Posts Tagged ‘Green’

12/19/2014

The Green Ethics Of Re-Gifting

The perils of re-gifting rise during the holiday season.  We’ve all done it at one time or another.  Is it ethical?  Is it an environmentally sound decision?  I would say yes to both of these statements.  There are some rules you need to abide by when re-gifting.  Don’t re-gift within. . .

12/18/2014

Winter De-Icing Wrecks Havoc On Waterways

Winter salt use is playing havoc in our streams according to a new report issued by the federal government.  Chloride levels increased substantially in 84 percent of urban streams analyzed, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study that began as early as 1960 at some sites and ended as late as. . .

10/01/2014

Earthy Report Ranked In The Top 100 Green Blogs

We are pretty excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 green blog sites in the U.S.  Thank you to our supporters and readers that keep this site alive.  We will continue our efforts  to keep you on the cutting edge of all things environmental and wellness.  To. . .

09/30/2014

Want A Protein Fix? Try A Cricket Bar!

The recent projection of a world population that will hit 13 billion by 2100 raises the specter of how on earth do we feed these extra mouths?  One option for humankind is to do what 70% of the world’s population does now – eat insects.  Insects are all protein.  They. . .

09/23/2014

Where’s The News Coverage?

This past Sunday millions of people around the world marched to protest global climate change.  More than 400,000 people turned out for the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world’s leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit.. . .

09/08/2014

Canada Leads In Worldwide Deforestation

Canada now leads the planet in the degradation of untouched forests, according to a study from Forest Watch.  Some 8 per cent of the world’s virgin forests were degraded between 2000 and 2013, according to the study. That’s 104 million acres, or an area about three times the size of. . .

07/18/2014

America Is Getting Greener

Each year the research firm Clean Edge releases their annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index which tracks the sustainable clean tech progress of the 50 largest metro areas and the 50 states.  This year’s report highlighted gains made in 2014.  One of the features of the report is a  focus on cities. . .

07/14/2014

Duh – Study Says Organics Better For You

In what is commonly known throughout the natural world, organic produce and grains are better for you.  A new study reported by The New York Times highlighted the research conducted at Newcastle University in England.  The researchers said that organic fruits, vegetables and cereals contain significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants. . .

07/03/2014

Recycling Urban E-Waste

Mining for precious metals like gold, silver, and copper is extremely costly. Not only does it require a huge amount of energy and have a devastating impact on the environment, it also puts human life at risk.  Still, these metals are what enable our precious smartphones and tablets to work. . .

03/06/2014

Having That Toilet Paper Discussion

The convenience of toilet paper is a comfort many Americans can’t picture themselves living without.  America is the world largest market for toilet paper.  Americans per capita use 23.6 rolls per year, totaling about 7 billion rolls a year for the country. Unfortunately, using toilet paper is not the most sustainable. . .

12/30/2013

Cometh The Bike Tax?

With the popularity of bicycling soaring local municipalities have begun to consider taxing cyclist.  Chicago is so serious about accommodating cyclists that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear snow out of an ever-expanding web of bike lanes.  The attention city leaders have lavished on cycling raises a question that keeps. . .

12/25/2013

Ways To De-Stress The Holidays

Holiday stress can be a real downer for many people.  It’s not just the pressure of making sure that you’re having a great time this season, but you also have to contend with that highly dysfunctional family we all are part of.  Finding a way to de-stress during this time. . .

11/28/2013

Greening 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. . .

11/05/2013

Logging Bills Face Opposition From Science

More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees at Yosemite National Park and other national forests and wilderness areas across the West.  The experts say. . .

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