Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Thinking outside the green box

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Thinking Outside the Green Box

You’re probably familiar with the popular catchphrase, “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” This is a great way to help people to identify how they can reduce their environmental impact. The issue many people have with extreme environmentalist views is that they are very restrictive. The environmentalist paradigm seeks to reduce, limit and stop things that are bad for the environment. While this may seem to be beneficial, it goes against the grain of our culture and how we are raised in many …

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Green Water Bottles

If you already make efforts to be a green traveler, what does it take to be even greener? This article explores various ways to step up your green travel efforts. If you’re not familiar with the spectrum, it ranges from “pea green” travelers who are least likely to make extreme efforts to travel green, to “Kelly Green” travelers who make moderate efforts to be eco-conscious while traveling, to “forest green” travelers who will go to almost any length to leave …

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Future Fuels

Future Fuels – Short Program on Going Green

“Future Fuels” is his relatively short (just over a half of an hour) program that is a great instructional tool. Unlike many environmental documentaries, which overwhelm audiences with global problems that make an individual feel like any effort is futile, “Future Fuels: Consumers Guide to Alternative Energy” offers simple and easy ways to conserve energy and save money at home, say “no” to foreign oil, and reduce your carbon footprint. It’s a refreshingly simple environmental program. “Future Fuels” presents the …

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Skin Care Products Defined

Natural, Organic and Botanical Skin Care Products Defined

Here at EnviroCitizen, we know how important it is to you to take the very best care of yourself, your family and the environment. You know that words like natural, organic and botanical are important to you on the labels and in the ingredients of the products you purchase and use. But what do these words really mean? In today’s more environmentally-friendly world, people are becoming more aware of all the benefits they can get from natural skin care products. …

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Geo-Thermal-Energy-Plant

Environmental Impact of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that can be used to offset the use of fossil fuels as well as the emission of greenhouse gases. Geothermal energy was created by the formation of the Earth and is replenished through the radioactive decay of core minerals and the shifting of tectonic plates. The solar rays that constantly strike the earth’s surface also add to the amount of geothermal energy found within the planet. Geothermal energy is already used by approximately …

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Eco-friendly investment choices

Green Investing: Eco-Friendly Investment Choices

At EnviroCitizen.org we support and encourage green investing.  We can’t assure that investing in companies that are leading the way to a more energy efficient, sustainable planet will pay off any better than investing in any other companies or in general market indexes like the S&P 500.  However, companies working to modernize the woefully inadequate power grid, as well as companies designing and providing renewable, sustainable energy sources will probably be decent bets.  With the U.S. and other countries allocating hundreds of millions …

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Be weary of Ecotourism Claims: Is swimming with a dolphin really Eco-Friendly?

Be weary of Ecotourism claims: Is swimming with a dolphin really Eco-Friendly?

Like the modern environmental movement, ecotourism is subject to green washing. Green washing is the term that describes when companies spin their products, services and/or policies to appear eco-friendly. It’s a deceptive marketing tool adopted by companies who want to make a profit off of the relatively new demographic of environmentally-minded consumers. The ecotourism industry is no exception, and there are plenty of examples of green washing in the ecotourism industry. So, you need to be a conscious consumer to …

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

How Long do Solar Panels Last?

On average most solar panels have a 25-year limited warranty on power output. This speaks to the remarkable lifespan of solar panels. Some manufacturers claim that while their warranty is around two decades, many solar panels continue to work for 40 to 80 years. These are amazing statistics, but there are other details that have to do with this lifespan that are important to be aware of. Durability is an important characteristic of solar panels. Most commonly it is found …

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Wave Energy

What is Wave Energy?

Wave energy has recently become an option for clean, green, sustainable energy.  Wave energy, also known as ocean energy or sea wave energy, is energy harnessed from the ocean or sea waves. The rigorous vertical motion of surface ocean waves contains a lot of kinetic (motion) energy that is captured by wave energy technologies to do useful tasks, for example, generation of electricity, desalinization of water and pumping of water into reservoirs.   There have been sporadic attempts throughout modern …

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Natural Deodorant

Natural Deoderants

Dealing with bodily sweat is a normal part of hygiene for most of us. Most Americans prefer to use deodorants to deal with the odor associated with sweating in addition to reducing the amount of sweat. There are lots of toxic ingredients in conventional deodorants that are linked to certain disease as well as certain cancers. Luckily, several personal care companies are catching on to the public’s demand for non-toxic products. Burt’s Bees, already a leader in natural products, has …

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