Eco Friendly Car Wash Supplies + 5 Ways To Save Water And The Environment!


Conventional wisdom says that an automatic car wash is the best thing for the environment. But I was wondering -- is there a way that I can wash my car DIY style and minimize water use and the disposal of soapy residue into the storm drain or the nearby pond? I've been washing my family's cars since I could hold a rag. I never honestly even gave much thought about the environmental impact of washing cars until I was already 9 years old and my hometown was subject to watering … [Read more...]

Wildlife Conservation: 3 Unique Wildlife Tours In The U.S. That Support Conservation Efforts


Recently, I wrote about ecotourism and how it can help fund environmental efforts. Now I want to talk about wildlife conservation tourism – yet another exciting concept designed to support ecology and conservation as a whole. Wildlife tourism is one of the most popular methods now for funding environmental conservation while also instilling among tourists a sense of appreciation and curiosity for animals and their special habitats. Think about it this way: wouldn’t you be a little … [Read more...]

How To Save Water In The Bathroom: 3 DIY Ways To Avoid Wasting Bathroom Water


If you were to ask someone back in the day the best way to conserve water in the bathroom, the most common answer would probably be: "Turn off the faucet when you're brushing your teeth!" And yes, that's true – we waste tons of water if we let the faucet run while we're scrubbing our pearly whites. At the same time, there are even more ways to cut back on our H2O usage and conserve water, energy, and cash all at the same time. Although these are not technically brand-new ideas, not many … [Read more...]

Green Shower Tips: 3 Simple Ways To Make Showering More Environmentally Friendly


Green living extends to our daily shower habits. If you think about it, we use a lot of water and other resources when we take a shower each day. In fact, roughly 25% of indoor household water consumption goes to bathing: A 10-minute shower uses about 40 gallons. A bath takes around 37 gallons. I never even realized just how much water I was using bathing and showering until I took an environmental studies course when I was in college. So, as it would seem, living a green … [Read more...]

Staying Green At The Office: 5 Ways To Adopt Environmentally Friendly Habits At Work

Adopting green office habits can be simple if small steps are taken each day. photo by Phillie Casablanca on Flickr.

Nearly everyone these days is trying to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and those efforts can extend to staying green at the office, too. Adopting more eco-friendly work habits -- even when clocking in your hours at work -- can be especially easy if your efforts include small changes that add up to green results. There are many little things you can do around the office to stay green while earning your green. Here's a green checklist of 5 simple things you can do to help … [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...]

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...]

Recycled Bricks Designed To Save Water Too

Water is pretty important. Jin-young Yoon thought so as well when he designed the Save Water Brick. As the name states, the brick does more than just the ordinary brick, its unique design actually collects and saves water! … [Read more...]

Shower Pooling: Saving Water, The Planet, and Your Love Life

There are all kinds of ways to conserve water, but as our friends at Elephant Journal point out, sometimes they can just be so boring. The popular male-marketed body products company, Axe, thinks so too. The solution? Take action, take your clothes off. We've all heard of carpooling to save gas, but what about shower pooling to save water? Don't miss the video below...   … [Read more...]

World Water Day By The Numbers

Did you know that today is World Water Day? This year the theme is all about water quality. Or as it's more commonly put, clean water. What's the big deal about water? Isn't there plenty of water to go around? No. TreeHugger posted the infographic you see here. It does an incredible job at telling the story of why water quality and conservation are such important issues for everyone on planet Earth. What are some things you can do? Keep track of your water … [Read more...]