Monthly Archives: November 2014
November 26, 2014.
With Thanksgiving falling unusually late this year, now is the time to start searching for holiday gifts for college students. There are many creative sustainable items you can give them that will make their busy lives away from home easier and better organized. If buying for a college student seems daunting, check out these 6 great eco-gift ideas! GrooveMagnet Earbuds A great pair of headphones makes a perfect gift! Music lovers will stand out from the crowd with these premium headphones that have the optimum acoustics of real handcrafted bamboo. It is easy to tune out...
November 19, 2014.
On Monday, NASA released this video which shows how CO2 travels around the globe. This stunning new clip reveals, visually, what happens to emissions after they are pumped out of our power plants, cars, homes, lawn mowers, from forest fires and more. Another reminder of why we need to move to shift to 100% clean - renewable - energy. ASAP. Take a few minutes to watch the video and share your reactions.
November 18, 2014.
Have someone that loves to cook among your family or friends? ‘Tis the season for every aspiring chef to get that item that has been missing from their kitchen. Below are our straightforward and simple gift suggestions for an earth-friendly kitchen - from prep to cleanup! Your loved one will turn into a green gourmet just in time for the holidays! Ultra Kitchen Composter No need to go out into the cold to put food scraps in an outdoor composter. This highly compact electric composting system can compost food right in your kitchen - in less...
November 14, 2014.
November 15 Is America Recycles Day. Since 1997, America Recycles Day has informed millions of Americans about the importance of recycling and buying products made from recycled materials. In the era of human-caused climate change, recycling is more important than ever. In most cases recycling uses less energy and produces less pollution than making things from scratch. Examples of greenhouse gas emissions savings include: Making aluminum cans from old ones uses 1/12 of the energy when compared to making them from raw materials. For glass bottles, 315kg of CO2 is saved per ton of glass recycled...
November 12, 2014.
The Kitchen is truly the heart of the home. It is a place to gather with friends and family over the most basic of necessities – food and water. On average, the kitchen is the place in the home where most water is used. The kitchen is also where we generate the most waste and use a lot of energy. Here are ten tips for making the kitchen an efficient room without losing any of its spirit! Reduce Energy 1. The refrigerator is one of the top energy users in the kitchen. When replacing a refrigerator, make sure...
November 4, 2014.
There are many factors considered when evaluating a product’s impact on our environment. To help sort things out, we developed icons to clarify how each of the products we sell mitigates climate change. We review products for carbon impact - or how much they will contribute to climate change - and award icons to explain how each produce fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs) than their alternatives. We look at the whole lifecycle from production to disposal. We also award icons when products produce their own renewable energy, save money, or educate the user about climate change. Additionally, there is...