How to Dispose of Lithium and Other Batteries

From cell phones, tablets, and laptops to power tools, children’s toys, and even wheelchairs, batteries are used to power all types of portable devices. Batteries come in two basic types: Rechargeable Batteries, which power devices such as tablets, digital cameras, cell phones, and cordless power tools and can be used [...]

2020-05-19T16:48:01-04:00May 27th, 2020|

How to Conserve Water On Your Lawn

How to Save Water On Your Lawn A NASA-led study in 2005 found that there were 63,000 square miles of turfgrass in the United States. In fact, grass is the single largest irrigated agricultural “crop” in America, more than corn, wheat, and fruit orchards combined. Not to mention that approximately [...]

2020-05-12T17:42:55-04:00May 20th, 2020|

How Often Should You Do Your Laundry

Are You Washing Clothes Too Often? How You Can Save Money and Water by Cutting Back Did you know that 9 out of 10 pieces of clothing end up in a landfill long before they really should? This is because over-washing tends to cause irreparable color fading, shrinkage, and misshaping? [...]

2020-05-05T19:17:22-04:00May 13th, 2020|

What Impact Has COVID-19 Had on Our Environment?

The way that the world has responded to the imminent threat of the coronavirus pandemic, offers many lessons regarding our lack of global action toward the climate crisis. As governments react to the COVID-19 pandemic and enforce social distancing restrictions, greenhouse gas emissions are down, air quality has gone up, [...]

2020-04-28T19:03:47-04:00May 6th, 2020|

Fun Things to Do Alone

As a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, people all over the world are staying home, quarantining, and practicing social distancing as an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While shelter-in-place orders might be removed soon, it is likely that many people will still be advised to socially distance [...]

2020-04-21T19:19:23-04:00April 29th, 2020|

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips for the Quarantine

People all over the world are dealing with the current pandemic, and most of us are spending a lot more time at home than we are used to. Although this time of uncertainty can be frustrating, self-isolation is a great opportunity to make some positive changes in your household and [...]

2020-04-29T10:17:30-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

Clean Energy Trends in U.S. Cities in 2020

As sea levels rise, the planet warms, extreme weather events occur more often, and the impacts of climate change become increasingly evident. Cities worldwide contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through energy production, business, industry, and transportation. However, some cities in the U.S. have particularly large carbon footprints due to their [...]

2020-04-08T13:56:33-04:00April 15th, 2020|

Eco-Friendly Activities to Do With Your Kids During the COVID-19 Quarantine

As a precautionary measure around the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), most schools have shut down, leaving millions of students at home for the foreseeable future. Although social isolation is in the best interest of public health, many parents may find themselves scrambling for ways to keep their [...]

2020-05-27T09:38:25-04:00April 8th, 2020|

Eco-Friendly Hand Soaps

While the entire world is facing challenges brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), disease prevention is on top of everyone’s minds. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), frequent hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent illness and the spread of infections and germs to [...]

2020-03-24T16:54:22-04:00April 1st, 2020|

How to Refinish Wood Furniture

Looking to update your home decor? Try used and thrifted furniture. Old wood furniture is sturdy, inexpensive and, even better, environmentally friendly. Reusing existing products reduces waste and gives a piece of furniture new life, sparing it a trip to the landfill and reducing demand for manufacturing new items. You [...]

2020-02-25T14:16:26-05:00March 25th, 2020|