Category Archives: Green Tips

Why Haven’t You Gone Green Yet?

This is kind of an exciting day—not only is this our 200th blog post, but we also hit 2,000 Twitter followers today. Thank you to everyone who reads our blog, tweets us, follows us on Facebook, etc… We love talking … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Green Your Labor Day Barbecue

How are you celebrating Labor Day? If you’re from the US, there’s a good chance you’re having some kind of barbecue. Why not reduce your carbon footprint and make it as green as possible? Pick your food carefully. From an … Continue reading

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7 Ways to “Green” Your Morning Coffee

We all have an environmental compromise or two. I start almost every day with a cup of coffee—even though I know there are greener options out there. And I’m not alone; according to Treehugger, coffee is the world’s most traded … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Reduce Your Junk Mail

Every couple of days, I journey to my mailbox—inconveniently located on the opposite side of the apartment complex—and empty my junk mail straight into the recycling bin. I do pretty much everything online and only receive “snail mail” once a … Continue reading

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Green Jobs on the Rise (Infographic)

If you want to work in a green industry, you might be in luck. Between 1998 and 2007, job growth in the green industry was nearly 3 times as much as job growth in other area. Green jobs were found … Continue reading

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5 Odd Items You Can Repurpose

We all accumulate odd items and wonder how to reuse or recycle them. After all, it seems like a waste to throw away a perfectly good item if it can be repurposed into something useful. Here are five ways to … Continue reading

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The 15 Most Walkable U.S. Cities

Have you ever wanted to live in a place where you could forgo your car and walk everywhere? It wouldn’t be possible to do this in some cities, but you might be able to here: New York City, New York … Continue reading

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5 Green Industry Myths

Can you sort out fact from fiction when it comes to the green industry? Let us know your thoughts about these eco-myths: Myth: Renewable energy receives more government subsidies than the fossil fuel industry. Response: According to a report by … Continue reading

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Do You Have Too Many Reusable Bags?

In an effort to stop using plastic bags, I’ve accumulated 9 billion reusable ones. Does that sound familiar? When I learned exactly how bad plastic bags are for the environment, I went to the store and purchased a nice canvas … Continue reading

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How the Air Conditioner Changed America

Would you live in Florida, Southern California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, or New Mexico if there was no air conditioner? All of these areas have experienced above average growth in the second half of the 20th century—when air conditioners started to … Continue reading

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