Anyone familiar with Hank D and the Bee (my “comic strip” on EcoSnobberySucks, NaturalPapa, and EcoChildsPlay, and my site of course) may recognize this cartoon. I re-did it with 2 humans for this site and the other sites I cartoon for. It’s a little reminder not to get frustrated when things aren’t moving as quickly
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How green are e-books? Take a look — check out this great infographic.
I’ve got a love-hate relationship with politics, for sure. It can be extremely frustrating, especially given the ignorance and corruption dominating U.S. politics today. I have sworn myself off of politics in the past, but have come back around to it. One of the reasons I’ve done so is the clear need for the U.S.
The best things in life are free. This doesn’t only apply to open source applications on the web but other aspects of life as well. You may be surprised, but one of the best things you can do for yourself and mother nature is take cold showers on a daily basis. Sound crazy? Yes, it
Eco-friendly cookware means it is good for the environment, whether it is biodegradable, made from sustainable materials, or is made in a way that does not hurt the environment. Cast iron is good for the environment because these pots and pans last for generations, if cared for correctly. The cast iron cookware I have was
The task seems so big that it would be easy for everyone to throw up their hands and proclaim their inability to change the environmental problems that are currently ongoing. These include the depletion of forests and other natural habitats, the pollution of the air with greenhouse gases, the poisoning of water sources with toxic
So, we’ve covered solar energy and microhydro energy in this Going Green Tips series. Here’s one more small-scale energy option: micro-wind. Like microhydro, micro-wind isn’t an option many people think of or look into when they are thinking of ways to green their energy supply. But it is a real option and perhaps even the
As discussed in previous articles, a great way to go green is to cut the coal and a great way to do that is to go solar. There are other clean energy options available for homes and businesses as well, though. One such option is microhydro. In other words, “small” hydroelectric power facilities. While microhydro
It… should not be surprising that the U.S. Pentagon states that global warming is a larger threat than even terrorism. “Picture Japan, suffering from flooding along its coastal cities and contamination of its fresh water supply, eyeing Russia’s Sakhalin Island oil and gas reserves as an energy source”, suggests a Pentagon memo on global warming.
As I’ve already discussed in this “Going Green Tips” series, one of the most important things we can do to go green is cut the coal. Cutting your use of air conditioning, especially if you live in a hot climate, is one great way to do so, as is switching to LEDs or getting a home
Going Green Tip #7 comes from Reggie Norris, Executive Vice President & General Counsel for Clean Energy Experts. Clean Energy Experts is a firm dedicated to accelerating the adoption of cost-effective energy saving products and technologies through education and awareness. A home energy audit is a comprehensive review of the exterior and interior of a
Our most recent Going Green Tips post was on “cutting the coal.” One of the best ways to cut the coal is to cut back on your electricity usage, and one of the best ways to do that, especially if you live in the South, is to cut the air conditioning. Author Chip Haynes, who
Continuing on with our Going Green Tips series, Going Green Tip #6 should be no surprise (we’re starting with the big boys). The general tip is to stop using coal power. Easier said than done, right? Maybe, but it is VERY important, and there are a lot of reasons why it’s easier now than ever.
Going Green Tip #5 comes from guest author Chip Haynes. Chip is author of Wearing Smaller Shoes: Living Light on the Big Blue Marble and The Practical Cyclist: Bicycling for Real People (New Society Publishers). More info on Chip is below the post. Enjoy this great follow-up to Going Green Tip#4: Green Your Transport! By
Going Green Tip #4 — Green your transport, not only for the environment, but for your health, happiness, personal finances, and time.
If you’re interested in going green, a big tip I recommend is finding a community (or communities) of green-minded people to “live in” or be a part of. Going green can feel like a constant battle or struggle, or it can be great fun and an ever-interesting endeavor. This depends partly on your own inner perspective, but it
I’m going to start off this series with something probably a little unexpected. Before you get into specific, practical ways of going green, you have to have a good reason for going green in the first place. There are practical economic and health reasons on the personal level that definitely warrant going green. Additionally, there
I’m starting a new series here on Planetsave. In order to help you all (and ourselves) in “going green,” I or others will start writing short “going green tips” from time to time. I hope these will be useful to you, and if you ever have any going green suggestions, post them on our Facebook