Stating the Green Case: Small Business Advantages

Running a small business is hard enough without having to implement green products or additions. However, what many companies do not realize is that by making their organization more green friendly, in turn, promotes good business. L. Hunter Lovins, author of “Climate Capitalism” and president of Natural Capitalism Solutions states that “You don’t have to … Continue reading

So You Think You Want Wind Power?

So You Think You Want Wind Power? You have been at your job for more than a decade and gotten some significant raises and promotions. Now you’re at the outer edge of middle management and can reasonably expect that the recent economic doldrums and the inevitable downsizing might be just the trick to float your … Continue reading

The Lifecycle of an Aluminum Can

The Lifecycle of an Aluminum Can Aluminum cans are one of those quiet revolutions that have transformed our lives. We’re so used to seeing them, and using them, we never really think about where they come from – and where they go once we’re finished with them. For example, in 2011 (the last year for … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Plastic Bag

A Day in the Life of a Plastic Bag Plastic first appeared on the scene in 1862, at the Great International Exhibit in London. This coincided with Abraham Lincoln’s declaration of war against the Confederacy, a loose coalition of Southern states. Plastic’s inventor was named Alexander Parks, and his version of this almost ubiquitous substance … Continue reading

12 Days of Green New Year’s Resolutions

12 Days of Green New Year’s Resolutions It’s that time of year again, when the holidays are over and we all turn our attention to the New Year. Most of us will try to start the year off right with a resolution – whether we want to lose weight, save money, find love, or switch … Continue reading

Unique Uses for Trash: Someone’s Garbage, Is Another Someone’s Treasure

Unique Uses for Trash: Someone’s Garbage, Is Another Someone’s Treasure When it comes to our municipal trash we are on the right track but have a ways to go. The EPA estimated in a 2010 survey that American refuse was approximately 54.2% discarded, about 11.2% used for “combustion with energy recovery” and around 34.1% recycled … Continue reading

A Green Fall Yard Cleanup

A Green Fall Yard Cleanup Fall is all about transitions, and nowhere is that more true than in your yard. Trees are dropping their leaves to prepare for winter, summer perennials are starting to fade, and garden tomatoes and melons are giving way to squash and fresh broccoli. While it may be beautiful, all this … Continue reading

Eco-Waste Management: North West Pioneers

Eco-Waste Management: North West Pioneers Every day, tons of usable waste is discarded, left only to rot in landfills rather than be reused for things such as compost rejuvenation and/or power options. Making it more convenient or regulating that citizens comply with eco-waste management seems the only two ways a mainstream mindset may grasp the … Continue reading

E-Cool-Logical: Convincing Your Teen to Go Green

E-Cool-Logical: Convincing Your Teen to Go Green Not every teenager comes prancing out of the cast of Glee to embrace environmental change. Many are bogged down with sports and school or so disenchanted with things like politics and religion saving the planet seems moot. Convincing your teen to go green takes some clever wrangling of … Continue reading

Rain Catchment: For Residential and Small Business Use

Rain Catchment: For Residential and Small Business Use Water is becoming more expensive and, in due time, more scarce. Because of this, some homes and businesses are rethinking their water output doing everything they can to conserve this precious resource. On the other hand, not many people realize that thinking about their water input is … Continue reading