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 [...]

2020-06-26T11:28:05-04:00March 25th, 2020|

Eco-Friendly Shopping

How to Reduce Waste: Eco-Friendly Shopping Wrappers, packages, bottles, plastic bags, and cardboard boxes—there’s a lot of single-use waste involved when it comes to going shopping. Some of it is recyclable, such as your cardboard pasta box, but much of it isn’t—think of the plastic produce bags you put your [...]

2020-06-26T11:38:17-04:00March 18th, 2020|

Solar Energy Pros and Cons

“All you need is love,” the Beatles sang. Emily Dickinson wrote, “That love is all there is, is all we know of love.” Solar energy is kind of like that. Just as love is all we have, sunlight is the main source of all energy on Earth. Sunlight gives us [...]

2020-06-26T11:34:31-04:00March 11th, 2020|

How to Clean Your Solar Panels

Spring Cleaning: How to Clean Solar Panels Solar panels are a great investment for your family and the future of our planet. But since they need a steady stream of sunlight in order to work, can dirty solar panels be a problem? Absolutely. You can see the difference in your [...]

2020-06-26T11:40:52-04:00March 4th, 2020|