Spring keeps sending nice teasing days of warmth and sunshine as small teasers of what’s to come. One of the things to come as spring approaches, though, is Easter. For those of us making the commitment to live greener lives, Easter can present a few moments of unease. There are so many unknowns when it comes to Easter and just how green it is. These green ideas will help you stay true to the traditions of Easter, without causing unintentional harm to your family or the planet.
The United States is home to more than 300 million people, and a great number of those people over the age of 16 (in most states) drive at some point during an average day. These high numbers leave a lot of potential harm for the planet riding our roads each and every day.
But there are things you can do as a driver that can help to scale back the harm you do on the road.
It may be a small room, but its impact on the planet can be mighty. The bathroom is one of the most important rooms of the house when it comes to making changes for the sake of the planet.
If you’re ready to take the plunge and make your bathroom over in a manner that’s much more planet-friendly, these are some of the changes you’ll want to keep in mind.
We all are striving for small steps we can take to protect the planet. Many of us are looking for ways to do that without giving up on some of the creature comforts we’ve grown to know and love along the way. These eco-friendly gadgets allow us to have our environmentally-friendly cake and enjoy it too!
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.
Believe it or not, many makers of “natural” latex mattresses actually glue the layers of their mattresses together. Not only does this introduce a few decidedly unnatural ingredients into the mix, but it robs mattress buyers of the ability to fully customize their mattress orders after the sale. Before you buy a natural latex mattress, here are a few benefits of going with non-glued latex mattress layers over those that are glued together.
People today are looking for earth-friendly choices in many purchases. Sometimes, this is at the expense of other luxuries or features. That isn’t the case, however, when it comes to mattresses. Many people who purchase latex mattresses are surprised and delighted to discover that with latex mattresses you really do get to have your eco-friendly cake and eat it too. These are just some of the benefits and features real consumers are thrilled with when talking about their natural latex mattresses.
Whether you’re looking for laundry detergent or paper towels, manufacturers of consumer products are going green. Everyday products are becoming more environmentally friendly, and it’s now possible to find more products than ever that have less of a detrimental impact on the global environment and more of a positive impact on your own home and ability to live a more sustainable life.
One such product is your mattress. With regular mattresses, there’s off gassing (also called out gassing), which means you are breathing in synthetic fumes, which can cause headaches, allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and other illnesses. Synthetic mattresses also trap moisture, and by their very construction allow for poor air circulation and an environment where dust mites, bed bugs, mold, mildew, and microbial bacterial growth may thrive. Considering that you sleep an average of seven to eight hours a night, breathing in toxic fumes for that many hours may cause you to think about getting a green mattress to replace your regular mattress.