Green Buildings with LEED Certification [Infographic]

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Green Buildings with LEED Certification [Infographic] | ecogreenloveInfographic by CustomMade

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. From sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality—LEED  focuses on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health. There are more than 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents.

Green buildings save money, have a positive influence on the health of occupants, and promote renewable clean energy. They also improve rental rates to 20% above average and increase selling prices.

Learn more about LEED certification and it’s benefits in detail here

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Nature & our Mood [Infographic]

Nature & our Mood [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Originally Published by Happify

Hi! How is your day going? Did you already take a walk? Did you take the time to go out and contemplate nature? I personally am kind of a morning person for the technical stuff, but my creativity turns on by the evening, but what has helped me a lot is taking walks or going swimming very early in the morning, that’s my way to get up on the right foot and start the day in a good mood. By just taking a 30 mins walk I can admire nature (the river, the trees, the hills around us plus how slowly the day gets brighter) and can also watch people walking their dogs or jogging, is kind a being part of the same world, as silly as it may sound. Hope you find the time to go outside and just observe what is beyond the window of the office or home.

Have a great day!

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Nalgene Water Bottles & Reverb help “Green” Live Music Events

Nalgene Water Bottles IMG by Kyle LeBoeuf
Nalgene Water Bottles
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Extract from “Nalgene Water Bottles Team up with REVERB to Help “Green” Live Music Events Nationwide” article Originally Published on Business Wire

A series of live music events—including tours by Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Barenaked Ladies—will pair Earth-conscious concertgoers with the premier reusable water bottle to encourage fans to take positive action for the planet.

To address the huge amount of disposable water bottle waste created at concerts, Nalgene Outdoor Products, maker of reusable water bottles and food storage containers, and REVERB, a non-profit organization that creates and executes ‘green’ programs at rock concerts to reduce environmental waste, have teamed up to provide reusable water bottles to music fans during the 2015 summer and fall live music season.

“Nalgene reusable bottles are a natural fit for a tour greening partner,” explains Adam Gardner, guitarist for Guster and co-director of REVERB. “They directly help us reduce the environmental footprint of concerts in a way that fans appreciate.”

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What do you think? When you go to live concerts, what environmental or eco-friendly actions do you take? Let us know your opinion in the comment box below, we’ll appreciate them!

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Pet Caring Health Benefits [Infographic]

Pet Caring Health Benefits [Infographic] | ecogreenloveby Quakertown Veterinary Clinic via Visual.ly

Who says exercise can’t be fun? Playing with pets is a great way to stay active and burn calories! Take a look at this Quakertown vet clinic infographic to see the many other health benefits of owning pets.

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Plastic in our Oceans [Infographic]

Plastic in our Oceans [Infographic]by Custom Made

Plastic Buildup in Our Oceans
From food storage to furniture—we use plastic for everything. In 2008 alone 245 million tons of plastic were produced. These plastics often find there way into our waterways. Every year 6.4 million tons are dumped into the ocean. Many marine wildlife are injured or killed from plastic consumption.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the north Pacific Ocean. It spans all the way from the west coast of North America to Japan. Patches of the GPGP are made entirely of tiny bits of plastic. Countries like Ireland and Bangladesh are banning or charging a tax on plastic bags to try and cut down on our plastic use. Learn more about this growing environmental concern and what you can do.

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