How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

July
17th
2013

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Analyzing How Much Energy You Use
Becoming an ecological citizen requires you to analyze your life in a new light. By this, I mean you need to evaluate how you use and energy and then determine the best ways to improve. For instance, there are a number of steps you will need to take in order to reduce your carbon footprint. First, if you own a car, then you Read the rest of this entry »

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Green Living

June
3rd
2013

Did you know that Americans create enough trash to span the circumference of the equator 300 times? That waste totals up to roughly 5 pounds per each American. In the office, the typical worker goes through 500 cups each year. Also, 95 of water consumed ends up going down the drain. Statistics like these are not good for the environment.

Fortunately, going green can reduce the deleterious impact we have on the environment. There are plenty of easy to implement tips for the home, outside and office. In the kitchen, Read the rest of this entry »

10 Simple Ways to Better the Environment

April
1st
2013

We’re all looking for ways to help out our environment. Sometimes it seems like anything we could do to help it would be expensive or take all our time, but the reality is that there are dozens of little things we can do simply to help protect our world. Here are just ten of them.

1. Replace your current light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. You can do this one at a time.
2. Recycle glass. If you recycle nothing else, focus on glass.
3. Use one paper Read the rest of this entry »

Green Your Home to Save Energy and Money

January
22nd
2013

Making green changes in your home doesn’t just help conserve resource and preserve the stability of ecosystems, it saves you money. Small changes can add up to a big reward. Once you make these things a habit, the sacrifice will seem insignificant compared to the payoff in the end.
Rethinking household products is one way to go green. You can save up to 75 off lighting costs by swapping your incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescents (CFLs). You can save up to 90 off lighting costs by swapping incandescent bulbs for light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Avoid soaps and detergents with phosphates, which pollute the water system. Switch to phosphate-free dish-washing detergent and laundry detergent or make your own. Simple and cheap ingredients, such as castile soap, borax, washing soda and vinegar, can make powerful and green cleaners. Find recipes online to make your own detergents and household cleaners and save.
Did you know that you may be able to choose your energy supplier? If you live in a region of the country with a deregulated energy market, you can shop around for the best rates on energy. You can even find suppliers that offer green energy supplies or options to purchase green energy offsets to help reduce your family’s carbon footprint. Save money and make a green choice at the same time! Check out websites, such as www.texaselectricityproviders.com, to find the best deals.
Save even more on your energy costs by simply using less. Turning off the lights and the ceiling fans when you leave a room can save you money off the energy costs to light your home. Taking shorter showers and running the dishwasher less frequently save money on your water bill and help conserve a precious resource. Small steps to conserve energy and water or use them more efficiently can add up to big savings over time.

How to Talk to Your Friends About Going Green

October
6th
2012

So you have decided to embrace the living green lifestyle. That is great because it not only helps wild animals but humans as well. So, maybe you want to try and do more, and try to get your friends to come over to your side of the fence. When trying to talk to your friends about going green it is very important to use a delicate touch. The goal is to make them understand Read the rest of this entry »

Advantages and Disadvantages of Leading a Green Lifestyle

October
2nd
2012

Everyone knows that the a healthy environment is important. Some people will change their lifestyles completely to reduce their effect on the environment, and they will do things that are green and environmentally responsible. Some daily activities are extremely easy for green lifestyles, but other things are difficult. Green products and alternative energy sources are considered, and some changes can be made while others must wait because of the cost.

When people go green they will do simple things like Read the rest of this entry »

Green Living: How to Live Green in an Apartment

September
29th
2012

So you’ve decided to move into an apartment and fear it will be too hard to maintain your green lifestyle. Never fear, because if you stick to your guns you will be able to not only maintain it but also enhance your recycling. You just need to take into consideration how you are using your energy and where you are buying your furniture, etc.
The first thing you need to do when trying to save energy is switching out the generic light bulbs that may already be in the apartment for Read the rest of this entry »

5 Organizations that Help Protect the Environment

September
26th
2012

Blue Green Alliance

Blue Green Alliance works to unite 12 of the largest unions and other environmental organizations. They work to create better, greener jobs and in the clean economy market. Some of the areas they work to expand are the energy efficiency, advanced vehicle technology, domestic manufacturing, internet and smart, as well as electrical grids. All of these job areas are the focus of Blue Green alliance.

US Climate Action Network works to promote private sector and individual action to get better results pertaining to human induces climate changes. This organization works to Read the rest of this entry »

10 Celebrities That Have Embraced a Green Lifestyle

September
22nd
2012

It seems just about everyone is jumping on the green lifestyle bandwagon. Some of this has been made possible by high profile celebrities educating the public about green issues and publicly embracing a green lifestyle.
The following list of celebrities have made changes in their lives to incorporate green living and work with ecological awareness organizations to raise public knowledge about all things Green.

- Ed Begley Jr. is one most well-known green celebrities in Hollywood.
- Cameron Diaz lives a green lifestyle and produces TV shows that educate viewers
about endangered habitats.
- Orlando Bloom also embraces Read the rest of this entry »