The London 2012 Summer Olympics promise to be the most sustainable Olympics yet. Get all the details at earth911.
Fireworks Factory Outlet
Gather a big group and head outside! Save and reuse your decorations, don't use disposable plates, cups, and utensils, and use large water containers. These are just a few ideas to help celebrate an eco-friendly 4th of July!
There's no reason you can't have fun, while still being green. Celebrate this patriotic holiday while still finding the best way to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce, reuse, and recycle. Visit earth911 for the
Walmart released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report last week that demonstrates milestones of improvement in sustainability within the past year. The report is extensive but the top ten achievements manage to highlight the biggest ways which Walmart made a difference.
At the top of the list: Walmart reduced waste by 80 percent. They kept 80.9 percent of waste generated in the US operations out of landfills. Globally, Walmart is reducing waste as well. Stores in China and Brazil kept 52 percent of waste from the landfill. Another achievement worth mentioning is that Walmart's use of 1.1 billion kWh of nenewable energy. Walmart's ultimate hope is for complete use of renewable energy for all energy needs.
While this new shift has undoubtedly helped the environment, it has also proved to be very economical, helping to save a lot of money. For the rest of the story, check out earth911.
- It Takes 150 Million Barrels of Oil to Produce Plastic Bottles in USA
- Bottle Water Requires 2,000 Times the Energy to Produce than TAP Water
- Bottle Water is Less Regulated than TAP Water
These are some of the facts displayed with human water bottle statues outside of the student center at Syracuse University. Syracuse University's Sustainability Division created this display to encourage people to drink tap water instead of bottled water to save energy and resources.
To check out the full picture album, go to Syracuse University Sustainability Facebook page.
Photo from small kitchen college
So, we know it is near impossible for some of you to pass up on the early morning cup of coffee. But, there are other ways to reduce your carbon footprint when drinking coffee! When adding dairy to an espresso, you are increasing the carbon impact by 2/3. Cutting the dairy product (milk, creamer, whipped topping) will drastically reduce your impact. Second, avoid to-go cups. Styrofoam cups never break down and the FDA will not allow recycled paper to come in contact with beverages- so your cups are never recycled. Also, when making your own coffee, use brands such as Tiny Footprint Coffee who boasts negative carbon footprints. Click here for more info. on greening your coffee.
Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
This day only comes once every four years- that is once every 1,461 days- so why not make the most of it? Get outside, shop vintage, green your smartphone, and ditch the junk mail. Check out ten ways to green leap day 2012 from earth911.
Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
In honor of President's Day, we wanted to share the top most environmental presidents in the history of the United States. From Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt to Lyndon B. Johnson, they all had something positive to contribute. Check out the dailygreen for more information!
Enjoy a special day with your loved one, while protecting the environment!
Check out these tips at Ecoki for a sustainable Valentine's Day.
Start the day off right with Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM coffee, send an e-card, and substitute candlelit homemade dinner instead of a night out.