So you’ve tossed your plastic bags to the side for a reusable cloth bag and you’re on your way to the farmers market to buy some sustainable goods but you’re a bit thirsty. You grab a bottled water on your way to the market without a second thought. On your path to a sustainable life you might consider trading in that plastic bottle for a more environmentally friendly version.
First off bottled wa… read more »
As the year begins, people are dying to know what the new trends in 2013 will be. Surprisingly enough, one of the most popular trends in food is sustainability. What the best products are. How to eat local. How to minimize your carbon footprint through being more careful with your consumption habits. This year it seems that sustainable food is very on trend with consumers looking to be more knowledgeable about their pu… read more »
As the new year begins many people set out to make good on their resolutions. And it is quite common to have a friend or colleague that vows to change some aspect of their diet. From the Atkins low carb diet to weight watchers milkshakes people add and subtract new fads from their diets faster than you can blink. Better yet, though: this is a great time to remember to reincorporate the 3 R’s into our new year. Recycl… read more »
Like other years, as 2012 comes to a close many people take the time to reflect on the year’s events and start thinking about things that they will resolve to improve for the next year. If we consider 2012, the ocean has changed much as a result of human impact, from rising sea and acidity levels, to shifts in marine life cycles and storm patterns. As the new year approaches let’s take the opportunity to make r… read more »
There are increasingly more alternative ways to celebrate the holidays that have a minimal impact on the environment.
For years the debate has been real versus fake tree. Obviously real trees aren’t environmentally friendly. With 50 million fir/pine trees purchased each year, 30 million of which will head to a landfill after the holidays, the impact is evident. Plastic trees pose another environmental is… read more »
After the devastation that has happened across the eastern seaboard affecting states from North Carolina to Rhode Island, Hurricane Sandy has impacted more than just the physical landscape of the Eastern United States. The hurricane affected eighteen states, devastating many cities and leaving millions without electricity. In the aftermath people are taking notice and speaking out about the changing weat… read more »
It doesn’t seem so long ago that in school I was taught that trees provide oxygen, a necessity for humans to live. As such we were educated about the importance of recycling paper and conserving to do our part in saving the trees. Now there is a new frontier in preserving a resource that generates oxygen. Plankton. Yes, plankton.
Plankton are any organisms living in the oceans, seas, or bodies of fresh water tha… read more »
Summer has ended and Autumn is in full swing but perhaps your thoughts still linger to that pristine sandy beach where you spent your holidays. Beaches are a great natural resource that many people use daily. From a leisurely stroll on the sand to surfing or sunbathing, many people enjoy the benefits of the shores across the world that connect us to the oceans. However, often people do not take into account their impa… read more »
While perusing the Internet today I came across an interesting read somewhat related to a previous blog post I’d written about doing simple things to minimize your impact on the ocean and its inhabitants.
Typically we are much too engaged in our day to day lives with our careers, families, friends and everything else to be bothered to figure out how to stay engaged in saving the ocean right? Wrong.
With the wor… read more »
While a small number of people around the world have been using them for decades, reusable bags have been emerging as the “ecologically friendly” and “hip” alternative to plastic or paper bags, with good reason. Though not all reusable bags are made of environmentally friendly, biodegradable, sustainable materials, they certainly provide an alternative to the thousands of plastic b… read more »