Renewable energy is one of the most promising avenues when it comes to reducing pollution and waste for a cleaner planet and a sustainable future. So businesses looking to go green are naturally interested in exploring this option. However, not every company has the capital on hand to build a LEED certified facility, or even […]
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Taking steps to become eco-friendly can serve as a promotional bragging right, elevating the status of your business in the eyes of the consumer public. In short, it’s a win-win on the promo front. So if you’re looking for a few good ways to greenify when it comes to touting your business and your brand, […]
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 […]
So, is it any surprise that cigarette butts would also cause a lot of mayhem? As a matter of fact, according to CigaretteLitter.org, it is estimated that well over several trillion cigarette butts are littered around the world on an annual basis. It is so much of a problem that reportedly, cigarette butts are actually […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
For quite some time now, we have been hearing about how the climate changes across the globe are affecting so many different countries on virtually every continent. One of the latest places to capture the attention of both scientists and the media alike would be Europe. Europe, one of the favorite destinations of tourists year-round, […]
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.