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  1. The Eco-Friendly Fight Against Malaria

    The Eco-Friendly Fight Against Malaria

    Across the world, there are preventable illnesses and epidemic diseases that are devastating communities. In Namibia, the World Health Organization reports that over 60% of the population could contract malaria. As a result, the government wants to take eco-friendly measures to protect the populace. While an American audience may not understand the fight to eradicate such a disease, it can understand that combating ecological issues requires a soft touch. You can learn more about the eco-friendly fight to combat malaria here. Check out Custom Earth Promos to find eco-friendly promotional products, totes, or accessories. You can make eco-friendly choices in your community or for your business today. Fighting Malaria for Decades Previously, Namibia was fighting malaria with as many options as it could find. The population used something called IRS or Indoor Residual Spraying. While this treatment could be effective, it is not necessarily eco-friendly. Unfortunately, these pesticides are often overused. The mosquito population could become resistant, and that might malaria to rise up once again, causing an even larger outbreak than expected. Using Larvicide to Fight Malaria Larvicide projects in Namibia are designed to help use eco-friendly technologies in the fight against Malaria. The WHO reports that field teams...
  2. Beekeeping: Urban Communities Make Their Own Honey

    Beekeeping: Urban Communities Make Their Own Honey

    When you visit California on vacation, you might make your way to Costa Mesa. The home of Jake Gibb, Mitchell Hurwitz, Misty May-Treanor, and Of Mice & Men is also turning into an epicenter for beekeeping. Looking to eco-friendly options is often the best thing for a community to do, banding together to start something that can become a hallmark of the neighborhood in the future. You can also look at Custom Earth Promos to find reusable promotional products, bags, accessories, and more. Beekeeping as a Lifestyle in Costa Mesa Alveole, a Montreal-based beekeeping firm brought in some hives. These hives were installed at CANVAS North, where they became a draw for the community. Yes, the people who visit can see how bees work, but they can also purchase honey, honeycombs, etc. This is just one way to encourage the population to buy local. Plus, it helps keep the local ecosystem healthy. Beekeeping Impacts Local Ecosystems The bees that have come to CANVAS are also helping to replenish the local ecosystem. The loss of the bee population has been a topic of conversation for some time now. The people who come to the area get the benefit of a healthier...
  3. Glitter: An Unexpected Eco-Disaster

    Glitter: An Unexpected Eco-Disaster

    Many people consider glitter to be an ecological disaster waiting to happen. This may well be the case given glitter’s persistent nature. It sticks to everything. If you work at certain retailers, you always have glitter on you somewhere. If you bring it home for crafting, it will get into the carpet and linger around your home. As a result, you need to learn how to make crafting safer for the planet and what the possibilities are. You can learn more about eco-friendly glitter here. Check out Custom Earth Promos when you are looking for recycled bags, accessories, totes, and other unique promotional items. What’s Wrong With Glitter? It’s annoying. Also, you will find that it’s a microplastic that could end up anywhere. Wildlife eat these items. Whether it causes damage to the wildlife population or not, it should’ve never been a part of their world. While it may not make up much of the plastic in the ocean, it has escaped notice because there are larger problems to deal with. Fixing the Glitter Problem Because scientists knew this was a problem, they created something that was better for the planet. The new glitter is made from biodegradable materials. The...
  4. Electric Cars: Are They Eco-Friendly?

    Electric Cars: Are They Eco-Friendly?

    Electric cars are supposed to be the eco-friendly choice. When they first took over the market, every celebrity ran to a late night talk show, beaming about buying an eco-friendly car. However, these cars may not be as eco-friendly as you think. There are a few things to consider when you buy these cars. Yes, they can help you reduce your carbon footprint, but what else is going on under the hood? You can learn more about electric cars here. Check out Custom Earth Promos for more information on recycled promotional products, reusable totes, accessories, and more. Are Electric Cars Eco-Friendly? Sort of. Electric cars help you reduce your consumption and carbon footprint. However making them is not as eco-friendly as you would like. You can see all the ins and outs here. One of the biggest issues for electric cars is that they produce massive emissions in production. The battery and fuel production for these vehicles is so high that their carbon offsets are often eliminated. Yes, you got an eco-friendly car, but the manufacturing process cancels out all the good you did for the planet. Conversely, recycled shopping bags and totes are made with recycled materials in a...
  5. Wildfire Prevention: What Can You Do?

    Wildfire Prevention: What Can You Do?

    Reducing wildfire risks is a large part of living in today’s world. Wildfires make the news every season, but are there things the community can do to help prevent them? You can read more on the subject here. As you learn more on this topic, remember that you can small changes on your own, contributing to a better planet for everyone. Check out Custom Earth Promos to learn more about eco-friendly business practices. You can order reusable products and make a change to the way you manage your business and impact the community. Prevent Wildfires and Check the Weather When you want to prevent fires as much as possible, you must always be aware of the weather. Campfires. Fire pits. Businesses or operations that can burn trash. Anyone who is planning on starting a fire should both contain it and check the weather. If it’s too dry or you’re in a drought, you need to consider other options. You can learn more here. Avoid Flammables and Prevent Wildfires When you set fires, remember that you want to be as far from flammable materials as possible. Stay away from trees, brush, and bushes. The same goes, however, for lighting your fireplace...
  6. Hotels: Are They Eco-Friendly? How Do You Know?

