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Cellulose Insulation – The ABCs of Green Building Materials

Originally published on Green Building Elements Made from consumer paper products, cellulose insulation typically contains about 85 percent recycled content. Using this green building material can effectively lower the carbon footprint of your home or business property. Essentially, this is because cellulose insulation is plant cell matter that is still storing the carbon sequestered when […]

October 21st

Aluminum – The ABCs of Green Building Materials

Originally published on GreenBuildingElements.com Used in a wide variety of ways in the building construction market, aluminum is a very versatile green building material, especially when it’s recycled. Everything from huge external building structures to delicate window blinds can be manufactured from this light weight, durable, and corrosion-resistant metal. Doors, windows, and awnings are popular […]

August 19th

Recycling Flip Flops From Kenya’s Ocean Shores

Originally published on InspiredEconomist.com The world’s oceans are vast, floating dumps for plastic pollution. Without a serious plan for cleaning up the world’s oceans, this situation is dire and becoming worse every day. With a goal of retrieving and recycling 400,000 flip flops a year from the coast of Kenya, one small start-up in Nairobi […]

June 29th

Cleaning Up NATO’s Hazardous Waste in Afghanistan

(Originally published on InspiredEconomist.com) Large quantities of hazardous waste material have accumulated in Afghanistan during more than eleven years of NATO presence and operations in the country. Gearing up retrograde activities now that combat operation “Enduring Freedom” has drawn to a close, NATO must now comply with international standards to dispose of this hazardous ecowaste […]

April 28th

A Message About Your Water Bottle

Aquafina, Dasani, and Poland Spring are names on the water bottle that have come to evoke images of pristine waterfalls, swift cool streams, and shimmering, unspoiled mountain lakes. As well they should. These three carefully selected names are among the largest selling brands of bottled water in the United States. They play a vital role […]

October 26th

Going Green Tips: 2 Key Ways To Make Your Printing Greener

How many things have you printed in the past year? Yikes, not fun to think about that, eh? Printing surely isn’t the greenest activity around, and if you’re like me, you probably feel guilty any time you print extras of anything and then they go to waste. In this week’s “Going Green Tips” post, I’ve got two […]

March 24th

Groundbreaking Begins on Apple’s Environmentally-Friendly Campus

As one of the most influential tech companies in the world, Apple tends to lead by example. When it comes to sustainability, the Cupertino-based tech giant hasn’t always had a sterling reputation; however, in recent years, Apple has doubled down on its sustainable practices. Case in point: Apple’s bold new “Campus 2:” a structure that […]

March 18th

Recycle Your Waste

In this day and age, it is important to recycle as much as you can. With the entire environment being affected by mass pollution, we need to do all that we can to save our planet. Plastic has not been around very long. But it’s already causing huge problems in our oceans and on land. […]

July 23rd

The Easy Guide To Sustainable Living In 2013

Editor’s Note: This post has been sponsored by Ausenco. Sustainable living should be a gradual process, as completely changing one’s lifestyle overnight is a little far-fetched. However, by gradually making your life more sustainable, you can save money and contribute to a healthier style of living… and, ultimately, a better world. Staying committed and focused […]

July 10th

10 Companies With Eco-Conscious Production Processes

A lot of companies out there claim to “going green.” Take the different manufacturers of hybrid automobiles, for instance. Sure, the cars use less fossil fuels than conventional automobiles. However, they still emit a ton (well, many tons) of greenhouse gases, and their manufacturing processes are also highly energy intensive. Hybrid manufacturers are not alone; many […]

June 21st

Roundup Of Upcycled iPhone Gadgets

I am the upcycling queen. Every material is the chance for something new and exciting, and I am loathe to throw anything out. As a consequence, I always have a project I am working on, and one that I am planning. My only weakness has been gadgets, which I am not usually so good with. […]

June 21st

10,000 Jobs Could Be Created By Recycling In UK

A report jointly produced by the Environmental Services Association and Waste and Resources Action Programme has found that 10,000 jobs could be generated by the UK recycling industry. One of the main areas for potential recycling and reuse is the electronics industry, because an estimated 12 million tons of electronics waste will be created by […]

June 11th

4 Green Myths Debunked

Going green is a much talked about topic. All kinds of rumors and false ideas are circulating about the environment and the actions we can take to help it. Here are 5 green myths debunked. 1. Going Green is More Expensive Many are under the impression that everything green is expensive. It is quite the […]

Green Inventions That Could Change The Way We Live

In 2013, we’re all aware of the environmental dangers that the planet is currently facing. The trouble, however, is that not enough is currently being done about it. Thankfully, there are small, relatively new inventions that are already on the market that, if bought by everyone, could help the planet in a big way as […]

April 23rd

What's Better Than Planting Trees?

