Viessmann visualized the impact of some everyday household chores and activities in terms of their CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) as we spend more time at home with our families. This standard unit is used to compare emissions from different greenhouse gases based on their global warming potential.Continue reading “Carbon Labelling Household Activities [Visuals]”
With a global pandemic still causing a fair share of commotion, we must continue to keep a careful eye on our health. The sickness itself, along with feelings of isolation, can cause us both physical and mental pain, and the proper precautions must be taken to stop these ailments in their tracks.
While humans need to stay healthy and strong, the same goes for the planet earth. Dangerous carbon emissions and the waste produced by humans continue to harm our environment. If you care about your health and the environment, then you may be surprised to learn that you can improve both at the same time! Below we will talk about how to take care of yourself and our planet simultaneously.Continue reading “Managing your Health while being Conscientious of the Environment”
I am concerned about the climate crisis and I am trying to live more sustainably. Also, I am a Christian and I believe in God. And the reason I read this book was the question: are these two separate areas of my life or is there a connection, or even an overlap, between them?Continue reading ““Planetwise – Dare To Care for God’s World” by Dave Bookless [Review]”
Businesses everywhere have had to implement new strategies to take safe measures for employees to return to work. However, while companies are focused on making changes to minimize the risk of transmission from COVID-19, why not encourage more sustainable practices as well? With the advantage of starting fresh, companies and their employees have the opportunity to rethink the office environment.
But with this fresh start, where does a business start in implementing new green practices while bringing employees back into the office safely? And how can individuals like yourself strive to live a more sustainable lifestyle when you head back in? Here are six ways to make your return to work more sustainable, from protecting smartphones with eco-friendly phone cases to switching to greener cleaning supplies.Continue reading “6 Ways to Make your Return to Work 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]”