Some commercial air fresheners use chemicals that can be harmful to a baby’s development. Instead, lightly spritz the place with vinegar. Your room will smell fresh as a daisy in no time.
During the cooler months, keep your window draperies & shades open during the day. This will allow the sunlight to warm your living space and in turn will use less energy to heat.
Second-hand smoke is a major indoor air pollutant and health hazard. When you quit, both you and your family will live longer and healthier lives.
Ever wonder who are the richest green business people out there? Well, the folks over at Earth First put together a list of the world’s richest green entrepreneurs. These self starters have amassed fortunes ranging from the low millions to an incredible $3.4 billion mostly from doing good deeds for the planet. Top 25 Richest… Read More »
American coffee giant Starbucks became the target of conservationists today after an investigation by the U.K. newspaper The Sun estimated that the company wasted up to 6 million gallons of water every day, enough to quell the thirst of a small African nation. As part of a company policy aimed at preventing germ buildup in… Read More »
Use vinegar on those pesky weeds instead of a chemical weed killer. It will do the same job without poisoning the ground and getting toxic chemicals into our water systems.
Where do the presidential candidates stand on nuclear energy? Barack Obama: Has said we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix, but has also said nuclear is not a great option because of problems with safety and storage and because it usually requires big government subsidies. John McCain: Calls for 45 new… Read More »
Where do the presidential candidates stand on coal? Barack Obama: Supports “clean coal.” Supports coal-to-liquid fuels if they emit 20% less carbon over their lifecycle than conventional fuels. Says he would use “whatever tools are necessary to stop new dirty coal plants from being built in America — including a ban on new traditional coal… Read More »
Where do the presidential candidates stand on cap-and-trade program for greenhouse-gas emissions? Barack Obama: Supports a cap-and-trade system to cut U.S. emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Would auction off 100% of emission credits, making polluters pay for the right to emit greenhouse gases. John McCain: Supports a cap-and-trade system to cut U.S. emissions… Read More »
While humans can go for over a month without food, if you deprive us of water, we’re dead within a few days. Yet we still take it for granted. Here are a few fast facts about water on our planet and how we consume it. Almost 70 per cent of all fresh water is used… Read More »