Green Tips

6 easy tips to green your Fourth of July 6 easy tips to green your Fourth of July

Although the Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate our freedom with... 

8 Green Tips for 8 Days of Hanukkah 8 Green Tips for 8 Days of Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! Running from today, Dec. 12, to Dec. 20 … The post 8 Green... 

13 Green Tips That Can Save You Over $5,000 A Year 13 Green Tips That Can Save You Over $5,000 A Year

Simple shifts to greener versions of the products you already buy can save you... 

Spring Cleaning: 6 Green Tips to Organize and Simplify Your Home Spring Cleaning: 6 Green Tips to Organize and Simplify Your Home

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Green Tech

How Much Wind Energy Does Your City Need? How Much Wind Energy Does Your City Need?

The world’s first floating wind farm is generating electricity off …... 

How To Make Concrete From Atmospheric Carbon How To Make Concrete From Atmospheric Carbon

Concrete, steel, and mriad other construction materials we take for … The post... 

The Basics of Recycling Scrap Metal for Money The Basics of Recycling Scrap Metal for Money

Originally written by Virginia Buechel, of iScrap App. Most of … The post The... 

Earth911 Conscious-Shopping Guide: Best Solar Panels Earth911 Conscious-Shopping Guide: Best Solar Panels

Technological advances have transformed the solar energy industry in recent …... 

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Recycle

Boston’s mayor announces curbside compost program Boston’s mayor announces curbside compost program

Boston’s mayor Marty Walsh wants to know: are you going to compost that? Because chances are you should. Walsh has announced a plan to ensure that 100 percent of compostable waste is diverted from landfills by 2050. According the city’s estimates, 36 percent of the trash that Bostonians are throwing away should be composted and 39 percent should... [Read more from this category]

7 sustainable travel experiences to have this summer as an ecotourist 7 sustainable travel experiences to have this summer as an ecotourist

Planning an international trip can be pretty overwhelming as it is, but it can be even harder for eco-friendly travelers looking for sustainable activities that promote cultural travel and ecotourism. Luckily, more and more travel companies and agencies are making it easier to travel with the environment in mind. Start off by researching green destinations,... [Read more from this category]

This egg carton is made out of seeds that sprout when replanted This egg carton is made out of seeds that sprout when replanted

As the world teeters on the brink of suffocating from single-use products, some designers are quickly coming up with ingenious ways to reduce our waste. For example, Greek designer George Bosnas has just unveiled the Biopack, a compact egg carton made out of cleared paper pulp, flour, starch and biological legume seeds. Instead of throwing out the... [Read more from this category]

Surfing trip leads to 4Ocean cleaning coastlines around the world Surfing trip leads to 4Ocean cleaning coastlines around the world

This is the story of how plastic , local fishermen, a bracelet and two surfers have created a recipe to clean up the massive plastic debris in oceans and along coastlines around the world. Alex Schulze and Andrew Cooper took a surfing trip to Bali that would change their lives and the future of the planet. The post-college trip opened their eyes to... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

As temperatures increase, so do rat populations As temperatures increase, so do rat populations

The warmer weather creeping into cities across America is cause for international concern, but there’s one group that loves it– rats. The impact of climate change on pests and disease is widely studied and cited as a reason to worry at the local level, but the rise in rat populations specifically is hard to quantify. While lab rats are studied... [Read more from this category]

Arsenic found in bottled water sold at major retailers Arsenic found in bottled water sold at major retailers

Multiple studies have found arsenic in bottled water sold around the country. Major companies Whole Foods and Keurig Dr. Pepper are under fire for their spring water brands Peñafiel and Starkey, which, according to the California Center for Environmental Health, exceed the federal limit for arsenic. Keurig Dr. Pepper has voluntarily withdrawn its... [Read more from this category]

These biodegradable sweaters ditch fast fashion in favor of sustainable cashmere These biodegradable sweaters ditch fast fashion in favor of sustainable cashmere

With a goal of replacing fast fashion with consciously consumed fashion, Frances Austen’s summer 2019 collection features 100 percent biodegradable sweaters made from sustainably sourced cashmere and silk. After many years in the fashion business, Frances Austen founder Margaret Coblentz was tired of seeing the trends in fast fashion , including... [Read more from this category]

Boston’s mayor announces curbside compost program Boston’s mayor announces curbside compost program

Boston’s mayor Marty Walsh wants to know: are you going to compost that? Because chances are you should. Walsh has announced a plan to ensure that 100 percent of compostable waste is diverted from landfills by 2050. According the city’s estimates, 36 percent of the trash that Bostonians are throwing away should be composted and 39 percent should... [Read more from this category]

A Swiss forest gains a sculptural, sustainably minded water purification plant A Swiss forest gains a sculptural, sustainably minded water purification plant

Most water purification plants are devoid of personality, but that’s not so for the Swiss city of Muttenz’s new water treatment facility. Designed by international architectural firm Oppenheim Architecture , the Muttenz Water Purification Plant rejects the sterile stereotype and adopts a curving and organic form that looks as if the building was... [Read more from this category]

7 sustainable travel experiences to have this summer as an ecotourist 7 sustainable travel experiences to have this summer as an ecotourist

Planning an international trip can be pretty overwhelming as it is, but it can be even harder for eco-friendly travelers looking for sustainable activities that promote cultural travel and ecotourism. Luckily, more and more travel companies and agencies are making it easier to travel with the environment in mind. Start off by researching green destinations,... [Read more from this category]

This egg carton is made out of seeds that sprout when replanted This egg carton is made out of seeds that sprout when replanted

As the world teeters on the brink of suffocating from single-use products, some designers are quickly coming up with ingenious ways to reduce our waste. For example, Greek designer George Bosnas has just unveiled the Biopack, a compact egg carton made out of cleared paper pulp, flour, starch and biological legume seeds. Instead of throwing out the... [Read more from this category]

The formula for telling sustainability stories that stick The formula for telling sustainability stories that stick

Stories are everything — in corporate sustainability as in life. Facts and numbers help explain the world as it is, but narratives give it meaning. We turn to tales for teaching, selling products and services, and motivating the masses into action. From the fires of prehistory to the depths of the digital age, a good story can change the world. Read... [Read more from this category]

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