Category: Green

How to Be Carbon Neutral: Your Actions Count!

Calling all environmentalists, activists and anyone who wants to take some steps forward and experience progress. You don’t have to chain yourself to a tree or wear hemp underwear… You can start with these simple steps. While we think of all the ways we can change the world, let’s reflect on how we can balance our personal climate. Join us on our journey to being carbon neutral! Cut Back on Red Meat It’s no easy…
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Carbon Tax: What Investors Should Know

The concept of a carbon tax is a hot topic among economists and environmentalists. However, it’s likely to be a mystery for the rest of us! Ultimately, it combines two vital aspects of our everyday existence–the wellbeing of the ecosystem and the condition of our wallets. So here we go: Carbon taxes involve assigning a monetary value to every ton of greenhouse gas emitted by a corporation. As a result, businesses are incentivized to limit the…
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Fossil Fuels: Are You Wearing Petroleum-Based Clothing?

When you think of the top contributor to pollution, the oil industry is probably a safe guess. However, designer Eileen Fisher boldly points out that the clothes we wear may be a close second. While many are quick to question the integrity behind that claim, a climate change and textiles study found that the fashion industry is responsible for nearly 10 percent of our global greenhouse emissions! It’s no secret that fast fashion — the relatively new industry…
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WHAT IS GREENWASHING?: 5 ENVIRONMENTAL TRENDS THAT AREN’T SO ECO-FRIENDLY

What is “Greenwashing” and are you falling prey to it? Think about a landfill. Trash, trash and more trash, right? But what if you peeked into that pile and saw last week’s bag of recycling? Or the biodegradable products that you paid extra for, lying next to soiled pizza boxes and old tennis shoes? We all try to do our part for the environment, but often, it makes less of a difference than you think.…
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How to Reduce Waste: 5 Easy Swaps for a Better Planet

Wondering how to reduce waste without making big sacrifices in your day-to-day life? Your social media feed is inundated with hashtags, advertisements, and sponsored influencers advocating environmental conservation.  There is a misconception, however, that doing one’s part to help the environment can be difficult, time-consuming and even costly. While it’s true that some Eco-friendly options are challenging (like perfectly following your county’s recycling code) or costly (like buying a Tesla), there are plenty of easy switches we…
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