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Light Pollution: The Effects of Artificial Light on Wildlife

Our artificial light solutions are an essential part of modern society; the majority of homes, offices and outdoor areas are illuminated by LED lights and without them our daily lives would be a struggle. But these lights also present a problem. Not only is artificial light damaging to our health, contributing to light pollution and […]

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Removing Plastic Pollution: International Coastal Cleanup Day

With The Ocean Cleanup project now underway, it’s more important than ever we do our part to reduce the amount of trash and other plastic pollution making it’s way to our oceans, as well as make significant progress on cleaning up what is already there. If technology can be developed to help rid our oceans of […]

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What is the Problem with Palm Oil? Why Should We Care?

The most widely used vegetable oil in the world is palm oil which is produced from the fruits of trees called African oil palms. It’s a globally-traded agricultural commodity that’s used on so many different consumer products. It’s so vital a commodity that 50% of the products you’ll find in a supermarket contain palm oil! […]

Arbor Day: 4 Reasons You Should Plant a Tree

While Arbor Day is only celebrated once a year, it is this day that affords each of us a new opportunity to make a difference in the environment around us. While many people may try to incorporate daily or weekly eco-friendly actions into their lives like recycling, minimizing one- or single-use plastic items, eliminating food […]

Earth Day: 5 Ways You Can Help Put an End to Plastic Pollution

April 22nd is Earth Day. Now a global event, more than a billion people in 192 countries around the world are expected to take part. While each year’s focus may be a little different, the overall objective remains the same: to forward the environmental movement and get the people of Earth (as individuals, groups, cities, […]

Earth Day: Planting Trees for the Future

Although Earth Day is only celebrated once a year, the day is intended to focus people’s attention towards simple acts of green they can take to improve the environment and protect the planet. This year, the theme for Earth Day is “Trees for the Earth”. In honor of it’s upcoming 50th anniversary (Earth Day is celebrating 46 years this […]

4 Toxic Products That Can Ruin Your Summer and the Environment

As we head into summer, there are probably a number of activities you, family and friends have planned. Maybe you are planning a family vacation or a day trip to the beach. Whether you are looking at spending some time away from home or you are planning on opting for a few staycation ideas, you are […]

Our Impact on the Environment: World Wildlife Day 2014

Today is the first official World Wildlife Day. Not only that though, it is also the anniversary of the founding of CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) back in 1973. It is a day to help raise awareness of the dangers faced by our world’s animals, plants […]

Pollution and Its Role in Today’s World

The volume of chemicals, poisons and other toxins that are polluting the air we breathe is astounding. I know there are areas of the world that can still boast they have fresh air, clean skies and non-polluted waterways. It is an unfortunate fact, however, these areas are beginning to be seen less and less. Even […]

The Environment Needs You: Coastal Cleanup Day

No matter who you are, what you do or where you live, your actions have a direct impact on the environment around you. Unfortunately, the true effects of our actions (and inactions) are not always visible. We don’t necessarily see how the soap and detergent someone uses to “clean” their driveway gets into the sewer […]