As thousands of people try to “go green” in an attempt to help the environment and our natural resources, there are various ways to help out that you may not … [Read full article]
Tag: green life
Thousands Flock to Grassroots Movement to Save Landfills & Enrich Lives by Giving & Getting Free Stuff Locally
A new nonprofit grassroots movement of people, The reGives Network, has hit the streets of America. The online service connects local neighbors to let them give and receive unwanted items … [Read full article]
13 Reasons for You to Take Climate Action
OK, it’s a little more than 13,.. and this list could go on & on… & on. But I hope the 13 photos below drive home the point. We … [Read full article]
PACT Announces Underwear Line for Japan
I’ve written on PACT a couple times. It’s an organic underwear company for good. It’s helping to fight coal power on U.S. college campuses and it’s giving kudos to our … [Read full article]
5 Ways to Upcycle Items Into Garden Containers
A big part of being environmentally conscious is knowing when to reuse and when to recycle. Both, along with reducing waste and resource use, are crucial parts of protecting the … [Read full article]
Save a Pumpkin, Save the Planet? Halloween Waste & Where to Start
Forewarning: this may start out dismal, but stick with me!
We’ve found ourselves somehow in mid-October, and whatever your feelings are on that (be it terror that Christmas is approximately only 60 some days away or pure exuberance that Halloween is now just around the corner), when it comes to our planet and food, we’re unfortunately about to see a double amount of waste during the upcoming months.
Let’s start with pumpkins. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), we Americans have created a demand for approximately 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins per year. Pumpkins with which we will, for the most part, use for carving and traditional fall décor, after which point, we will toss them in the trash to be tossed into the local landfill.
A green planet is a planet that is going to last longer and remain healthier because it involves recycling, reusing, and reducing to create a safer, happier and healthier environment. Many art projects are now taking on a green or eco-friendly focus because people want to place more emphasis on being sustainable and environmentally aware.
Top Green Living Stories
Top green living stories of the past couple days:
14 Green Living Stories
Check out these top green living stories of the past day or so:
3-4 Tips for Getting Started Bicycling
I write about cool bike stories here a lot, since bicycling is both one the best ways to green your life and is one of the best ways to make your life more relaxing, healthier, and more enjoyable.
But, one of the things I strive for here on Planetsave is finding ways to help people make positive changes in their lives, not just talk about how cool green living is.
5 Green Back-to-School Tips
A representative of used clothing recycler USagain shot me these 5 green back-to-school tips via email. I think they’re good tips, so posting them here. Green your back-to-school preparation with these 5 tips (and more)!
Bicycling Facts Infographic (+ Top Green Living Posts)
Just ran across this great infographic on bicycling facts and the future of bicycling on our sister site sustainablog and, of course, wanted to share it on here. It’s the feature green living “story” of the day. The infographic is from our friends over at Well Home Energy Audit. Check it out and enjoy!
High Gas Prices Putting Canadians on Bikes & in Zipcars (+ Top Green Living Stories)
Cities around the world have blossoming bike sharing programs. But unlike blossoming flowers, these programs will both make people smile AND reduce their allergies. How, exactly? Well, increasing allergies is one predicted (and I think already occurring) result of global climate change. And bicycling for transportation purposes is one of the best options for combating climate change.