carbon footprint

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

There’s always talk about reducing one’s carbon footprint, in order to benefit the environment, but what do you really know about your carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the “total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities” and is typically expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). Many of…

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Gardening for the Environment

Gardening is one of the ultimate spring and summer hobbies that is also full of benefits. Not only has gardening proven to boost your immune system, lower your stress, and make you happier and healthier overall, but planting a garden allows you access to some of the freshest fruits and vegetables. Additionally, if done mindfully,…

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What Can You Do To Help Keep The Seas Trash Free?

Oceans are what connect all living things on Earth, and they’re what keep us all alive. To say that oceans are important is an understatement – they’re vital to all beings and humankind. Because we’re all connected with the ocean, we have to understand how all of our choices on this planet affect it. Everyone’s…

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Is it Legal to Live Off Grid?

Many people make the bold move to go off-grid to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle and reduce their carbon footprint. By building homes with solar panels and wind turbines, off-grid residents attempt to be self-sustaining without relying on public utilities. Not only are people, who choose to live the off-grid (if done properly), reducing their…

Earth

How Will You Celebrate Earth Day?

Although we currently face a handful of environmental crises, such as global warming, air pollution, the depletion of natural resources, water pollution, and the loss of biodiversity, as a nation, country, and planet we may be better off than we could be, thanks to the inception of Earth Day. Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day…

global warming

Global Warming Vs. Donald Trump

Many are now asking themselves whether the phenomenon of global warming really exists and is happening, or whether it is an elaborate lie propagated by the world-wide media. You will hear many people with very differing opinions on the topic. Some strongly support the theory of global warming, while others think it is just a…

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Saving Gas by Drafting: Lethal Trend

Over the last few years, a few showboating motorists have been experimenting with an extremely dangerous technique for saving gas. This technique is called drafting, and it’s incredible reckless. Drafting is not a brand new idea, but it’s become a little more well known since the popular science television program Mythbusters demonstrated that the technique…

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Urban Dogs

With new developments and skyscrapers springing up everywhere in major cities, open spaces where you can take your dog for a good walk are slowly disappearing with each passing moment. The few options left, if you’re in an urban community, are dog parks, your apartment, and the sidewalk. So what are a few fun things…

gardening

The Great Bacon vs. Lettuce Debate

If you had to make a choice to omit one ingredient from one of America’s favorite sandwiches, The BLT, which would you choose? Without the bacon or the lettuce, there’s no BLT, but if it meant being more environmentally friendly, which ingredient would you choose?   For years, vegetarians have been eating what many think…

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Reconsider Raking: Don’t Touch the Leaves

With winter right around the corner, raking leaves and general yard cleanup is at the top of many autumn to-do lists. Neighborhoods on the weekends become a noisy chorus of leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and the rhythmic sound of raking. Additionally, many lawn care companies are getting their last boost of business before the snow…