It’s the time of year again where everyone starts talking about making changes. We want to live better, do better, be better. Maybe you are already working on finding ways to help the environment. Maybe you think that reducing your carbon footprint involves life changes that you aren’t ready for right now. But the reality is that helping the environment does not necessarily mean you need to pack up, sell everything you own, go off the grid, and live out of VW bus (although for some of us it’s still a dream).
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in 3 Easy Steps! Saving money is a subject that is more important than ever. While it is true that the unemployment rate is lower than it has been since the recession, it is also true that many people are still bound by the chains of the part-time job economic crisis. As a result of this fact, most families are consistently searching for ways to reduce the amount of money that they spend. In addition to this, many of these families are interested in engaging in activities that not only allow them success in saving money, but, also reduce their carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced to support the activities that you engage in on a regular basis. Those greenhouse gases have been found to have a detrimental impact on our environment and contribute immensely to global warming. […]
Infographic outlines the benefits of owning a hybrid car or truck.
I bit the bullet and bought another vehicle. My choice: a Toyota Prius. Last week’s guest post about choosing a hybrid vehicle reminded me to share my decision-making process and how it’s going now.
This guest post looks at software for Enterprise Carbon Accounting – who knew?
Broken hair dryer – what to do?
Energy-saving summer travel tips.
Which toilet paper is greenest — and cheapest? Win a case of recycled TP, too.
Do YOU have city composting?
Have you seen the commercial for the new Kleenex Hand Towels? You’ll recognize it if you look at the Web site here.
Responses to a reader’s question about what to do with unwanted CD or DVD/Blu-ray cases.
Denver’s city compost program continues, and how to get started with composting.
Save Denver’s city compost program!
Clean your dryer vent and ducting to save energy.
Want to join the Weekend Winterizing Challenge? Read all about it here. We’ve owned two homes in the past nine years, and lived in plenty of rentals. Thus, I’ve experienced a whole slew of window options. In turn, I’ve seen a lot of ways to add insulating power to those windows:
‘Tis the season for winterizing. In addition to our challenge, there is a lot of great information on the Web. If you want to look beyond today’s earlier post on winterizing windows, I came across this post on some non-heating ways to save energy in the winter.
To help motivate myself — and you — to get into a winter energy-saving mindset, I’m collaborating with Jennie Dorris, who writes Denver’s 5280 Magazine’s Cheap Thrills blog, to put together an eight-week Weekend Winterizing Challenge. Join now! The rules are simple …
In a nutshell, unless you live in Florida: Not very. This week, I was touched in two ways by Tropicana’s new effort to tell the world it’s green. First, I got an e-mail from some cousins in California telling us that they had used their OJ code to protect 100 square feet of rainforest in Mlle. Cheap’s name. That led us to click on the link in the e-mail and learn more about Tropicana (PepsiCo’s) sustainability efforts. Then, this morning, I saw this post on yesterday’s Green Daily, titled What is Your OJ Doing for the Planet?.
Quite a while ago, I heard that Aveda would accept plastic caps for recycling, but now they are back with an official RECYCLE CAPS WITH AVEDA program.
This morning’s newspaper delivery brought an interesting little article about urban homesteading in The Denver Post, titled “Green (1/8th) Acres sprout in the city.” With its “urban Gothic” photo, it caught my eye, and even more so when I realized that the female member of the profiled couple is in my knitting/spinning group. (She noted that the reporter didn’t write about her knitting, spinning and sewing her own clothes, all just as worthy of the “homestead” title as growing your own food.)