LEED certification for your green home

No building is as important to you as your own home. If you’re planning on building a new house, why not seek LEED certification? The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) sponsors LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) to promote … Continue reading

Our Costly Neglect of Drinking Fountains

Have you thought much about drinking fountains, or even seen one lately? They used to be everywhere—in all kinds of public buildings and in parks. Building codes specified how many drinking fountains a public building should have. They still do, … Continue reading

How can consumers impact the environment by drinking tea?

I just watched a video from Unilever explaining their sustainability program. It got some rather nasty comments. Unilever claims that the bulk of the environmental impact of its products comes from consumers using them. In the comments, someone asked, “How … Continue reading