Ready for the holidays? Give with a conscience this season, and get inspired with these green gift ideas from the editors at Sierra Club Green Home.
Companies seeking venture capital to expand or launch new projects have a tough time of it, particularly green-based companies. More green entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding as a viable option to help them succeed.
Traveling brings joy, challenge, excitement, and cultural understanding to our lives. Unfortunately, whether your plane is taking off for another continent or you are buzzing around in a city taxi, fossil fuels are fueling your experience. Although a staycation is a great environmentally friendly option, there are also ways to green your long-distance travel! Bicycle tours, for example, allow you to connect with the local culture, stay active, and conserve resources. (Photo by Livestreets, Flickr)
Why should you use green, eco-friendly cleaning products over the refreshing, aromatic, effective, traditional, yet terrible, toxic, harmful, polluting products that you’ve been using forever? That question almost answers itself.
LOS ANGELES — For eco friendly closet designer Lisa Adams, making a living is all about making a difference. She utilizes green organization techniques and sustainable materials to make closets a space people can enjoy.
Dog waste disposal poses a dilemma to the environmentally friendly pet owner. Leaving the waste on the ground is hazardous, as it may carry E. coli, salmonella, or giardia, and the rain can wash it into rivers, streams, and oceans. Beaches and rivers have been closed to the public due to such contamination. So we need to pick it up. However, instead of taking this organic matter that would eventually degrade on its own, encasing it in plastic bag, and throwing it into an airless landfill where nothing decomposes, you can compost it. (Photos by Jim’s Photos1, Flickr)
As winter sets in, rid your home of those uncomfortable drafts and raising energy bills. (Photo by ilovebutter, Flikr)
Reusable bags and totes aren’t just for the grocery store anymore! We found some stylish new prints, new materials, and environmentally friendly designs that Sierra Club Green Home readers can use on an everyday basis outside of grocery shopping.
“Every single time we make a choice, we make a difference,” says famed tree-sitter and activist Julia Butterfly Hill. Learn how your choices can change the world.
WESTPORT, CONNECTICUT — Community engagement in local Connecticut program reduces the cost of solar installation.
Happy Hallow[gr]een! It’s not too late to celebrate eco-style. Here are our top 5 tips for a greener Halloween.
Green building gives hope to communities struck by natural disasters, making them stronger and more sustainable than ever.
Falmouth, Massachusetts — Jump on board for Part II as scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) see climate change in action: the dramatic transformation occurring in the Arctic. Senior Research Specialist Rick Krishfield shares his experiences and perspective.
Adoption emerges as a positive alternative for families amidst an ever-growing world population.
When you visit the Recology collection center in San Francisco, you will see—and think about—trash in a whole new way.
California’s Prop 37, aka “the right to know” initiative, is at the forefront of the public’s effort to make GMO food production more transparent.
These top ten smartphone apps will help manage your household and personal life and reduce your environmental footprint.
Imagine if you could own a successful business that not only made a profit, but also helped better the environment and your employees…what would that look like?
Artists Anna Garforth and Edina Tokodi merge the organic with the inorganic world to form “eco-graffiti.”
Read about Jennifer Schwab’s experience diving in the largest marine protected area in the world with ocean advocate legends Sylvia Earle and Greg Stone.