Make your Coffee Shop more Sustainable

Humans like their small luxuries. Coffee consumption has been an inseparable part of civilization for half a millennium at the very least, and “coffee culture” has a special place of its own in the modern age.

Contrary to popular belief, coffee does not actually stand right behind oil as the most traded commodity on the planet, but the question of the coffee industry’s sustainability isn’t any less critical. It’s an especially important concern if you’re a coffee shop owner trying to go green.

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Flower blooms by Season [Visual]

Fresh flowers can make any space come to life. While buying flowers can be expensive, purchasing fresh, seasonal blooms can save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Local flower stores can purchase in-season blooms from local farms and greenhouses, rather than having to ship out of season flowers in. This makes it both more cost effective and healthier for the environment to buy in season flowers.

While spring and summer are the most popular blooming seasons, there are beautiful bulbs in every season available to consumers. In addition, there are also plenty of year-round blooms that are always available.

Zola created this seasonal blooming guide to showcase all of the seasonal blooms for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Bookmark this page so you always know what’s in season, so you can make more eco-friendly flower choices next time you purchase fresh blooms.

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Budget-friendly Ways to Go Green [Infographic]

Many believe that going green and saving money are two activities that don’t go hand in hand. There is a common misconception that eco-friendly products and lifestyle swaps are inherently more expensive, but that is far from the case. There are countless ways in which we can participate in a more environmentally sound life, while saving money along the way. Credit.com created this thorough guide that outlines simple life swaps that not only save the planet, but save our wallets too. From shopping to pet care to home maintenance, consult the below visual to see how you can save money each year while going green.

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How to Sustainably Remodel your Home [Guide]

Whether you can’t wait to implement a new interior design style you’ve always dreamed of, or are getting ready to make more room for your growing family, the thought of remodeling your home can be incredibly thrilling.

As you walk through the steps of how to accomplish enhancing your living space however, it can also become overwhelming. When remodeling your home there are many things to consider such as:

  • What parts of your home do you love that you want to keep?
  • What should be nixed and started over from scratch?

As you begin to research the vast amount of options for home remodeling, you will want to decide where sustainability falls into your remodeling priorities.
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How to read the Produce Stickers [Infographic]

Sticky fruit labels don’t only exist to annoy us, leave glue on our apples and end up on the bottoms of our shoes. They serve a useful function as well, like telling us if they’re conventional food, real food, or frankenfood.

So maybe you don’t care about where your fruit comes from. That’s fine. But I can tell you that lots of big corporations and lawyers and stockholders and accountants and bankers and politicians would prefer if you didn’t ask.

We can only advice you: Prefer buying fresh local produce or in the farmer’s market, usually they sell fruits and vegs without a sticker or even better, grow your own food 🙂 That way you can also skip the litter that these stickers are part of.

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