Browsing the "Pollution" Category

The Return of Woodsy Owl

March 6th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

In the 70's, Woodsy Owl spread the word of honoring the environment with his, "Give a hoot, don't pollute" message. 2011 marked his 40th anniversary and 2012 marks his return with an animated series. Learn about Woodsy Owl's new adventures and how his timeless message resonates even louder with a new generation of young eco-warriors


Hasbro is Greening the Toy Industry

December 20th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

One toy company, Hasbro, has been named a 2011 Sector Leader by Climate Counts which is a non-profit organization which rates corporations based on their efforts to curb the climate crisis. By making sustainability a part of their business plan Hasbro is one company leading the way towards profitability while lowering the amount of harm done to the earth. Here are a few ways Hasbro is Greening the Toy Store


10 Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air

September 26th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Until recently, nobody suspected there could be anything like indoor air pollution. With the development of technology and the better insulation of buildings in the past decades to save heating costs and to conserve energy, the air indoors gradually grew more stagnant allowing for common household pollutants to accumulate and in turn affect our health.


Justice Begins With Seeds

September 26th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang

What can you do to help label or even ban GMOs from entering our food system? Check out these awesome activist organizations


Combating Dust the Green Way

August 2nd, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

While the market is full of cleansers made for wood and now even all purpose for wood and glass, sometimes the solution is much more simple. Here are a few ways to send those dust particles packing


Plastic World (Infographic)

August 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Plastic -- can you imagine a day without it? It has come to be a component of nearly everything we buy and use, it seems. On the one hand, plastic has made things possible that might not have been possible. On the other hand, there are a few major problems (at least) with its widespread use


Formaldehyde Listed as Carcinogen

June 12th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

The government issued a warning on Friday about two common chemicals. It also added a botanical to the list of carcinogens. What do these two chemicals do and how are they classified by the National Toxicology Program that issued the report


Freshen the Air in Your Home

April 6th, 2009 | by Stephanie Evans

Everybody wants a clean and great smelling home, which is why air fresheners are such hot selling items in hardware [&hellip


Freshen Up Your Indoor Air

July 22nd, 2008 | by Stephanie Evans

On hot, smoggy, high-pollution advisory days, we are often encouraged to play our part to alleviate the problem by carpooling, [&hellip


GTR: Indoor Air Quality with GREENGUARD

December 5th, 2007 | by Sean Daily

Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, discusses indoor air quality & product certifications with Laura Spriggs, Communications Manager for GREENGUARD. [&hellip



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