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Understanding the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SFI label

Sustainable Forestry

Battle of the Batteries: Disposable vs. Rechargeable

rechargeable batteries

As the world becomes more gadget oriented, batteries are a fact of life for many people in the U.S. Individuals and families interested in leading greener lives will eventually ask the question of whether or not rechargeable batteries are really a better choice for the planet than traditional disposable batteries.

Recycling Wood

recycled wood

Recycling wood is a great way to keep wood products out of landfills, breathe new life into old items, and help reduce deforestation rates around the world. All of these things add up to big benefits for the planet. More importantly, they can help families feel better about their own building projects as they are doing their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle wood, a resource that is precious for this planet.

How to Know if Produce in Your Supermarket is Really Organic

organic produce

The problem with produce, at least when it comes to ensuring the product is truly organic, is that it often comes unpackaged and open. In supermarkets it is easily placed into the wrong bin. Since an apple looks like an apple, whether it’s organic or not, it can be a little difficult to determine which apple is organic and which one was grown conventionally – meaning that pesticides were used in the growing of the apple or which apples are genetically modified.

Shopping Without Plastic Bags 

plastic bag in ocean

Plastic bags. They’re unsightly and they’re everywhere. And, when it comes to the planet, they can be downright deadly. The University of Florida reports that “Nearly 200 different species of sea life including whales, dolphins, seals, and turtles die due to plastic bags.” Many from ingesting them as food. Sadly, by 2050, nearly every seabird will be ingesting plastic.