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Love Online Shopping? Here’s What You Need to Know About Marine Shipping’s Impact on Air Pollution

Love Online Shopping? Here’s What You Need to Know About Marine Shipping’s Impact on Air Pollution

How often do you purchase stuff online? Perhaps you subscribe to a monthly wine club, purchase sustainable fashion or order secondhand books. Each time you buy something, the product is usually sealed in a box or mailer of some sort and shipped straight to your door. Businesses use a variety of methods to transport goods,...

How to Showcase Your Company’s Sustainability Efforts

How to Showcase Your Company’s Sustainability Efforts

News to business owners: sustainability is no longer a fad or a trend. Sustainability is becoming necessary to compete and succeed in today’s business world. Consumers, especially millennial shoppers, are willing to spend more money to purchase the same or similar goods and services from eco-friendly companies. You may be just beginning to take steps...

10 Quick Tips for Transitioning to Sustainable Beauty Products

10 Quick Tips for Transitioning to Sustainable Beauty Products

You can live sustainably by recycling items or purchasing your produce from local farmers instead of opting for fruits and vegetables that get shipped from other countries. It’s also smart to think about how your beauty regimen could become more sustainable. Here are nine easy ways to start the transition. 1. Think about your top...

Harnessing the Power of the Wind; These Countries Are Leading the Way in Wind Energy…

Harnessing the Power of the Wind; These Countries Are Leading the Way in Wind Energy…

Several high-profile projects in recent years, such as Global Wind Atlas, seek to rank the wind power capacity of the world’s nations. It’s proven to be a tough thing to do, given how fast public policy can change and the frequency with which private and public investments move around in this fast-growing energy sector. Nevertheless,...

Just How Eco-Friendly Are Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves Anyway?

Just How Eco-Friendly Are Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves Anyway?

In some parts of the world, electric or gas furnaces aren’t always an option for keeping your home warm. Wood and pellet stoves have been used for years, but with many consumers becoming concerned about their carbon footprint, they are turning away from some of them. Can woodburning stoves be eco-friendly? Woodburning Stoves Human beings...

Cleaning Products: Ingredients to Avoid and Natural Alternatives to Choose Instead

Cleaning Products: Ingredients to Avoid and Natural Alternatives to Choose Instead

A simple switch from conventional cleaning products to green alternatives can benefit both the environment and your well-being. Companies don’t make a point to advertise this fact, but the traditional cleaning solutions we use every day contain toxins with the potential to irritate and even harm our bodies. Phthalates in dish soap, triclosan in detergents...

Tips for Starting Your Own Horticulture Business

Tips for Starting Your Own Horticulture Business

Starting a new business, regardless of the industry, is a daunting task. You’ve got market research to consider, purchasing a new storefront in addition to figuring out what to sell and how to make a profit.  One quickly growing field that you might want to consider – especially if you like working with plants –...