Recycling: Why It Makes a Difference

Each person in the United States generates an average of four pounds of trash a day, according to Dosomething.org. In total, close to 1.5 tons of solid waste is generated per American each year. That means we are created in excess of 200 million tons of trash on a yearly basis. So, where does it […]

Why You Should Be Upcycling, Not Just Recycling

A lot of people work hard to live a green and sustainable life. If you are trying to be as green and eco-friendly as you can, it is important you make yourself aware of the benefits of upcycling. While deciding to reduce, reuse and recycle is good and should be done whenever possible, upcycling lets people take old or […]

7 Recycling Tips in Honor of World Oceans Day

Image by SF Brit / Creative Commons Friday, June 8th is World Oceans Day. Although only one day a year is officially set aside for celebrating and honoring our world’s oceans, there are steps that each of us can and should be taking every day to help protect and preserve the integrity of the oceans […]

Recycling Edition of the Weekly Greens

Image by Paul Swansen / Creative Commons Every week I run across environmental and green articles that catch my attention for one reason or another. This week I came across a number of recycling articles that I thought were worth sharing. So, without further ado, here is the recycling edition of the Weekly Greens: 1) […]

Sustainability: From Biodiesel to Water Waste

  Image from PathtoFreedom.com  When it comes to sustainable-living, not many people can say they are living a sustainable life, much less a green one.  Don’t get me wrong, many people have parts of their life where they are trying to be green or trying to act more responsible when it comes to the environment, but […]

Biofriendly Tire Recycling

  Image by vagawi  Whenever you have tires that just don’t have any tread left on them it’s time to get rid of them.  But what happens to tires that are worn down or no longer able to be used effectively?  Is there a biofriendly way to recycle them?  What kinds of things can be made by recycling tires? First of all, before I […]

Ziploc Evolving For The Environment

  Image from Pricegrabber.com  Ziploc recently launched their Ziploc® evolve™ Sandwich and Storage Bags which are designed to be better for the environment. Great news, right?! But, why did they make a new line of bags instead of just making their existing bags more environmentally-friendly?  Well, according to their website, the new bags “are an […]

Can I recycle that?

  Image by CSatch The other day I was flipping through Woman’s Day magazine and I saw this great little article titled “the best way to recycle it”.  It basically said how to recycle old outdoor equipment.  Of course that got me thinking, what other odds and ends (or even every-day use items) can you […]

Green Technology: Getting The Word Out

  Image by SanyamStudios Anything having to do with “going green” or green/clean technology is definitely a hot subject these days. Companies taking steps towards improving the environment, lessening their carbon footprint and promoting sustainable/eco-friendly living are what everyone wants to see and hear. It is so big in fact, that per the UN, it […]

The High Line: A Biofriendly Way To Get Around New York

Image by WalkingGeek  If you are looking for a better, more biofriendly way to get around Manhattan’s West Side, how about using the High Line.  What is the High Line you ask?  Well, it’s an environmentally-friendly elevated park which runs for about 1 1/2 miles through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West […]