August 11th, 2013
We took a look at 11 lists and ranked the greenest cities in the country based on ranking order and frequency of appearance. These five eco-friendly cities are exemplars of green living.
Portland, Ore., appeared on nine lists, almost always among the top three. As the country’s greenest city, the bicycle-friendly metropolis boasts a 25 tree canopy coverage and nearly 300 parks. Portland is number two in the country for green power buy-in, and number one for Continue reading…
June 26th, 2013
Investing in a vehicle that will be able to provide you with superior fuel economy and efficiency can do far more than just save you money at the pump. The emissions and pollution that are caused by your daily commute can be doing considerable harm to the environment and natural world. Choosing a car or truck that will be able to provide you with the features and performance you are in need of, without needing to consume excess fuel in order to transport you to your destination, can allow Continue reading…
May 13th, 2013
When people think about being environmentally friendly, one place their minds should turn is towards water. Water is a cheap resource on the surface; it is likely your cheapest bill. However, you will find that saving water is something that should be done if only for the environment’s sake, so consider how you can do it.
First, simply turn off the water when you are not using it. Don’t let the faucet run while you are brushing your teeth, and turn off the water when you are not rinsing anything in the kitchen. If you are of a Continue reading…
March 29th, 2013
Consuming electricity can be expensive for both homeowners and for the environment. However, there are many easy ways to curb energy consumption that will have both your wallet and the environment thanking you.
A large amount of energy is lost through the home. Inspecting and buffering your home’s insulation means that your heating and cooling systems will not need to work as hard to heat or cool your home to the desired temperature. Further, turning down the thermostat in the winter to about 70 degrees and up in the summer to 78 degrees will keep your home comfortable and also save you Continue reading…
November 3rd, 2012
You do everything you can to be on top of your energy costs. You look into electricity rates at http://www.texasenergycompanies.net/green-energy-texas.html if you live in Texas and you try to collect rainwater for gardening if you’re in Florida. But what about the parts of the country that DON’T face the summer heat so hard? Here are a few green suggestions for making the most of the pleasant summer months if you don’t live in a heat wave state Keep the AC Off – If you can help it and the weather’s mild enough see if you can go the whole summer without ever running the AC! Get ceiling fans and even invest in outdoor versions and try to acclimate yourself to hotter temperatures naturally. Plant a Winter Garden – It’s too mild in many northern states to harvest summer berries and produce but now is a great time to plant for the coming months. Root veggies like carrots and beets last well through a bit of heat and eating them come winter will save you money and be good for the environment. Ride Your Bike – If it’s too cold where you live to bike in the winter try to take advantage of the mild climate now and ride your bike to work! You’ll be doing everyone a favor including your waistline!
August 21st, 2011
Are you one of the many people who have been skeptical of the green movement? Do you want to know more about environmentally friendly practices before you commit to following any of them? Do you wish you could find some realistic explanations of why it is so important to go green? If so, read on!
There are several good reasons that the green movement of the last few decades has really begun to pick up steam, instead of being forgotten as just another fad. First, the world’s population is Continue reading…
August 17th, 2011
Everyone has an impact on the Earth. The carbon footprint is a person’s impact on the climate and ecosystem of the earth. There are many products that will reduce your carbon footprint.
Appliances can be purchased with an energy star rating so that they reduce the amount of energy you use.
You can buy light bulbs that are low energy. They last fifteen times longer and use 20 less energy. The best kind to buy is CFL light Continue reading…
August 14th, 2011
These are just a few of the celebrities who live green. Ed Begley Jr. is perhaps the biggest green celebrity. He rides a bicycle and recycles just everything he uses, collects rainwater and has a two bedroom solar panel home. Ed also drives a hybrid and supports many green causes.
Another top green celebrity is Leonardo DiCaprio. He founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which supports various eco-friendly causes. His home in the Hollywood Hills has solar panels and his apartment in New York City is a green building. Leonardo also drives a Prius among other green cars and Continue reading…
August 12th, 2011
The environmentally friendly movement has captured mainstream attention over the past decade. As more consumers hold green practices in high regard, more companies are making the change to attract these Eco-friendly consumers. through changing the manufacturing processes for their products, to implementing new packaging that is biodegradable, there are many unique ways that companies are making the shift. Below are some of the most popular Eco-friendly companies.
Nokia is one of the first companies to make the shift Continue reading…