Category: Living

Beauty Product Certifications

Beauty Product Certifications

  People today are exposed to a large amount of chemicals through beauty products loaded with harmful and artificial substances. Your skin can absorb as much as 60% of the substances in comes in contact with. No one toxic chemical will cause a specific disease, but regular use can undermine your immune system. Consider “detoxifying” your personal care regime even […]

Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags

  Plastic bags are popular because they are cheap, strong, lightweight, and convenient. However, not only do they end up in landfills after use, but also affect the ecosystem. Facts: Plastic bags are made of polyethylene, a pretroluem product that contributes to air and energy pollution. 4-5 Trillion Plastic Bags are made a year, 4-5% of which are recycled. Approximately […]

Conserve Home Energy

Conserve Home Energy

  When it comes to Energy Savings for your home, a simple measure can have a large impact. Simple Changes: Install a timer thermostat. Insulate water heater and pipes. Place door stoppers and install heavy curtains. Install weather stripping around windows and door frames. Instal additional installation in the attic and fill skirting board gaps. More Expensive Solutions: Add insulation […]

Solar Cell Phone Charger

Solar Cell Phone Charger

  Instead of relying on electricity to charge your phone, you can now rely on a natural resource, the Sun. This is convenient for people who use their battery quickly or are looking for a backup while being outdoors. Solar Cell Phone Chargers are eco-friendly and compact enough to fit in a bag. They charge you phone anywhere there is […]

DishWash vs. HandWash

DishWash vs. HandWash

  In trying to live a “green” lifestyle, what is better, to hand wash or dish wash kitchen appliances? The water conservation predicament between a shower vs. bath is easy, shower uses less water. However, measuring cleanliness and energy efficiency in the kitchen needs more measurement. 113 people from 7 different European nations were used as a part of an […]

eGreen Shopping

eGreen Shopping

  eGreen Attire Websites for Shopping: www.4march.com -Boston based organic clothing www.Charmoneshoes.com -Green Manolo PVC-free shoes www.shopenvi.com -Boston based boutique www.gominyc.com -NY based boutique www.thegreenloop.com- Green Denim www.StewartBrown.com- sustainability gear

GREEN TIPS

GREEN TIPS

  Overlooked suggestions to help you start living GREEN today! Change a LIGHTBULB to energy saving Fluorescent bulb FLIP THE SWITCH when you leave the room WASTE LESS WATER run faucet for short time Take SHORTER SHOWERS SEND GREEN CARDS UNPLUG UNUSED CHARGERS ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT lower in winter, hotter in summer GO COLD use cold water for laundry FILL […]

eCycling Electronic Waste

eCycling Electronic Waste

  Electronic waste, or e-waste, refers to electronic products that are discarded by consumers. Reports estimate that electronic waste is less than 4% of the total solid waste stream in the United States,electronic waste is growing 2-3 times faster than any other waste stream (i.e. paper, yard waste). In 1998, of the 20 million computers taken out of service, only […]

Eco-Friendly Home Appliances

Eco-Friendly Home Appliances

  Are you interested in upgrading to eco-friendly products? A way to  confirm if an appliance is an eco-appliance is if it is Energy Star and EPEAT certified.   Washing Machines The Haier WasH2O has created a new approach to clothes washing — without detergent. It uses chemistry to rid the need of carcinogenic chemicals that are found in most […]