What Type of Renewable Energy Is Best for Your Home?
Renewable energy is the key to individual and national energy independence, financial savings and carbon neutrality. However, renewables aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution — a medley of energy generations exists for green households, but depends on individual circumstances. Uncover which renewable energy makes the most sense for your home and lifestyle. Why Does it Matter Which […]
Protecting Pollinators While Outdoors
Your favorite flowers, trees, birds and butterflies may be part of your everyday experience, but they’re also an integral part of the ecosystem. Because they provide food for all animals, pollinators are critical to human survival. Yet, it’s not only about getting out there in the woods or on a trail — it’s essential to […]
How Companies Can Eliminate the Massive Packaging Problem
From the Arctic to the bottom of the ocean, plastic pollution contaminates every part of the world, with unpredictable effects on human health. Already, the oceans receive 8 million metric tons of plastic waste annually. Companies and researchers are creating innovative strategies to reduce plastic packaging — the largest source of pollution — in the […]
Are Solar Panels Organic?
Solar energy is a renewable energy source that has skyrocketed in popularity and availability in recent decades. Most people are familiar with traditional solar panels, which gather energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. Recent advancements have led to the development of organic solar panels and these have the potential to reinvent the […]
How Schools Can Encourage Kids to Be Healthy and Eco-Friendly
What’s the best way for schools to teach kids about health and eco-friendly living? Get them involved! When children participate in hands-on activities, they’re more likely to remember the lessons they learned, all while having fun. Here are seven ways to teach kids to be kind to themselves and the environment. Ways to Promote Healthy, […]
Renewable Energy: Is Space-based Solar On the Horizon?
Solar panel installations are some of the most environmentally-friendly sources of energy. They have zero emissions, making them sustainable for humans on Earth and possibly in space. Yes, that’s right. Solar panels could make it to space because agencies like the European Space Agency (ESA) are planning to launch space-based solar power in the future. […]
Snow Be Gone: Eco-Friendly Methods of Snow Removal
Traditional snow removal methods, such as rock salt and gas-powered snow blowers, are great for clearing icy roads but bad for the environment. Salt can accumulate in waterways and fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Luckily, you don’t have to resign yourself to being snowed in this winter – there are eco-friendly snow removal methods […]
Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on the Environment
Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly increasing worldwide, particularly in countries like Norway, Iceland and Sweden. In 2021, sales numbers doubled from the previous year and the World Economic Forum suggests more EVs are sold per week than the entire number sold in 2012. The standard internal combustion engine (ICE) market experienced significant declines […]
How College Campuses Can Increase Energy Efficiency
College campuses are physically widespread and have far-reaching effects on people’s development, serving as a launchpad from adolescence to adulthood for many students. Therefore, they must prioritize energy efficiency. Here are a few ways universities can go green and lower their energy bill simultaneously. Add Extra Insulation to Buildings A building with thick insulation in […]