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]