Daily Green Wrap-up 29.November, 2012

Fossil fuel divestment campaign spreads to over 100 campuses Wow! We launched this new fossil fuel divestment campaign this November 7 and in less than a month campaigns have sprung up on over 100 colleges and universities across the country. From big schools like the University of Michigan to small liberal arts colleges like Amherst, … [Read more…]

Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

It’s getting cold out! Extremely cold weather presents concerns for human health, with very real dangers like hypothermia and frostbite to protect against. We can easily bundle up and turn up the thermostat. But we are also responsible for keeping our furry friends safe in inclement conditions. Did you know that both hypothermia and frostbite … [Read more…]

Taking Steps Down the Paperless Trail

Do you recycle paper at home? If not, maybe you should start. Paper waste continues to overload our resources and ends up in landfills all over the country. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans use about 71 million tons of paper and paperboard, based on 2010 figures. Most of this is coming from … [Read more…]

Feng Shui Your Bedroom Furniture For Better Health

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of positioning furniture and using plants and colors to create a better flow of energy through your home or office.  By being attuned to these larger forces, practitioners believe that you can summon qualities into your life that you desire and address the problems that keep you up at … [Read more…]

A Veg Girl Talks Turkey

This year was my first Thanksgiving living away from my family. After months of planning and going over everyone’s work and school schedules, my dad offered to drive himself and my two sisters from my native Michigan all the way to my new home in Colorado. I was ecstatic! And then I realized that after … [Read more…]

A Greener Christmas Season

It’s that time of year again! The Christmas season a wonderful time for visiting with family, making merry and embracing the spirit of giving. It can be a time of great warmth and joy, perfect for making special family memories. Unfortunately, it can also be an incredibly wasteful time, when individuals fail to consider the … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 23.November, 2012

U of British Columbia touts cheaper, more efficient wireless EV charger Oh, Canada. Our neighbors to the north say they’ve come up with a cheaper, more efficient wireless charging system for electric vehicles. Specifically, engineers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a way to wirelessly charge a vehicle that cuts frequency by … [Read more…]

6 Ways to Green Your Apartment

If you live in an apartment, you may feel as though your options for eco-friendly lifestyle changes are limited. But going green in an apartment is far from impossible. Check out these tips for simple ways to conserve:   1. Save as much energy as possible: By reducing energy consumption in your apartment, you’ll save … [Read more…]

4 Tips For A Greener Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving just isn’t the holiday we know and love if it isn’t a tad gluttonous. But “gluttony” doesn’t necessarily need to translate to “wasteful” this year. Take a few simple steps to reduce waste:   Stay away from disposables: When I think of big family gatherings, many wonderful, warm, homey things come to mind: gathering … [Read more…]

Oil Crisis or Not: The Demand for Renewable Energy

It’s debated whether or not there actually is a shortage of oil. But it makes sense that people would fret over the potential diminishing of a natural resource that we use so rapaciously. In any case, that sense of worry and urgency functions to motivate society toward developing renewable energy technology, which will make for … [Read more…]