Vegetables You Should Eat in the Summer

In today’s modern society, transporting food long distances easily allows us to consume pretty much whatever produce we want year-round, like fresh berries in January, for example. In fact, more than half the fruit and almost one-third of the vegetables bought in the U.S. are imported. Furthermore, most of us [...]

2020-07-08T10:58:11-04:00July 15th, 2020|

Nutrient Cycling [What You Need to Know]

What Is a Nutrient Cycle? Nutrient cycling is undoubtedly one of the most important occurrences in an ecosystem. But why? There are certain elements that are essential to life and must be recycled in order for any of us (and any living organism for that matter) to exist, including carbon, [...]

2020-07-01T09:28:29-04:00July 8th, 2020|

6 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Fireworks

For many people, the first images that come to mind when thinking of the Fourth of July are of outdoor fun, sunshine, backyard barbecues, and of course, fireworks. While we might all love the bright, colorful displays that light up the sky in celebration of America’s Independence Day each year, [...]

2020-07-01T09:25:10-04:00July 1st, 2020|

How to Make Your Pool More Eco-Friendly

Nothing says summer and relaxation quite like the thought of lounging by a swimming pool.  While we certainly don’t want to spoil the fun before it even begins by bringing up the environmental impact of pools, it is something you should consider when caring for yours.  Not only do most [...]

2020-06-17T15:14:01-04:00June 24th, 2020|

Better Taste, Better Bottles [How to Help]

Best Reusable Water Bottles for Hiking Season Every second, Americans consume 1,500 plastic water bottles. If you haven’t managed to ditch those single-use plastic bottles for good, hiking season is the perfect opportunity for you to do so—once and for all. Not only are disposable water bottles harmful to the [...]

2020-06-09T19:24:14-04:00June 17th, 2020|

Can Food Waste Be Used for Electricity?

Food Waste: The Problem Americans waste a lot of food. Roughly 133 billion pounds a year to be precise, which is about one-third of all the food produced in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, if we piled up all the food that's not eaten throughout a [...]

2020-06-03T10:05:49-04:00June 10th, 2020|

Rooftop Farms and Gardens

You may not be surprised to learn that we lose over 50 acres of American farmland to urban development every hour, but you may be surprised that during that same amount of time, our population increases by 240 people. The result of these two things occurring simultaneously is that we [...]

2020-05-27T19:25:08-04:00June 3rd, 2020|

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|