You can easily turn your master bathroom into a green retreat - without breaking the bank. By making smart, sustainable updates, you can transform your space into one that's both eco-friendly and stylish.

You conserved energy in 2007 by installing programmable thermostats in your home. In 2008, you replaced your home’s incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights. If you’re wondering what you can do in 2009 to further reduce your carbon footprint, just take a look at product packaging.

Solar power has been called the only truly clean energy because using it emits no greenhouse gases. With a few sunny-day upgrades, you can use the power of the sun to create a bright, welcoming environment in your home – and save on energy bills at the same time.

Protecting the earth means using it wisely, a concept that extends to virtually all aspects of life, from the emergence of renewable fuels to the conservation of plants and species.

Cattle ranchers and farmers are considered to be one of the greenest professions from a diverse list of jobs, according to a recent survey. Cattle ranchers were selected as the third greenest profession from a diverse list of jobs, with park rangers topping the list. In fact, 86 percent of those surveyed think that cattle farmers and ranchers are committed to environmental preservation.

You can just smell it. You install new carpeting in your home, and the air in your living room takes on a brash, chemical scent. That can’t be good. The health and safety of the family is a top priority for all, yet it’s surprising how common it is to neglect easy ways to protect them. If you are planning to remodel, redecorate or even build a new home, what should you consider?

Homeowners are embracing the green movement, not only opting for eco-friendly renovations when they improve existing homes, but choosing to go green from the ground up when they build a new house. Here are some secrets to embracing eco-friendly building.