Do You Know Your Water Footprint?

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Most people have heard of their carbon footprint but have you heard of your water footprint? The average American’’s water footprint, the total amount of water directly and indirectly used, is nearly twice the world’s average.

Bike Commuting — 3 Good Reasons

Biking is a great way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and stay fit.

I am an avid cyclist and have been since I first learned to ride bike at the age of five. I happen to think that the bicycle is one of the greatest inventions ever. So there it is, I’m definitely biased. But that doesn’t mean that commuting to work isn’t a good idea. Save money, […]

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 little repairs that you can do yourself to get your home going in […]

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 […]

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

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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 […]

Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

Energy-efficient appliance rebates

Maybe you have been contemplating some changes around the house but you haven’t found the time, or you don’t know exactly what to do. Before you tackle any other home improvement project, consider making a few improvements that will make your home more energy efficient and get you the green stamp-of-approval from the government.

Use Local Sources to Save Resources: 3 Ways to Go Green at the Library

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Reading is still a favorite pastime for many people. But what happens to the literature once you are done reading it? Do you really need your own copy of a book that you’ll read once and get rid of? If you have a passion for books, music, movies, or other entertainment, you can enjoy your […]

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Riding the Bus

reduce your carbon footprint by riding the bus

To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus. Public transit and school buses replace a significant number of cars on the road, making them an environmentally sound transportation option. Using public transportation saves the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually. […]

Bike Commuting: Choosing The Best Bike

best bike for commuting

For those of you considering bike commuting, the obvious, most important first step is actually getting a bike. But where to begin? How much to spend? What kind of bike is best? Before we can answer these questions you must first consider how far is your commute, what sort of weather conditions are you likely […]

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 process that continues at many breweries today. But, some brewmasters are […]