Many individuals are offset by the complexities of modern engineering. It is a tough subject to take on without guidance and thus has a tendency to confuse the average person. Luckily, we do not need to completely understand the specifics of engineering in order to reap the benefits of the workers who engineer products. The industry is rapidly changing and investing in technology that will shape the coming future.… [Read more]
Water is the most precious resource on earth, essential for all forms of life. It makes up about 60% of the weight of an average human body and without water life would not exist on earth. As the human population continues to multiply exponentially, the strain on important resources such as water continues to grow. It is important to ensure conservation of water for the continued existence of life on earth.… [Read more]
One hundred ninety-five nations came together in Paris to strike a landmark deal to fix our climate once and for all. Just weeks after members of the Islamic State shocked both France and the world, global leaders met to discuss another enemy threatening our planet—climate change. While the agreement is the first of its kind, the effort was mostly political theater.… [Read more]
According to a recent report, almost 95% of American households own at least one car. Even though most people today own or have owned a vehicle, few know about the detrimental environmental effects that go into manufacturing their dominant means of transport. Auto production leaves a giant footprint because of all the materials involved in making a car fit for the road – not to mention, the huge expense of manufacturing the same.… [Read more]
Going paperless in a business can save on a variety of expenses. As humanity continues through the 21st century, there are many technologies that improve efficiency while reducing the operational costs of an organization. While some of the costs can be quite obvious, there are some that are not often considered.Paper and Ink
The most obvious savings to any business through a digital system is that of paper and ink.… [Read more]
According to a study by Nielsen, global consumers in 60 countries are willing to pay more for products and services from companies committed to making a social and environmental impact. Companies with environmentalism in mind can attract a new wave of consumers by creating low impact products. While it’s the norm to seek out environmentally friendly light bulbs and detergents, there are plenty of everyday items that could be sustainable if companies focused more on the environment and less on their bottom line.… [Read more]
People often have a simplistic notion of flowers. They are synonymous with weddings and anniversaries. You give them to a loved one as a way to say “I love you” or “I’m sorry.” When we need to express an emotion, we offer flowers almost out of habit, but do we ever stop to think about what flowers mean to us and the world around us?… [Read more]
In 2013, there were a reported 14.5 power outage events per month throughout the United States, according to InsideEnergy.org. Some of these outages lasted a few hours, while others lasted for days. Make sure you and your family are equipped to handle any length of power outage with these basic safety measures and preparation tips.Before a Power Outage
Stock an emergency kit with supplies and tools that can help you manage the absence of basic services.… [Read more]
When it comes to preserving the environment, we usually start inside of our homes. But going green and practicing sustainable habits extends beyond the front door. Here are three ways to create a more earth-friendly backyard:Save Water: Swap Your Lawn for an Alternative Landscape
California’s recent water crisis has left government officials scratching their heads, thinking up innovative new ways to conserve water.… [Read more]
Solar panels are a great invention, a perfect source of renewable energy that can help decrease our carbon footprint. If you don’t know much about how they work, this primer is a chance for you to get educated.
Solar energy produces no pollution whatsoever.
Many things cause pollution. For example, there are emissions from manufacturers, cars and other fossil fuel burning machines, cleaning products, painting supplies and a range of other things.… [Read more]
“Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Zero has become the most important number for humanity. Why?
Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as humanly possible. Simply slowing the rise of emissions will not work. For the first time, the world’s leading climate authority, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has embraced a goal of near zero greenhouse gas emissions or below.… [Read more]
The “going green” movement has been hyped up for so long for an important reason. Just recently, the White House released the Third US National Climate Assessment (NCA) that emphasizes the impact of climate change to regions in the United States. For instance, the new findings confirm that the summer season is longer and rains are heavier. … [Read more]
It’s a difficult prospect to think about, but all environmental signs point toward an ever-decreasing water supply. With drought-like conditions extending from coast to coast and water shortages plaguing the entire globe, the world has to practice water responsibility or else the thought of a doomsday drought will become a reality. With H2O consciousness in mind, here are some causes of water shortages as well as a few ways Americans can address the planet’s water problem. … [Read more]
There’s no doubt about it – traditional energy sources like oil and coal are facing a number of challenges. And alternative sources such as solar power, once viewed as a thing of the future, today pose as the only ethical, long-term option for many. Through eliminating the need to rely on large amounts of costly fossil fuels – and contributing to the deterioration of our planet as a result of using them – alternative sources of energy is a responsible way to generate power.… [Read more]
It’s one of the most exciting and deeply satisfying milestones of anyone’s life: buying that first home. It’s that feeling of coming home to a piece of land, plus some concrete, wood, and nails, and knowing that you’re in your own little piece of heaven. Our generation is probably one of the most environmentally-conscious ever, so before you take out that housing loan, you’ll want to see these gadgets that can help your house stay green.… [Read more]
After coal processing company Freedom Industries accidentally spilled chemicals into the Elk River, on January 9th, officials in West Virginia banned residents in several cities from using tap water for anything other than flushing toilets.
Officials lifted their tap water ban ten days after the spill; however, more than a month later, residents still have justifiable concerns.… [Read more]
The U.S. Department of Energy recently revealed that energy-efficient products can reduce your household energy bills by up to a third. Not only does this drastically improve your finances, but it also significantly heightens the environmental efficiency of your home; reducing your carbon emissions due to unnecessary energy expenditures. One of the most environmentally friendly modifications you can make to your home is replacing old windows with new energy-efficient ones.… [Read more]
The Clean Air Act (CAA) is a comprehensive federal law which regulates air emissions from industrial and mobile sources. This law authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in order to safeguard the health and welfare of the US public, and regulate the emission of hazardous air pollutants.… [Read more]
Many of us would like to believe that businesses wouldn’t exist solely to reap profits. Often, businesses are instituted to make a lasting impact on the society to which they belong. The moment an organisation instills its very core business with ‘giving back,’ it becomes evident that the business stands for a purpose. The overall goal of an organisation ideally rests on corporate citizenship.… [Read more]