    Hotels: Are They Eco-Friendly? How Do You Know?

    When you check into a hotel or even book the room, how do you know it’s eco-friendly. Hotels are often not eco-friendly by design. There’s a lot of potential for waste. However, you want to enjoy your vacation and feel like you’re staying in the best possible location. Use these tips to learn how to choose the perfect lodging option. You can also learn more on the topic here. Check out Custom Earth Promos when you want to try out recycled products, bags for travel and more. There are several ways to make travel more eco-friendly irrespective of the hotels you choose. Reports on Eco-Friendly Hotels There are reports generated by hotels that explain how sustainable they are. You can also check for a B Corp Certification that signifies how eco-friendly the or chain is. This is a good place to start, but you can dig deeper to find an even more eco-friendly location. Wellness Is Not Necessarily Eco When you find a wellness hotel, it might be one of the calmest and healthiest places to stay. However, these locations are not always eco. Some try to hide under the cool and new age imaging without actually doing anything good...
  7. Greenwashing: How to Go Green Honestly

    Greenwashing: How to Go Green Honestly

    Greenwashing has become a part of the business world that many don’t want to talk about. A business can attempt to go green, but there are the gaps where nothing is truly done. Your business, however, wants to do the right thing. Learn how to go green honestly so that you are on the right side of the climate debate and history itself. Check out Custom Earth Promos when you need recycled bags, reusable promotional products, and more. What is Greenwashing? Greenwashing is the practice of seeming to go green without making any real changes. Basically, you greenwash consumers by claiming to do something that is eco-friendly but isn’t tested, true, or expansive. There are several things companies do to greenwash, mostly including over-exaggeration. Cases of Greenwashing A recent report showed that major news stories of consumer deception were greenwashing. First, there is the case of Volkswagen. The company was making a push to sell diesel cars in the U.S. and using a “defeat device” to pass inspections. This scandal alone rocked the carmaker, leaving it open to yet another takeover from the Porsche Family Trust. (In case you didn’t know, Ferdinand Porsche created the Volkswagen Beetle. The Porsche family...
  8. Climate Education: Teaching One Classroom at a Time

    Climate Education: Teaching One Classroom at a Time

    Climate education is on the lips of students around the world. There are several ways to teach students and adults how to safeguard the planet. Plus, there are ways that businesses can enter the conversation. Learning more can changes lives and improve the bottom line. Check out Custom Earth Promos for promotional products, accessories, and more. With every step in your climate education, there is something you can change. What is Climate Education? Compulsory climate education is a rallying cry for students the world over. These students know that they are inheriting a climate in crisis. As a result, they want to learn as much about it as they can. In related news, UNESCO is calling on government to educate their populations on climate chnge. Yes, this may begin with students, it can trickle down to parents and adults. While this is a good first step for young children, it is not the only thing that can change the world. Climate Education for Businesses Climate education for businesses is something that changes the way businesses operate and approach the community. Yes, you want to go green. How? You can make major changes that reduce consumption and educate your customers. Plastic...
  9. Eco-Friendly SIM Card Leads Green Tech Revolution

    Eco-Friendly SIM Card Leads Green Tech Revolution

    Thales is planning to supply Vodafone with an eco-friendly SIM card. This is just one step in making mobile technology a little safer for the environment. When you think of how to improve your operations, remember that you can take your own steps to go green. You can visit Custom Earth Promos, take a look at your eco-promo options, recycled bags, reusable products like bamboo bags, and much more. You can learn more here about how making your business sustainable and eco-friendly can make you a leader in your industry, similar to Vodafone’s initiative. The Vodafone Eco-Friendly SIM Card Vodafone announced that Thales is going to produce its eco-friendly SIM card. As part of the deal, the cards will be made from recycled refrigerators. The plan will save 20,000 tons of plastic every year. This is just one step that helps make mobile phones more eco-friendly. Idemia does the same thing. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, it is producing an eco-friendly SIM card that aims to reduce consumption. Find Your Own Eco-Friendly SIM Card As business owner, manager, or community leader, you can find your own eco-friendly SIM card. Look into something that makes your business...
  10. Eco-Friendly Warehouses: Green Shipping and Storage

    Eco-Friendly Warehouses: Green Shipping and Storage

    Reduce, reuse, and recycle is a big part of the social conversation around green businesses. However, it’s difficult for businesses to know where to start. A story that begins with the Chemistry Department at illinois State University can provide inspiration for any business. Plus, it shows that there are innovators out there that can help your business, warehouses, or retail stores go green. Check out Custom Earth Promos when you’re ready to go green, using promotional products, recycled bags, and more. With these tips and more, you can change the face of your business. Sustainable Warehouses When the faculty and students of the Chemistry Department at Illinois State looked around, they realized their base processes were not eco-friendly. They started small, only buying what they needed. For example, they bought the exact items required, never storing bulk items. If they needed reusable bags, they just bought those bags instead of purchasing indiscriminately. Their inventory system cut down on spending, waste, and storage needs. This principle works well in warehouses where space is at a premium. Reducing Water Waste in Warehouses Take the sustainability concept a step further. A new water pump cut back on water waste. For example, Illinois State’s...

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