All posts from Leon Harris

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Office Waste

These days pretty much everyone has realized the benefits of reducing waste in the office, both in terms of monetary savings and bragging rights for improved brand image. As a result, you would be hard pressed to find an operation that doesn’t at least have bins available for employees to recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, and […]

September 4th

Ford Fusion Wins Green Car of the Year for 2013

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.

December 5th

100 More Colleges Join the Fossil Fuel Free Campaign

College students are notorious for their anti-war sensibilities. But that hasn’t stopped several institutions of higher learning from declaring war on fossil fuels. The Fossil Free campaign was started by 350.org, a group dedicated to spreading awareness of climate change in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and support the growth of clean […]

December 4th

How to Maximize Your Carpooling for the Holidays

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.

December 3rd

Top 5 Items You Didn’t Know Were Recyclable

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.

December 3rd

How to Plan an Eco Friendly Move

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.

November 30th

Dell and Goodwill’s Computer Recycling Partnership

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?

November 29th

Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Tips for the Holidays

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.

November 27th

Making the Most of Your Wardrobe: Trends in Repurposed Fashion

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.

November 26th

The Evolution of Green Construction

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.

November 22nd

Creating Web Videos to Help Promote Your Green Business

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.

November 20th

How College Football Teams Are Tackling Waste

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.

November 20th