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]
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]
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]
In today’s economy, it can be very expensive just to stock up on essential supplies such as sanitary items and food. Food is a necessity, required to live, but in … [Read full article]
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates 100 million Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution. Much of that can be attributed to the increased emissions from cars and trucks, which are also major contributors to climate change.
If driving a car doesn’t sit well with your green ideals, but is a necessity in your daily life, there are things you can do to make your actions more planet-friendly. From changing your driving habits to choosing a new, more environmentally-friendly vehicle, there are several ways to get from place to place while minimizing your impact on the environment.
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.
Top green living stories of the past couple days:
Check out these top green living stories of the past day or so:
Some top green living stories of the last few days:
Some top green living stories from the past few days:
Here are 7 good green living stories of the last day or so. Check ’em out:
One of the biggest green living stories of the past several days is one of a a 13-year-old, Aidan Dwyer, who reportedly created and filed a patent for a groundbreaking, super energy-efficient solar panel array setup based on the Fibonacci sequence of some tree branches. The system was supposedly 20% more efficient than traditional, flat solar panel arrays, in general, and 50% more efficient in winter.
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!