How To Have an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for ways to have an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day? We applaud you for making an effort to preserve our planet on a day of mass consumption and waste. If you and your Valentine are eco-conscious consumers, you’re probably already aware of the effect that this romantic holiday has [...]

2019-02-13T09:09:05+00:00February 13th, 2019|

Ocean Wave Energy: How Does It Work

Ocean waves contain tremendous energy potential since the wind blows nearly constantly enough to provide consistent waves in many areas of the world. Add in the rhythmic tides and powerful currents that course beneath the surface of the seas and we’ve got mind-boggling quantities of kinetic energy ready to be [...]

2019-02-06T10:10:03+00:00February 6th, 2019|

A Better Alternative to Plastic Drinking Straws

Straws have a lot going for them. Coupled with a lid, they prevent many a spill. For young children, using a straw can help them develop articulation and clarity of speech. Many people in the elderly and disabled communities find plastic straws, in particular, indispensable.   While straws definitely have [...]

2019-01-30T00:47:38+00:00January 30th, 2019|

How Do We Pollute? 9 Types of Ocean Pollution

Algae blooms. Coral bleaching. Dead zones. Economic crisis. These are just a few of the many serious consequences of polluting Earth’s waters. By educating ourselves on the types of ocean pollution, we are taking the first step to becoming aware so that we will be more empowered to take the [...]

2019-01-24T13:31:19+00:00January 23rd, 2019|

How Do Plastic Straws Affect the Environment?

If you’re still sipping your mojitos or slurping your morning smoothie through a plastic straw, it’s time to think twice! Plastic straws may be convenient, but there is growing evidence to all the damage these seemingly harmless utensils are contributing to our planet. This evidence has led progressive cities like [...]

2019-01-09T09:52:16+00:00January 9th, 2019|

How Does Recycling Save Energy?

Helping the environment happens one step at a time. If you’re enthusiastic about living an eco-friendly lifestyle, you probably take the time to recycle and compost most of your home waste. While recycling certainly reduces the waste you produce, did you know that recycling saves energy as well? Producing new [...]

2018-12-26T12:17:45+00:00December 26th, 2018|

Do Energy Star Appliances Really Save Money?

When it comes to energy efficient appliances, do Energy Star appliances really save money? The honest answer is that it depends. If your current refrigerator and other appliances are over a decade old, they weren't created with the same energy standard requirements as new appliances and probably aren't running as [...]

2018-12-18T21:30:17+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Reduce Waste with Our 15 Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

The upcoming holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, enjoy delicious food, receive gifts, decorate our homes, and show gratitude for the things we have. And what better way to show a little gratitude than treating our planet with the care it deserves. When the holidays roll [...]

2018-12-11T19:52:22+00:00December 12th, 2018|

The Pros & Cons of Nuclear Energy: Is it safe?

When you hear the words “nuclear energy,” what do you think of? Perhaps an image comes to mind of a nuclear bomb, or a nuclear energy crisis like Chernobyl or Fukushima. If this is your image of nuclear power, you might be surprised to learn that nuclear energy is actually [...]

2018-12-05T09:17:04+00:00December 5th, 2018|