Eco-Friendly Mulch

Eco-Friendly Mulch

EnviroCitizen.org has found that mulch is a very important component to any thriving garden. Especially if you’re growing an organic garden, mulch is a great way to enhance your garden without using chemicals. Mulch is basically a natural covering placed around the bottoms of plants. It prevents the growth of weeds, reduces erosion and water loss and helps to regulate the soil temperature. Once decomposed, mulch also improves the soil quality. You can buy commercially made mulch at any gardening …

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Furniture Made From Recycled Goods

Furniture Made From Recycled Goods

In the quest to be sustainable, we usually begin in the home. It begins with simple things such as decorating with sustainable goods. It can evolve into turning the home into a very efficient, green place. The purchase of recyclable furniture is a perfect start to this process. Living green and becoming eco-friendly in your home does not require giving up beautiful furniture and other household items. In fact, green can be beautiful. It can be beautiful in that the …

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Carbon Offsets

Carbon Offsets

Why Carbon Offsets? Carbon offsets allow you to take action on global warming now. Offsetting your carbon footprint will support greenhouse gas reduction projects and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbon offsets can be more efficient than other measures an individual can take to fight global warming, while reducing the same or more carbon dioxide emissions. After all, it is more cost effective to build a 100 MW wind farm in Texas than a 5 kW windmill in …

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The WindPipe: A different perspective of the wind energy

WindPipe: A different perspective of the wind energy

John R. Tuttle has come up with a new kind of wind energy technology that may just change the future of wind power forever. Tuttle’s WindPipe does not resemble traditional wind turbines as there are no long blades or rotating power generator. In fact, there are no rotating parts to Tuttle’s WindPipe at all! Tuttle’s WindPipe looks similar to a funnel connected to a pipe with a horn-like wind capture head at one end. Tuttle’s prototype can be mounted vertically, …

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Ecofriendly Soaps

Eco-Friendly Soaps: Green Soap

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how wonderful animals can be. EnviroCitizen.org has found that the desire to avoid animal testing has made many consumers choose companies that practice less wastefulness as well as maintain cruelty-free practices. Finding cruelty-free skin care products is now easy, thanks to the hundreds of companies who want their products to be recognized as humanely tested and therefore more likely to be purchased. Companies committed to staying cruelty-free have all assured PETA in …

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Green Contraptions

Green Contraptions That Will Blow Your Mind

There are a lot of very cool green contraptions out there, and they all exhibit the kind of innovation that Americans need to solve environmental problems. One such contraption is the RITI printer. Unlike a conventional printer, the RITI printer doesn’t use any ink cartridges. Ink cartridges are one of the notorious problems with printers, since they’re costly to refill and are filled with inks that are not at all eco-friendly. Instead, the RITI printer uses coffee grinds from your …

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Greenwashing

How to Spot Greenwashing Tactics By Companies

Greenwashing is an unwanted by-product of the modern environmental movement. Greenwashing is a term that refers to the practice of companies advertising their products and policies to be good for the environment in an effort to get environmentally-conscious consumers to purchase their products. It’s a deceptive abuse of green public relations and marketing. Greenwashing is everywhere. One automobile company marketed one of their conventional SUVs as “small and fuel-efficient” and their slogan was “thirsty for adventure, not gas”. Water companies …

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Biodegradable Tableware

Biodegradable Tableware

In the warmer months, we all enjoy having barbecues and picnics. We also try to be aware of our habits and make these events greener. The problem is, while we don’t want to carry around and wash all our dishes and cutlery, we also don’t want to have to leave with a garbage bag full of plastic. There is a solution for this: biodegradable plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery. Unlike traditional paper plates and plastic cups, which are made from …

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Feminine Hygiene

Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene

Let’s face the facts. The biggest difference between men and women is reproduction and all that it entails. Reproductive organs and the body parts designed to sustain the lives we create are the only biological difference between the genders. That difference allows women to conceive and bear children. That ability also comes with a menstrual cycle. So, about every month women need to manage their menstrual cycles. Though this is unavoidable, you can change how you manage it! In a …

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Green Pig

The Green Pig Syndrome

One would hope that what I am about to say is mostly fantasy, but I don’t think so.  On the heels of a variety of calls from people claiming to be environmentally concerned, I am finding that environmental issues rarely supersede convenience and cost.   One remarkable comment came when a person replied to me, “I don’t mind being environmental as long as it doesn’t cost me anything.”  Frankly, I was too shocked to respond like I should have.  The best …

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