oil well

Why More Oil Drilling in the US Won’t Lower Gas Prices

Gas prices have been skyrocketing again. One solution people think will solve the high costs is for the U.S. to drill its own oil and use it domestically, but it’s not that simple. Many moving parts work together to make up the gas prices you see at the pump. In 2008, gas prices were at […]

bottled water

The Environmental Footprint of Bottled Water + Solutions (Water Filters)

Plastic has made its way into many aspects of our lives, from clothing manufacturing to bottles and containers. The usefulness of plastic has, unfortunately, quite a few drawbacks as many industries use it abusively, and we all know just how bad plastic is for the environment. The bottled water industry is one that contributes the […]

composting

What Impact Could California’s New Composting Policy Have on Waste Reduction?

Developed countries, like the U.S., are establishing national sustainability regulations. Waste reduction measures can minimize surface-level and atmospheric pollution and improve the planet’s health.  A significant quantity of pollution comes from food waste. The agricultural industry uses large amounts of resources and energy to produce food, and when it expires, all those efforts are wasted. […]

different types of plastic pollution

Single-Use Plastics, Microplastics and Nanoplastics: Understanding the Different Types of Plastic Pollution

The best tool for any type of global change is knowledge. Most consumers are aware plastic, and plastic pollution, is dangerous to the environment. Fewer would be able to specify that danger, and fewer still would be able to come up with types of plastic other than single-use examples – like water bottles and plastic […]

sustainable water usage

Why Sustainable Water Usage is Essential to Our Health and the Planet

Every time you wash your hands, rinse dishes, flush a toilet, water houseplants or take a shower, you’re using one of the Earth’s most precious resources: water. Because it flows so quickly out of the tap, it’s easy to use several gallons of water without realizing it.  Together with the sun, water is essential to […]

energy efficiency

What You Should Know About Energy Efficiency Standards

The green revolution is influencing all industries, especially the building sector. Development covers a significant portion of land around the globe. The construction and operation of structures both contribute to high utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Regions are developing energy efficiency standards to minimize adverse economic and environmental effects. Residents can evaluate current regulations […]

Which Countries Generate the Most Waste and What You Can Do

Municipal solid waste (MSW) production is a global ecological challenge. This year, many countries established sustainability regulations to decrease adverse climate change effects. A significant concern about global waste production is the related greenhouse gas emissions. Nations can shrink their carbon footprints by decreasing MSW. Three countries are generating the most pollution, which limits conservation […]

ecommerce and sustainable fashion

eCommerce Offers a Chance for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

The popularity of online shopping is at an all-time high. Although a portion of this rise in popularity can be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ecommerce industry was well on its way to overtaking traditional brick-and-mortar businesses already. The business model connects consumers with a greater number of suppliers and a much larger variety […]

sustainability and humanitarian aid go hand in hand

Sustainability and Humanitarian Aid Go Hand In Hand

Natural and anthropogenic disasters negatively impact a community’s ability to deal with human, material, monetary, and environmental fallout. As climate change and global conflict continue to limit our natural resources, spread disease, and drive mass migrations of refugees, populations struggle to survive. However, humanitarian efforts help communities overcome their plight, and without their assistance, the […]

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The Most Common Diseases Caused by Water Pollution and How to Protect Against Them

Millions of individuals lack access to safe drinking water around the globe. Contamination and pollution increase bacterial growth in local water supplies, interfering with a community’s health and well-being. One of the most common symptoms of waterborne illness caused by water pollution is diarrhea. Diarrheal conditions are also one of the leading causes of fatality […]