You do everything you can to make sure you and your child have a healthy home environment, but what about all day at school?
Summer break is an ideal time to approach school administrators about concerns regarding the healthiness of your child's learning environment, for example, what products are used to clean the school? Is there a greener way to do it?
Research shows a clear link between poor indoor air quality, sick students and teachers, and poor academic and occupational performance.
The city of San Francisco just announced the passing of the toughest and most comprehensive recycling law in the U.S.
According to several studies, about 36% of what San Francisco sends to the landfills is compostable, and another 31 percent is recyclable.
Think of all that could be diverted from the landfills if we change our habits.
We think everyone should take note! Recycling is one of the best ways a person can make a difference in their community. The effort is relatively simple, generally supported by curbside pick up and can even be financially beneficial. Plus, it benefits the planet.
Painting rooftops white can make a great impact on global warming.
U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, a Nobel Laureate, noted that basic changes can have a great impact at a climate change symposium in London last weekend.
"If you take all the buildings and make their roofs white and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of color rather than a black type... it’s the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars on the road for 11 years," said Chu.
More than half of all Americans drink bottled water and unfortunately about a third of the population considers themselves regular uses of bottled water, according to the NRDC. Sales have tripled in the past 10 years, to about $4 billion a year. More than half of all Americans drink bottled water and unfortunately about a third of the population considers themselves regular uses of bottled water, according to the NRDC.
Bottled water sales have tripled in the past 10 years, to about $4 billion a year. This crazy influx of sales is due to millions of dollars spent on deceiving marketing campaigns to make us think bottled water is healthier, cleaner and safe for the environment.
Every day is Earth Day at Live Earth. But the annual April 22nd holiday is an opportunity for all to show extra appreciation for the planet.
From the White House to the Empire State Building, green makeovers are changing the face of America!
With today's announcement of the "Empire State Building Leadership in American Progress in Sustainability" project, Johnson Controls has committed to renovations of $20 million in addition to the work already under way on the 79-year-old New York City skyscraper.
UNICEF will be launching an internet radio station to raise awareness, support and donations for the Tap Project – an annual effort to help the 1 billion people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water. The station will kick off on World Water Day, and will run for the duration of what has become World Water Week - March 22-28 and features an amazing list of guest DJ’s including OK GO, Rilo Kiley, Duran Duran as well as celebrity DJ’s like Elijah Wood and Rosanne Arquette.UNICEF is running an internet radio station to raise awareness, support and donations for the Tap Project – an annual effort to help the 1 billion people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water.
TapProject Radio launched today -- World Water Day -- and broadcasts for the duration of World Water Week - March 22-28. An amazing list of guest DJ’s including OK GO, Rilo Kiley, Duran Duran as well as celebrity DJ’s like Elijah Wood and Rosanne Arquette will be featured on the station.
President Obama announced a $2.4 billion boost for electronic car development today, while predicting that there will be more than a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road within six years.
This is not only wonderful for the environment, but will hopefully put us neck-and-neck with foreign nations in the race to lead the world in renewable energy.
In 1987 Brazilian-born Canadian, Marcelo da Luz saw a news clip about the World Solar Challenge race and it inspired him to design a super cool solar vehicle of his own - XOF1, which he calls The Power of One.
Still wondering where that $787 billion economic stimulus is going? Well President Obama has a plan for where the green will go -- towards more green. Plenty of that money is going into many sustainable projects and improvements. Specifically renewable energy research, funding for a huge high speed rail system across the country, tax credits for wind power and efficient home improvements, and many many more.
For example, $8.4 billion will go to public transportation upgrades and $3 billion to make some much needed improvements on public parks and facilities.