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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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...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 | THURSDAY
What Is Permaculture and How Can I Use It in My Home Garden?

Q: I have been hearing a lot about permaculture lately. How can I implement permaculture principles in my own garden? What will I need and how do I get started?A: If you’re looking to tak...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 | FRIDAY
How to Attract Bluebirds to Your Backyard: 12 Tips That Work

True to their timeless depictions in popular media like “Snow White,” bluebirds are sweet, gentle, and vivid. Their charming birdsong and brilliant royal blue coloring make them particula...

AUGUST 17, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Attract More Hummingbirds to Your Yard by Avoiding These 10 Common Mistakes

Finding the right ways to attract hummingbirds to your yard can provide you with hours of joyful entertainment, as they’re one of the most fascinating birds to watch. These brightly color...

AUGUST 16, 2022 | TUESDAY
15 Perennial Herbs to Grow for Years of Fresh Flavor, Pest Control, and Cleaning Supplies

Looking for ways to keep your garden low maintenance while also enjoying a multitude of beauty, culinary, and medicinal benefits? Growing perennial herbs in your garden may be just the ti...

AUGUST 12, 2022 | FRIDAY
9 Home Upgrades the Climate Bill Can Help You Pay For

The Inflation Reduction Act that was recently passed by the U. S. Congress includes $369 billion for energy security and climate change investments, making it the largest climate bill in ...