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Quick Tips for Eco-Friendly Apartment Living

Quick Tips for Eco-Friendly Apartment Living

It’s hard to imagine that you can live in mainstream society and uphold all the responsibilities expected of you while staying true to your commitment to an eco-friendly lifestyle. If you’re living in an urban jungle and space is hard to come by or if space is simply an expensive commodity, you will most likely...

Improve Your Mental Health With These 5 Ecotherapy Activities

Improve Your Mental Health With These 5 Ecotherapy Activities

Ecotherapy is pretty much what it sounds like. It consists of exercises, both mental and physical, that are designed to incorporate nature. The end goal is to improve your mental health, just like regular therapy. The benefits of being in the natural environment, even when you have limited contact with it, are summed up easily...

Funguschain is Turning Mushroom Waste into Eco-Friendly Products

Funguschain is Turning Mushroom Waste into Eco-Friendly Products

Can you imagine wearing a coat made of mushrooms? Or how about cleaning your home with antimicrobial, mushroom-based cleaners? Maybe your take-out is placed in a mushroom-based container and not Styrofoam? This just may be our future, and the research is ongoing into the use of mushrooms for many products we’ll use in our everyday...

A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

While many modern greenies already run ultra sustainable homes, some of us are still fairly new to sustainable landscaping. Why sustainable landscaping? After having made your house’s interiors completely eco-conscious, the logical next step is to extend these principles to your property’s outdoor spaces. However, conventional landscaping methods are often wasteful and detrimental to the...

Sustainable Farming: How to Make Agriculture a Little Less Plastic

Sustainable Farming: How to Make Agriculture a Little Less Plastic

It may seem counterintuitive, but agriculture in the United States has a big carbon footprint. In fact, a great deal of Earth’s plastic garbage comes from agricultural products. The U.S. agricultural industry alone uses an estimated one billion pounds of plastic every year. Some of these products include: films for covering soil and wrapping products...

How Can Greener Places Increase Your Life Expectancy?

How Can Greener Places Increase Your Life Expectancy?

Whether or not they consider themselves true nature lovers, nearly everyone enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. A number of recent studies suggest that your time spent enjoying nature can actually be beneficial to your overall health and well-being in a number of different ways. Bolsters Your Immune System. In some situations, surrounding yourself with...