Posted on March 29, 2013 by Envirothink
The following is a guest post.
Greening an existing structure can reduce energy consumption and create a healthier environment. Photo courtesy of Ecolution Renewables
While the new construction trend is to look for sustainable and renewable materials, a commonly overlooked problem is that of existing structures. These homes and commercial buildings from years past will continue to exist for decades to come. Failing to address the impact this has on the environment through increased energy consumption, as well as toxins in the buildings, reducing air quality and causing long-term health effects, is a huge mistake.
Filed under: Energy issues | Tagged: construction, Ecolution Renewables, energy savings, environment, environmentally-friendly, green, Green Deal, natural insulation, renewable energy, renewable materials | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 11, 2013 by Envirothink
The idea for many of the innovative “green” products I write has many times sprung from an unmet consumer needs or problems faced by a parent. Parents often breathe a sigh of relief when they discover these simple yet effective solutions.
Filed under: Super Useful Green Product | Tagged: baby food jar, dried fruit and veggies, environmentally-friendly, green, NurturMe, nutrition, organic, organic baby food, sustainable | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 8, 2013 by Envirothink
The Snow Bully is the greener human-powered snow removal choice
Winter’s finally here with a vengeance. Being prepared for what’s yet to come is key. A relatively new device called the Snow Bully is a great defensive tool for easy snow removal.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: air pollution, carbon footprint, environmentally-friendly, EPA, Exxon Valdez, exxon valdez disaster, gasoline, green, greenhouse gas emissions, Snow Bully, snow removal | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 8, 2012 by Envirothink
Almost everyone has a business card these days. Most of us have collected quite a few of them over the years, and tend to build up a stash of old ones, eventually throwing them away or tossing them into recycling. What can you do with all of those old business cards? A company in Florida has created a great looking, earth-friendly solution.
Jason Tunick, CEO of Factory Direct Promos, saw a real need for more environmentally friendly promo products for consumers and businesses when he founded his company in 1996. Noting the waste that business cards and related paper products created, he wanted to find a more eco-friendly alternative.
To learn more about this cool green alternative that will have your business card stand out with potential customers, check out http://bit.ly/UA2AJv.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: business cards, earth friendly, environmentally-friendly, Factory Direct Promos, green, paper products, promo products, seed paper | Leave a Comment »
Posted on August 19, 2012 by Envirothink
Amy Davis, a Connecticut mom, created these handy tissue tubes to help parents and kids stay safer while driving
Distracted driving is the cause of many a car accident. For many, the culprit is texting. Busy parents, however, can get distracted searching for something that kids in the back seat need. One look away from the road can spell disaster.
That was the impetus behind Amy Davis creating the innovative Kiss-u Tissues.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: Amy Davis, bamboo, car accident, eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, green, innovative, Kimberly-Clark, Kiss-u Tissues, recycled, Walgreen's | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 9, 2012 by Envirothink
EnergyGlass turns skyscrapers into electricity-generating solar farms
With the growing emphasis on alternative energy sources, rooftop solar arrays are springing up around the country. As useful and environmentally friendly as photovoltaic panels are, they don’t exactly blend in aesthetically. What’s more, they can sometimes be difficult to integrate with other rooftop equipment, and can sustain damage from exposure to the elements.
Florida-based SAF-GLAS, which creates disaster-resistant and security-related glass products, recently introduced EnergyGlass at a solar seminar at GlassBuild America.
For more on the amazing capabilities of this energy-efficient glass – including its ability to withstand natural disasters – see http://bit.ly/zRNd0i.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: alternative energy, energy efficient, EnergyGlass, environmentally-friendly, photovoltaic, SAF-Glass, solar | Leave a Comment »
Posted on December 19, 2011 by Envirothink
Rubble from Christchurch Cathedral and its destroyed bell tower after the earthquake
The 6.1 level earthquake that struck and killed 181 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, also did major property damage.
Among those seeing extensive damage was the Christchurch Cathedral, whose bell tower was completed destroyed.
A unique design was recently approved to provide at least a temporary replacement for the original bluestone cathedral. whose cornerstone was laid in 1864.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Christchurch Cathedral, earthquake, environmentally-friendly, innovative, plastic, recyclable, Shigeru Ban Architects, sustainable | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 5, 2011 by Envirothink
The following story was written by Michael Bloch
Warning: This article is both heart wrenching and uplifting
Recycling pets doesn’t mean turning your cat into a bird or your dog into a ferret, but it is a wonderful green way to approach the acquisition of your next animal companion. Environmental issues aside, it’s also a very humane choice.
Filed under: Making a Difference | Tagged: DogTime, environmental, environmentally-friendly, humanitarian, no-kill shelters, PetFinder, pets, recycled, recycling | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 13, 2011 by Envirothink
Using grass clipping in your compost could pose a danger to evergreens if you're not careful
As the green movement continues to expand throughout the minds and practices of consumers, more people are aware of the advantages of composting. It cuts down on the amount of garbage we toss and it’s a great amendment for trees and home gardens.
But a darker side of composting has reared its ugly head.
Filed under: Wake-up Call | Tagged: chemical, compost, DuPont, environmental, Environmental Protection Agency, environmentally-friendly, green, herbacide, Imprelis, organic, toxic, U.S. Composting Council | Leave a Comment »