Waste Reduction

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

Renewable Energy Trends

In years past, renewable energy trends were followed mainly by ‘off ‘-the-grid’ folks and a few forward thinkers…. with money.  But thanks to improved technologies, lower prices and the abundance of positive media spreading information about these proven options, an unprecedented surge of awareness and positive action, with conservation, energy use and production, is occurring in […] Find out more

Live Christmas Trees

If healthy rich soil serves as the digestive system of the planet then, trees are the lungs. They play a major role in absorbing carbon dioxide, filtering air pollution and making oxygen. Trees help control erosion and support healthy soil, which sequesters even more CO2. But how often do you/we go out and plant a […] Find out more