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the world right now, hands down. Even the US Department of Defense has called climate change a destabilizer of geopolitical peace and a national security threat. Worldwide, we’re attacking climate change from a wide variety of angles. There’s energy efficiency going on seemingly everywhere and renewable energy development like there’s […]

March 30th

The Green Can Is Recycling For The Benefit Of Mankind

In Florida, as in many places, recycling is not mandatory. Many things in life are not financially profitable, however that doesn’t mean they are not the correct thing to do. Recycling typically falls into this category. We have found a way to correct this social issue and others at the same time. We offer free […]

March 25th

Eco-Friendly iPhone Covers

There are a lot of products out there meant to enhance the iPhone. SD cards, headphones, bluetooth devices… things you add on to make the most of your mobile. Cases are probably the most popular, as they can be entirely customized to your specifications. I know I have seen some really cool ones over the […]

February 26th

The Secret Ways Your Business is Damaging the Environment

How can your organisation lower its environmental impact? Business owners can no longer escape the need to ensure that their companies fulfill their environmental commitments. From high-profile, multi-national brands to small, independently-owned businesses, demonstrating green credentials is now an important part of a brand’s image. Your business probably already uses energy-saving light bulbs, recycles paper […]

February 6th

Stop Destroying The Planet – It’s Where I Keep All My Stuff

  6 decisions that will make your life greener   You. Yes, you. You’re ignorantly and selfishly wrecking the world with your excessive consumption. Cut it out. Ok, maybe that’s a bit harsh. It’s not just you. There are, after all, seven billion of us on Earth – and we have a voracious appetite for energy, food, travel, luxury […]

November 27th

How To Run An Eco-Friendly (& Money-Friendly) Home

With the current economic climate, it is important that you try to save money in every way you can. As a homeowner, there are many different steps you can take to ensure that you run an eco-friendly home. Even if you make small adjustments and changes to your daily routine, you are sure to make […]

November 26th

How To Recycle Your Phone Correctly

Technology is developing at an alarming rate and thanks to this there are plenty of new techie toys for us to get our hands on! Before you cast your old cell phone aside in favour of that shiny new one, make sure you think carefully about how to recycle your device responsibly. 70% of the […]

November 5th

7 Surprising Things You Should Not Recycle

According to an Ipsos poll, 87 percent of American adults recycle regularly and nearly 51 percent recycle every day. While more and more people are learning about the benefits of recycling and taking action, there are many common mistaken non-recyclables that get thrown in the green bin that shouldn’t be there. It’s just as important […]

November 2nd

5 Green Home Cleaning Tutorials

  No matter who we are or what we do, cleaning the house is a chore that we all have to tackle, at least now and again. While the job of scrubbing the modern home has been made relatively easy thanks to the wide range of chemical cleaners available, there are many that are bad […]

October 27th

6 Upcycled Hacks: Automotive Edition

  As a green-minded individual, you’ve recycled, reused, and donated many items over the years, but the new trend in environmentally friendly home activities is upcycling, the act of transforming otherwise useless items into works of art and functionality that could have been sprung only from the human imagination. From lamps and tables made out […]

September 21st

10 Kitchen Storage Solutions for Upcycling Maniacs

  The kitchen is an area that you would hope would always have a ton of space. But somehow, it always manages to be one of the smaller areas in any given home. A lack of counter tops or cupboard space are some of the biggest issues, leaving people scrambling to find anywhere they can […]

September 13th

VOS Flip-Flops — Love Them, & Love the Company!

  I recently received a pair of VOS flip-flops to review (or flips, as the company calls them). I was pretty stoked. The flip-flops are made of 100% natural, recyclable rubber. Also, the company is big into social initiatives in the communities where they are manufactured. The company is giving away one pair of sandals […]

September 9th