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Why it’s better for the environment to eat less meat

Meat is a common part of many people’s diets, but it also has a significant environmental impact. From greenhouse gas emissions to water use, from deforestation to biodiversity loss, meat production and consumption affect the planet in various ways. Here are some of the reasons why eating less meat can help reduce your environmental footprint and protect the environment. Meat contributes to climate change According to the United Nations, livestock production accounts for 14.5% of

Happy Jolene

Happy Jolene in Green Life

Easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that you produce as you live your life. The average U.S. per capita carbon footprint is 18.3 tons, while the global average is 6.3 tons. To limit global warming to 2°C or less, we need to reduce our carbon footprint to about 2 tons per person by 2050. Here are some of the easiest ways you can reduce your carbon footprint: Eat low on the food chain by choosing more plant-based foods and less meat and dairy. Livestock is responsibl

Happy Jolene

Happy Jolene in Green Life

How to shop green and sustainable clothes

I came across a forum post that asked if it's possible to shop green and sustainable clothes? And yes, it is! First of all, I’m glad that you are interested in shopping for green and sustainable clothes. Now let’s get to it! Here are some easy ways to shop more sustainably and ethically: Choose natural fabrics that have a low carbon footprint, such as organic cotton, linen, hemp or bamboo. Avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon or rayon that are derived from plastic and require

Happy Jolene

Happy Jolene in Fashion

Effective Strategies for Marketing Sustainable Fashion

It’s estimated that the global fashion market will be worth more than 2.25 trillion by 2050. With the rise of the popularity of sustainable fashion, green fashion brands will likely lead the industry’s evolution set to happen within the next ten years. Sustainable fashion, however, doesn’t start and end with the production of fashion garments. In fact, brands need to pay just as much attention to their marketing efforts as they do to the raw product selection and manufacturing techniques of


JenniferHahnMasterson in sustainable construction

Sustainable Commercial Construction: Recent Trends

Whether you're working on a new construction or renovating an older building, it's much more than just getting the job done as fast as possible and in a budget-friendly manner. Now that green and environmentally friendly building practices have become more common than before, most builders are turning towards innovative methods of construction that offer more durability, safety, affordability, in addition to being earth-friendly. As the IED master in interior design for commercial spaces an


JenniferHahnMasterson in sustainable construction

Current climate pledges are "half measures and hollow promises", will result in a "catastrophic" 2.7C temperature rise

Ahead of the COP26 climate conference, the United Nations warned that the current commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions put the world towards a "catastrophic" 2.7-degree Celsius temperature rise this century. According to the UN's Environment Programme (UNEP), national plans to reduce carbon pollution has so far just amounted to "weak promises, not yet delivered". The UN urged all 193 member states to step up their climate commitments – especially rich nations, which are responsible f


Simon in The Climate Crisis

5 Materials You May Not Realize Are Recyclable

Recycling is an important part of our society. It not only helps to reduce the amount of material that goes into landfills, but it also saves energy and natural resources. Did you know that many people don't realize their recycling bin can hold more than just paper products? Here are 5 materials you may not have known could be recycled. Motor Oil Annually, Americans use an estimated 270 million gallons of motor oil. Many people don't realize that used oil can be turned into other produ

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap in green living

Ways to Travel That Reduce Your Environmental Impact

There are plenty of reasons why humans travel from one place to the other. When you travel, you get exposed to different places of the world and diverse cultures. While it is a nice and fun experience enjoyed by many, it has been realized that some modes of transportation have negative impacts on the climate and the environment at large. Whether you are using a car, train, ship, or plane, your movements will generate toxic gases and wastes that can be harmful to the environment. However, if you

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap in green living

Best Roof Materials for Energy Efficiency

One of the most common requests being heard by real estate agents from across the nation for homes that use energy-efficient materials. Roofing, especially, is a long-term investment and has a large effect on the overall efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. Younger home buyers entering the market tend to be even more environmentally conscious than their predecessors, and they understand the importance of energy efficiency for the sake of the environment as well as your utility bills. Therefore

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap in green living

Recycled Plastics: What Are They Used For?

Did you know that nearly 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced every year? Unlike other types of waste, such as paper, cardboard, and discarded food, plastic doesn't decompose and stays in the environment forever. You know that recycling plastic is a good thing, but what happens to your old water bottles and margarine containers after you place them in the bin? Here are four common uses for recycled plastics. Bottles, Containers, and Packaging One of the most common uses for r

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap in green living

Record high carbon dioxide levels, temperatures – and emissions are expected to rise sharply after the pandemic

Last year we could see how the global coronavirus pandemic led to huge drops in air pollution around the world. The coronavirus had such massive effect on slowing down human activity and the global economy that even Earth Overshoot Day was slightly delayed compared to previous years. But even with all of this, the climate crisis remained relentless in 2020 and continued seemingly unabashed by the economic effects of the pandemic. So how did the coronavirus pandemic affect climate change and


Simon in The Climate Crisis

IKEA is investing 4 billion euros in renewable energy to power its stores

Ingka Group, which is the largest franchise owner of Ikea, has announced that they will invest four billion euros in renewable energy to reduce the company’s climate footprint and reach 100% renewable energy across the company’s whole business chain. The new investments will include a solar energy plant in Russia that will produce enough energy for all 17 Ikea department stores in the country. "We are in the most important decade in the history of humankind – climate change is no longer a d


Simon in Business & Politics

How does a melting arctic change everything?

