Sandi Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sandi Schwartz is an environmental author and journalist with 20+ years of experience in the areas of sustainability, green living, home and garden, and nature. She has worked for organizations and publications including the Environmental Protection Agency, National Academies, District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation (DDOT), One Green Planet, Green Child Magazine, Very Well Family and more.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2022 | MONDAY
9 Ways to Organize a Combo Pantry and Laundry Room

Having sufficient space to take care of chores like food preparation and laundry is a priority. Yet some homes built in the 1980s and 1990s have oddly shaped long rooms designated for bot...

NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
10 Outdoor Living Trends Expected to Be Big in 2023

Choose Your Favorite TrendWith every new year comes fresh ideas. Ever since the pandemic, homeowners have focused on turning their outdoor areas into everything from a home office to a st...

NOVEMBER 14, 2022 | MONDAY
6 Indoor Plants That Don't Need Drainage

Caring for houseplants can require some work, which turns off some people even if they crave the beauty and endless benefits of greenery in their home. Plenty of concerns come with plant ...

NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The 12 Biggest Houseplant Trends for 2023

What’s Trending for 2023?Since the pandemic began, demand for houseplants has surged as more people want to care for their own natural treasures. This is no surprise given that plants pro...

OCTOBER 31, 2022 | MONDAY
Solved! Do Fake Plants Really Provide the Same Health Benefits as Living Plants?

Q: Taking care of real plants can be hard work, so I’m considering artificial plants instead. But will I lose the health benefits of greenery if I choose to decorate my home with fake pla...

OCTOBER 26, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
12 Types of Bird Feeders Every Backyard Birder Should Know

If you appreciate the vibrant colors and lovely birdsong winged visitors bring to your yard, the best way to attract more birds is to hang a good, durable bird feeder. Deciding on the bes...

OCTOBER 24, 2022 | MONDAY
Passive House Design: What All Energy-Conscious Homeowners Should Know

Climate change is already shaping how people live. With more powerful hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, and flooding, homeowners are experiencing more frequent power outages and rising e...

OCTOBER 18, 2022 | TUESDAY
12 Ways to Predict the Weather by Watching Nature in Your Backyard

Did you know your own backyard can serve as a home weather station? Yes, you can try to predict the temperature, precipitation, and other local weather conditions just by observing aspect...

OCTOBER 14, 2022 | FRIDAY
Tired of Killing Trees Every Christmas? Try a Living Christmas Tree

Every holiday season, the debate over cut or artificial Christmas trees resurfaces. Both options have their pros and cons, but the true winner when it comes to sustainability and beauty i...

OCTOBER 14, 2022 | FRIDAY
12 Ways to Make an Old Home More Energy Efficient

This article is part of Old House Appreciation with Bob Vila, a month-long series dedicated to showing you the best places to find historic homes, pros and cons of investing in an older h...