Sustainable Building Materials You Need to Know

As people have finally begun to recognize the very real effects of global warming, sustainability has become quite a popular topic over the past couple of years, one that concerns every aspect of our lives. According to Investopedia, “Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the [...]

2020-07-30T11:11:20-04:00August 12th, 2020|

How to Be Green While Going Back to School

Summer is winding down, which means it’s time for the kids to go back to school! Although, depending on where you live, school might look a little different this year. With precautions around preventing the spread of COVID-19, a lot of school systems have migrated to a hybrid online and [...]

2020-07-24T10:27:54-04:00August 5th, 2020|

Community Solar

What is Community Solar? While it is true that residential solar has shown significant growth in the U.S. over the last several decades, there are still a lot of people that don’t have the ability to install solar panels on their own roofs. In fact, as Greentech Media reports, as many [...]

2020-07-27T17:16:04-04:00July 29th, 2020|

How to Conserve Energy [Lessons from COVID-19]

Most of us have been bunkering down in our homes for the past several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the house only for essential activities. Days filled with virtual meetings, cooking projects, online fitness classes, and binge-watching our favorite TV shows have become the new normal as many [...]

2020-07-14T19:41:29-04:00July 22nd, 2020|

10 Ways to Live a Sustainable Life

The key to understanding sustainability is to recognize that each action we take affects the world around us. Contrary to popular belief, living sustainably doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live without luxury, but that you simply are cognizant of your resource consumption and of reducing unnecessary waste. Collectively, all [...]

2020-07-08T10:51:09-04:00July 15th, 2020|

How to Have an Eco-Friendly Summer Staycation

We all need to get away sometimes, but it’s not always practical, and it’s also not currently advisable due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, it’s still possible for you to take some time to unwind and relax this summer—all while maintaining a safe social distance from others and without [...]

2020-07-01T09:44:38-04:00July 8th, 2020|

Eco-Friendly July Fourth BBQs

The Fourth of July is the perfect opportunity to get outside and unwind as we celebrate our nation’s birthday. Can you think of a better way to honor America and its air, land, wildlife, and oceans than by having an eco-conscious celebration? Here are a few great ways to add [...]

2020-07-02T10:36:43-04:00July 1st, 2020|

How to Ditch Plastic Straws [What to Use Instead]

We produce 300 million tons of plastic each year throughout the world, half of which is used to create single-use items. That’s almost equal to the weight of the entire human population. Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are only used once before being discarded. These items include plastic bags, straws, [...]

2020-06-17T15:10:58-04:00June 24th, 2020|

10 Ways to a More Sustainable Diet

Medical News Today describes a sustainable diet as “a diet that is generally healthful and has a low impact on the environment and food supply.” Along with climate change, the effects of our food choices on many other aspects of the environment (i.e. land use, water footprint, energy, or fossil [...]

2020-06-17T08:56:11-04:00June 17th, 2020|

Why It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Fast Fashion

What Is Fast Fashion? You’ve likely heard the phrase “fast-fashion” being tossed around quite a lot lately, but what does it really mean? Fast fashion is a term used to describe clothing designs that move quickly from the catwalk to stores to meet new trends and consumer demand. It refers [...]

2020-06-03T10:01:31-04:00June 10th, 2020|