Plants

November 16th, 2014 Posted in free, gardening, plants, Uncategorized | 6 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!

If you’re like me, you like having a desert plant around, whether it be a colossal cactus, a jolly jade plant, or another succulent species o’ flora.

But if you’re like me, you ain’t exactly the Monopoly man, and cactus plants just aren’t in your budget. So here’s how to get free desert plants and cactuses, like this guy:

Free desert plant

Anyhoo, without further ado, here’s how to get free desert plants (for free, I might add)!

Step 1: Go to a store (Lowes, Home Depot, anywhere they sell cactuses and other succulents). Play it cool.
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Green Building Tips n’ Tricks

November 16th, 2014 Posted in energy conservation, green construction | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!

If you’re contemplating upgrading your simple hovel into a natural palace, you might want to check out these green building tips n’ tricks thoughtfully provided by AbleSkills. Thanks, Ableskills!


View Interactive Version (via Able Skills).

Taking Out The Trash in Russia

October 19th, 2014 Posted in bike, cleaning, eco hero | 2 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!

There’s an eco-hero patrolling the streets in Russia, bringing swift justice to litterbugs. Check out this video of her cleaning up the streets and taking a bite out of crime:

So next time you’re about to chuck some trash out your car window, remember what happened to these poor souls, and dispose of that trash properly instead. You know it’s the right thing, sir/madam.

Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe for Fall

October 13th, 2014 Posted in food, green living | 5 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


If you, like me, are in the northern hemisphere of good ol’ Mother Earth, then you’re rotch in the midst of autumn. Nights are getting chillier, crops are starting (continuing?) to fail, and we’re all preparing for a green Halloween (a Hallogreen).

You casually glance at the clock. You know what time it is. We all do. It’s morphin’ time homemade applesauce o’clock!

Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe in the Universe

The secret ingredient in this homemade applesauce is READ MORE »

Help Clean up a River Near You

October 3rd, 2014 Posted in cleaning, water | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!

River cleanup raft

Photo from americanrivers.org


How many of you live near a trashy river or stream, and have noticed piles o’ junk in it, or other such debris on its banks? It’s enough to make an eco-heart weep.

Now imagine if that stream was clean and pristine; no litter, lil’ fishies swimming around in it, birds a-livin’ next to it, no Indians crying, raccoons READ MORE »

EcoJoes Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe

September 15th, 2014 Posted in food | 6 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!

Dragon's Breath, a garlic habanero sauce from EcoJoes Have a heap of homegrown habaneros? Perplexed about what to do with these powerful peppers? Tired of just eating them whole until you pass out?

Here’s how to make some spicy-as-heck, so-good-you-slap-yo-mama homemade habanero garlic hot sauce.

WARNING! Make sure you wash your hands with soap afterwards, and wash anything that touches the habaneros. Otherwise you’ll get some surprise burns later on, in some surprising places.

Feel free to reuse a container to bottle this potent potable. READ MORE »