Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our cells and tissues. Although protein is often associated with animal products, many plant foods are also good sources. As long as protein comes from a variety of plant sources, vegans and vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs. In this infographic, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), shows the protein content of different vegan and vegetarian dishes rich in plant-based protein.Continue reading “Plant-based Protein sources [Visual]”
Whether you have a natural green thumb or not, there are plenty of benefits to having a garden. You can stay active, give your mental health a boost, and help out the planet with your efforts.
Gardening, in general, is typically an eco-friendly activity. However, if you want to have a garden year-round, you might think you have to make choices that aren’t exactly good for the environment. For some, that might include using pesticides in the summer. Or, you might turn toward chemically-laden soils and “boosters” to help plants grow in cooler temperatures.
Can those things help? Absolutely.
Are they good for the environment? No.Continue reading “Tips on Cultivating a Year-Round Eco-Friendly Garden”
The sun’s harmful rays can increase our risk of developing skin cancer, and proper sun-safe behaviors – like wearing hats, clothing and sunglasses, avoiding the sun when it’s at its peak and choosing a safe and effective sunscreen – are our best defense for protection. Before heading out into the sun, read EWG’s sun safety tips and bring along a recommended sunscreen.Continue reading “Guide to Sunscreens [Visual]”
As we progress, we’re seeing the importance of going green day by day. Global warming is here, and the only way to stop it is by reducing pollution. Many ideas have been brought to the table to facilitate this. Among the most discussed is the recycling business, as recycling is one of the safest ways to dispose of pollutants. For a successful recycling business, you need prior knowledge of the materials to recycle and how to recycle them.Continue reading “How a Business can Make Money and Be More Sustainable”
PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES, KNOWN AS PFAS CHEMICALS, constitute a multi-billion dollar family of chemicals that are widely used to make water-, grease- and stain-repellent coatings. They’re also used in a vast array of consumer goods and industrial applications. These chemicals are notoriously persistent in the environment and the human body, and some have been linked to serious health effects.
Because PFAS chemicals are so widely used and contaminate the environment in so many ways—including through product degradation and pollution discharges—scientists and regulators have had difficulty tracing the exact routes that PFAS chemicals may take as they find their way into human blood. Their presence in blood is a near-universal phenomenon in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Continue reading “EWG’s Guide to Avoiding PFAS Chemicals [Visual]”