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5 Traits of Truly Sustainable and Ethical Brands

Integrity in business goes beyond simply standing behind your products and adhering to rules and laws. The 5 traits below are associated with brands that are truly sustainable and ethical brands. These are important qualities, that many consumers would like to see, from the brands where they invest their dollars.

How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Your carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gasses you consume during your ordinary activities. Greenhouse gases are gases that contribute to the warming of the earth, by absorbing infrared radiation and spreading the heat back to the earth and the oceans. The belief is that greenhouse gases contribute to global warming and climate change.

How to Plan an Environmentally Friendly Easter

Spring sends us days of warmth and sunshine for a glimpse of what’s to come. One of the things to come as spring approaches is Easter. For those 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.

What Is A Green America Certified Business?

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization, founded in 1982. Their mission is to harness economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. 

What is Fair Trade and How Can You Support It?

Fair Trade

You’ve probably heard of Fair Trade by now. If not, you may be curious about what it actually means or if it’s something you should support.

The Importance of Buying Sustainable Products

Sustainability has become a way of life for many of today’s consumers. They make an effort to buy greener, healthier and more sustainable products from greener companies. Think about it – each purchase you make, has health, environmental, and social impacts.

How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

There are many small changes you can make in your home, that can truly make an impact on our planet. As an added bonus, these changes will help keep your family healthy, and they will save you money as well.

5 Things You Can Do To Be A Conscious and Ethical Consumer This Holiday Season

The Cascading Effects of Pharmaceutical Pollution

Pharmaceuticals have become a part of daily life for many members of society, and most households will have fully stocked medicine cabinets with their favorite painkillers or prescription drugs. But what happens to all the medication that’s unused or expired? Often they get thrown in the garbage or flushed down the toilet. Old and unused medications can seem like a waste product of lower concern than say plastic, but they have the capacity to pollute many of the world’s waterways. One of the most daunting environmental issues the world has to deal with is pharmaceutical waste.

Paper Recycling 101

Today, we all place a huge emphasis on paper recycling at home, at school and at work. This is a good thing as recycling paper saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, conserves natural resources and frees up landfill space for other trash that can’t be recycled.