Important to Buy Local

Why It’s Important to Buy Local

As top scientists warn humans are running out of time to stop the worst ravages of climate change, more people want to do their part to prevent catastrophe. Recycling is only part of the battle — avoiding significant damage will require additional changes in how people live. Nearly everyone buys groceries and household necessities, but […]

eco-friendly backyard for summer get-togethers

How to Create An Eco-Friendly Backyard for Your Summer Get-Togethers

Once summer rolls around, everybody wants to get outside and enjoy the sun. Your backyard must be ready for another season of hosting gatherings and late-night cookouts. As a bonus, you could spruce up your yard with sustainable design tips. When redecorating, you want to keep the wildlife also calling it home in mind. Do […]

sustainable grocery store

Grocery Stores Have Room To Grow In The Effort To Being Sustainable

With the tangible effects of global warming, consumers are more concerned with sustainability than ever before. While businesses like grocery stores, with the 2030 Paris Agreement deadline looming over their heads, should be making greater strides toward net-zero emissions.   Yet a recent study found while customers were willing to spend more for eco-friendly products and […]

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. […]

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 […]

healthy ecosystem

How to Turn Your Yard into a Healthy Ecosystem

The recent COP26 climate conference was overwhelming for many of us. The conference highlighted the scale of our climate crisis and the need for collaboration at the international level.  For most, the conference left feelings of disconnection and being overloaded. However, we must not forget we can make a real difference — even if it’s […]

Could Composting Actually Save the Planet? with Jon Reed

Composting is way easier than you think, yet so many of us are overwhelmed at the concept. That’s why this week we invited Jon Reed, the Founder/CEO of Compostic, a New Zealand company combating plastic waste with compostable cling wrap and resealable bags! Jon shares everything you need to know about composting, how laziness can inspire innovation, and why civil wars have been fought over beers.

producing your own food

How Producing Your Own Food Can Actually Preserve the Environment

It may sound like a tagline from a blockbuster movie, but gardening can save the world. If COVID-19 has taught us anything more, besides the importance of washing our hands, it’s the planet thrives better when we’re locked up in our homes. We are part of this planet as much as it’s part of us, […]

conscious consumerism

Conscious Consumerism Trends On the Rise

While 2020 will always now be remembered as ‘the year of the coronavirus pandemic’, it’s easy to forget just how significant a period of time it has been in the fight against climate change, as well as the increase of conscious consumerism. One of the – if not the biggest – global issue we as […]

outdoor adventure

Environmentally-Friendly Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Whether you’re embarking on a camping trip or just going for a walk in the park, it’s important to understand how your actions – no matter how big or how small they may seem – can impact the environment, both positively and negatively. In an effort to preserve our beautiful planet for generations to come, […]