Submitted by Johanna Nagy on | Updated Sat, 17/09/2016 - 23:49
Buying locally grown food is a great way to minimize your environmental impact, and growing your own food takes that idea one step further. You might be surprised by the effect even a small vegetable garden can have on your carbon footprint. Here’s a simple calculation to show just how much energy you might be able save with your garden.
Submitted by Lisa on | Updated Thu, 31/01/2019 - 03:16
I recently made the decision to switch from liquid soap to bar soap for personal washing. I was pretty sure bar soap would be more environmentally friendly than liquid soap in plastic bottles. My online research confirmed my hunch but also brought to light another issue that I hadn't even considered.
Submitted by Mayra on | Updated Tue, 27/06/2017 - 12:29
Conventional lawns are a net source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere because of all the watering, fertilizing, mowing and pest eradication that go into maintaining those areas of turf grass. Landscaping with native plants, on the other hand, virtually eliminates those added sources of emissions while reducing air and water pollution, creating welcoming sites for birds and butterflies, and enhancing the beauty of your home, all at less cost than maintaining a lawn.