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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Biomass Energy

Biomass Energy

In short, biomass energy is the process of incinerating organic waste, such as dead trees, branches, yard clippings, crops, wood chips or sawdust, to create energy. Biomass is converted into energy through a relatively simple process, especially when compared to other manners used to obtain energy. First, the organic waste is collected at biomass power plants. The organic waste may have come from factories, farms or municipalities that participate in collecting homeowners yard waste. The waste is then burned at …

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Moodlighting Made

Moodlighting Made Environmentally Friendly

Creating an atmosphere is essential to any party. Lighting helps create the mood for any party. Whether the party is indoors or outdoors, there are ways to do this that are environmentally friendly. For more outdoor events, light up your party space with natural candles made from beeswax, soy, and palm oil, rather than petroleum-based versions that are not environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly candles typically burn cleaner and longer than their petroleum-based counterparts, which allows you to reuse them at future …

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Eco-Friendly Pool Options

Eco-Friendly Pool Options

There are certain things to consider when choosing an eco-friendly pool. After you have chosen the ideal shape, it’s all about location, location, location! Placing it in direct view of the sun will allow the pool to be heated by the sun, which will lessen energy consumption. It is also a good idea to keep it away from trees and debris where extra damage is possible and extra cleaning is necessary. POOL CLEANING The reduction or elimination of chlorine in …

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Bath Accessories

Bamboo Bath Accessories

Bamboo has become one of the most versatile materials in the last few years. It can be eaten, worn, decorated with and some even believe it may bring good luck.  However, EnviroCitizen.org wonders if you have ever considered just how perfect bamboo is for your bathroom. Bamboo is often used like a wood or fabric. Many consumers think that it is a tree as we often hear of “bamboo forests”.  However, bamboo is actually categorized as a grass and not a …

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Eco BBQ

Eco BBQ

Summer is barbecue season. We use them to entertain large groups, celebrate holidays, and to enjoy the outdoors. A barbecue is a perfect event to green up. Here are some suggestions to make your barbeques eco-friendly. 1. Instead of paper napkins, use cloth napkins. They can be washed and reused for a later barbecue. It is a little additional laundry, but much less waste. 2. Try reusable plates instead of paper. Recycline.com currently has a selection of reusable, dishwasher-safe, recycled …

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