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 »

Quit Smoking Cigarettes and Save Money, Trees, and Life

August 16th, 2014 Posted in eco footprint, health | 4 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!


Are you a smoker? Do you know a smoker? Looking for even more reasons to quit smoking cigarettes (or “fags”, as the Brits are wont to say)?

Since you’ve probably heard all about the horrible ways cigarettes can crush your health (and your wallet!), I’ll focus on some environmental reasons to stop smoking. If you won’t quit for yourself, maybe you’ll quit for good ol’ Mother Nature?

Don’t be like Mrs. Mac; quit smoking today!
Stop smoking now

At least 4.5 trillion non-biodegradable filter-tipped cigarettes are smoked and tossed out every single year.

600 million trees are chopped down and used each year just to dry out the tobacco, and cigarette machines use almost 4 miles of paper every single hour. Holy cow that’s READ MORE »

How to make a homemade hydroelectric power plant!

August 3rd, 2014 Posted in construction, eco hero, electric, green living, off the grid, water | 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!


Ho-ly mo-ly. Manfred Mornhinweg, de la Rep├║blica de Chile, is now an official eco-hero, joining the proud ranks of such luminaries as Amory Lovins (and almost Michael Jackson).

Not only did Manfred freaking build his own homemade mini-hydroeletric power plant, but he documented the entire process with pictures and step-by-step instructions!

With the help of some of his friends and neighbors, and a whole lot of gumption, he dug a side-channel off a creek to divert some water for his lil’ hydroelectric plant.

Digging hydroelectric channel

He ordered the hydroelectric turbine from the glorious People’s Republic o’ China:
Hydroelectric turbine

And eventually was able to READ MORE »

Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe from the Garden

August 2nd, 2014 Posted in food, gardening, green living, health, organic | 13 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’ve got a garden and are lucky enough to be growing tomatoes and basil, then you’ve basically got a ready-made, organic, honest-to-goodness snack sitting in your garden! Bruschetta is a tasty-as-heck, healthy snack, and is as easy to make as 1-2-3.

Here’s all you have to do to make deliciosa tomato basil bruschetta, along with a pro-tip to take your new tomato basil bruschetta to the next level!

Step 1: Obtain tomato

Bam! Fresh-picked maters straight from the garden!
Fresh picked tomatoes from the garden

Step 2: READ MORE »