The jars came first. Instead of sending my growing collection of empty glass receptacles to their usual fate at the bottom of the recycle bin, I did something unexpected — something wild. I peeled off their labels and plopped them in the dishwasher.
This past week I had the opportunity to share the Transforming Cultures (blog by Worldwatch Institute) message in Portland and it was refreshing to see so many efforts to grow a sustainable culture wafting out of the Rose City.
As the shift to a greater ecological consciousness continues out of the necessity of long term survival, you might be wondering just what it is that you can do to help out the effort. Here are a few things to get you started on reforming your life in tune with the balanced harmony of our planet.
Schools represent an important opportunity for increased recovery of high quality paper much needed to make new products.
As a couple, my husband and I were naturals to become part of the green movement: We already used mass transportation, spent considerable time camping in national parks and recycled obsessively (rinsing foil and all).
Apart from a desk-side recycling bin, my at-home work space was seriously lacking in green features up until recently. So for help in creating a more eco-conscious office, I turned to Kim Carlson, author of Green Your Work.
Compact Fluorescent Lights, otherwise known as CFLs, have come a long way since they entered the lightbulb market a few years ago. Along with their light-emitting diode cohort (aka LEDs), they’ve become standard fare at home furnishing stores and can now be dimmed, diffused and clustered for maximum impact.
In today’s society, running a business that is both economically intelligent and environmentally intelligent is important. With so much of our focus on making a profit in the turbulent economic climate today, cutting back on our wastefulness can be a great start to cutting unnecessary costs.
As concerns over climate change and our impact on the environment increases, there has never been a better time to start going green.
Every day offices expend huge amounts of energy and waste a number of resources simply because no one has put forth a sustainability initiative. In your office you might see quantities of paper, disposable cups, water bottles, envelopes, ink and numerous other supplies wasted and thrown away. Going green in the office is now easier than ever.