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How Our Pets Can Teach Us to ‘Quarantine Green’

Pets have saved many of us from the pandemic blues. Amid lockdowns and quarantines, we found ourselves isolated from our human network, so we leaned more than ever on our furry friends. Some of us are spending more time with our pets, while others have brought new friends home. (Animal shelters and pet agencies saw […]

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How Dog Food Can Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

Animal lovers and pet parents can’t imagine life without their little furry buds. However, even as more families are welcoming pets into their homes, environmentalists are consistently raising concerns about the alarming growth in their pet’s carbon footprint. Studies indicate the meat ingredients in pet foods alone contribute close to 64 million tons of carbon […]

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How to Care for Your Pet in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

We love our pets and their undeniable ability to calm us, make us laugh and feel generally well. But what is their impact on the planet? Like humans, they too have an impact on the environment. Small changes by many pet parents can make a huge impact on reducing the carbon footprint of pets. In […]

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Simple but Effective Ways to Live More Sustainably with Your Pets

If you’re making an effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle, you shouldn’t stop with your own footprint; it’s important to keep your pet’s environmental paw print in mind as well. While it can often be easy to overlook our furry friends when trying to be greener and more eco-conscious, the truth is every decision […]

5 Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Fourth of July (and Canada Day)

Image by Joel Mann Fourth of July (and Canada Day) are almost upon us. Millions of people will be enjoying their weekend by spending some time at local parks, beaches, lakes and even enjoying the great outdoors found right in their own backyards. BBQing and grilling are both a Fourth of July and Canada Day […]

7 Smart Tips for a Biofriendly Summer

Well, it’s official. Summer is here! And let me tell you, the summer weather did not delay its arrival at all. With temperatures close to 100 degrees, we are feeling the summer heat. So, now that schools are out and families are getting ready for summer activities, I thought it would be a good time […]

Weekly Greens – August 27th

Image by allspice1 This week went by fairly quickly, even with the triple digit temperatures that we had here in Southern California. Luckily I was able to get a short mid-week break from the heat when we took our kids to a beautiful green park by the coast. Amazingly enough there was a 40+ degree […]

5 Ways Air Pollution Can Hit Hard on a Hot Day

Hot days are bad enough but when you add in a batch of air pollution, as can be found in most major cities, the air quality only seems to get exponentially worse. Major cities have a tendency to form a sort of “heat island” where temperatures on hot days can actually be 2-22°F (1-12°C) hotter […]

Weekly Greens – July 16th

Image by las – initially There are so many awesome green articles and blogs out there, that I decided I’d like to share just a few of the ones I found useful, creative and/or informative. Therefore I’m doing a ‘weekly greens’ post for you in the hopes that you might read something new, find a […]