Category Archive: Green Living

Jan 20

Green Technology: Homes of the Future

The future of homes is green. From smart appliances to energy monitoring systems and automation, green technology is changing the way we will live in our homes and communities. And if you look at amazing advancements in green home technology, you’ll soon realize the future is now. Here’s a list of current (and future) high-tech …

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Aug 01

Green-Certified Hotels Gaining Business Followers

More Business Travelers Opting For Green-Certified Hotels According to a new report from Timetric, an increasing number of business travelers are opting for green-certified hotels in an effort to curb the impact of their frequent travelling. Business travellers are increasingly prioritising green-certified hotels, according to a new survey by market research firm Timetric. According to …

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May 15

Eco-friendly Hotels and Environmental Initiatives Leave Others Green with Envy

As a commercial contractor, I have had experiences with working with green building materials. I have noticed that today, now more than ever, it’s important to take steps to conserve our natural resources. One way to do that is through the use of green building materials, such as seen at the Ritz-Carlton in North Carolina …

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Feb 15

Green Power From Fitness

The world’s first Kilowatt Throwdown pits two universities in a contest to see who can generate the most electricity for the power grid – from exercising. Green System equipment from SportsArt Fitness will be used by students and faculty on each campus for a month starting February 15 In a first of its kind event, …

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Sep 28

Wave of the Future: The Rise of Net Zero Buildings

The EPA reports that 36 percent of total energy use and 65 percent of electricity consumption comes from buildings. When these numbers approach 0, mankind will have taken a major step towards fossil fuel independence. Exciting new green energy technologies are leading us towards a promising future at a more rapid pace than many have …

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Sep 12

Getting Green in the Kitchen

It may not be easy being green, but it is getting better. With more and more companies climbing aboard the green parade, making your home more environmentally friendly is becoming simpler and financially more rewarding in terms of energy savings. While there are the big things you can do to your home like adding insulation …

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Sep 11

How to Truly Build Green

Sustainability is more than a buzz word; it’s essential to the continuation and preservation of modern society. The old methods of construction are too wasteful to continue using in this age of dwindling resources and global climate change. Those who want to build green are to be commended, but getting a new deck, new house …

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Jun 11

Green Jobs In The Public Sector

Green Public Administration Jobs: It’s Not Easy Being Green Green jobs. It’s one of those phrases you hear over and over. It’s not as easy to be green as you might think though, especially when it comes to public administration jobs. Earning the necessary certification to be eligible for public administration jobs usually includes a …

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Jun 11

Top Ten Ways to Save the Planet By Being Green

If you are like most people, the thoughts occupying your mind these days likely include the recession, losing weight, high unemployment rates and going green. While I can’t give you advice on how you can shed those unwanted pounds or finally land your dream job, I can help you do your part to save the …

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Jun 05

Green Jobs: Careers That Count

Green Jobs: Making a Difference Today and Tomorrow Happily, environmentalism is no longer considered a fringe movement with abstract, far-fetched goals. In the United States alone, there are now millions of green jobs open to qualified applicants, with more being created every year. A diverse array of nonprofit organizations, poli-ticians, lobbyists and the writers and …

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May 18

5 Easy, Affordable Ways to Go Green

Pretty much everyone wants to save the environment. At least no one is out there advocating that we have a free-for-all with toxins and pollutants. The problem occurs from the choices we have to make: do it green or do it cheaply? Or more easily? I wrestle with that every time I grab a paper …

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Apr 30

Keeping Your Pool Eco-friendly

Having your own pool to exercise or relax in is a treat the entire family can enjoy together. If you strive to live in the most environmentally friendly way possible, you likely know how having a pool can increase your carbon footprint. To keep a swimming pool running efficiently, you must use energy to run …

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Apr 23

Skype Earth Day 2012 Video Debate

In honor of Earth Day 2012, Skype brought together a selection of panelists on a group video call to share their views on the environment. Watch a conversation on global climate change, environmental awareness, and some of the best practices for the eco-conscious. Do you have thoughts on this debate? We would love to hear …

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Apr 19

Interesting Infographic – Green iPad?

Sortable How Green is the iPad? What do you think about this infographic? Leave your comments below. We would love to hear your thoughts. Ipad is such a complex subject that there are so many different ways to look at it. If there are any other areas you are not sure about, please have a …

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Apr 18

Cutting down your heating and cooling costs

If you live in an older home or apartment with poor insulation, you’ve likely noticed an increase in your heating and cooling expenses. Instead of losing money to drafty windows and doors, make a few changes to your heater and air conditioner habits. Find out how these simple tips can have long-term benefits to your …

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Apr 12

Are There Eco-friendly Lifestyle Options Available for Any Budget?

One of the most pervasive myths of modern society is that making green choices as a consumer is expensive. The idea that reducing the amount of waste will lead to further costs is an absurd but persistent one. Some green living choices using new technologies will cost a lot on the front end, including the …

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Mar 14

Terrific Ways To Ensure That Your House Is More Friendly To The Environment

With the effects of global warming becoming ever more noticeable its now even more important to do our bit for the environment. Most people are unsure where to begin but the best thing is that it can be done right now in your own home with minimal effort. The effects of becoming significantly more eco-friendly …

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Jan 12

Going Green Without Going Crazy

Utilities worry about a lot of things, such as keeping the lights on, earning a return for investors, and making regulators and customers happy with their service. Now there is a new worry: How can they protect customers from what one utility refers to as “mental fatigue?” By Elisa Wood January 11, 2012 In this …

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Nov 14

Bathroom Water Waste – Identifying Leaks

Bathrooms are notorious for water consumption within the home. According to Earth Easy, a massive 75% of all indoor water use happens in the bathroom and the toilet is responsible for a quarter of that. In order to practice water conservation, regular plumbing maintenance and a modern bathroom suite is essential. If you prevent climate …

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Nov 03

What Makes a Green Washing Machine “Green”?

We’ve all seen plenty of washing machines with the instantly recognizable Energy Star sticker, accompanied by a numerical rating of the efficiency of the appliance. There are also numerous machines being marketed as “green” appliances that will help you save energy and water but still clean your clothes. What makes a washing machine green? How …

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