Displaying items by tag: Green Living

The Electric Vehicle Revolution, Image: In a pinch, the Ford F-150 electric pickup can power a house.The Electric Vehicle Revolution  
Moving Toward an All-EV Future this Year  

Almost certainly, electric cars are in everyone’s future. Not only are automakers—from General Motors and Volvo to Rolls-Royce and Bentley—pledging to stop producing gas and diesel cars, but a long list of countries in Europe and Asia plus three U.S. states are planning to ban them by 2040 or earlier, often citing...

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Greening the Holidays, Image: tanyajoy/AdobeStock.comGreening the Holidays  
How to Celebrate Sustainably  

With every record-setting storm and catastrophic fire, more people are realizing that we are embroiled in a climate crisis. Consider this holiday season as an opportunity not just to make sustainable choices, but also to take strategic action that positively impacts the planet and inspires friends and family to...

Eco-Decor for the Home, Image: brizmaker/AdobeStock.comEco-Decor for the Home  
How to Buy Sustainable Furnishings  

While comfort and beauty are clear priorities when shopping for furnishings, sustainability and health should be, too. By asking the right questions and doing a little up-front research, consumers have the power to appoint their sanctuaries with non-toxic, ecologically responsible items that are...

Water Scarcity Woes, Image: den VIII/AdobeStock.comWater Scarcity Woes  
A Global Problem That’s Getting Worse   

Water scarcity is a legitimate concern. It is true that the hydrologic cycle, the process in which the Earth circulates water throughout its ecosystems, is a closed-loop cycle that neither adds nor takes away water. In theory, the amount of water on Earth will...

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Less Stuff, More Joy, Image: max3d007/AdobeStock.comLess Stuff, More Joy  
Ways to Live Simpler and Lighter on Mother Earth  

When holistic wellness coach and personal trainer Sergio Rojas saw his contract with a trucking company terminated by the pandemic, he and his wife Krista turned it into an opportunity to step away from a life of too much stuff and over-scheduled activities...

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Healthy Cookware, Image: fotofabrika/AdobeStock.comHealthy Cookware  
How to Choose Non-Toxic Pots and Pans  

Organic and locally sourced foods are eco-friendly and contribute to better health, a greener world and thriving communities. However, once the food is cooked, it may no longer be...

Pollinator-Friendly Yards, Image: anna hoychuk/AdobeStock.comPollinator-Friendly Yards  
Gardening for Wildlife with Native Plants   

For some people, perfectly mowed lawns without a trace of a weed or an insect makes them proud, but they may not realize that this method of gardening and landscaping could be harming the local ecosystem and the important pollinators that we rely on to keep...

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Growing Food Security, Image: irina fischer/AdobeStock.comGrowing Food Security  
The Benefits of Urban Gardening   

For a lot of Americans, healthy food is scarce. According to FeedingAmerica.org, more than 35 million Americans faced food insecurity in 2019. That number is expected to increase substantially due to the pandemic, which disrupted the food supply chain in ways that...

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Traveling for the Planet, Image: elizaveta/AdobeStock.comTraveling for the Planet  
Sustainable Ways to Explore the World  

After more than a year in social isolation, many of us are ready to hit the road, meet new people, fly to exotic locations and enjoy the sights and flavors of anywhere-but-here. Although the travel industry is raring to serve pent-up demand, this unprecedented respite can be an opportunity to reset priorities. When choosing hotels, modes of transportation, places to shop and dine, and other activities, consider their ...

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Healthy Home, Image: tatiana/Pexels.comHealthy Home  
How to Detoxify a Living Space  

As the world moves into its second year of a viral pandemic, many of us are still spending most of our time at home—working, exercising, hanging out with family and as with any other year, cooking and cleaning. There’s no better time to take stock of these surroundings and purge them of...

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