That Really Gets My Goat: Innovative Landscaping Alternatives

There’s been a lot of reports surrounding Green Goats and Prosperity Acres Farm providing Maryland and Northern Virginia with an interesting alternative to potentially-harmful landscaping practices. The company will be using their goats in place of herbicides and machinery to clear overgrown land areas. Using goats for landscaping is not a new concept, but with the rising interest in … [Read more...]

The Best Green Apps

As part of the widespread going green movement, many companies have put out smartphone apps that encourage users to live life in a much more eco-friendly manner. These apps make going green much easier for everyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint. An eco-app will help you choose the most environmentally friendly products, manage your energy use, save money and reduce carbon emissions on … [Read more...]

How to Reduce Your Overall Kitchen Waste

A large percentage of the average person’s waste comes from the kitchen, including food, packaging and water. Reduce your kitchen waste using these simple steps and you’ll be sure to see a difference in no time. The first place to start reducing your kitchen waste is while shopping for groceries. Always take your own reusable grocery bags to the store to reduce the demand for plastic bags. Buy … [Read more...]

Paper or Plastic?

Would you like paper or plastic? Everyone’s heard the question at the grocery store as their items are being rung up. In the plastic vs. paper bag debate, a number of consumers opt for paper bags, believing that they are the better choice for the environment than their plastic counterparts, when in reality, reusable shopping bags are the best alternatives of them all. You generally hear all the … [Read more...]

Reusing Your Plastic Bags

Selecting and purchasing eco-friendly shopping bags is just the first step in reducing plastic bag waste. Chances are you already have a collection of old plastic bags hanging around that you’re not quite sure what to do with. First of all, you can reuse them for their original intention: carrying groceries or purchased items from other stores. Bring a handful of plastic bags to the store with … [Read more...]

Encourage Your Customers to Adopt “Think Green Thursdays”

A number of eco-friendly movements have begun to emerge in today’s society in addition to reusable grocery bags to encourage a healthier lifestyle and bring attention to sustainability. Joining Meatless Mondays and Waste-Free Wednesdays is “Think Green Thursday!” Motivate your customers and employees to join the movement through inspiration. Make Think Green Thursdays a standard part of the … [Read more...]

Does Organic Cotton Really Make a Difference?

Whether you realize it or not, cotton and cotton byproducts are key components in a wide variety of the things we use every day, including clothing, bedding, snack foods, cosmetic products and many more. Of all the cotton grown for commercial use, there are two types, conventional and organic. The differences between the two types of cotton are worlds apart as far as environmental impact. From … [Read more...]

The Advantages of Using Bamboo Fabric

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet. Technically a grass, bamboo is quickly becoming one of the key players in the eco-friendly movement due to its versatility and renewable properties. In fact, these plants have been reported to grow 250 centimeters in a single day! Since bamboo is a natural fiber, it is very environmentally friendly, and its versatility allows it to be … [Read more...]

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

You have probably heard of the negative environmental consequences that stem from plastic bag use and littering. These consequences have led to many communities banning single-use plastic bags. Communities that have banned plastic bags are now realizing that recycling programs have not helped rid the landscape and waterways of these bags. However, plastic bag bans have a number of other benefits … [Read more...]

Susty Party Celebrates Sustainability

Susty Party is a company created in 2009 (as Sustainable Party) by Emily Doubilet and Jessica Holsey in Brooklyn, NY. It was an idea born out of noticing how much waste was produced through parties and special events. These environmentally conscious ladies believed that it was possible to celebrate in an eco-friendly way, rather than creating more landfill waste and using products that were made … [Read more...]

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