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LED Lighting for Earth

LED Lighting for Earth

Office lighting accounts for a considerable percentage of any given office’s operating expenses. This is why LED office lighting is being used by offices all over to reduce lighting expenses. The most common type of office lighting today is fluorescent office lighting. Compared to incandescent office lighting, fluorescent office lighting is quite efficient, but contains hazardous materials. LED office lighting proves to be the better choice. Office lighting fixtures are usually 2 or 4 foot fluorescent T8s, which can be …

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Plant-Derived Cosmetics

Plant-Derived Cosmetics

Organic, beeswax, mineral and other cosmetic types are some of the first things environmentally conscientious consumers turn to when shopping for cosmetics. Plant-derived cosmetics are getting attention as well. Interestingly, this is nothing new. Since ancient times, people have used plants to help enhance their looks. The Romans used plant extracts and essential oils when bathing as have other cultures around the world. Many cosmetics today have all kinds of ingredients that are questionable. Toxic, synthetic chemicals are the biggest …

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Cosmetics That Don't Use Animal Testing

Cosmetics that don’t use Animal Testing

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how wonderful animals can be. The desire to no longer support animal testing has made many consumers turn to non-conventional companies because of the cruelty and wastefulness associated with the practice of making cosmetics. Finding cruelty-free cosmetics is now easy, thanks to the hundreds of companies who are all making the change to not using animal testing. In fact, cruelty-free companies have assured PETA in writing that they will not test their …

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Ecolove - Featured Product

EcoLove Purple – Skin Friendly Hair & Body Products

ecoLove was born out of a combined love of nature and body care products. Organic vegetable fields were the inspiration, while the need for excellent skin-friendly hair & body products were the motivation. To create the high-quality green products envisioned, their R&D department was challenged with a demanding set of specific guidelines: a minimum of 95% ingredients from natural sources, minimum of 30% certified organic ingredients, and fully vegan. Here are a few more details: Organic vegetable extracts – free …

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Green Office Fixtures

Green Office Fixtures

Lighting and other fixtures are essential to any office. We need them to read better, illuminate dark rooms, or rinse coffee cups. There is also a greater emphasis on energy and water conservation. Fortunately, offices are getting greened up. Lighting is an easy fix. Consider switching to CFLs or LEDs. CFLs cost a bit more than an incandescent, but use about a quarter as much energy and last many times longer (usually around 10,000 hours). It is estimated that a …

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Eco-Friendly Gardens

Eco-Friendly Gardens

Eco-Friendly Gardening also referred to as organic gardening or organic horticulture is the science of growing produce such as fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers and ornamental plants. Eco-Friendly Gardening follows the essential principals of organic agriculture, which includes soil building, conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation. Eco-Friendly Gardening relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control, and mechanic cultivation. This maintains soil productivity and controls pests. Eco-Friendly Gardening excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers and …

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Tips to get the most out of trash

How to Keep Things Out of Your Recycling Bin: Tips to Get the Most Out of Trash

EnviroCitizen.org is a big fan of recycling! It keeps a lot of waste out of landfills and helps our society to be more efficient. By definition, waste is unused refuse. The key here is “unused”. So, the question becomes: How can you use it? Try to think of creative ways to use the items that you are planning to put in your recycling bin. Could it be used instead of recycled immediately? Again, recycling is great, but it takes energy …

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Microfiber Towels

Microfiber Towels

Microfiber is composed of synthetic fibers that are microscopically thin. The most common types of microfibers are made from polyesters, nylon or a hybrid of polyester and nylon. Microfiber is used to make several kinds of textiles. The shape, size and combinations of synthetic fibers are selected for specific characteristics, including: softness, durability and absorption. Microfiber is commonly used for apparel, cleaning and textiles. Microfiber towels are eco-friendly because they reduce water usage, the use of cleaning products and they …

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The Reusable Grocery Bag It's More than a Fashion Statement

The Reusable Grocery Bag: It’s More than a Fashion Statement

Chances are, you already own a few reusable grocery bags. But, if you’re like many Americans, you forget them from time to time when you go to the grocery store. Here is a look at why EnviroCitizen.org believes that it’s so important for you to remember those reusable grocery bags every time you need to buy something. Throughout the world, somewhere between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed and discarded every year, which translates to more than …

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Green Baby Toys

Green Baby Toys

These days, baby toys can be found just about anywhere and in many different forms. However, concerns over plastics in toys are causing many parents to look for non-toxic, eco-friendly options. In many toys made with plastics you’ ll find questionable stuff like BPA, an infamous plastic component that pops up a lot. BPA hasn’ t been officially declared a hazard yet in the US, but studies show that there could be many long-term health dangers associated with exposure to …

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