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Green Mortgages: Here’s What You Need to Know

A shelter is a basic human need. The need for housing continues to rise with the increase in population. The housing industry has undergone a huge transformation with advances in technology. This has enabled the provision of diverse services that improve the homeownership experience. Mortgage The evolution of the industry has seen a commensurate rise […]

3 Ways That Transport is Becoming More Eco-Friendly

Modern people are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing ways of getting around. We are also on the cusp of a revolution in personal transport in the form of driverless vehicles. Driverless vehicles will make transport more efficient and, therefore, more environmentally friendly. This is just one of the ways that vehicles of […]

3 Easy Ways to Make an Environmental Impact

Have you made an oath to become more environmentally aware? If you want to make a positive impact on the environment where you are helping to conserve some natural resources while reducing pollution and keeping your area cleaner than before, you can make such a difference while inspiring many other people to want to do […]

Here’s how Australia is substituting coal with wind and solar power

Perhaps one of the most pressing needs and a common topic around the world has been: renewable energy. How can countries revert to renewable energy productions, and what repercussions would the switch have? Let’s take Australia as an example. Deemed as being in the top 20 water-stressed countries, Australia found itself facing a mandatory change […]

3 Easy Ways to Lead a Greener Life

There is no one today who isn’t aware of the importance of trying to live in a more ecologically friendly way. The effects of climate change and global warming are becoming undeniable, and we are no longer dealing with an abstract concept that might affect future generations. The danger posed by climate change is now […]

5 Tips to Make Your Home Remodel Energy Efficient

If you’re thinking about remodeling soon, why not kill two birds with one stone and implement energy saving trends to make your home more efficient? Some energy saving implementations can prove to be costly, but if you’re remodeling and making a mess anyway, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider an energy efficient remodel. Here […]

5 Ways Bog Mats Help Protect Environment

Necessary steps must be taken by companies and their contractors to avert damage to environmentally sensitive areas. The use of bog mats is prevalent among industries keen to preserve natural areas. A bog mat is a cover designed to shield the ground from the impact of heavy machinery. Here are five ways bog mats help […]

How to Make a Period Property More Energy Efficient

Period properties are beautiful, but they can also be problematic. Modern building methods are very different and we don’t have to contend with issues such as lead paint or asbestos when buying a modern home. A ZOTApro certification will teach you all you need to know about lead paint if you have an older home […]

DEELAT Solar Powered Motion Light Review

This review is of the DEELAT solar powered motion light which we had the pleasure of testing recently. This light is useful for home use as a security system to alert a homeowner to motion nearby and is also ideal for pathways, parking lots, and campuses. The product was packaged well and was protected against […]

From Reusable Bags to Solar Power: A Look at How We’ve Gone More Green in the Last 20 Years

As technology continues to force humanity to adapt in new and exciting ways, many people remain skeptical of its influence. Virtually nothing has remained unchanged due to its influence, a proposition that is very terrifying to some. However, it’s also important to remember just how effective technology has been at improving quality of life for […]

Having this mentality about time is probably stressing you out

In today's busy world of unending errands and tasks, the feeling of time scarcity affects us all.

Those hotel mini soaps and shampoo bottles will soon be history

California joins some hotel chains in banning tiny toiletries.

How to find awe in everyday things

You don't have to spend a lot or travel far to reap the awesome benefits of wonder.

Buying 'green' won't make you any happier, but buying less will

A new study looks at happiness among millenials who buy 'green' or buy less.

6 household items with hidden plastic in them

You probably have several of these items that contain plastic in your home right now. Here's how to avoid them.

Narcissists fall out of love with themselves as they get older

A new study tracks more than 200 narcissists from the age of 18 to 41.

How dangerous are chemicals in plastic consumer products?

Researchers found that three out of four everyday plastic items contain toxins.

Why kids are striking for the planet

Inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, kids and teens around the world are protesting to get adults to act on climate change.

These kids are making the world a better place

From helping seniors to detecting microplastics, these kids have launched projects to help their communities and the world.

A little boy spends his birthday savings on victims of Hurricane Dorian

6-year-old Jermaine Bell cashes in his Disney World Fund to buy hot dogs and water for hurricane evacuees.

What you should always ask before you buy

Before you buy something new, consider whether you need it and where the old one will end up.

