Everyone knows that kids can be really picky about what food they eat. They usually don’t choose to eat fresh fruits and vegetables on their own. So how can we get them to eat a healthier diet? Take them out to do the foraging and collecting themselves. Growing up, many kids go to the grocery [...]
So, how do you know if your company is already performing up to, or maybe even surpassing, “environmental standard”? How do you know exactly which areas of your business could use some “greening” and which areas are doing just fine?
It wasn’t too long ago when CFL bulbs were all the rage. Even though they contain small amounts of mercury, they were and are still one of the easiest ways to reduce energy consumption.
Odds are, you have a DVD lying around the house that you’ve watched so many times it’s practically committed to memory. Or a book someone gave you that you’ll never read. You’ve thought about trying to sell these items on e-bay or amazon, but then it hardly seems worth it with the time and costs [...]
Transparency is not always the business world’s strong point. Year after year the news is filled with stories of companies who hid harmful ingredients from consumers and downplayed the seriousness of their harmful environmental impact. One thing can be generally surmised from these types of events. Those companies that are genuinely committed to reducing their [...]
You may be hearing a lot of buzz about your favorite restaurants going ‘green’ by having more locally-sourced, sustainable food. But how green are the rest of their practices? Did they choose sustainable furnishings, are their refrigerators energy efficient, do they compost? A non-profit called the Green Restaurant Association can help address all these issues, [...]
As many of you know, homemade cleaning supplies are often the greenest cleaning supplies. Such is the case with homemade window cleaner solution. Making your own window cleaning solution not only reduces the negative impact of the packaging, shipping, and hazardous chemicals of traditional cleaners, but it also saves you a little cash. A simple [...]
Most home gates are relatively far from the main house, and are usually powered via a long wire. It’s a good thing there is a way to get rid of the unsightly wire. You can use a small solar installation to power your gate opener.
Founded by then 12 year old Alec Loorz, Kids vs Global Warming was created to teach children and youth about the global problems we are facing. Inspired by Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, Loorz created his own program and gave 30 presentations to his peers before being invited to train with the Climate Project. [...]