How To Live Green

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Looking to Hydrogen as the Future of Renewable Energy

The potential of hydrogen as an alternative clean energy source, not just for vehicles but also to generate electricity, is still being explored. But because hydrogen can be produced from almost any form [more…]

Green Finances: Checking Your Bank Accounts

When you examine how your finances can help the planet, start with your checking and savings accounts. Some financial institutions have realized that their clients are concerned about the planet and the [more…]

Offsetting Carbon to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Conventional modes of transportation — car, plane, boat — burn fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The transportation system is based largely on these modes of transportation [more…]

How to Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Part of green living is creating a balance between human civilization and the animal world. By turning your garden into a place where wildlife can make homes, feed, and breed safely without danger from [more…]

How to Determine What Green Travel Means to You

The greenest vacations are sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly. If you want to be truly green, make sure your trip is as kind as possible to the environment and benefits the local community and economy [more…]

Sharing Your Time and Energy with a Time Bank

TimeBanks is a program in which you share your time and skills and instead of receiving money, you can call on other people’s time and skills in return. Using human resources this way is very green and [more…]

Natural Fibers Aren’t Always Green!

Just because the two most popular natural fibers, cotton and wool, come from plants (cotton) and animals (wool) doesn’t mean they’re green. Like food, natural fibers are best when they come from an organic [more…]

How to Exercise, the Eco-friendly Way

Staying healthy is part of a green lifestyle, and simply making time to walk or cycle can make a huge difference to your health. If you need or want a bit more of a workout, consider buying exercise equipment [more…]

The Green Answer to Paper versus Plastic Bags

Simple, everyday grocery bags have come to be at the forefront of environmental debates. Your grocery bagger’s paper or plastic question raises an environmental dilemma. [more…]

Cutting Back Consumption and Aiming for Zero Waste

The real environmental impact of trash disposal starts when garbage leaves your house and often your consciousness. Much of the energy that created what is now trash comes from nonrenewable sources, so [more…]

Buying New Clothes from Green Companies

Before you head to the mall for some clothes shopping, check out the stores to find out where and how their clothes are made and reward the stores whose principles match your green outlook with your patronage [more…]

Reducing Your Reliance on Unnecessary Appliances

It’s hard to live without some household appliances, but by reducing how many you have and how you use them, you can become greener — and save money on your energy bills. [more…]

The Principles of No-Trace Travel

Being a true green traveler means causing no environmental harm. The seven principles for leaving no trace when you travel to natural areas help you be a true ecotourist. The Leave No Trace Center for [more…]

How to Buy Sustainable Types of Fish

Buying fish brings with it a whole range of ethical and green issues. The world’s fish stocks are dwindling, which means that fishermen have to go into deeper waters to bring home their catch. Fishing [more…]

Deciding Who Will Plan Your Green Trip

Your first step in planning green travel is to decide whether you can spend time researching the trip yourself or whether you prefer to let someone else handle the details of your eco-friendly vacation [more…]

Riding Green on Public Transportation

Using buses and trains is greener than driving because there’s strength in numbers: The amount of polluting gases emitted divided by the number of passengers means that each person is responsible for much [more…]

How To Find Green Travel Operators

Whether you’re heading for an art-filled city or a wildlife-rich forest, you may not want to plan your entire green vacation yourself. To keep your trip eco-friendly, find a tour or travel business operator [more…]

How to Go Green in Storage Spaces

Storage spaces can pose a serious problem when you’re trying to go green because they tend to be home to everything that’s not wanted (or not safe) in the house. Environmental hazards, such as propane [more…]

How to Choose a Green Vacation Destination

Where you choose to go on your eco-friendly vacation depends largely on what you want to do when you get there — aside from enriching your mind and renewing your spirit without harming the planet. Whether [more…]

How to Read Food Labels with a Green Eye

Buying food can be confusing, particularly if you’re trying to make healthy and sustainable choices. Reading food labels is important because they’re often the only source of information about the content [more…]

How to Find a Green and Ethical Financial Institution

You’re living green and want to find a financial institution that embraces green and ethical action in every facet of its operations. You need to match the institution — whether it’s a bank, credit union [more…]

Thinking about Earth-friendly Travel

Fossil fuels run most major forms of transportation, so think about your mode of transportation as well as your reasons for traveling before you set off on a long-distance trip. Consider traveling in a [more…]

How the Government Can Go Green

In order to meet the world’s increasing demand for energy without further damaging the world’s climate and environment, specifically preventing carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere, governments [more…]

Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

That “new” scent that comes with many new home improvement materials is the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — hazardous chemicals that cause illness and contain known and suspected [more…]

Avoiding Travel by Shopping Online

The Internet can help you be green. You can use it to shop online and eliminate trips to shopping areas — trips that you would probably make in your car, which emits greenhouse gases that contribute to [more…]

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