7 Ways To Conserve Water And Energy When You Have A Large Family
Have you finally joined the movement to get out of your car, and made the choice to bike to the office each morning? Before you start to pedal to work, you ought to know a few essential things that will help you to travel safely, efficiently, and in an environmentally friendly manner.
Faced with environmental deterioration and depletion of resources, as well as community pressure, cities and nations around the world are filling their skylines with green buildings — structures made with sustainable materials and focused on energy conservation. From Chicago to Tel Aviv and everywhere in between, these buildings represent more than just a new way
Making small changes around the house can add up to a BIG difference in your energy use. This helpful infographic explains in detail how you can make little shifts at the house to improve your energy efficiency.
There are lots of waste concerns when shipping or receiving packages: learn how to reduce your footprint here.
Bankers, insurers, and others whose job it is to assess and manage risk are starting to acknowledge the existential threat that climate change may have on important assets. Indeed, without sharpened focus on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of publicly traded companies, big companies may find themselves liable for lack of “fiduciary responsibility”
Learn how and why rainwater catchment is so important for homeowners!
Many of us know we need to ‘eat better,’ but this term can be confusing since it means so many things to different people. Couple that with the fact that daily we are inundated by advertisements for junk and processed food, and it shows – approximately 70% of what we eat is processed. And yet, every
Will adding solar to your property save you money monthly, and will it increase the resale value of your house? It’s important to dig into the details about how much you might expect to see as added property value for using solar panels. There are so many benefits of solar power at home. The most important
Trash generated from events can have a big impact: here are some tips to keep the rubbish under control.
Green architecture is moderation and efficiency in energy and resource use, building space and materials, and impacts on natural ecosystems.
When energy is accessible to everyone, it will solve many of the world’s problems, and storage through renewable energy batteries has the potential change the future for the better.
Stand.earth (formerly ForestEthics) is working on a campaign to get Starbucks to use recyclable cups, and picked up a check for $40,393 from CREDO’s June (2016) donations program.
Glacier Water offers a simple solution to excess single-use plastic water bottles for home and office.
Nestled quaintly between the Sierra Madre Mountains, its lush jungle and a long expanse of picturesque Pacific coast is the Mexican village of San Francisco, or San Pancho as it is lovingly referred to by locals. San Pancho is well-known for its beauty and charm. However, it is also well-known among Mexican children, youth and
Molekule has created a lovely indoor air pollution solution that starts with just one molecule… but just might be bigger than us all.
Learn about ways that building are becoming more sustainable with outside-the-box thinking about materials sourcing, design, and alternative structures.
Throughout history, materials and advances in material technology have influenced humankind. Now we just might be on the verge of the next shift in this type of technology, enabling products and functions we never believed possible.
Tetra Pak is a leader in sustainable, recyclable food packaging. It does business in 170 countries around the world. It’s motto is “Protecting What’s Good.”
When you open this book, relax and enjoy yourself. A warm LED nightlight will light up every page immediately. Then, when you gently fold the book, the light will quietly shut itself off. Simple and elegant, with no muss, and certainly no fuss. GearBest states this light can be expanded to the appropriate angle for
The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is raffling off a Tesla Model S to one lucky winner of their 2015 auction, who will get to drive all electric afterward in brand new 2015 EV. The raffle is only open to US residents, and a total of 2,000 tickets are being sold, which can be bought
Matthias Mueller is the creator of Sustainability Compass*, an app that offers users an actionable guide to sustainability in everyday decisions. Through strategic planning and consideration, the compass introduces the user to a series of sound, sustainable principles. It is an app with a philosophy: Think Smarter and Act Smarter. “Biological diversity is messy. It
Caribou Camping Co.*, founded by a 16-year-old last year (making him 17 now), has a pretty straightforward aim: help stop pollution. Of course, being a camping company, it aims to do so in the realm of camping equipment and such. The latest product the company is offering is a backpack made from recycled water bottles,
Calling for the “swift implementation” of ACE* climate education in high schools across the country, a bipartisan group of mayors attending the US Conference of Mayors’ annual June meeting took a strong stance against “climate change denialism.” San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and over 250 other mayors passed a resolution adopting High School climate
