Becoming a Green Sanctuary is how my church chose to uphold the values of our green principle.
The following five tips came from our crazy journey of "remodeling" a bland and generic rental balcony into a tropical island style outdoor room, almost entirely with discarded pallets and other recycled materials. And we did not break any rules as renters! Here's what we started with, and our tip number one.
I know what you must be thinking...art, really? What good is that? But for centuries the arts have had the power to sway the hearts and minds more than cold facts and figures, so why not see whether a marriage of the arts and science might give birth to some novel and practical responses.
The best way to make Earth Hour last beyond Saturday is to apply one simple rule of thumb: Use Less of Everything. Jettison the waste hidden in your daily routine. This is great for you personally and for our planet.
We make, serve and share organic food -- and as much locally grown and made as possible -- and we make sure to take everyone around our table into consideration: allergies, lifestyle, beliefs (in our home that means nut-free and plant-based, so thank goodness for quinoa!).
If you do have children, perhaps one of the most valuable lessons you can impart from a young age is the importance of living as greenly as possible - because after all, it's our children, and our children's children, who will feel the effects of our carbon footprints the most.
California has antiquated composting toilet regulations that need to be modified to address the current 20+ year catastrophic drought that we are facing.
Daylight Savings Time is thought to be an effective way to cut back on the use of energy. The theory is that energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting homes is directly related to the times when people go to bed at night and rise in the morning. A good percentage of energy consumed by lighting and appliances occurs in the evening, when families are home.
Climate change is a problem with a natural system so no wonder that climate change is generally still viewed as a problem which affects other people but rarely yourself when we live so disconnected from nature.
About 10 years ago the town of Craik, Saskatchewan was facing a problem common to so many rural centres on the prairie. The town was slowly dying. People were moving away to bigger cities and other provinces and each census confirmed it. That's when the people of Craik hatched a plan.
Sometimes the sky doesn't fall. It lifts. Acting on climate change is reaping incredible benefits for California. Ultimately, none of the AB 32 dooms-day scenarios came true. Now, more than ever, we should not buy into conservatives' Chicken Little politics on environmental policy. They were wrong in the past and they are wrong now.
So if you've been inspired like I was to stay away from non-stick coated cookware (and bakeware), here are some great PTFE-free alternatives to help you choose the best cookware for your home:
I'm ecstatic to share the art of Nadine Artemis with you! Nadine fully embodies the goddess in her name as she communes with the divine flora & fauna all around her.
When we picture people who are part of the eco-friendly "green" movement, we don't often picture our Nubian sisters. However, personal experience and data confirms the fact that Black people and other "people of color" can be green.
World leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum last month identified the scarcity of water as the leading threat facing the world over the next decade. Recognizing access to water as a human right means this is no longer an issue of charity. Denying people water is also tantamount to denying them the right to life.
You are a homeowner and you're interested in solar power because it can help save money on utility bills and power your home with renewable energy. But you don't understand how the varying solar financing terms work. Financing terms can be confusing, but they don't have to be.