Most probably you know that global warming is a huge problem not only for mankind but for other species as well, right? But how far has it already damaged the world around us? Well, we already write about but this theme is too broad to be understood by one article. To start with, our planet's climate is defined by different and distinct climate zones such as Tropics, the Arctic, Antarctic, etc. But in recent years, climate zones are becoming more and more miscellaneous. Some scientists

Green Is Cool

Green Is Cool in Global Warming

How to Create a Greener Business While Saving Money

Whether you are launching a new business or you are eager to take your existing business on a better path going forward, green initiatives are understandably focal points. Running a greener business can have a positive impact on public relations, and it could help you to conserve financial capital. What can you do to run a greener business? Install Solar Panels Solar panel installation is an investment that can yield tremendous rewards. Once the solar panels are installed, they may gen


HannahWhittenly in Green Business

4 Creative Ways Companies Are Recycling Various Materials

Recycling is becoming an increasingly big part of business. The obvious advantages are the environmental good coming from the practice and how companies can reuse materials. However, it also makes good business sense to try recycling whenever you can. Many people like to patronize establishments that they know are going for sound recycling methods. Here are a few of the more creative ways certain industries are trying to up their recycling game. Postage If your business ships any sorts

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers in Recycling

How to Ensure Your Business Is Meeting Emission Standards

As climate change continues to be an important topic of discussion in today’s world, industrial facilities and other businesses are having to pay much closer attention to air quality and emission standards. Since these standards are regulated by the EPA and meant to slow the release of greenhouse gases and toxic pollutants, failure to meet required standards can sometimes result in heavy fines and other penalties. To ensure your business is meeting emission standards, take the following steps. M

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers in Eco-Friendly Tech

4 Steps Homeowners Need to Take to Reduce Home Energy Consumption in Winter

Winter is a great time to stay home and relax while enjoying time with friends and family. Unfortunately, all of that extra time at home can greatly increase your home's energy consumption. To help lower utility bills and reduce your home's environmental impact, there are some important steps you should take to help make your home more energy-efficient this winter. Install a Programmable Thermostat Although manual thermostats are effective at maintaining one temperature in your home, t

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers in green living

Green remodelling: 4 trends to follow for a sustainable remodel

Sustainability has quickly become one of the more important topics for both builders and homeowners embarking on new projects. As we know it - sustainability works to accomplish a few yet very essential things, such as avoiding the depletion of natural resources, as well as the ability for the home to maintain itself long term. And it comes as no wonder why sustainable homes became so attractive to many people – with the energy costs on the rise, creating a more sustainable home is desirable to

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison in Green remodelling

4 Small Changes That Can Massively Improve Water Conservation

It can be difficult for individuals and communities to know what they can do to lessen environmental impact, especially when the biggest polluters tend to be the biggest corporations. However, there are ways to make small, concentrated differences in consumption, and one of these is improving water conservation. The importance of water conservation goes far beyond saving money, although that is certainly a perk. When you conserve water, you help protect this precious natural resource so that fut


BrookeChaplan in water conservation

Time to Rewire Your House? Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Making your house more energy efficient is going to have a big impact on the environment and potentially save you quite a bit of money in the coming years. If you have decided that you would like to improve your home’s energy efficiency, then you might want to take a look at these simple electrical projects and upgrades. Install a Smart Thermostat Installing a smart thermostat is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to cut back on your energy bills. These devices can usually


AnitaGinsburg in electricity, home rewiring, power efficiency

4 Ways to Be as Eco-Friendly as Possible With Your Car

Cars will probably never be completely eco-friendly, but there are some steps that drivers can take to minimize their impact on the environment. As an added bonus, many of these eco-friendly tips and upgrades are also going to end up saving you money in the long run. Follow the Suggested Maintenance Schedule One of the single best things that you can do for your vehicle is to follow the manufacturer's suggested maintenance schedule. That schedule is going to keep your car running as ef

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers in vehicle pollution

5 Smart Habits Most People Can Do Daily to Help Save the Planet

Saving the planet is usually something we can all get on board with. Unfortunately, many of us just simply don't know where to start. We're going to share with you five easy habits you can start doing today to do your part to help save the planet. Use Reusable Shopping Bags One trip to the store, and suddenly you have a bunch of plastic bags that typically get tossed in the garbage. You can completely eliminate your use of plastic bags by investing in some sturdy reusable shopping bags

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers in Recycling

How to Prevent Warm Air From Escaping Your Home This Winter

For most homeowners, finding ways of keeping the house warm during winter is attributed to the need to minimize costs. Energy bills always skyrocket, especially during winter, since it is the time where heat is required the most for warmth. However, keeping warm during winter also contributes to comfort one can experience in the house. The winter season is always associated with the holiday season, but what good is it if one is freezing and not in a joyous state? There are strategies a homeowner


LizzieWeakley in insulation

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