Green College Tips: 10 Ways To Go Green At School

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With students slowly returning to colleges and universities, one of the focuses for the coming school year should be to make it a more eco-friendly one.After all, when areas receive the influx of people on the scale that so many neighborhoods with campuses do, it can inflict havoc on local environments.I myself went to a school that had close to 20,000 students who swarmed the surrounding communities. As individuals we may not have realized the impact we had as a large group, but it was … [Read more...]

The Man Who Cycled The Americas = Awesome

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Mark Beaumont -- heard of him? I’m sorry to say that I hadn’t until recently (I think).Mark became the “fastest man to cycle around the world” in 2008. He did so in 194 days and 17 hours. BBC commissioned a film of this record-breaking journey and news agencies around the world picked up the story (I wasn’t quite the news addict then, so apparently missed it).Anyway, that was 2008. Since that time, he has also taken a 9-month bicycling trip down North and South America, traveling down … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Green Your Evening Routine

If you look at the 3 articles in this series (8 Ways to Green Your Morning Routine, 5 Ways to Green Your Daytime Routine, and this one), I think one thing clearly stands out.While “greening your transport” or “greening your diet” may look like individual green actions on the surface (i.e. the same as “greening your wardrobe”), these cover actions that you do not only once a year, not only once a month, not only everyday even, but a few times a day.So, the point is, they add up to a lot. … [Read more...]

3 Things You (And The Planet) Don’t Need

When writing 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need, my main goal was to help people find their passion by getting rid of nearly everything else that they didn't care about.But, as I began to challenge people to clean out clutter, a deep interest of mine reared its head (and this is a good thing).As it turns out, when you eliminate excess from your life, you do some good for Mother Nature. Best of all, you may be the kind of person who's passionate about our planet, and I firmly believe that … [Read more...]

Buy Used Books and Get Fairtrade Chocolate Free

Got a love for books and a sweet tooth to match? Well you’re in luck because Better World Books, an eco-friendly online bookseller, is teaming up with Divine Chocolate for the month of November to provide free delectable chocolates in each package of books ordered.Sound too good to be true? It's not. Here's how to get your free chocolates... … [Read more...]

Green Gadgets For Dummies: THE Book Every Tech Geek Should Own

Wake up! Your beloved electronics are sucking the life out of your budget... not to mention the enormous environmental impact they have!Luckily Green Gadgets for Dummies is swooping in for the rescue!Before we get in to a quick breakdown of the awesomeness that is Green Gadgets for Dummies, check out these statistics from Planet Green that show why we need greener gadgets:15 percent: Percentage of money spent on powering your computer dedicated to computing, worldwide; the rest of … [Read more...]

How One Voracious Reader Learned to Live Green

Like anyone who is trying to live green, I have a problem with the speed with which the rain forests and every other forest on the planet for that matter are being cut down.One of the reasons, of course, that so many trees are being cut down in addition to the fact that humanity is expanding at an exponential rate, is our need for paper products. One of those paper products are books.I freely admit that I am a book junkie, and I have more paperbacks in my house than any one woman should … [Read more...]