The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March of 2013 that the year of 2011 saw 3.4 million jobs in the Green Goods and Services (GGS) industry. These jobs accounted for 2.6 percent of all employment within the U.S. These numbers are up from 3.1 million green goods and services jobs representing 2.4 percent of total employment in 2010. The largest leaps within the industry occurred in private sector employment, which jumped from 7 percentage points to 8.9.
As a society, we’re becoming more and more aware of being green and the need to reduce, recycle, and reuse whenever the opportunity arises to do so. The bedroom provides plenty of opportunities for dedicated families to recycle items that are no longer useful to them. These are the top five.
In an effort to live greener lives, people around the world are turning to options such as organic foods, building materials, and even fibers, such as cotton. How fast is the organic fiber market growing? According to the Organic Trade Association, fiber sales grew 10.4 percent in 2009 to reach an impressive $521 million.
When purchasing a new mattress, your decision can have an impact on the planet seven or ten years down the road. Most mattresses are made with materials that are not recyclable. This means they land (in whole or in part) in landfills around the world.
Your bedroom is your oasis in a world that’s often filled with busyness and chaos. Wouldn’t it be great if your personal place of Zen could also be a place that’s as soothing for the planet as it is for you? It can be, if you follow great tips like these listed below.
Did you know that the wrong kind of paint can introduce unwanted and unwelcomed toxins into any room of your home? While you probably don’t want these toxins in any room in your home, it’s critical to remove them from your bedroom, the place where healing and repair are supposed to take place within your body night after night. So how do you get rid of toxins that come from paints that contain VOC (volatile organic compounds)? Using non-toxic paints, such as no or low VOC paints.
Many consumers today go out of their way to make planet-friendly purchasing decisions. They make efforts to conserve resources, recycle when possible, reduce waste, and reuse items that would otherwise go into landfills. With that in mind, many consumers are taking an interest in buying items that are “green” or earth-friendly — including mattresses. Unfortunately, at times and through no fault of their own, what they purchased isn’t always as eco-friendly as what they intended it to be because of greenwashing.
Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates love and lovers. Did you know, that in bed, two heartbeats are better than one? At least, that’s what a University of Pittsburgh, Rush University Medical Center, and University of Michigan School of Public Health study determined.