A Green Checklist For The Environmentally Savvy Individual Who Wants To Go Green At Home, At Work, And On The Go

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Environmental degradation is ever present, as a result of past careless decisions, and it's time that we each take personal responsibility for our part in how to counteract this.Granted, adopting eco-friendly practices is rising in popularity by millions of people around the United States, but we can all do more to better our decaying environment.Contrary to what many may believe, incorporating green savvy practices into your lifestyle does not have to be complicated or expensive, as … [Read more...]

An Eco-Friendly Review Of Hi-Tec Altitude Enviro Hiking Boots

Real hikers get out and explore the great outdoors year round... and don't let anyone tell you different.As fall draws to a close, so do most hikers' trekking poles, but the winter landscape allows you to experience your favorite hikes or camping spots in an entirely new way.A new pair of eco-friendly hiking boots will help you kick it in nature all winter long.It doesn't matter to me if you're rediscovering an old favorite trail or trail blazing a new one, just get out and … [Read more...]

Why The U.S. Desperately Needs a Vast High Speed Rail System

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High-speed rail is one of the greenest ways to travel.It uses 1/3 the energy flying uses (per passenger) and 1/5 the energy driving uses (per passenger). It is also super cool, in my humble opinion.High-speed rail (HSR) is moving forward all across the world, but at different... speeds.I just recently received and ran across a couple of new videos on HSR in California and China and thought it would be fun to show both of these here.  … [Read more...]

Bike Commuting Secrets: 4 Hidden Benefits Of Bike Commuting

You’re driving home from work in stop and go traffic and a cyclist passes you and proceeds up the line of cars.This makes you wonder, “Why don’t I commute on a bicycle as well?” Your mind starts reeling with all of the other well-known benefits of bike commuting:Bike commuting has no carbon footprint. Bike commuting saves you money. Bike commuting helps you lose weight.In addition to those popular reasons, biking helps reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the amount of air … [Read more...]

Jimmy Fallon’s AWESOME Eco-Jam Medley For NBC’s Green Week

Jimmy Fallon was definitely the shining star of NBC's green week this week when he rock his first annual eco-jam... especially as it was largely overshadowed by a writer's strike.The LA Times reports: "Al Gore appears on "30 Rock." Chuck (from "Chuck") visits Stanford University, coinciding with an annual "green" festival. On "Journeyman," Dan takes time from his "trip to the past" to educate a cabdriver on the wonders of recycling. The doctors on "ER" have to deal with a rolling brownout … [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...]

Wicked…Going Green. For Good.

Who cares about, "What would Jesus do?". Try asking yourself, "What would Elphaba do?".Oh you don't know Elphie? Sure you do, you just may know her by another name..."The Wicked Witch of the West".Ring a bell now?Well if you haven't been to see the musical, Wicked, hop on your broom and fly as fast as you can to the nearest city it's playing in. Not only is this Broadway show utterly amazing, but the color green runs deeper than just Elphaba's skin.Wicked has gone: "Green. For … [Read more...]

Meatless In May: Reasons To Remove Meat From Your Diet Today!

Chelsea Green (THE publisher of all books eco-friendly) and Your Daily Thread (LA's guide to having FUN living green) have teamed up to help you go Meatless in May.Why would you want to cut meat out of your diet, even if just for a month?Chelsea Green says: "Cutting meat out of your diet entirely saves 5,000 lbs of carbon emissions per year. By cutting meat out of your diet for just the month of May, you’ll be cutting 420 lbs. of CO2 out of your carbon footprint." Wondering how eating … [Read more...]

Greener Gadgets 09: Planet F*ckers and Energy Suckers

This year's Greener Gadgets Conference in New York yesterday was wonderful, but ironically had little to do with greener gadgets of any kind. Instead of showcasing the latest eco whirly bots or doo dads, the conversation focused more on our need for more sustainable design of "heirloom products" (products that last a LOOOONG time and need not be replaced or recycled every 18 months). The brilliant Saul Griffith delivered the keynote yesterday morning and supplied a quote that both … [Read more...]