Fun, Simple, and COVID Safe Winter Activities

Similar to everything else during the COVID-19 pandemic, this winter season will be unique. As positive cases increase, government restrictions/regulations to avoid the rapid spread of the disease change; individuals should play their part to avoid spreading the virus as they attempt to stay healthy with the weather temperatures dropping [...]

2021-01-15T15:30:06-05:00February 3rd, 2021|

Sustainable Jewelry: Why it is the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

We’ve talked about fast-fashion, how/why you should avoid it, and how to shop sustainably for clothes on our blog a few times, so hopefully you have a better understanding of how the clothing you wear may be impacting the environment. While these negative consequences have been exposed by the media [...]

2021-01-07T16:46:27-05:00January 27th, 2021|

Renewable Energy Is on the Rise, Here Is How We Can Help

Renewables were the only category of energy that grew globally at double digits over the past decade. We went from consuming 8.2 exajoules of renewable energy throughout the globe in 2009 to 29.0 exajoules in 2019, nearly quadrupling our usage. Over the past decade, renewable energy consumption has grown at [...]

2021-01-05T13:18:54-05:00January 20th, 2021|

Best Low-Maintenance Houseplants

Many of us have transitioned to working and/or studying from home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’re constantly looking for ways to make our living and working spaces more comfortable. What better way to help improve comfort and overall ambiance than investing in a few easy-to-care-for, air-purifying houseplants? Not only [...]

2020-12-22T13:34:26-05:00January 13th, 2021|

New York State Plastic Bag Ban

Last year was full of ups and downs. One of our favorite things that happened in 2020 was New York State finally placing a plastic bag ban and beginning to enforce the law in October, mandating that, “any ‘person required to collect tax’ must not distribute any plastic carryout bags [...]

2020-12-16T10:35:19-05:00January 6th, 2021|

Geothermal Energy for Heating Buildings

From solar, wind, and geothermal energy to bioelectricity, hydropower, and energy storage, renewable energy technologies are a recurring topic on our blog. As you may know, renewable energy is derived from natural sources that we are not likely to run out of. These replenishable power sources include wind, moving water, [...]

2020-12-09T14:55:02-05:00December 30th, 2020|

4 Habits to Leave in 2020 That Hurt the Environment

In recent years, we have all become increasingly aware of how humans are negatively impacting the Earth. With a global realization of the reality of global warming and its detrimental effects, many of us have adjusted our lifestyles to reduce our environmental impact. However, there are still some things most [...]

2020-12-07T14:06:09-05:00December 23rd, 2020|

What Goes Into Your Carbon Footprint?

What is a Carbon Footprint?   As the name implies, your regular activities (e.g., driving a car, using electricity, or eating), and the greenhouse gas emissions produced by doing them, make up your carbon footprint. Therefore, your household carbon footprint includes the emissions generated by everyone who lives in your home. [...]

2020-11-24T14:38:39-05:00December 16th, 2020|

How to Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

With people all over the world cautiously anticipating a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and government officials setting limits on the number of people allowed at indoor gatherings, the holidays might be a little bit different this year. That certainly doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the season, though! You [...]

2020-12-16T11:03:44-05:00December 9th, 2020|

How to Shop Online While Still Being Eco-Friendly

Online shopping has become increasingly popular over the past several years, with a rise in online users due to the coronavirus pandemic. People have started ordering more than just clothing and electronics online and have started purchasing groceries and cleaning supplies to avoid crowds. Online shopping accounts for one in [...]

2020-11-13T11:31:34-05:00December 2nd, 2020|