If you're in the LA area, then stop by Environmentaland on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. If you’re not familiar, Environmentaland an amazing eco theme park situated smack in the middle of Hollywood.
And starting on October 12, the individual that earns the most points at Environmentaland each day will win 2 festival passes to one of the major festivals in the United States. So all you have to do is go visit Environmentaland and kick butt at the games and earn high schools at games like Recycled Paper Airplane Toss, Energy Playground, Organic Food Challenge, Environmentaland Exam, Recycling Bin Painting, Desert Mini Golf and you could win cool merchandise + 2 Day festival passes?!
Are you stuck with a tiny dorm room? Or a not-so-comfortable office space? Here are some creative ways to make your place both comfortable AND green.
Use Eco-Friendly Wall Decorations
To make your small space seem bigger decorate your walls. This way you will make the most of your space and add your own personal touch to your area. Check out all the eco-friendly decorations from reusable wall stickers to environmentally friendly paints. Greenyourdecor is a good way to start searching for something that suits your design taste.
Decorate With Eco-Friendly Furniture
Lots of stores now offer eco-friendly furniture sets for home and office. These pieces are often made out of reusable, sustainable (bamboo) or recycled materials.
Another great way is to buy used furniture from yard sales or your local craigslist.
Do you love to cook? Do you cook using sustainable methods? Then check out The Brighter Planet's Mastering the Art of Sustainable Cooking contest!
The Brighter Planet wants you to share your experience of how you use less energy and reduce waste without sacrificing nutrition, flavor, or the joy of sharing a delicious meal! The contest gives you the opportunity to inspire others to create great food that's also good for the planet.
We selected this model to help you incorporate cycling into your daily lifestyle. This bicycle is swift, agile and perfect for commuting to work, running errands around town, or visiting friends and family. It also comes with a rear carrier and storage bag to help you hold some of your stuff, fenders to help your tires when it’s wet and its got a comfy seat to keep you from getting sore down there ;)
You do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint in your lifetime, but what about reducing that of your slobbering best friend, or purring kitten? While it might not seem like you can’t do much to change your pet's carbon footprint, there really is. Here is a simple things you can do.
One of the easiest, but often looked over tip is to invest in a higher-quality pet food that lists beef, lamb, chicken or fish as the first ingredient rather than a by-product. This one small change can make a major impact on your pet’s health, and will greatly reduce the amount of poop left to scoop (another eco-friendly result!)
We love green roofs! The idea, but more importantly the execution, of this environmentally beautifying technique is a wonderful way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Green roofs absorbs solar radiation and CO2, decreases storm-water runoff, gives shelter to animals that love the high altitude and gives people in planes a pretty view. Now why wouldn’t you want to plant a green roof if you can?
Click here to check out 8 beautiful rooftop gardens from around the world that are doing their part.
Instead of the mass quantities of greasy, unhealthy hot dogs, beer, popcorn and candy that is synonymous with sporting events, Yankee Stadium has officially taken a step into the health world!
Over the weekend a small fruit stand called "Farmer’s Market" was featured at the famous stadium where people were given a healthier option with less waste that the packaging that goes along with all the junk food normally consumed at games.
There is talk to place these fresh fruit stands at other stadiums around the country. We hope this idea takes off!
Click here for more info.
We love that Dave Matthews Band has always been at the eco-friendly front of the music business. At their shows they always encourage their fans to carpool, divert waste from landfills and continue to reduce their carbon footprint.
This year, DMB is continuing that commitment to the environment with the So Much to Save campaign.
The Sierra Club released its annual list of the greenest colleges in the U.S.
The University of Colorado at Boulder topped the list. The top ten included two Pacific Northwest schools (UW-Seattle and Evergreen State College) and three University of California campuses (Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.
All the schools were judged on eight categories: efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, and administration. How did your alma mater do?