​How to help in the aftermath of a mass shooting

El Paso and Dayton are in the news this week for all the wrong reasons. If you're wondering what you can do as individual, here are steps you can take.

This isn't your father's rental furniture

Millennials are intrigued by furniture rental companies because it's less trouble and good for the planet.

Why you should kick the plastic straw habit

Plastic straws create litter and often end up in the stomachs of wild animals — but the group Last Plastic Straw has an easy solution.

Woman collects 2.4 tons of trash on Nova Scotia beaches in 1 year

In just a year, Karen Jenner has collected 2.4 tons of trash on beaches in Nova Scotia.

Going green when it's your time to go

From biodegradable coffins to tree-sprouting urns, eco-friendly burials offer a way for those who live green to also die green.

Danish island embraces trash-free lifestyle

By 2032, everything will on the Danish island of Bornholm will be recycled, repaired or reused.

'Gruesome Grannies' and 10-year-olds shut down London for the Extinction Rebellion

This revolution isn't being led by baby boomers, but they are a big part of it.

Instead of throwing away food, this Indiana school is sending it home with students

Indiana elementary school teams with 'food rescue' group to turn unwanted food into weekend meals.

5 tips for sustainable shopping beyond the grocery store

No matter what, if you're going to buy, buy smarter — and that means buying more sustainable items.

A Kenyan monk who gave away most of his earnings just won a $1 million teaching prize

Peter Tabichi, a teacher in remote Kenya who has been giving most of his salary to the poor, became the first African to win the Global Teacher Prize.

Take a shower strike for clean water

Well Aware is an international nonprofit organization that has transformed thousands of lives in Kenya and Tanzania. Sarah Evans founded the organization.

Desire paths: The unsanctioned shortcuts crisscrossing public spaces

Spontaneous by nature, desire paths are the most optimal way to get from point A to B as decided by pedestrians, not planners.

People are rising to the #trashtag challenge

The viral #trashtag challenge inspires people to clean up parks, beaches and roadways and post photos on social media.

Why more women should ask men out on dates

Simply asking someone to coffee shouldn't be a big deal—for either gender. And dating would be less fraught if all singles asked others out more often.

7 'universal moral rules' found around the world

Researchers say they've identified a universal code of human morality.

Is there a reason toothpaste has to be in a box?

An online petition is calling on toothpaste manufacturers to drop cardboard box packaging.

Everyone is 'tidying up.' Are thrift stores bursting at the seams?

Some people are letting go of items that don't spark joy. Others are hoping to benefit from that.

How Finland is stamping out homelessness

By implementing 'housing first' on a national scale, Finland has almost eliminated homelessness.

JOMO is my new favorite thing

If you're at all introverted, or just enjoy chilling at home with your pets, kids, or partner, JOMO — the Joy of Missing Out— could be for you.

Could you handle a no-buy year?

Before you take on a no-buy year, ask yourself why you want to. Not buying things can be difficult even when you're determined not to.

Airports collect food for unpaid TSA workers

During the government shutdown, TSA workers need a little help, and local airports and travelers are stepping up to help

Why you should cultivate your inner dabbler

An essay encourages dilettante or dabbling, and I couldn't agree more.

What to do with the stuff that doesn't spark joy

When you clear your house of clutter and follow Marie Kondo's directive to keep only joyful things, here's how to make sure those items get a second life.

People over 65 share 7 times as much fake news as young people

Older people tend to be more conservative, and tend to hit the share button a lot more often.

Digital billboards in Stockholm swap ads for homeless shelter info

Directions to emergency shelters are displayed on digital billboards across the Swedish capital when temps get dangerously cold.

Is it OK to toss an apple core or banana peel outside?

Biodegradable items like apple cores or banana peels can be litter too. Here's an array of reasons why you shouldn't toss them outside.

San Jose approves tiny house villages for the homeless

San Jose City Council selects two sites for "sleeper cabin"-based housing communities for the homeless, after years of discussion and local opposition.

Would you want your body turned into compost when you die?

A new bill currently being considered by Washington state lawmakers could soon make it the first state to legalize human composting.

19 ways to stop creating unnecessary trash

A zero-waste lifestyle isn't as hard as it sounds. These simple steps are the gateway to living a zero-waste lifestyle.

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We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.

~ Terri Swearingen