sustainability

Up Your Eco-Action! What’s Your Earth Day Birthday Resolution?

Jessie Lucier by Jessie Lucier | April 22nd, 2012 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: 40th, action, birthday, Earth Day, eco-behavior, environment, green, HOPE, stewards, sustainability

Earth from space

Happy birthday, Earth Day!

Today, people all over the planet will be out celebrating our great, green planet! Earth Day, a day that is usually void of the doom and gloom that can sometimes bog down even the most optimistic greenie, will see folks from all corners of the world and all walks of life convening to honor the planet that provides us with water, air, food … with life! Today, communities will burst forth with music, art, films, local and organic food, environmental education and friendships and partnerships will grow.

Going Geothermal with Ground Source Heat

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | March 29th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Green Tech | tags: carbon emissions, clean energy, climate change, Department of Energy, electricity, energy efficiency, energy efficiency rebates, environment, fossil fuels, geoexchange system, geothermal, geothermal system, global-warming, green energy, green home, green incentives, ground source heat pump, GSHP, HVAC, renewable-energy, solar-power, sustainability, tax incentives, the grid, wind power

geothermal heat

Sure, you’ve thought about adding solar panels to your roof as a way of reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Maybe you’ve even given wind power a gander. But what about ground source heat pumps?

The Path to Love and Sustainability

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | November 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Annie Bond, autumn, biodiversity, Deepak Chopra, emotions, fall, farming, food, Green Living, healthy-eating, heart, heirloom, local, love, loving, meal, organic, Relationships, soil, sustainability, sustainable

Bucket of cornThe Path to Love

Our materialistic worldview has reduced love to a haphazard flow of hormones coupled to psychological fantasies. The spiritual truth is very different. Once the walls fall down, we discover that our real problem is that there is too much love around us, not too little. Love is eternal and unbounded; it is only we who take tiny sips from its infinite ocean.

Speak up for Green Travel

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | August 25th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: carbon emissions, Eco Travel, eco-travelers, environmentally friendly, green-travel, survey, sustainability

Picture of the Earth

Eco-travel is a rapidly growing sector of the travel industry. From cruise lines to rental cars to adventure tour providers, many businesses are trying to capitalize on a perceived consumer desire for a greener on-the-go experience. Hotel guests are encouraged to re-hang their used towels. Cruise ships recycle millions of plastic bottles each week. Tour operators offset carbon output for the individual guests on their trips.

The Eco-Debate: How Much Do Environmental Issues Matter?

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | August 20th, 2010 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: economy, environment, environmental issues, environmentalism, health care, politics, sustainability

Some people ask me why I’m so passionate about “environmental issues.” Well, these “environmental issues” I’m so concerned about aren’t just about the environment. In fact, I haven’t thought about them as environmental issues for some time. They’re about everything else that’s inevitably on people’s agenda — economy, health care, politics …

Happy Birthday Earth Day!

Jessie Lucier by Jessie Lucier | March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: celebrate, Earth Day, environmental awareness, Go Zero, resolution, sustainability, zero-waste

glass model of earth on grass

Get ready for the sustainable celebration of the year!

Happy Earth Day 2010! This April will mark four decades of organized environmental awareness. And, given the current economic, environmental and energy crises, it’s clear that Earth Day is no longer a “holiday” reserved for hippies. We all have stake in planet Earth. Accordingly, significant action must continue in order to sustain our planet and the people she supports.

Start Celebrating Earth Day’s 40th … Right Now!

Jessie Lucier by Jessie Lucier | February 5th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: Earth Day, earth education, eco-friendly, environment, environmental awareness, globe, green action, planet, sustainability, sustainable development, sustainable green, zero-waste

Raindrop Earth

Happy Earth Day 2010!  This April will mark four decades of organized environmental awareness.  And, given the current economic, environmental and energy crises, it’s clear that Earth Day is no longer a “holiday” reserved for hippies.  We all have stake in planet Earth.  Accordingly, significant action must continue in order to sustain our planet and the people she supports.

The Greener Way to a New Job: Your Webcam

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | December 10th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: business travel, carbon offsets, job interview, skype, sustainability, video meeting, web conference, webcam

BusinesswomanWeb conferences have replaced unnecessary business travel as companies cut costs and go greener. And now it looks like Skype video meetings have started to replace in-office interviews as well.

Yay for zero carbon miles! Boo for pixelated faces and lag time. I Skype a lot with my family, and most of the time I’m staring up my nose. Or moving in slow mo when my network connection gets congested. I don’t think either one would make the best impression on a potential employer.

Is E-Mail Really Greener than Snail Mail?

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | August 21st, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: e-mail, eco-friendly mail, green mail, online, snail mail, sustainability, sustainable communication

mailbox-croppedSometimes what seems like the clear eco-winner or loser really isn’t.

My husband just earned a master’s in industrial environmental management and is “pounding the internet” for a green job. The vast majority of jobs are posted online and applied for online. Even the setting up of the interview is usually done online. So we were surprised when, after a completely online application process, one company sent its “thanks, but no thanks” response via snail mail.

Transparency for a Greener Planet

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | May 28th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: eco-friendly, green, Green Living, sustainability

Transparency is a big buzzword these days, but when it comes to product labels it can be a good barometer to know that a product is truly green. That doesn’t mean that the product comes wrapped in cellophane or see-through vinyl packaging. Transparency in this context means that the manufacturer proudly states the product’s complete ingredient list on the label, despite laws that protect them from having to share such secrets.