How to Prevent Tree-related Storm Damage

The major snow and ice storm that struck 22 states last week, was the 2nd worst (Super Storm Sandy in October 2012 was #1)  in the power company’s history here in southeastern Pennsylvania.  There were over 700,000 power outages, many caused by downed trees. Some might argue to just get rid of trees, but trees […]

Floating Cities of the Future?

Some coastal cities are running out of room inland, while others are losing their land due to rising sea levels.  Innovative architects are conjuring up some fantastical solutions, like Lilypad by Vincent Callebaut (pictured above).  These self-sustaining cities will produce their own energy, utilizing wind turbines, solar panels and water turbines. Lilypad will house 50,000 […]

Kick off the Summer with Earth-friendly Festivities

It’s hard to believe another year has passed and it’s Memorial Day again.  While honoring the memory of American soldiers killed in combat, we also welcome the warm weather and sunny skies that indicate the unofficial start of summer. Here are some easy green tips that honor the Earth and help reduce your impact this […]

College Students Can Go Green in the Dorms

Here’s an informative list of easy tips that can be implemented in any dorm room.  The only thing I would add to the list is something to warm up the floor, such as eco-friendly carpet tiles made from recycled content.  See my earlier post here about these ingenious, modular floor coverings.

Fall Fix-ups For the Yard, Part I

Here in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the leaves are just beginning to make their annual journey from the tree tops to the ground below.  It reminds me that Autumn is a wonderful time to get outside amongst the brilliantly-colored leaves and the crisp air, and get the yard ready for next Spring.  By following these tips, you’ll […]

The Importance of Native Plants

As development progresses across once undisturbed land, native plants are being bulldozed and destroyed.  Combined with the introduction of invasive plant species in many regions, this can have a devastating effect on the environment.  Not only is the appearance of these natural areas degraded, but this has a detrimental effect on birds, bees, butterflies, other […]

Green Homes Festival in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri is getting ready for it’s 8th annual green festival featuring a street fair of environmental resources, solar car races, sustainable-living workshops, a green craft show & sale, and an opportunity to paint a metro bus for the Traveling Environmental Mural.  The festival takes place on Saturday, September 26 from 10am-6pm at the […]

How to Locate your Dream Green Home

Tired of living in cookie cutter homes that have paid no attention to indoor air quality or energy efficiency? Not only have homes listed by the following resources been built to high environmental standards, they will cost less to operate and maintain.  You’ll find such green features, strategies and technologies as:  efficient use of energy, […]

Free Eco-Festival in California this Summer

Living green is easy and fun and the inaugural Eco-Festival in San Ramon is sure to inspire anyone interested in learning simple and cost-effective ways to go green.  The free two-day event will feature live music, organic food, a kids’ zone, and a fashion show and “vendor village” highlighting the latest in sustainable clothing and […]

Sundance Channel’s New ECO TRIP Series Debut

The Sundance Channel known for it’s innovative and interesting programming recently premiered a new series that explores the origins and environmental impact of common everyday products.  The program reveals environmental, social and health effects of these products and provides its audience with simple solutions to living more sustainably.

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