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How to Reduce Business Travel: Carpools and More

Reducing the number of vehicles on the road to work and reducing the environmental impact when workers need to travel on business can go a long way toward cutting the greenhouse gas emissions your company [more…]

Recycling to Create Composite Building Materials

Combining recycled materials into a new product is a good green goal. Made from recycled plastic and sawdust, composite lumbers are much healthier and more environmentally friendly than wood. They don’t [more…]

Choosing Fairtrade Food: Green and Ethical

Although buying food from the local farmers who produced it is the greenest option, sometimes buying locally isn’t possible, particularly when you’re talking about foods that aren’t grown in the United [more…]

Explaining Organic Standards

As someone living a green lifestyle, you want to know what you’re eating and how your food is produced. When eating green, you need to consider chemicals and additives along with factors such as how the [more…]

Knowing Where Your Garbage Ends Up

If you don’t reduce your consumption, reuse an item you already have, or find a way to recycle it, it joins the majority of domestic waste in landfill sites or incinerators. Although both disposal methods [more…]

Greening Your Investment Portfolio

Whatever your investment status, you have an increasing number of green choices for your money, or at least choices that are greener than they once were. In fact, the Social Investment Forum reports that [more…]

Organic Farming Principles

Organic farming is much friendlier for the earth and the local economy than massive corporate farming practices. Instead of using chemical-based fertilizers to create a high-yield soil, organic farming [more…]

Pollution: Poisoning the World from the Outside In

Whether it shows in a factory smokestack or is buried in a landfill, human-created waste pollutes the planet. To help the planet recover its green-ness, it helps to understand how pollution impacts the [more…]

How to Read Organic Food Labels

The USDA’s National Organic Program has strict rules on what food manufacturers can and can’t say regarding organic foods on food labels. Specifically, if a food label has the National Organic Program’s [more…]

Recycling: The Last of the Three Rs

Recycling involves collecting goods that have reached the end of their lives and processing them or their parts into components to construct new goods. Recycling is the third option in the three Rs of [more…]

Discovering Ecotourism

Ecotourism is about doing more than simply enjoying your surroundings; it’s about understanding them while making sure that your travel doesn’t affect them negatively. As an ecotourist, you enrich your [more…]

Buying Green Office Equipment and Supplies

If you have purchasing power in your workplace, buy eco-friendly goods. If someone else is in charge of equipment and supply purchasing, encourage your boss or purchasing office to buy green whenever possible [more…]

Replacing Powered Lawn Tools with Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Tool sheds and garages can harbor some of the least green garden products on the market. In addition to chemicals for killing weeds and pests, you’re likely to find fossil-fuel-burning gas-powered lawn [more…]

Free-Range Animals and Organic Meat

Organic livestock farming takes into account the health and welfare of the animals. Factory farming concentrates many animals in a limited space, which can result in an overflow of animal waste on each [more…]

Green School Supplies

Just as you buy eco-friendly supplies for your home, make the same commitment when it comes to school supplies. When the kids go back to school, make sure that what they carry in their schoolbags is as [more…]

Volunteering on Vacation

You may not be able to change the world during a week’s vacation, but you can change a little corner of it. Volunteering your vacation time puts your green living principles front and center. Whether you [more…]

How to Get to School the Green Way

Green education starts before children even arrive at school when you choose eco-friendly transportation to get to and from the classroom. In some cases, of course, it’s necessary for children to take [more…]

How to Read Labels to Find Green Clothes

Clothing labels tell you where clothes were made as well as what materials were used. The materials information can give you valuable clues as to how green the production process was. Look for natural [more…]

Green Issues to Consider When Buying Clothes

Dressing green doesn’t mean limiting your wardrobe to just one color. It does, however, mean taking a careful look at what you buy and why.

The pressure on the textile industry to supply never-ending racks [more…]

Factors in a Green Community

Your green lifestyle extends to the community around you. Your neighbors and local community and civic organizations play important roles in either helping or hindering your efforts to promote a sustainable [more…]

How to Green Your Morning Coffee

Because green living isn’t about sacrificing things that make your life more enjoyable, there’s no reason to do without your morning coffee — but you can make it a little greener [more…]

Vinyl and Why to Avoid It

When you think of vinyl, you may think fondly of your old vinyl LP records. But the truth about vinyl is less romantic. Though it's one of the most common synthetic materials, vinyl is the worst plastic [more…]

How Tourism Promotes Green Outcomes

Being a tourist can be part of your green lifestyle. The United Nations World Tourism Organization says that tourism can help reduce poverty, which they call essential for peace, environmental conservation [more…]

How to Reduce the Impact of Air Travel

You’re keeping your travel as eco-friendly as possible, but sometimes, you have no choice but to fly up, up, and away. On those occasions, try to make the rest of your trip as green as possible by following [more…]

How to Fly Carbon Neutral: An Eco-Friendly Travel Option

To make up for some of the environmental damage done by when you fly, consider making the trip carbon neutral. This involves calculating how much your flight generates in greenhouse gas emissions and buying [more…]

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