Greening the 4th of July sounds a little impossible doesn't it? And sort of un-fun. So in a departure from our usual "What's Greener?" format here on the Live Earth Blog, we'd like you to tell us about your independence - or your dependence!
If one million Americans used rain barrels, they could collect enough water for the daily usage of one million people.
Is it possible to enjoy financial security, growth, and prosperity, and save the planet while you're at it?
Flying on a jet is a great way to dump a whole lot of global warming gases into the atmosphere. A one-way flight from NY to LA makes each passenger responsible for one ton of CO2 emissions.
If you must fly, how can you reduce your impact?
A few retrofits will get your home, and the planet, breathing easier and save you some serious cash! Appliances: The EPA and the European Union make this a no-brainer.
What's feasible for busy people who want their home to be clean AND green? Do you have time to make your own cleaning products? What are the best of the "green" brands?
In Copenhagen, 33% of commuters travel by bike. Perhaps it's no coincidence that a recent survey ranked Denmark as the happiest of 178 countries.
Leave the packaging at the store. Unpack your product right there at the store and hand all that pesky packaging to the manager. This sends a message to retailers to downsize their waste.
REASONS TO PLANT LOCALLY
AND REDUCE FOOD MILES:
Gives local farmers and rural economies a fighting chance.
Mass farming depends on fossil fuels, depletes soils, and poisons waterways.