Gas vs. Oil sustainable

Home Heating: Is Gas More Sustainable Than Oil?

In response to the global climate crisis, practicing sustainability is more important than ever. There are many myths associated with how sustainable gas is compared to oil. Both advantages and disadvantages exist, but which is the better option when it comes to home heating? Let’s explore which is better for the environment and how it […]

Car Free Day

5 Best Transportation Ideas for Car Free Day

The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the transportation sector represents an estimated 27% of all GHG emissions in the United States. Fortunately, there are actions each of us can take to help lower the amount of vehicle-related emissions […]

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 […]

alternatively fueled cars

Will Gas Prices Make the Case for Alternatively-Fueled Cars

It can’t have escaped your notice that fuel prices are climbing lately. In June 2022, the national average price of gas was up 63% from its position a year earlier. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a reduction in global oil industry activity, while the war in Ukraine saw cuts to some Russian oil exports. Energy companies […]

sustainable travel

7 Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly While Traveling

Are you looking to travel more responsibly this year? Then, check out these ten ways to be more eco-friendly and responsible while traveling!  From reducing your waste to choosing sustainable transportation, there are many ways to make your travels more sustainable. Read on for tips on how to make a difference while exploring the world. […]

shop small shop local

Why Shopping Small Is Still Such a Sustainable Solution

As the effects of climate change continue, there are simple ways you can help. Rethinking your shopping habits is one way. Consider shopping small as a more sustainable solution. When you shop small, it means you are shopping locally so as to support your friends, your neighbors and your community. You are giving back while, […]

green shipping initiatives

Green Shipping Initiatives for a More Sustainable Supply Chain

The shipping sector plays a vital role in a globalized market like we enjoy today. If it weren’t for the nearly 90,000 cargo ships currently traveling the world’s oceans, we wouldn’t have access to many of the products we have become accustomed to. Everything from food and beverages to computer chips were likely on a […]

helping seniors and the planet

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Helping Seniors and the Planet

Humans are social creatures, relying on one another for survival and support. Recent research in JAMA reveals without adequate community structures, deaths of despair and the diseases that often precede it proliferate. Many American communities have far to go in making their neighborhoods safer and richer in the resources residents need to thrive.  Everyone and […]

waste management

How Environmentally Friendly Is Your Waste Management Company?

Waste management companies vary widely in their offerings. You might have a separate bin for each type of recyclable material. Others have a single container — some even promise to sort your reusables from the rest of your trash.  However, what really happens to your garbage when it leaves your house? After all, you may […]

green living

Making Sense of Green Living Amidst False Advertising

Interest in buying eco-friendly products has spiked in recent times, especially among millennials and Generation Z. As sustainability becomes a trending value, many brands are aiming their marketing at environmentally-conscious people — but unfortunately, many don’t change their production or distribution practices to match their words. This practice, called greenwashing, can make it difficult for […]