If you are reading this, your first question is probably: what Is LEED? LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system established by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to ensure that new buildings under construction are built in a way that is sustainable and energy-efficient. Continue reading
The green movement has been underway for years, and the effect can be seen across the country. Cities are becoming greener and people seem to be more energy-conscious. We want to applaud the cities that are leading the way to a greener tomorrow, so we will recognize them here. Some you may expect, though a few will surprise you. Continue reading
So you’re already recycling, and you have energy efficient appliances. You’re off to a great start in taking care of your resources, but you want to know if there’s something more you could be doing. Once you’ve properly installed any new energy efficient appliances, light bulbs, or other devices, there are four things you can do that will help your home conserve energy and produce a greener living environment. Continue reading
It seems like green energy and conservation are on everyone’s minds right now, and if you’re looking to get started it can seem a bit overwhelming at first. After all, there’s plenty of reading material on how much our ecosystem is being exploited or how deforestation has affected animal habitats. When you spend your time at work or at home, however, it can seem like there isn’t much you can do.
Of course the most basic way to get started is available for everyone regardless of finances. Recycling is a great way to start contributing to the conservation effort, and it’s something you can do from home. If you’re finding it a bit confusing as to what can be recycled, however, the following is a list of easy materials which can also be recycled. Continue reading
As the world sadly mourns the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, it’s clearer than ever how big a difference one person can make – and how much of an impact our actions can have across the whole world.
Is history shaped by the actions of a few great men and women? That’s a question for historians and philosophers, but the point is that we don’t need to be politicians or ‘great men and women’ to make a difference. Continue reading
Can you believe it? Winter is fast approaching! The weather is quickly changing, and it seems like fall is already a distant memory. If the experts are right, we’re in for an unusually cold winter. That means heating bills will be on the rise as we seek respite from the chill. Continue reading