Offset Your Carbon Footprint

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Once you know your carbon footprint, you can make changes to reduce or offset it.

What’s your carbon footprint? Do you know? Should you know? And how do you go about figuring it out?

Let’s start with the basics. Carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event, product, nation or the world. It’s often measured in tons of CO2. Some GHG’s are natural occurring such as when natural gas deposits, methane, leak through the soil or when cows digest their food and pass gas. GHG also comes from the burning of fossil fuels and this is believed to be the largest contributing factor of global warming. Coal, gas and deisel are some of the biggest culprits.
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Old Cell Phones: Recycle, Resell or Reuse

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Think back to when you bought your current mobile device. Did you recycle the old cell phone? If you're like most cell phone users, then you upgrade your mobile phone every 18-24 months. Because of this constant turnover, it's estimated that … [Continue reading]

Green Beer Comes in Many Shades

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What's better than a green beer on St Patrick's Day? How about green beer the other 364 days of the year! Beer has been going green since Anheuser-Busch started recycling their leftover grain and using it for cattle feed back in 1899. It's a … [Continue reading]

6 DIY Projects to Make Your Home an Efficient, Eco-Macine

small do-it-yourself projects for a green home

Saving money is great, and helping the environment by conserving our precious resources is even better. There are many simple repairs that you can make around your house to help save money on your energy bill. Sometimes, all it takes is a few … [Continue reading]

Environmental Impact of Overnight Shipping and Greener Delivery Options

Green shipping choices

It's midnight when you realize that you forgot to mail the present for dear aunt Sally's 75th birthday. If you get it to the post office by 9 a.m. you could send it overnight delivery and no one will be the wiser. But, is overnight shipping really … [Continue reading]

Various Uses of Recycled Rubber In and Around Your Home

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Recycled rubber is an eco-friendly, durable option for all kinds of applications around the home. Here are some uses for recycled rubber around your home or business. … [Continue reading]

Wines: A Fair Trade Option

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In today's world, decisions we make often have global implications. Most of us are becoming more concerned with the social and environmental impact of our decisions. Whether it’s choosing a green detergent or a fair trade coffee, we are looking for … [Continue reading]

Turn Over a New Leaf, Pick up the Yard Nature’s Way

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Green as she was in so many other ways, my grandmother’s manner of leaf disposal such a waste. Even today, depending on where you are, you see people needlessly destroying a tremendous natural resource. If your idea of “leaf pick up” means you rake … [Continue reading]

Avoid Pesticides — Kill Weeds with Hot Water

Boiling water is an organic method for killing weeds.

If you've got a garden, then you've got weeds. Even if you've decided not to manage your garden organically, it's still important to pay close attention to what you're putting into the soil. Using herbicides are harmful to the environment and cause … [Continue reading]

Xeriscape: Landscaping With Low-Water Plants

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Xeriscaping is a growing trend among gardeners, landscapers and homeowners that want to enjoy the look of nature but also want to preserve nature so that they can enjoy it. There are many environmental benefits that come from this type of landscape … [Continue reading]