Your behaviors and routines directly affect your home energy bill. Each room has opportunities to maximize savings and efficiency, whether you’re looking to make small changes or overhaul your home completely.Continue reading “Guide to Saving Energy at Home [Visual + Printable Tracker]”
If you’re a brand that values sustainability, it’s important to know what Greenwashing is and why it’s problematic. Greenwashing is when a company markets its product or brand as “green” without doing the heavy lifting to ensure that it lives up to this claim.
The term has been around since the 1980s but has recently been seeing a resurgence as the population becomes more aware of our impact on the environment.
Many companies try to increase their credibility by adopting green practices or putting their “greenest” foot forward, but for many companies, it’s just marketing. They don’t actually care about the environment or practice green initiatives company-wide.Continue reading “How Businesses can Avoid Greenwashing [Visual]”
Let me start with one aspect of this book that can make a big difference on how you perceive it. I think it is very important to try and forget who the author is. So, before you start reading this book, please try to ignore that it’s written by Bill Gates. Unlike Steve Jobs, who was and still is worshipped by many, Bill Gates kind of got more of a we-hate-you fan club. And there are a lot of reviews condemning this book just based on the fact that he is the author – even worse, based on some incorrect statements, it seems that many of them did not even read it, but just assumed it’s bad/wrong because it’s from Gates. That is a very sad thing because it’s actually worth reading. But only if you can manage to have an open mind and listen … something that seems to be a rare thing in this time and age.Continue reading ““How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates [Review]”
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]”