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Steps Towards An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Have you been wondering what you can do to be more environmentally friendly?  You’re in luck, there are many things that you can do to decrease your negative impact on the Earth and many of these things can be done just by taking steps to change your previous practices!  Take a look at this list and start changing your practices today!

1) Reduce: one simple step you can take is to stop using paper for unnecessary things:  many times you could text yourself your grocery list on your cell phone instead of writing it down on a new sheet of paper.

2) Recycle: Make sure you are fully aware of items that can be recycled in your city and take full advantage of these options.

3) Reuse: Anytime you can get multiple uses out of an item, do it!  There are many things that can be remade into new items!  Check out this website for reuse ideas!

4) Turn it off: Whenever you leave a room turn off the lights and utilize the power-saver function on computers!  You would be surprised on how much energy and money this saves!

5) Shop local: Support local farmers and buy local products!  There is nothing better than using your money to support local businesses and to buy fresh foods.

6) Talk about it: Tell your friends, family, and anyone around you what you’re doing to be eco-friendly and how you feel about it.  Also, be the vocal consumer that encourages businesses to make eco-friendly practices a priority!

These steps are very simple and can create a world of difference!  Take the necessary steps and begin today!!

Wal-Mart Becomes Eco-Friendly

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Wal-Mart, one of the largest retailers in the world, announced via webcast and conference call with bloggers and journalists that they are going to begin their sustainability efforts.  Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke announced that Wal-Mart would take into consideration everything from recycling to packaging.

Duke also spoke of Wal-Mart’s Zero Waste Initiative in which each action throughout Wal-Mart’s supply chain system would be changed in an effort to promote efficiency and sustainability. Wal-Mart will create a Sustainability Index of which will outline the eco-friendly nature of their production and distribution processes. In order to gauge companies’ efforts towards emissions targets and other eco-friendly initiatives, Wal-Mart has released a questionnaire document.

It is monumental that a company of this size is undertaking an initiative of this caliber and they aren’t going to stop there. Wal-Mart also outlined a plan for their Sam’s Club stores. The Sam’s Club stores will receive a Home Efficiency Aisle that will provide items to consumers that are eco-friendly and packaged in sustainable packaging.

How do you feel about Wal-Mart’s latest initiative?  Do you think they will carry out their proposed actions or do you think they will fail?  Leave a comment below!

The Green School Initiative

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Take a minute to think about a Green School Initiative:

“Sit back, close your eyes and imagine for a moment a truly healthy and sustainable school or school district. Imagine if all our schools were to strive to be toxic-free, making choices about chemical use that employ a precautionary approach aimed to prevent harm to children’s health. Imagine if US schools were geared to minimize their impacts on the local and global environment; imagine schools that generate their own energy, conserve water, are built with ecologically sound materials, reduce their overall resource consumption, reuse as many resources as possible, recycle the rest, and beyond that, purchase recycled paper, along with classroom and office supplies. Imagine schools that serve organic lunches produced by local farmers, and, in some cases by their own gardens. Imagine schools that engage the students in this transformation, using their healthy buildings, green school grounds and nutritious food as a grand teachable moment a hands-on, place based pedagogy that fosters an ecologically literate and engaged generation, and meets (now imagine this) new national and state environmental education standards.”

You may be wondering to yourself, is that possible? The truth is: this is entirely possible and many schools throughout the United States have jumped at the chance to create an eco-friendly learning environment for their students. Be sure to support federal movements towards the greening of schools.

You can also take the opportunity to be proactive and take your own steps by starting the greening of your school today!
Here are seven easy steps you can take to Green your School:
1) Establish A Green Team or Eco-Committee
2) Adopt An Environmental Vision Statement or Planet Pledge
3) Conduct A School Environmental Survey or Audit
4) Create A Green School Action Plan
5) Monitor and Evaluate Progress
6) Integrate Greening into the Curriculum
7) Inform, Involve, and Celebrate!

Lollapalooza Goes Green

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Over the weekend, I was in Chicago and could not help but notice all of the advertisements showcasing Lollapalooza.  Once I arrived home, I immediately logged online to see if I could find out more information from their website and I noticed a tab entitled “Green Lolla.”   Under this tab I found that Lolla officials are implementing eco-friendly measures during the concert series that will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 7-9.  Here’s a list of all the steps they’re taking:

1) Green Street will be lined with eco-friendly vendors; supporting earth-friendly, sustainable, and fair trade practices.

2) The Rock and Recycle Program will be underway; participate in a number of different eco-friendly activities and receive stamps on your Green Card (you can tear your Green Card out of your free commemorative Lolla program) for your good deeds. Once you have 3 stamps you become eligible to win a new 2010 Honda Insight.

3) At the Honda Eco Zone, views of the new 2010 Honda Insight hybrid car technology will be available to attendees.

4) Attendees can off-set their carbon foot prints by buying a $5 Lollapalooza BeGreen Fan Tag that will offset the impacts of their festival travels.

5) Attendees can pose with “Schlumpy,” an 8-foot ball made entirely of plastic bags.  Schlumpy is a part of the “Billion Bag Pledge ” that encourages people to use 1 billion fewer plastic bags.

The day when concert series were environmental nightmares has passed and Lolla leading the way in implementing eco-friendly practices into their productions.  Support these efforts to ensure a greener tomorrow!

Travel Wisely

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Oftentimes when we are heading to a vacation we want to have absolutely nothing to worry about. But, if you’re even a little bit environmentally conservative, when you are staying at a large hotel, it might cross your mind to think about all the waste that may take place. From the individually packaged shampoos and soaps to the thousands of gallons of water used to rewash the sheets that you slept in the night before.

Well worry no more! Well, worry less, I suppose. Now when looking for lodging, you can look for those that have been given the Green Seal. Green Seal is a 20-year-old, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable world. Green Seal created rigorous, science-based criteria for the lodging industry, which includes nearly 30 environmentally responsible components required for a hotel. Check out their website at

Unfortunately, it is a pretty rigorous and thorough test, so not too many places can brag about it. Green Seal created an unbiased standard for the lodging industry, known as GS-33, which encompasses almost 30 environmentally responsible components required by a hotel: recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, socially responsible purchasing, to name a few. Meeting these requirements means those resorts are substantially reducing our environmental impact and practicing sustainable

Some of the few requirements include sweeping the sidewalk instead of washing them, toilet tissue is made from at least 20 percent recycled fibers; facial tissue from at least 10 percent recycled fibers; and napkins and paper towels from at least 40 percent recycled fibers. Some others include, amenities (soap, shampoo, etc.) are packaged in recyclable materials and unused portions are donated to charity when possible; shower heads, faucets and aerators use low-flow, water-conserving fixtures or retrofits.

These eco-friendly and environmentally responsible hotels might be few and far between, but the differences they are making and the standards they are setting are worth the search. By supporting these businesses, you can help the hotel business know how important it is to there consumers to be green. скачать порноролики бесплатно лесбиянки

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