A while ago, around beginning of this year, we saw this Green Shop in the old town of Heidelberg. Is a bit hidden, but we went inside because the plate hanging on the gate said “Grünes Design” (german for Green Design). What a surprise, we don’t know how or why we had never seen this shop before and since when was there! But is really cool (and surprisingly big in size). It has upcycled, bio, fair-trade and vegan products: from chocolate to furniture. Everything for the home, office, personal care and education/entertainment.
While you’re making a list of New Year’s resolutions, consider this: instead of setting a goal to lose weight, focus on shrinking your environmental impact.
Your diet can have a significant impact on the planet. In 2016, resolve to make greener decisions about the types of foods you eat, the processes used to produce them, and the places you shop. The following seven tips will help:
Is it better to purchase food locally, or to support Fair Trade efforts? Ethical Ocean created this infographic which takes a look at both options. Both sides have good reasons. What do you think? Which one do you support more?
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Many name brand companies are incorporating eco-fashion into their lines by producing their clothing using methods that create a minimal carbon footprint without the use of harmful or synthetic chemicals. From Adidas apparel made with bionic yard, a textile made from plastic debris in the sea, to Burberry’s sustainable cotton program in Peru—explore which brands are leading the way into the green garment movement by positively impacting the environment.
Eco-friendly clothing is categorized into two types, natural organic fibers and recycled fibers. Natural fibers include cotton, hemp, bamboo, and soy. Whereas recycled fibers can be made from natural recycled fibers, plastic, and wool. Explore these different fibers and the process used to produce each of them.
Originally posted on Mother Nature Network
These are some easy ways to make your office more environmentally friendly.