Going Green: Installing a Car Charging Station at Home

For people who have an electric car and want a charging station at their home, they can put that station either in their garage or their driveway. It is not something everyone has though, so if you’re interested in this, you’ll want to make sure you do it the right way. In an age of […]

Coastal Cleanup Day

Going Green: Coastal Cleanup Day

Going green by protecting our world’s rivers, streams, lakes and oceans is an issue of which we all need to be concerned. The Los Angeles Times recently reported on a study which found the scent of plastic trash makes fish think it’s food.  Pretty scary, particularly when you realize that once we eat the ocean life, […]

teaching kids to be environmentally-friendly

Helping Kids Understand the Importance of Being Environmentally-Friendly

More than ever before, there is a need for people who are passionate about the environment. Understanding the basics of a “green” lifestyle and being environmentally-friendly is a great way to help take care of the natural world, and there is no better time to start than in childhood. The idea of taking care of […]

Eco-Friendly Cities: Biking Your Way Around Town

Riding a bicycle is one of the most eco-friendly forms of transportation. Bike riding is not only a good way to get some exercise, it is also a fun activity to do outdoors. In addition, countless cities around the world are working to be bike-friendly. Many are creating bike paths or bicycle-friendly roads so bicyclists […]

Sustainable Design and Building Materials

When someone talks about sustainable design, he or she is generally referring to design focused on environmental consciousness. What is going to be good for the environment, in addition to being good for the building’s residents? How does the design factor in an increased use of renewable resources while generating only a minimal amount of waste? […]

Earth Day: What Is Your Act of Green?

Each year, on April 22nd, people all across the globe join together to celebrate Earth Day. The day itself is actually the anniversary of what many consider to be the modern-day environmental movement. This year marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and in it’s honor, millions of people around the world are being asked […]

Resolving to Be Eco-Friendly Throughout the Year

Many of the actions we take each and every day will have an impact on the environment around us. To minimize our environmental footprint, it is important we adopt more eco-friendly actions into our daily routines.

20 Eco-Friendly Activities For When Time Falls Back

While sleeping in will likely top the list of things most people want to do when Daylight Savings Times comes to an end this Sunday morning (November 6th, 2016), we wanted to give you a few other options. Gaining an extra hour means you can start your day off bright and early. Yes, you could do a […]

Caring for the Environment: Coastal Cleanup Day 9/17

It’s that time of the year again. Time to head to the beaches, coastlines, waterways and rivers in your local area and join up with the hundreds of thousands of others around the world for International Coastal Cleanup Day. While I really think this particular event should really be a regular occurrence or actually never needed at all, […]

What the World’s Greenest Building Would Look Like

Seattle Bullitt Center image by Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wiki Creative Commons license The first thing you see when approaching my house is not the house.  It’s the twin solar panel arrays, pivoting toward the sun. You might momentarily be fooled into thinking that my century-old farm house is also a green house.  Sadly, […]