Posts Tagged ‘Green’

05/17/2013

Today Is Bike To Work Day

Today is National Bike To Work Day.  I’m not sure it would qualify for its own Hallmark greeting card, but biking to work has gained a tremendous amount of traction in the last ten years. According to the League of American Bicyclists bike commuting in the U.S. has increased 44. . .

04/10/2013

Seaweed As A Natural Fertilizer

By Guest Blogger: Jakob Berry  Of the many things that wash up on beaches during strong winter storms seaweed can be found in abundance.  Even in calmer waters there’s no shortage as the ocean is full of it and although this seemingly pointless ‘weed’ looks unappealing sprawled out on the. . .

01/08/2013

On Hitting 1,000th

Hitting any milestone is something that should be acknowledged and perhaps celebrated.  The Earthy Report today hit a milestone.  This is the 1,000th entry we’ve posted.  It takes a few people to put out The Earthy Report on a daily basis, and I want to say thank you to them. . .

01/01/2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all.  All the best for 2013.  New Year’s resolutions have been made, most of those will not make it to February, but hey resolutions are made to be broken. So since we’re in the New Year, I’d like to make a few new Top Ten. . .

12/25/2012

Tis The Season To Be 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. . .

11/22/2012

A Greener Thanksgiving?

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. . .

11/15/2012

California Leads Nation In Buying Hybrids And Electric Cars

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. . .

10/03/2012

FTC Seeks To Limit Deceptive Green Marketing Claims

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. . .

08/29/2012

Wasting Food

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. . .

08/21/2012

Hempfest 2012 Supports Washington Legalization

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. . .

08/14/2012

Appalachian Trail Turns 75

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. . .

08/06/2012

Farmer’s Markets Growth Impressive

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. . .

07/31/2012

Would You Paint Your Lawn Green?

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. . .

07/06/2012

15 Cleanest Beaches In The U.S.

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. . .

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