Lifestyle Changes

Phantom Power

  Chances are, most of us don’t know just how much power our appliances, electronics and other devices are consuming when they’re turned off. This hidden hum of wasted energy is known as ‘phantom load.’ The Department of Energy estimates that the proliferation of devices with stand-by power gobbles up some 40% of the energy […] Find out more

Zero Waste

  With exponentially rising population and demand for durable goods, Gunter Pauli’s breakthrough book, The Blue Economy, explains why and how we can reinvent business models to operate with the ‘pervasive logic and sensitivity of ecosystems.’ In the natural world, nutrients and energy are abundant, efficiency grows as a system improves itself and it responds […] Find out more

Ecovestment

In most cases, corporate by-laws include a mandate requiring businesses of all types to maximize profit but boardrooms also have the choice between socially and environmentally responsible investments and the status quo. As an alternative to most current but unsustainable practices, professionals say that green investing does offer consumers a means to vote for change. […] Find out more

Holistic Parenting

The classic definition of ‘holism’ or ‘holistic’ refers to the relationship between the parts and the whole, where each part contains the whole, and yet the sum of the parts forms a greater integrated system. Tune in to find out why holistic living includes making healthy, sustainable choices that affect the natural world in a […] Find out more

Economic Sustainability

Sustainability is a hot topic these days but one which may be little understood. While the green movement is helping raise awareness of natural systems, politicians, and the corporate world, have yet to truly accept the critical notion of what Wendell Berry calls the real economy. Long-term environmental protection, perhaps even the survival of life […] Find out more