Before simply tossing your trash, TerraCycle asks you to think about these 5 questions to find an alternative to the landfill.
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With supermarkets and grocery stores packed with cheap food brands and prepackaged goods, it’s no wonder we overconsume and overdispose. But buying too much too often and paying less attention to the ways we can save means that as much as 40 percent of the food we produce in the United States continues to get […]
Better waste management starts with better waste segregation. When the waste we produce, be it at home or office, is carefully segregated into different categories, the disposal of different elements of the waste becomes much easier and environmentally efficient
Between 30 to 40% of food goes uneaten in the United States, and it adds up quickly. This stunning report from NEEF explains all you need to know about food loss and food waste in the US.
Five tips to finally convince you to start your own vegetable garden!
The environment and its preservation has been of worldwide concern since the dawn of humanity’s modern evolution. With global changes and human factors evidently altering the course of the earth’s long-term sustainability, it’s pertinent that we focus on finding ways to counteract these effects. As such, eco-friendly decision-making and behaviors are conscious choices we make […]
Do you know how our trash affects the whole planet? In this in-depth article, we look at the ways that plastics & chemicals pollute our most sensitive environments, including our oceans, our animals and our own bodies.
Sustainable Living in Honolulu: Public Transit, Biking, Renewables, Recycling, Compost, and Local Food
Sustainability is just about the biggest buzzword since synergy or gluten. It’s popping out of more and more mouths (and blogs) because more and more of us are beginning to realize that critical aspects of our daily lives – transportation, food, waste, power production, water management – have become complex systems that aren’t always designed […]
With Halloween just around the corner, it won’t be long before you find yourself burdened with sagging, smelly old jack-o-lanterns. Some people choose to smash their rotting pumpkins out in the streets or against their garage doors, while others simply throw them in the trash. But is this really the smart thing to do?
Rather than being inspired to change our nasty, greedy habits after watching films like Super Size Me and Food Inc., it seems as if many Americans have simply rolled over and given up. After watching these films I too sunk into a “this is all too grand for me to make a difference” depression. My […]
The stink of rotten food in the trash is something many people wish they could go without, and dealing with our food waste efficiently should be everyone’s concern. One way to do both of these things is to set up a home composting system. Many people use worm bins, however, if they are not maintained […]
With school out for summer you may be one of the many teachers or students who finds themselves with free time on their hands. My mother is a teacher, and a few days ago she mentioned that she was worried about becoming lazy without the extra work during her summer holiday. Though this particular summer […]
Green Living Ideas is super happy to welcome yet another writer to our team, Tara O’Brien. Tara is a recent college graduate with an individualize degree program titled “Sustainable Health Education,” focusing on teaching people about health, the earth, and the various ways this two subjects could be combined. This degree led her to find […]
A good organic garden takes a certain set of special techniques to ensure that you get a lot of produce. These techniques are often picked up over time. Those who don’t feel like learning as they go can start using these three simple organic gardening tips to bring in the bountiful harvest as soon as […]
Learn the basics of composting from the domestic goddess herself. She shares her tops for how to choose materials and how she makes the most of waste.
Though some yards and balconies might be covered in snow at this moment, it’s still a great time to think about composting! Composting uses food scraps, manure, leaves, yard trimmings and more to create a nourishing and important addition to your yard or garden. There are so many ways to compost: worms, black soldier flies, […]