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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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