You have to eat.
For you to be healthy, your food has to be nutritious. And, of course, you want it to taste good.
But if you’re reading this post, you also want to take care of the environment. So you have to think about more than just nutrition and taste.
Unless you have your own garden, your food takes the scenic route between the field and your kitchen. What happens to it along the way matters. Continue reading →
Diagram of a landfill
Landfills eventually fill up. Then they have to close.
Sometimes a landfill closure happens for political reasons before it’s full.
What happens to the old landfill site then?
Before the answer can make any sense, we have to understand what a landfill is. Continue reading →
What do you do with clothing you no longer wear? I hope you donate old clothes to charity. Or perhaps to a clothes recycling business.
What do you do with clothing no longer fit to wear? You can donate that, too!
Too many Americans take the easy way out and simply put unwanted clothes out at the curb. We only donate about 15% of them.
The EPA estimates that Americans discard 2.5 billion pounds of used clothing in the trash every year. It takes up 8% of landfill space.
Poor people who can’t afford to buy new clothes can wear your castoffs. Donating them also creates good jobs, not only in the US, but overseas as well. Recycling old clothes and shoes is so easy. Continue reading →
Contributed by Joel Cortez
When redecorating your living room, the desire to buy brand new furniture for a new look can be enticing.
However, you can obtain a fresh appearance with old furniture that someone else has already enjoyed. It’s not only less expensive, but good environmental stewardship. Continue reading →
Solar farm at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Donald Trump is no friend of the environmental movement. Or, apparently, of renewable energy.
Nevertheless, I refuse to join the hysteria of some who seem to think he’s out to destroy the planet.
In particular, the Trump/Pence ticket’s energy platform could have been written by fossil fuel company lobbyists.
It appears to reverse the policies of not only the Obama administration, but the George W. Bush administration. Both championed clean energy projects
Bush, an oil man, warned that Americans are addicted to oil. Trump and Pence complained about the “war on coal.” Does that mean they want to derail renewable energy? And if they want to, can they? Continue reading →
Photographer’s caption: The rails that will hold the solar panels in place are up, and we are wrapping up at the end of Day 1 of installing the panels on a low-income house in Oakland, California.
If you can harness the energy you need for your home from the power of the sun, then your hefty monthly electricity bills will simply vanish into thin air.
More and more businesses and households are depending on solar energy to save money and be more environmentally friendly.
You may also be thinking about getting solar panels for your home. If so, read ahead to find out how your home can be energy independent and sustainable: Continue reading →