Trade in your car for a moped; and take public transportation whenever possible. Better yet, get a bicycle! Car pool to work and walk everywhere else. When you do need to drive, following ten tips can save you gas, and… [read]
Americans throw away about 100 billion plastic bags annually, and only 0.6 percent of them are recycled.1
Plastic bags not only endanger wildlife by polluting land and water but also pose an environmental threat, as some plastic bags can take… [read]
Sometimes it doesn’t say organic, but it is. Sometimes it says organic, but it’s not. At least not by the definition you’d expect. When it says Certified Naturally Grown, wildcrafted, or organic, what do the labels really mean?
USDA Organic… [read]
Between California and Hawaii lies a gyre (jir), one of the five areas in the world’s oceans where the currents maintain a circular pattern. The North Pacific Central Gyre is nicknamed the Eastern Garbage Patch due to multiple “islands” of… [read]
Back in March, I was in the checkout line at my local farmers market when the checker asked, “Paper or plastic?”
“Damn it!” I yelled, loud enough for everyone to hear. “I forgot my canvas bags again!”
I don’t usually… [read]
Here we go again. Just when I thought I had picked the right plastic, I discover I’m drinking toxic water. I stopped microwaving with plastics after reading about dioxins leaching into foods. Soon after, I threw out my microwave. What… [read]
It takes roughly 430,000 gallons of crude oil to produce 100 million plastic bags.
With groups like the Worldwatch Institute estimating that Americans discard as many 100 billion plastic bags each year, we’re talking about using tens of millions of… [read]