Offset Your Carbon Footprint

know your carbon footprint

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 […]

Old Cell Phones: Recycle, Resell or Reuse

recycling old cell phones

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 Americans have more than 500 million old cell phones sitting in drawers, storage boxes […]

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 the best idea for the environment? It doesn’t […]

Various Uses of Recycled Rubber In and Around Your Home

recycled rubber sheets for roofing

Recycled rubber is an eco-friendly, durable option for all kinds of applications around the home. Some uses for recycled rubber around your home or business include flooring, playgrounds and gardens. And, that’s just the beginning.

Composting Basics

basic composting tips

Composting is simple enough that almost any household can do it. Use these basic composting tips to get started. Composting is one of those simple solutions that just about every homeowner in America can implement. Take those kitchen scraps and yard trimmings and turn them into a useful soil additive. Yard trimmings and food residuals […]

Skoy Cloths: Replace Paper Towels with Greener Alternative

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According to ALighterFootprint.com, Americans send 3,000 tons of paper towels to landfills each day. We really need a greener solution. Some folks opt for sponges or dish cloths that, while fine for specific tasks, doesn’t completely fill my need for paper towels. Sponges are too small to absorb large spills, and dish cloths take so […]

The Green House: a new building revolution

green-house

We only have one world to live in. Everywhere we go, people are more aware of their carbon footprint, choosing not to deplete natural resources without a thought about how they will be replenished. This awareness is leading to lifestyle changes that can be described as a new era in building the American dream. The era of […]

Paper or Plastic? The Definitive Answer to The Bag Question

paper bags vs plastic bags

Paper versus plastic? Choosing the most environmentally-friendly bag is the eternal dilemma at the end of every shopping trip. Do you know the answer? What is the best bag, paper or plastic? Both paper bags and plastic bags effect the environment. Paper requires trees and lots of energy to recycle. Plastic, while technically recyclable, is […]

Green Living: Reuse Resource For Families

reuse resources

As the holiday season winds down and your children are immersed in all things new, what happens with all those old toys, games, and clothes? Are there a few things you still need and would like to find? Parents know how remarkably fast our children outgrow their clothes or lose interest in toys. So in […]

Stop Getting Junk Mail and Breath Easy

stop getting junk mail

The minute we stop getting junk mail, we pump more oxygen into our atmosphere. While some junk mail is made from recycled material, a substantial percentage of junk mail is made of paper that will almost always be discarded as soon as the mail reaches its target: you. Unwanted mail consumes live trees for no […]