Are you looking for an eco-friendly way to say I love you this year? Organic chocolates and sustainably-grown roses are great…but they’re also boring! Turn up the heat with these green ideas this Valentine’s Day and you’re sure to enjoy the results!
The next step in going green is living a holistic green lifestyle. In other words, it’s important to green every part of your life–not just one part of your life.
How eco-friendly can a cell phone be?
A green cell phone – could there really be such a thing? Nearly 90% of the world has access to cellular phone service; there are nearly 3 billion mobile phone accounts in the world; and a number of countries have more cell phones in active use than their total population. Cell phones have become such an environmental concern that many areas have banned traditional disposal methods, requiring recycling and refurbishing instead, and regulations on manufacturing are becoming just as common.
Have you finished your holiday shopping? There’s just a few days left to pick up any last-minute gifts – and we have some green gadgets that you don’t want to miss! The retro-reminiscent solar powered wreath above is available from Solar Santa for about $49.99.
Whether you like to read, enjoy learning new things, or just need a good resource to make your life a little greener – check out these free eco ebooks and satisfy your literary cravings:
Getting There – Thanksgiving is one of the heaviest travel weekends of the year, and how you choose to get there can make a big difference in your annual carbon footprint. If you’re driving long distances, avoid SUVs and big gas-guzzlers – remember, you can always rent something smaller. Carpooling is also good, although not always an option. And if you’re flying, keep in mind that air miles are about the most damaging mode of travel for the environment. Avoid flying if possible; if you can’t, consider purchasing carbon offsets from a reliable source.
Let’s face it – there’s a lot more bad stuff out there than good, products that either can harm you, the environment, or both. Last week we spoke on scented candle alternatives. Let’s take a look at eco-friendly laundry detergent alternatives this week.
The information revolution helped spark the green revolution. Computers have been instrumental in everything from designing more-efficient engines to running alternative-energy power plants to distributing information on the Internet that allows us to make smarter, greener choices. But computers themselves can be a bit of a problem. Many of their …