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Are Solar Covered Canals California’s Best Solution to Drought?

Across the globe, drought has become one of the most prevalent and critical issues of our times. In the western US, it’s a growing disaster – with California’s 37.1 million people, the largest state population in the country, facing severe drought conditions. In 2022, fifty-eight California counties were given USDA disaster designations. There is no […]

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6 Sustainable, Winter Home Improvement Projects

To quote Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark, “Winter is coming”. For some, that simply means wrapping up warm when you leave the house. But, in the corners of the globe facing an energy crisis, it might also mean layering up indoors as prices rise. As the chill factor closes in, most of us will want […]

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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 […]

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Why Sustainable Water Usage is Essential to Our Health and the Planet

Every time you wash your hands, rinse dishes, flush a toilet, water houseplants or take a shower, you’re using one of the Earth’s most precious resources: water. Because it flows so quickly out of the tap, it’s easy to use several gallons of water without realizing it.  Together with the sun, water is essential to […]

Architectural Algae

The Earth provides so many natural resources for us to utilize responsibly, and the latest environmental buzz is all about algae! From carbon-neutral fuels to high-protein food, microalgae is even being used to… build buildings? This week we break down the benefits of architectural algae, can you turn it into clothing, and why you should never build a chili dog stand next to a scenic cliffside.

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eCommerce Offers a Chance for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

The popularity of online shopping is at an all-time high. Although a portion of this rise in popularity can be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ecommerce industry was well on its way to overtaking traditional brick-and-mortar businesses already. The business model connects consumers with a greater number of suppliers and a much larger variety […]

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Looking to Be More Biofriendly? Going Green Just Makes Sense.

While some people are all about living biofriendly and “going green”, others seem to protest having to make any changes in the daily or weekly routine to which they’ve become accustomed. The funny thing is, going green just makes sense. It doesn’t have to be a political issue, or an issue of whether you believe […]

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New Wind Solutions Are a Big Win for Conservation

When most people think about renewable wind energy, they imagine clean, blue skies, fluffy clouds and a well-placed lens flare as a gloss-white, mill-blade splits the sun. It is a beautiful image representing the promise of a cooler and healthier tomorrow. What I think of is, a Wedge-Tailed Eagle dipping and dodging (fighter pilot style), […]

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6 Ways To Make Furniture Shopping More Sustainable

Furniture is one of the biggest investments we make when adding personality to our homes.  Choosing the right additions can provide comfort, elegance and charm, but, unfortunately, the furniture industry hides some dark realities.  The rise of so-called “fast furniture” over the last few decades has led to huge amounts of waste and has had […]

What Is the Future of Sustainable Products?

Sustainability is swiftly becoming a hot topic in business. For some companies and industries, this has been the result of the stark realization of just how damaging their practices are to the environment. For others, increasing consumer demand for businesses they support to have a positive impact has forced them to rethink their priorities. One […]