Brandon Cheshire’s home is not only solar powered, it’s carbon neutral. This means it’s completely energy independent and emissions-free. Here’s how he did it.
“Every customer, friend, and green collar associate I have spoken with has said they only have one regret. That regret was not installing solar sooner than they did.”
Show Your Face for Climate Change: Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd
The California Redwood Company controls approximately 40 percent of the redwood lumber market, so their FSC Chain-of-Custody certification is a big win for the environment.
If you’re looking for an environmental news site that informs AND inspires, take a look at EnvironmentNEXT.
A modern Columbia River Crossing must reflect our understanding of global warming and our dedication to salmon preservation.The one simple and powerful green bridge solution is a “park roof.”
A few years ago, Sierra Club Green Home explored the question, “Do trash compactors really reduce landfill space?” A few years later, things have changed.
Practically Green is environmental education for the 21st century: “It’s moving it online and going from one-way transmission of information to an interactive, engaging, social experience that is more effective.”
Almost half of the nearly 250 million tons of garbage that winds up in landfills in the U.S. each year could be composted. Curbside food waste collection programs could be the solution.
Do you want to have the best environmentally friendly gifts this year, without the price tag? Here at Sierra Club Green Home, we have an exclusive database of GreenCheck® products and service providers who work hard to bring you the most sustainable products and services at costs that fit all budgets. These GreenCheck® providers are offering promotional codes and discounts exclusive to SCGH readers. Just another reason to visit SCGH.com: SAVINGS!
A new line from Kurtis USA, these eco-friendly sunglasses are designed with handcrafted bamboo frames and polarized mutating lenses (they auto adjust based on UV exposure) made from a natural tree pulp base.
ASPEN, C0 — Once an active silver mine in the early 19th century, Aspen’s Hope Mine recently transformed from a barren, abandoned plot of land to a verdant, restored landscape, thanks to an innovative biochar initiative led by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES).
Misto Sprayers replace traditional disposable cooking sprays, such as Pam and Mazola, which rely on a combination of aerosols, propellants and chemicals. In place of ingredients like Propane and Butane, Misto builds pressure by hand as you push down and pull up on the lid. Misto is a simple addition to a sustainable kitchen! (Photo by Krizzzbeth-20, Flickr)
You’d think a newborn baby would have a fresh start when it comes to toxic chemicals. But chemicals move across the placenta, so a baby emerges with some of the same pollution in its system as its mother. Tests of umbilical blood have detected chemicals that cause cancer and birth defects as well as those that are toxic to the brain and nervous system…
Just over a decade into the twenty-first century, the defining concept of our time is sustainability. In the field of architecture and green building, Sierra Club Green Home explores an emergent movement known as ‘conscious design.’
Washing dishes at the sink can be a Zen-like ritual–or at least a way to get your hands warm and your fingernails clean. But automatic dishwashers have their benefits, too, and not just for the busy and the lazy. Used wisely, modern automatics consume less water and energy than washing dishes by hand.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTES – At the vivid intersection of sustainability and design, Lukasz Siodmok and Andrzej Sapierzyski, founders of LA Design Studio in Poland, have simultaneously captured the attention of environmentalists, automotive enthusiasts, and the art world with their design concept of creating recycled furniture from automotive engineering and high performance art.
All through the year, massive amounts of food are discarded in landfills in the United States. Not just from homes, but from grocery stores and restaurants as well. Much of this food is perfectly edible and, as the documentary Dive shows, still packaged. Why do we as individuals and a nation discard so much food? Is it just an automatic response? Are we too busy to find a happy home for the leftovers? Maybe many people do not think of food waste as a problem, because they assume it will biodegrade in the landfill (it won’t). (Photo by Ericortner, Stock.Xchng)
Guest blog post by Reena Kazmann, Designer and Director of Eco-Artware.com: Everybody likes a good surprise—especially when it comes in “green” gift wrap! As we try to lighten our footprint on the planet, we now substitute imagination for store-bought supplies.
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