We purchased a condo last year, and since it was a new condo, that meant designing everything from the ground up and putting in all new appliances, floors, cupboards, etc. Unfortunately, based on various limits and compromises, I can’t say that it is the “greenest” kitchen in the world, but there are some clear green features that
Entertainment shouldn’t have to require dirty fossil fuels for power, but unfortunately, most concerts and films are powered by the grid, not clean energy. One alternative power option could be to purchase solar or wind energy credits through the utility or a third party provider, but a much more direct, and more visible, way to
As a website dedicated, in part, to sharing news and views on climate change and other environmental issues, when it comes to recommending ways to make positive changes in our personal lives it is difficult to pick a one-size-fits-all solution. However, if there’s one thing that anyone can do to help bring more awareness to
Businesses across the United Kingdom are setting a fantastic example for the rest of the word by embracing an energy saving challenge set out by Love Energy Savings*. The energy price comparison site, which has been making waves over the last few years due to its transparent service and cheap gas and electricity prices, published an interactive
I love writing about the coolest cleantech solutions on the planet — solar panels, wind turbines, learning thermostats, LEDs, and electric cars. However, there are a lot of improvements you can make in your home to cut your energy use to a large degree. One of those is concerns one of the “least-cool” technologies running your home:
It’s the holiday season, and the promotions and deals for products of all sorts are on the rise. Many of them are for extraneous products that, frankly, create more harm than good. But you can also find some for truly useful, consumer- and planet-friendly products. One of the top such products out there is a solar
We Americans could use “a population shift in knowledge and positive engagement in the issue of climate change,” as environmental scientist and media guru Anthony Leiserowitz and colleagues have characterized it. While people and governments of other nations, believing their survival is at stake, have rushed to codify mitigation and adaptation measures—only 15% of the US
Those interested in purchasing an atmospheric water generator may want to check out this recent offering from Molecule New Water Technologies* — the EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator. The generators offer a potentially effective means of making oneself “water independent,” as the producers state. They are especially useful in the realm of emergency water supply — where the
This article is part of the ‘Think Further Thursday’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com. http://youtu.be/VLN0F2aldlI In 2064, solar power and wind power will be have become so cheap that fossil fuel or nuclear power plants will be ancient relics of another era. However, solar
A young boy from Africa once said, “You people from America have so much clean water that you flush drinking water down the toilet”. The young boy later explained that he usually misses school because he must walk 3 hours to collect drinking water for his family. So why is it that we Americans use more water
There are a lot of do-it-yourself projects out there. But I think this one may be the most useful and awesome one I’ve seen. Electric bikes are great, but they’re quite expensive. Micah Toll* recognized this years ago and built himself an electric bike. Then he started building electric bikes for others. Then he started teaching others
Water is a controversial topic within the environmental community. Plastic used for bottled water is incomprehensible and unsustainable. However, public drinking water in the US and other developed countries does contain a ton of chlorine as well as unregulated chemicals such as triclosan (which is sort of nasty). In the UK, it was actually found recently that traces
In the wake of dire warnings about the future and current threats of global warming and climate change from the US government, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the International Energy Agency (IEA), it’s clear that we need to tackle our illogical fossil fuel addiction fast. It’s critical that we tackle this issue
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
With the EU setting member states tight energy efficiency and green targets by the year 2020, the Government and the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) have been promoting ways in which all citizens can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. These have ranged from promoting the much maligned Green Deal to promoting cycling to
As the cost of production of LED lights continue to decrease, so does the sale price and the reasons for individuals and companies to avoid using them. It is becoming more and more financially viable to invest in LED technology both in the short term and in the long term. Ergo, increasing numbers are enjoying the environmental benefits
A facilities engineer for Shell is featured in the video below in order to inform us of how swell it is to work for Shell. You know, if you can just block out that whole “destroying the world” thing. Anything for a little money, eh? Truthfully, this video really stands out to me for how
Need some plants for a large office? Or for an indoor recreational facility or retail store? Or perhaps for a mansion you own but can’t be bothered to populate with some ever-wonderful and health-boosting plants? Word on the street is that Gaddy’s plant hire has what you need. Need more reason to check out this