Category Archives: Environment

Learn information & facts about our environment.

Tip of the Week – Refueling Your Boat

With summer right around the corner, lots of people like to enjoy the warm weather by going out on a boat. This can be great fun, but you need to protect the waters. One way is to use a funnel when refueling your water vehicles. This will help to avoid spills.

Celebrity Roll Models

Happy Earth Day! Check out this video from PopCrunch that takes a look at a few celebrities that are good to the environment, and a few that aren’t. Video includes celebs like…Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Harrelson, Al Gore, Tyra Banks, & John Travolta.

Earth Day – Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What is Earth Day? Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It is an annual celebration of the environment and intended to inspire awareness of & appreciation for the Earth’s environment. Earth Day was initiated in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who started a teach-in to protest… Read More »

Carbon Dioxide Dry Cleaning For Clothes

Traditional dry cleaning of clothes is neither earth-friendly nor human-friendly because it uses a solvent called perchloroethylene, or perc. Perc is such a nasty chemical, it has even been linked to cancer, liver and nervous system damage, infertility, and hormonal disruption. A safer alternative to perc is carbon dioxide dry cleaning. CO2 dry cleaning is… Read More »

18 States Sue EPA For Failing To Act On Greenhouse Gases

AP reports that officials of eighteen states are suing the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in an attempt to force it to comply with a Supreme Court ruling last April that found the EPA has authority to regulate vehicle emission. In the petition the plaintiffs said last April’s 5-4 ruling required the EPA to decide whether… Read More »

Ikea Banning Plastic Bags!

Effective October 1, 2008, Ikea is banning the plastic bag. That’s right, Ikea will no longer offer plastic bags in stores starting this October. This all comes about with the great success of Ikea’s “bag the plastic bag” program, which asked for customers to either use their own reusable bag, purchase the Ikea blue bag… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Turn Off The Water

A simple way to go green now is by turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth or shaving. On average people brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day. If you leave the water running during this time you are wasting about 3 gallons in 2 minutes. By turning off the water… Read More »

Earth Hour – March 29, 2008 From 8-9pm

What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour is a global climate change initiative, calling individuals and businesses around the world, to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 8 to 9 p.m local time. The campaign ran by WWF (World Wildlife Fund), is designed to express that individual action on… Read More »