Six cities nationwide have begun the process of turning their public schools into more environmentally-friendly institutions. Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Orlando make up the Urban School Food Alliance, a group whose mission is integrating green consumption practices into their public schools’ cafeterias. Education read more […]
Green transportation is on the rise, according to a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). The study found that between 2000 and 2011, 99 out of 100 of the largest urban areas in the US saw a decrease in the percentage of workers commuting by car. In 84 of the 100 largest urban areas, the percentage of households without a car increase […]
Green living doesn’t need to stop when you take a vacation. An increasing number of properties are available that offer close-to-nature lodgings that tread lightly on the earth. Our sponsors at Perfect Stays, a UK-based rental or “letting” agency specializing...
You might think that someone who goes “gift-free” at Christmas might have fallen on hard times. Or you might think this person might simply be a scrooge who has forgotten about the spirit of Christmas. But Heather Greenwood Davis, a Toronto, Canada writer and mom and her family are neither. Together with her husband and [...]
The holidays are coming … along with all of the trappings (as in visits with relatives). These can be tricky no matter what, but especially for those of us devoted to green living with relatives and beloved friends who are not. More often than not, eco-families find themselves in an (organic) minority during the holidays. [...]