Getting Your Business to Run Like a Green Machine
Increasingly across the globe, more and more people are aware of the need to protect the earth’s fragile environment and to avoid wasting precious resources. In many ways, the responsibility to do so applies more to the “developed” world than to fledgling communities.
The good news is that making a few important choices means it’s possible to apply eco-friendly principles to professional practice, in much the same way as choosing to “go green” is a personal preference. Here are a few tips for making sure a business practice is eco-friendly. Continue reading
How to Get and Stay Eco-friendly Outdoors in the Yard
A garden is really an outdoor extension of our home, a way of bringing nature closer to our everyday lives. For those of us who want to think and act more environmentally responsibly, the garden is an excellent place to start – and an eco-friendly garden is not only a practical possibility, it is also highly rewarding.
What Is an Eco-friendly Garden?
An eco-friendly garden is its own living and breathing eco-system. It is a place that attracts birds and other wildlife, which in turn eat unwanted insects so that you don’t need to remove them with harmful pesticides. It takes advantage of what is already there, cultivating native plants and eventually becoming self-sustaining. An eco-friendly garden is a working example of the ‘three R’s’ of green living: it reduces, re-uses, and recycles. Continue reading
Just How Green Is It to Build Your Own Home?
Old homes have loads of character and charming architectural details that are hard to find in newly constructed houses. When it’s time to buy a home, many people scoff at the idea of building from scratch, insisting that older homes are not only more appealing than new construction, but are more environmentally friendly because they’re not using resources to build a home from scratch.
But what these individuals don’t realize is that building a new home can, when done properly, be the most green, environmentally sound decision that a home buyer can make.
New, eco-friendly homes have a number of advantages over older homes. Read on for six of the biggest. Continue reading
Profile of An On-the-Go Eco-Savvy Person
This article should present a step-by-step alternative to life’s daily routines and rituals, including some eco-friendly ideas and options that you may not have thought twice about before now.
For most of us, workday mornings usually involve a scramble to get out of the door, just to be on time to the office. During the few precious minutes you have in the morning, you may skip over the eco-friendly alternatives that lie hidden within your daily routine.
Here are a few suggestions that will allow you to quickly decrease your carbon footprint, while giving you and your family an opportunity to learn more about the environment. In the process, you just may help to improve things, too! Continue reading
How Can You Tell If You’re Living in an Eco-Friendly Area?
Every city is unique, and contains a quality that makes it unlike anywhere else. These days, there’s a term that many of us have grown accustomed to hearing: the use of the word “green” as it relates to the environment, and efforts to improve the way we live in cities everywhere.
And there are many ways to go green, no matter what city you find yourself in, or where you find yourself on the spectrum of environmental concern. Going green could mean that you refrain from using aerosol cans or skip eating meat once a week, but how do you know if your entire city is on the green train?
Here are five signs that can give you insight as to whether or not the city where you live has made the effort to be more green. Continue reading