About Leon Harris

Leon Harris Leon Harris is a freelance writer based in Camarillo, California. A lover of both words and coffee, he can regularly be found either reading or writing at his local coffee shop. If not at the coffee shop, he is usually at UC Santa Barbara, where he attends college part-time.



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Ford Fusion Wins Green Car of the Year for 2013

December 5th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Each year the Green Car Journal selects one eco-friendly vehicle to receive the award of "Green Car of the Year", and for 2013 that car is the Ford Fusion. The Fusion finds itself in good company, alongside past winners that include the Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel (2010), the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (2011), and last year's winner, the Honda Civic GX natural gas


How to Maximize Your Carpooling for the Holidays

December 3rd, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Traditionally, when the subject of carpooling comes to mind, we tend to think about packing our kids along with our neighbor's children into the car on the way to school. However, as more and more people are becoming conscious about the environment, individuals are exploring carpooling as a way to go to work, to church and even leisure functions on the weekends


Top 5 Items You Didn’t Know Were Recyclable

December 3rd, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Most people these days understand that the bin marked with a green triangle is meant for recycling glass, plastic, and aluminum products. And in the home and office, many of us recycled paper, as well. Plenty of people also give clothing and housewares a second life by donating them to charitable organizations. But there are all kinds of items that people simply toss in the trash because they don't realize that recycling is an option. Here are just a few commonly discarded items you might not know you can recycle


Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Alternatives

November 30th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

When it comes to the holidays, which are rife with pollution and waste, there are plenty of ways to green up the works, from making homemade gifts and utilizing recycled wrapping paper to going paperless by sending holiday e-cards. As for the tree, there are tons of options to keep your holiday eco-friendly


How to Plan an Eco Friendly Move

November 30th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Moving is definitely not easier, and figuring out how to make your move eco-friendly is rarely any easier. It's all too easy to get caught up in the many stresses of packing and planning, quickly forgetting everything you've learned about living life the green way, especially when the reality of the move finally hits


Dell and Goodwill’s Computer Recycling Partnership

November 29th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

You've no doubt heard about the e-waste problems the world is facing as computers become obsolete and people toss them in favor of the latest and greatest technology. Do you even stop to wonder what becomes of your old monitors, keyboards, and computer towers when you send them away with the trash collector on designated pickup days? Do you know why you can't throw electronics in the garbage like any other discard


Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Tips for the Holidays

November 27th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

With feasts to throw and family and friends coming to stay for the holidays, you're probably thinking it's about time to air out the linens, buy a few bars of local, artisan soap for the guest bathroom, and pull out the seasonal décor that will get your house feeling holiday-ready in no time. But if you're like most homeowners, the improvement projects that went unfinished and largely ignored throughout the year will suddenly come into glaring relief as you turn a critical eye on your home


Making the Most of Your Wardrobe: Trends in Repurposed Fashion

November 26th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

There are many reasons why you might weed out items from your wardrobe. Perhaps you have gained or lost weight so that much of your clothing no longer fits. Or maybe several items are starting to show their age with staining, holes, or general wear and tear. It could be that there are several items you simply never wear that are taking up space. Whatever your reasons for wanting to remove garments from your wardrobe, you are likely aware that the eco-friendly option when it comes to disposing of them is to donate rather than tossing them in the trash


The Evolution of Green Construction

November 22nd, 2012 | by Leon Harris

The homes we live in create a huge carbon debt before the proud new owners ever cross the threshold. But even worse is the fact that they are built in such a way that they will continue to do harm once they are inhabited, thanks to inadequate insulation that leaves homeowners cranking the heat and AC, not to mention a complete lack of sustainable energy options. Luckily, there is a bright spot on the horizon, and it comes in the form of green construction


Creating Web Videos to Help Promote Your Green Business

November 20th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

One of the best parts about operating an eco-friendly business, aside from doing your part to create a beautiful, healthy planet for future generations, is that you get to use your efforts to help promote your brand. With the public clamoring for green alternatives for everyday products and services, from energy and transportation to the containers used to store their food and the textiles cut to make clothing, any company that can play the environmental friendliness card stands to make an impression on consumers, as well as a fair chunk of change


How College Football Teams Are Tackling Waste

November 20th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

As the world is becoming more sensitive to the needs of the environment, luckily, that would include some of the nation's professional and college football teams. That's right. More and more of them are starting their own programs in order to cut down on waste, encourage recycling and become more responsible with our earth's resources


The Evolution of the Green MBA

November 13th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

A new era of business is in the works, and it involves the implementation of environmentally-sound initiatives that not only save companies money, but also reduce pollution, consumption, and waste in order to do less harm to the planet through the course of commercial operations. As public awareness of environmental issues continues to grow, so too does the call for products and services that cater to the eco-conscious consumer



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