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

Smart Shopping

Americans, who read the news and pay attention to current trends, understand that, with some education and effort, they can make smart, healthy and directed consumer choices. Applying what we learn about conservation, to spending in our own marketplace, can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle and make a difference in our interconnected world. Everyone […] Find out more