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Tiny Houses company wins sustainability award for providing practical solution to environmental issues

Ever just want to move your house with you wherever you go and be off-the-grid and energy independent at the same time? Well, tiny houses are not just for the homeless, and one company that constructs them just won an award for environmental sustainability. Tiny houses began as an idea to shelter the homeless but […]

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Sustainable Seafood vs. Unsustainable Seafood: What’s the Difference?

With the demand for seafood growing at an exponential rate, many of the fish species we eat have become grossly endangered. This is why it is so important for us to be responsible and make seafood choices that are ecosystem-friendly. This means eating sustainable seafood as opposed to non-sustainable seafood. What’s the difference? Sustainable seafood […]

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Brussels has a solution to make takeout meals environmentally friendly

In an effort to reduce the amount of trash contributing to the city’s carbon footprint, the people of Brussels have started an initiative to replace takeout food packages with reusable containers. When Americans get takeout from restaurants, the food often comes in Styrofoam containers or some kind of plastic or cardboard that is used just […]

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London is set to become the world’s first National Park city

The city of London is aiming to become the first National Park city in the world as part of the effort to go green and reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Cities around the globe are big polluters of the Earth. Scientific American reports that “residents of just 100 cities account for 20 percent of humanity’s […]

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Journalist explains why we should all stop eating ocean fish

The oceans are being depleted of fish, and the biggest thing we can do to restock the populations is to stop eating fish until the fishing industry is more tightly regulated and fishing becomes more sustainable. Right now, human exploitation of the high seas is resulting in massive species decline and ecosystem collapse. There simply […]

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Harvard undertakes solar sustainability project inspired by campus Arboretum

Harvard University is taking cues from it’s own Arboretum full of plants to undertake another innovative sustainable solar energy project on the campus that will help fight climate change. The current goal for the city of Boston is to switch from fossil fuels to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Taking another step toward that […]

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Planting trees is easier than ever — just use Ecosia

One of the frequent laments of those who aspire to be environmentally conscious is that they have no idea what to do first. Sometimes, they feel as if it must be high profile to make a difference. For example, recycling, composting, limiting personal waste, biking, and organizing to pressure politicians on strong environmental regulation are […]

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Most Eco-Friendly Herbicide: The Top 6 For The Food You LOVE!

There is something satisfying about growing your own food and tending to your garden. Sustainable living allows you to provide the healthy food you want for yourself and your family. Your green thumb yields an array of delicious, nutritious fruits and veggies. However, weeds and other invasive plants harm the harvest you work so hard to […]

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The Hype Behind Hydroponic Plants: What They Are and 3 Top Choices for Starting Your Own System Today

If you have ever sprouted a seed in a glass of moist paper towels, you have grown hydroponic plants, or at least sprouted them. Hydroponics is one of the most fascinating ways to grow indoor or even outdoor plants. Instead of using soil, hydroponics relies on the use of an imminent medium such as clay pellets, […]

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