Eco Blog

Wind Power Improvements in France

France Plans to Blow Everyone Away with a Plan to Double Wind Power

Feb 4 2018 In international news, the French government has announced a plan to double installed wind generation capacity by the year 2023. This ten-point plan will simplify administrative procedures and accelerate the development of wind power projects. According to French leaders, this will cut the average time it takes for projects to be... read more
Grover Tu B'Shevat

Tu B’Shevat: the Jewish Earth Day and New Year for the Trees in Israel

Jan 31 2018 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Today is Tu B'Shevat (ט"ו בשבט), also known as Rosh HaShanah La'llanot (לאילנות ראש השנה) or New Year for the Trees. Occuring on the 15th of the Hebrew month Shevat (January/February) (שׁבט), it is celebrated as an ecological awareness day in modern day Israel and new trees are planted. In... read more
Australia Is Upping Solar Energy Usage

The “Land down Under” Is Upping Their Solar Energy Usage

Jan 30 2018 According to the latest Renewable Energy Index from Green Energy Markets and lobby group GetUp!, new figures reveal that Australia's record solar energy uptake stands to save them $2 billion on power bills over the next 10 years. The report aims to show Australians not only how important green energy is to the country, but also to... read more
Lark Adventurewear Designs Activewear for Babies

New Activewear Brand That Helps Children and the Planet

Jan 29 2018 A line of activewear has recently launched that uses fabric not used in any other American clothing. And it's made just for children! This moisture wicking apparel from Lark Adventurwear is the first activewear line that keeps children sweat-free while protecting the environment via natural, eco-friendly fabric. According to founder... read more
EcoCamp Reception Dome

You Can Now Take a Vacation Inside of an Epcot Ball with EcoCamp

Jan 27 2018 Patagonia: a sparsely populated location at the bottom of South America makes up the southern section of the Andes Mountains. It also has deserts, pampas, grasslands, and coasts on both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Not only is it a geographically diverse area, but it is now also a green vacation location! Founded in 2001 by two... read more
Blue McDonald's Arches

McDonald’s Commits to Eco-Friendly Packaging Goal

Jan 20 2018 The iconic red and yellow restaurant is going green. McDonald's has pledged to become more environmentally friendly by including recycling bins and sustainable packaging in it's restaurants worldwide. Multiple McDonald's employees, such as New Zealand's managing director Dave Howse and the United State's chief supply chain and... read more

New Superhero Teaches Kids How to Protect the Environment

Jan 14 2018 Who doesn't love superheroes? From Batman and Superman to The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy; Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse; in theaters and on paper; in America and in Japan, they are all over the world! They give us hope, offer escape, cheer us up when things seem bleakest, inspire us. Superheroes are a light in the dark. But what... read more
Simple Tips on How to Begin Going Green in 2018

Simple Tips on How to Begin Going Green in 2018

Jan 9 2018 It's January, 2018, and most people have already made their New Year's Resolutions. These include things such as losing weight, changing careers, going back to school, spending more time with their families, (the ever popular) join a gym, among many others. Now it's almost 2 weeks into the new year and it's time to put these... read more
plastic waste

Shocking Video Shows Caribbean Sea Being Consumed by Plastic Waste

Dec 23 2017 Do you still use plastic grocery bags instead of reusable ones? What about plastic water bottles? Ziplock bags? Plastic garbage bags? Do you put your fruit and vegetables in plastic produce bags at the grocery store? Do you buy toilet paper that's wrapped in plastic instead of paper? If you answered yes to any of these questions... read more
For a green Hanukkah, buy soy-based candles for the menorah

5 Eco-Friendly Tips for a Green Hanukkah

Dec 15 2017 Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or are just interested in learning more about how to be eco-conscious, we've got five eco-friendly tips that will help change the way you think about certain holiday traditions. Here's to a happy and green Hanukkah! 1. Burn Clean Candles  Instead of using candles made from petroleum-based paraffin wax,... read more
Have a zero-waste holiday this year by replacing old traditions with eco-friendly ones.

4 Sure Ways to Have a Zero-Waste Holiday Season

Dec 12 2017 The holidays are a glorious time of year but the traditions we've come to know and love over the years have recently been found to have a devastating impact on the environment. Research by the London Cleaning System unveiled some troubling seasonal stats: 300,000 tonnes of card packaging is used around the holidays; enough to... read more
Do your part by only purchasing eco-friendly gifts for the holidays this year.

3 Ways to Help Make Holiday Shopping Eco-Friendly

Dec 9 2017 It's that time of year again. The Christmas music has begun playing, the sales are on, and holiday shoppers are in full force. As the holidays approach, now would be a good time (if you haven't already begun) to start thinking about what gifts you want to get for your family and friends. We've got three eco-friendly tips to help make... read more
These high-tech gadgets will help make for a more eco-friendly home

These 3 Eco-Friendly Home Gadgets Are Helping Save the Planet

Dec 8 2017 If one of your new year's resolutions is to make your home more eco-friendly, then you've come to the right place. From recycling to making your own cleaning products and reducing your waste, we've outlined sustainable cleaning tips that support an eco-friendly home but what about other ways you can reduce your carbon footprint like... read more
This new food packaging is biodegradable and edible.

You Can Now Eat Your Food Packaging Instead of Throwing It Away

Dec 4 2017 You might compost regularly, recycle, and take reusable bags with you to the grocery store but even the most eco-conscious might find it difficult to properly dispose of food wrappers – unless you're "zero-waste" girl of course. For the most part, food wrappers that encompass things such as granola bars and potato chips (made up of a... read more
This student traded her car in for an environmentally friendly van

Student, 22, Builds a $7,000 Environmentally Friendly Van

Dec 1 2017 If you care about the environment at all then there's a very good chance you monitor your carbon footprint which can be anything from driving a fuel-efficient or electric vehicle to making an effort to turn off lights and electronics you aren't using around the house. But would you ever consider selling your car and giving up the... read more