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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Renewable Energy

Investing In Renewable Energy

If you’re looking to invest in renewable energy, Jeff Siegel’s book, “Investing in Renewable Energy,” provides great information not only on the actual investing in stocks, but also in the knowledge you need to discern the differences between different stocks and technologies, and how each technology works. Siegel is the managing editor of Green Chip Stocks, a service that advises investors on stocks in the renewable energy market and organic and natural foods industry. He is also an avid capitalist …

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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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Green Travel Gifts

Gifts and the act of giving foster a sense of bonding between people and are an essential touch point in our lives. Be it between relatives, friends or acquaintances, it symbolizes trust and affection and one tends to choose gifts very carefully, bearing in mind the recipients likes. Now, wouldn’t it be great if the gift you buy positively touches the lives of the producer & the environment besides being loved by the recipient?  EnviroCitizen.org has found that you can!  …

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Can Wind Power run out?

Can Wind Power Run Out?

Wind power has been around for thousands of years, first appearing approximately 5,500 years ago. Wind power was used for shipping and sailing, to provide natural ventilation, and to create power for ventilation systems. Over hundreds of years wind power continued to evolve, pumping water and being used for grinding. Wind power largely disappeared during the modern era, eventually returning with a contemporary design in the early 1980s. It was at this point that wind power began to be used …

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Green Wedding Ideas

Green Wedding Ideas

When planning a green wedding, there are many personal touches that come in to play to reflect the taste of the bride and groom. If you would like to have a green wedding, you can still do so without losing an ounce of style or sophistication. EnviroCitizen.org has come up with some handy tips for creating the perfect, green wedding! FLOWERS:  Choosing fresh cut flowers for your wedding is not the most eco-friendly choice. Not only are they mass-harvested, using many dangerous and …

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Eco-Friendly Nail Polishes

Eco-Friendly Nail Polishes

In the summertime, when we all enjoy the freedom of throwing on a pair of sandals, many of us like to show off all kinds of colorful shades on our toes and fingers. However, nail polish and the products related to maintaining your nails are among some of the most dangerous cosmetics.  EnviroCitizen.org found that according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, most nail polishes contain dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene, all of which are carcinogenic to us, as well …

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Eco-Trip

What Is An Eco-Trip?

To be an eco-trip traveler, you need to understand exactly what you’re aiming to do and what an eco-trip is. There are many definitions of the term eco-trip, but EnviroCitizen.org has tried to provide an accurate overview below. The Environment When most people think about eco-trips they immediately think of the environment and making choices that will minimize environmental impact and damage. For example, you might take public transportation instead of driving a car because it will cut emissions, or …

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How Can Geothermal Energy Save on Costs

How Can Geothermal Energy Save on Costs

The cost of geothermal energy is extremely variable because every location is different. This is based on difficulties with the land as well as the variety of capital costs. Other things that may affect cost include geology rock formation, weather conditions, transmission of energy to the power grid, land permission and ownership, and site accessibility. The most recent estimate of the building of a geothermal plant is between $2.5 and $5.4 million per MW installed capacity. Many other variables apply …

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Planting a Billion Trees: How you can help

Planting a Billion Trees: How you can help

The Atlantic Forest in the Amazon is in danger. It’s currently 7% of its original size. In response to this environmental crisis, the Nature Conservancy set up their Plant a Billion Trees Campaign. The Atlantic Forest provides clean energy sources, like water, for about 120 million people in Brazil and is home to 23 species of primates, more than 1,000 species of birds and more than 20,000 plant species. Clearly there’s a real need to restore the Atlantic Forest. The …

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