Aug 24 2012
It is found that the waters surrounding USA have lots of plastic bags, bottles, Styrofoam packaging and pails. The flowing currents and shores are filled with decomposing debris and plastic pollutants that tend to get entangled in the roots and beach areas along the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Since the plastic has caused alarming... read more
Aug 23 2012
Industrial sludge and PCBs among other toxic wastes are produced in regions that have heavy-duty landfills have the potential to be lucrative and handy for landfill operators. However, county and state regulators are finding it hard to set the bar as the garbage that is buried at the Clean Harbors Deer Trail landfill is growing... read more
Aug 22 2012
Supermarkets usually provide you with an option of choosing between plastic and paper bags to carry your groceries from the store, unless, of course you’re carrying your own wholesale reusable bag. Some states such as New Jersey could offer these sacks for a small fee, usually for a few extra pennies if the Legislature brings the... read more
Aug 13 2012
Groceries are brought to supermarkets in huge cardboard boxes. All these boxes are often disposed of when they can actually be recycled. ShopRite, a chain of supermarkets all over the United States contributes greatly to protection the environment by making sure a large percentage of these boxes are recycled.
The HART Meeting for... read more
Aug 5 2012
The Study on Green Homes
A study conducted by UCLA and UC Berkeley included houses that were labeled green by Energy Star, GreenPoint Rated and LEED. All these three are rating systems that label homes with the green certification. In order to get certified each one of these rating systems has their own specific criteria that has to be... read more
Aug 2 2012
In Bellingham,Washington, stores are now offering coaching classes and reusable bags to help people transition from a life with plastic to one without.
Stores in Bellingham Gear Up
The ban prohibits the use of plastic bags in stores and other retail outlets. Most stores will also charge customers a 5 cent fee for a paper bag. The... read more
May 21 2012
Following the footsteps of PayLess Supermarkets, DNA Evolution recently announced its plans to promote eco-friendly practices in the community. According to a Kuam.com report, the clothing store based in Guam is promoting the green message through artsy reusable bags available at the DNA Evolution store. This initiative was started by... read more
May 16 2012
Today, children are made aware of ways to protect the environment. Schools are taking the initiative to teach their children a thing or two about how they can help bring about environmental sustainability. Apart from encouraging them to use reusable bags, they are also teaching them about seed papers and other eco-friendly items. With... read more
Apr 13 2012
Greenpeace is still fighting to keep our forests around the world from being logged for timber and paper pulp. Although deforestation in the United States has stabilized, as most of the U.S. deforestation took place prior to 1910, forests around the globe are being cut down at alarming rates.
Greenpeace says Amazon Forests Still Being... read more
Mar 6 2012
If someone you know has invited you to an event such as a birthday, baby shower or wedding, it's always good manners to bring a gift. Gift giving is a way of expressing love, friendship, gratitude, recognition and appreciation. The gift you give should show the recipient how much your relationship means. Gifts can strengthen... read more
Mar 2 2012
Good deeds are easy to do and make you feel better when ever you do them. In fact, most of the time, a good deed is nothing more than using good manners and being thoughtful. The cool thing about doing a good deed though is that they tend to be paid forward because they make everyone feel so good. Whether you are the doer or the... read more
Feb 25 2012
Dr. Suess's "The Lorax" is a children's fable about our industrialized society and the danger it poses to nature. The original book was published in 1971, but the issues in the story are more current than ever. Universal has just released the movie version of the story starring Zac Efron and Taylor Swift.
In "The Lorax", the... read more
Feb 24 2012
Spring is coming, and along with that comes wedding season! If you happen to be planning a wedding for yourself or someone else, there are a lot of environmentally friendly ways to incorporate green materials into your wedding design.
Have a Green Wedding by Using Seed Paper Wedding Invitations
The stationary you use for the wedding... read more
Feb 15 2012
Starting a school wide recycling club is an excellent way to teach children about the importance of keeping our planet clean and healthy. It's also a great way for parents to get involved with their children's school curriculum. With a little bit of research and due diligence, a school sponsored recycling club can go a long way to teach... read more
Feb 15 2012
You can green up your daily beauty routine by making a few simple changes that will save you money and help the environment. A lot of these items can be found in your local grocery store and are products you may already have at home. Americans spend a fortune on beauty products that contain all kinds of chemicals in them when more... read more