Current events & facts on sustainability

It’s Time Your Biz Went Green: Here’s How

Smog is everywhere. In the US, it obscures the Hollywood sign. In China, fashion shows feature the latest in hygiene mask chic. In India, crop yields are lower than ever due to power plant fumes. There’s more: Remember the icecaps melting and the hole in the ozone layer putting us all in grave danger.  It’s time more »

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Give Your Garden an Eco-Makeover: Try this

Garden an Eco-Makeover

You’re desire for some garden innovation – but what of the environmental impact? Under every major renovation is the cost to our eco-system. It’s a price that’s making an increasing number of people uncomfortable. There’s smog on the streets, fracking threatening the countryside and pressure groups denying the existence of climate change. Do you want to be more »

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Solar Eclipse Tested Germany’s Power Grid

A week ago the moon was passing between the sun and the earth and completely obscured the sun in Europe during morning hours. Germany had to prepare for this nature phenomenon because 7 percent of the country’s power relies on solar energy. This caused some attention as well as panic in the media. Many worried more »

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True Cost of Electric Vehicle Driving

True Cost of Electric Vehicle Driving It’s common knowledge that operating an electric vehicle (EV) is cheaper than driving a traditional combustion car, but few of us could say by how much. Estimating the cost to travel any distance in a combustion vehicle is pretty straightforward. As long as you know the price of gas more »

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Tesla Selling More than Just Cars

Though I think we’re all rooting for Tesla, it can’t be ignored that two of the company’s most notable achievements—reporting its first ever quarterly profit and repaying a federal loan—were aided substantially by two factors outside its core business of manufacturing and selling cars:  trading credits under California’s Zero Emission Vehicle program and raising roughly $1 billion more »

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Unique Garden Decor Ideas Without Spending a Fortune

Garden Decor Ideas

Turning your terrace, patio or porch into a beautiful, relaxing, and fun place for your family and friends is personally rewarding.  A garden décor is great tool that can enhance the aesthetic qualities of your garden or backyard. It’s time to rethink how you can make your backyard or garden the place to spend time more »

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Reduce Your Heating Oil Costs This Winter

Did you know that the average household in the United States spends nearly $1000 on heating each winter – and the bill is a lot higher in certain areas of the country. Aside from the cost, the environmental impact of burning all that fuel oil is significant, leading to high emissions of greenhouse gases. However, more »

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Choosing Environmentally Friendly Certified Wood ~ Eco Products

Environmentally Friendly Certified Wood ~ Eco Products

Choosing Environmentally Friendly Certified Wood and Eco Products, is a growing concern for many. The world’s rainforests and forests cover 31% of the earth’s land and are home to a staggering 70% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, with thousands of species that haven’t yet been discovered. These species have the potential for new medical and more »

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9 Easy Ways to Conserve Energy and Reduce Electricity Bill

Reduce heating and cooling costs

With escalating temperatures come escalating utility bills, and with the rise in energy costs, you may be wondering how you can save money on your monthly energy bill.  Familiarize yourself with these simple tricks to save money and conserve energy. 9 Easy Ways to Conserve Energy 1. Turn the A/C Down This seems like a more »

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Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism World’s Leader

Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism

A marriage between economy and environmental can describe what has been coined as sustainable tourism and in no country is this marriage more prevalent than in Costa Rica. Read on to find out how Costa Rica’s sustainable tourism has made this Latin American country one of the world’s leaders in green culture. Costa Rica may have more »

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