Posted May 19th, 2013 by admin
Landfills in many parts of the country are filling up. As supplies dwindle, the cost of oil and other natural resources keeps rising. Throwing away reusable and recyclable consumer goods makes little sense in light of these realities. Luckily, there are many agencies that can use unwanted items to help both people and the environment.
Even small towns often have thrift stores. These shops are usually affiliated with churches or other religious groups. In large communities, both Goodwill and Salvation Army operate shops where unwanted goods can be sold and reused. These shops provide affordable clothing and other Read more »
Posted April 1st, 2013 by admin
The world has no more wide-reaching or civically engaged environmental organization than Greenpeace. Founded in 1971 to protest against nuclear proliferation, this non-profit has grown to found chapters in 40 countries with nearly 3 million volunteers and monetary contributors.
One of the principle ways in which this organization seeks to follow its mission statement of ensuring “the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity” is by lobbying and protesting for change concerning issues ranging from deforestation, disarmament and genetic engineering to climate change, sustainable agriculture and overfishing in international waters. Often, this involves organizing direct action campaigns that not Read more »
Posted October 2nd, 2012 by admin
The Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the E.P.A., is a Federal Agency funded by the United States Government. Its main purpose is monitor citizens, corporations, and other entities to ensure environmental policies are being followed. For example, when there are reports of illegal chemical dumping into an ecosystem; the agency will investigate the claims and assist in the cleanup process. The E.P.A. also enforces the environmental laws passed by the government to protect the countryâ€™s natural resources. The Read more »
Posted September 28th, 2012 by admin
When thinking about making oneâ€™s home tree-free, a certain image comes to mind. One imagines a bare front yard with no trees to provide shade during summer. However, this is not quite what is meant by tree-free. In fact, the term actually refers to changes someone can make to minimize the destruction of trees for paper based household products. Here are a few tips anyone can use to reduce the amount of paper used in his or her home and start living tree-free.
First, stop using paper towels. Paper towels Read more »
Posted September 24th, 2012 by admin
As summers become hotter, winters colder and storms more violent, climate change has become a topic on everyoneâ€™s mind. More and more people are wondering how they can do their part in slowing down climate change by reducing their carbon footprint. Many are making it a family event by getting everyone involved. One way you can reduce it, is by designating one day a week as â€œGreen Dayâ€.
Encourage everyone to use cold water. Buy and eat organic. By Read more »
Posted September 20th, 2012 by admin
Get your neighborhood involved in caring for the planet by starting a plastic recycling program. You need to start small so that you know if people will be receptive of the idea. Hand out flyers to neighbors so that they know what to do with any plastic items they have. When you have made the program known to the neighborhood, you need to plan how you are going to gather the plastic and where you are going Read more »
Posted September 16th, 2012 by admin
When we think of going green we think of various ways to utilize nature’s best in the most environmentally healthful and financially adept ways possible. Ok, so maybe you are one of those who have pondered who these people are that are carrying the weight of this cleaner way of living. It either is or isn’t you. For the benefit of all here are tips how you can participate in greener living without really trying.
Start with an easy one Read more »