Sep 22 2017
Dogs and cats are the most common of pets. After all, "a dog is a man's best friend" and "life is better with cats," but believe it or not, our furry friends are not the most eco-friendly pets we can choose to live with.
Why? For starters, their meat-eating diet requires a high amount of land and energy to produce their food. American... read more
Sep 17 2017
For many people, recycling mainly consists of food waste and basically anything that can go curbside such as cardboard, assorted plastics, and aluminum cans. Although food packaging represents some of the most common waste, there are many of things that can be recycled – things you might never have considered.
Here are... read more
Sep 16 2017
Getting your kids to do their homework, pick up after themselves around the house, or do their weekly chores can be hard enough, nevermind trying to get them to recycle. And since recycling is something to be encouraged for years to come, it's important to instill this environmental responsibility in kids when they are young. But how... read more
Sep 14 2017
We all know the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But since recycling is one of the easiest ways to go green and reduce your waste, we thought we'd focus our attention on the other two Rs this time. These eco-friendly tips and tricks will help you learn to invest in reusable items and reduce your waste – ultimately helping to... read more
Sep 7 2017
Cardboard boxes, miles of shipping, plastic baggies that hold a single ingredient ... these are just some of the pollution pet peeves caused by meal kits that can drive any environmentally conscious consumer crazy. If you've ever ordered from a meal kit delivery company like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh than you know exactly what I'm... read more
Sep 4 2017
Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since Wilma in 2005. In fact, the major storm ended a 12-year record of no major hurricanes making landfall. Harvey also broke a rain record, the largest amount of rainfall in U.S. history, dumping over 50 inches of rain east of Houston. Estimates came in at 19... read more
Sep 2 2017
For the eco-conscious, traveling can sometimes feel like a catch-22 because many would argue that the greenest type of travel would involve not traveling at all. This is easier said than done of course, especially for those who regularly suffer from bad cases of wanderlust.
In our mini guide to eco-friendly travel, we talked about the... read more
Aug 26 2017
Though small, plastic straws have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. With more than 500 million, non-recyclable plastic straws being used each day in the U.S. – about 38,000 straws in a single person's lifetime – it's no wonder why many places are looking to ban them. Quite frankly, plastic straws, suck.
One of the... read more
Aug 25 2017
Whether you're single or in a relationship, coming up with fun and original date ideas isn't always easy. But for the eco-friendly couples out there who are passionate about things like environmental causes and healthy eating, there are plenty of eco-conscious options to consider for your next date.
We've listed some of our... read more
Aug 13 2017
Orlando just became the 40th city in the U.S. to commit to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 –Florida's largest city to do so. The city's mayor, Buddy Dyer, joined Sierra Club's list of mayors who support a vision of 100 percent clean and renewable energy in their cities, towns, and communities across the nation.
Members of the... read more
Aug 12 2017
Back in March, President Trump signed an executive order titled, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth. Though it might sound promising for American workers, there are some troubling details like the introduction of over half a billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere over the next decade.
The executive order... read more