Daily Green Wrap-up 20.August, 2012

Homemade Skin Care A lot of men and women struggle with skin problems, whether it be that their skin is too oily or dry or that their lips chap in extreme temperatures. Maybe you want to treat yourself to an at-home spa day but you don’t want to buy any expensive products to do so. … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 19.August, 2012

U.S. Army Deploys LEED Standards to Help Wounded Soldiers Recuperate Health and wellness have always been key elements in green construction. That’s especially true of health services buildings, and a new U.S. Army project neatly illustrates how LEED standards could improve the well being of people who use LEED-certified buildings. Eco Make up Remover: how … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 17.August, 2012

Great Big Plastic-Free, Non-Toxic Deodorant Review So, after discovering that my own personal plastic-free deodorant solution doesn’t work for everyone, I set out to find some other options. I wrote about several of them in my book, and since then, have discovered a few more. So, here is a whopping big list of plastic-free, all-natural … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 16.August, 2012

20 UNUSUAL USES FOR EVERYDAY HERBS Take these 10 herbs and you’ve got yourself 20 different ways to tackle everyday issues, from keeping mice away to treating the common cold. This list gives you reason to chew shamelessly on fresh tarragon leaves, re-establish Mojito Monday, and pass up your expensive and toxic perfume for slightly … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 14.August, 2012

The 3 biggest threats to the U.S. wind industry The U.S. wind power market — one of the fastest-growing in the world in 2011 — could see its expansion derailed by the expiration of key federal tax incentives coupled with continued low natural gas prices and modest electricity demand growth, the U.S. Energy Department said … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 11.August, 2012

A giant 3D printer builds a livable house A professor from the University of Southern California has developed a system to print out entire houses with all the fixings including concrete foundation, plumbing and electrical wiring. Engineering professor Behrokh Khoshnevis scaled up 3D printing so that it can be used to construct buildings by using … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 10.August, 2012

Check out these five greenwashed car ads Environmentalists have labeled this phenomenon of making a product appear to be more environmentally benign than it actually is “greenwashing.” They may not do much to actually lessen pollution, but they make people feel greener. “The ad industry has stepped up to make you feel better about the … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 8.August, 2012

New electric vehicle infographic breaks down plug-in sales, preparations A little more in-depth than the recent EV 101 infographic, today’s image deals with electric vehicle purchases – where they’re doing relatively well (Norway), why they’re not selling like hotcakes (too expensive) – as well as items like how gas prices could affect those sales ($6 … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 6.August, 2012

Nations With More Press Freedom Have Better Environmental Quality, Study Finds Well, this seems intuitive: a new Michigan University study published in the Social Indicators Research journal reveals that countries whose governments protect freedoms of the press also boast better environmental quality. The report additionally finds that a free press also leads to a fundamentally … [Read more…]

Responsible Disposal of Eyewear

In developed countries, prescription eye wear is often subsidized by insurance. As such, it is a luxury often taken for granted. When frames suffer the slightest damage or go out of fashion, they are often tossed in the trash. A major element of living a sustainable life is reducing waste – or keeping materials out … [Read more…]