10 Products to Green Your Picnic

June 9, 2017 by  
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Dreaming of dining barefoot in the park or feasting with silky sand beneath your toes? Before you head off to frolic in the summer sun with picnic basket in hand, be cognizant of your personal impact. Try these sustainable swaps when planning your…

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WRI’s new climate chief; Schneider Electric’s U.S. boss

June 30, 2016 by  
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In organic food, clean energy, climate policy and beyond, it’s been a busy start to the summer in the world of sustainable business.

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3 simple life hacks to keep cool and save energy this summer

June 16, 2016 by  
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The weather for summer 2016 is forecast to be 3 percent higher than the last decade’s average. As temperatures start to soar, so do energy bills. Cranking up the air conditioner or blasting fans all hours of the day may help cool things down, but it isn’t very good for the environment, or your wallet. Air conditioner use results in the release of an estimated 100 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to Energy Saver. We’ve got 3 super simple tips to help you reduce your energy consumption that won’t make you completely change the way you live. When it comes to staying cool this summer, a few small changes can make a big difference in energy conservation .   Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. The average U.S. consumer eats nearly 22 pounds of ice cream every year with the demand for it rising with the temperature. It’s nice to think there’s no such thing as having too much and it turns out energy conservation analysts agree. The more that’s packed in the freezer, the better it is for energy costs. There’s now a good excuse to stock up on sweet treats or take time to meal plan for the week ahead. All for the sake of saving energy. Nothing feels better after a long run or a sweat-worthy workout than a cold shower to revitalize the body and feel refreshed. A cold shower is good for the skin, circulatory system, and overall wellness. Bonus: it helps cut energy costs. By giving the water heater a bit of break on hot, summer days and keeping shower time short, both a person’s body and energy budget can reap the benefits. Contrary to popular belief, laundry temperatures don’t have to be on the hottest setting to get clothes clean. Water heating makes up 18 percent of a home’s energy use, which translates to higher expenses month-over-month. Cold water is gentler on fabrics and works just as well to get stains out. Turn the dial to the cold setting to see savings on the energy bill. Simple life hacks are the perfect solution for people who want to reduce their energy spend without fully compromising their lifestyles. It’s best to identify a few areas which may be easier to cut back first before charging full-fledged into an energy-saving overhaul. It doesn’t take too much effort to practice conservation and reduce costs. Summer is a great time to implement changes that will have a positive impact on the months ahead. Saving energy in small ways adds up to permanently changing energy conservation for the better. Lead image via Shutterstock

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12 easy no-bake desserts perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in summer

May 29, 2016 by  
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Are you looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without turning on the oven? You’re in luck. We’ve whipped up a dozen delicious no-bake dessert recipes perfect for the summer season. These vegan treats —many of which are gluten-free as well—are easy to make and can be stored in the fridge or freezer and served as a chilled snack. Keep reading to see all 12 recipes.

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Flip The Grill Script This Summer: Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers

July 14, 2015 by  
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There’s something special about grilling in the summer: the aroma, the familial togetherness, the juicy meal resulting from one’s efforts. Generally, hamburgers and hotdogs can be expected on the menu, as they’re traditional essentials at…

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Vertical Green Wall in London is Flourishing After 4 Months

October 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter, Wall, October, 2011 A picture by Van Gogh, interpreted as a green wall at the National Gallery in London, was planted in June. Now it is mid-October, and sadly, the wall is due to be pulled down at the end of the month. So how has it done over the summer of rain, more rain and more rain…… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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TV Chef Likens Eating Puppy Meat to Eating Pork

October 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: wsilver / cc British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has made a name for himself by venturing into the darkest corners of culinary arts. Throughout his career as host of several cooking shows in the UK, Fearnley-Whittingstall has put his taste-buds to the test, eating, amongst other things, roadkill, giraffe testicles, fruit bats, and even some human placenta he whipped up as a pate. Needless to say, the TV chef has an iron stomach — but after swearing off meat more than 5 months ago, he’s wandered into controver… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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"Oil Orgy" Shocks Energy Summit (video)

October 11, 2011 by  
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“Oil Orgy” invades Energy Summit from You and I Films on Vimeo . Blush easy? Judging by the looks on some of the faces in this video, you’re not alone. Clearly, members of the Canada-Europe Energy Roundtable are a prudish bunch, too. You can tell when protesters today interrupted their meeting today in London to push back against the UK government’s opposition to European legislation that would classify tar sands oil as highly polluting. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Breakfast Tacos with Pico de Gallo

August 22, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter Even though I’m an early morning person, I don’t like to get cooking too soon in the day. I’m a devotee of toast , and that is what I have to eat most mornings. It’s different during the summer though, when my days aren’t so hectic and I can take a bit of time to develop an appetite and make an appetizing and slightly more ambitious breakfast. I especially like making breakfast when we have company, as we have had for the past week, when everyone gets up at their own time and breakfast usually turns into something closer to… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Biggest Republican Problem Coming: Lack Of Climate Credibility.

August 22, 2011 by  
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Tip of Glacier Point, Yosemite. Image credit: Flickr , planetc1, Micheal Dorausch Immediately upon entering the GOP presidential primary contest, Jon Huntsman blurted the truth about his Party being at risk, having recently squandered its credibility on prospective solutions to one of the biggest problems facing the nation. (No… not the economy; the other, much bigger, problem.) For background see: For Solving Big Problems: Jon Huntsman Ci… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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