Posts Tagged ‘Green’
The holiday’s are upon us, and between the food waste and consumer consumption that goes on during this season, perhaps a new tack is in order for this year. Greening the holidays shouldn’t just be for this ostentatious season, but something we should be doing every day. The holidays create a. . .
No, this is not going to be a soliloquy on being being a vegetarian for Thanksgiving, or giving a reprieve to what once could have been our National bird, the Turkey. Greening Thanksgiving covers a wider range of life style issues that we could all use. With a nod to. . .
It’s no surprise that the State of California leads the nation in the purchase of hybrid and electric vehicles. According to a report by automotive website Edmunds.com, California drivers accounted for just under one-third of all electric vehicles purchased in the United States last year and about a quarter of. . .
Hoping to limit the number of deceptive claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday released an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products. The revision to the Green Guides is the first since 1998, when phrases like “carbon offset” and. . .
How much food do you throw away on any given day? How often do you order take out, and end up throwing out the leftovers? Wasting food has become a larger issue for us. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Americans are trashing forty percent of foods in the. . .
Washington State voters are heading to the polls to vote on proposition I-502 in November. I-502 is a law that would allow for the legalization of marijuana in that state for recreational uses. Washington State already has a medicinal marijuana law on the books. This one would legalize pot for. . .
The 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail marks its 75th anniversary today. The trail stretches across 14 states from Springer, Georgia to Katahdin, Maine. It took 15 years for hundreds of volunteers, state and federal partners, trail maintenance clubs and young workers with the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps to build the original. . .
As demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has increased, so too has the number of urban farmers markets sprouting up across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California and New York. . .
Would you paint your lawn green? Painting lawns has been an accepted practice in the Southwest where dry conditions often ravage green grass lawns. Trying to keep green grass lawns in the arid Southwest in my opinion seems to be a fairly foolish endeavor. Planting yards with native species that. . .
Looking to get away from this week’s summer heat? Then head for your closest watering hole to cool off. If you’re lucky to live near one of these top 15 safest water quality beaches then you’ve got it made in the sand. For several years, NRDC has issued star ratings. . .
It’s kind of hard not to get excited about the new Tesla S sedan. Maybe it’s just a guy thing, but in this case, at least for me it’s a paradigm shift in thinking. Tesla, an American manufacturer has built in my opinion one of the most compelling electric vehicles. . .
Out of the Netherlands comes a great building concept in using natural materials like hemp, coconut husks, potato peels, and tree bark in creating a very interesting habitat – a kid’s playhouse. Adults need not apply, this is strictly one for the kiddies, the Dutch consortium BE-Basic created the Bio. . .
The Los Angeles City Council has moved toward banning plastic bags at grocery stores in the nation’s second-largest city. The council voted 13-1 Wednesday to approve a policy that would ban single-use plastic bags. The ban would take effect later this year after an environmental impact report that is expected. . .
Recycling and reusing is one of our mantras around the earthy report. So it tickles us green when we come across innovative ways to recycle used items into something beautiful. Inspired by “The Good Bike Project” out of Toronto whose mission was to turn abandoned bikes into public works of. . .