Is Your Hamburger Destroying the Amazon?

Beef Grazing Amazon Deforestation

Beef is not the most environmentally friendly food, as meats go- but things potentially just got a whole lot worse in August of 2016. This is when the US opened up beef imports from Brazil following an earlier import ban …

Donating a Car for Charity – What to Look For

Donating cars to charity

Choosing a Car Donation Charity Generally, there are three different outcomes when donating your car to charity: It will be used and operated by the charity It will be given to a person in need It will be passed on …

Where Is Geothermal Energy Growing the Most?

geothermal power

Although the world is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels, promising developments have appeared in renewable energy and sustainability. Geothermal energy resources are located within hot water reservoirs below the Earth’s surface. Although technicians must sometimes drill down a mile …

Renewable Energy from Drinking Water Pipes

Lucid Energy Pipe Turbine

New clean energy sources don’t just come along everyday, but a new technology is combining turbines with gravity fed water pipes to generate hydroelectric power. While traditional hydroelectric energy generation is clean, it usually comes with some environmental impacts from …

Why We Should All Care About Food Labeling

rectopamine labeling in food

A little war over food labeling has been going on in our food aisles, and it is much more important than you may think. You may be asking, “what’s the problem, isn’t everyone for the labeling of our foods?” Well, …

How Rubber Is Revolutionizing Recycling

Recycled Rubber

Rubber has gotten a bad rap from critics, but true to its nature, it has a way of bouncing back. Concerns about discarded tire accumulation have prompted a rubber recycling renaissance since 1991, when the EPA first began promoting use …

Harvesting Rainwater, Grey Water, & Landscape Water Recycling

Greywater Recycling

So you’ve replaced your lawn with drought resistant natives, installed low-flow shower heads and faucets, upgraded your appliances to water saving efficient washing machines and dishwashers, and cut your water usage. What’s next? Well that’s where minds (and laws) are …

How Bike-Sharing Systems Are Revolutionizing Our Cities

US city bike share kiosk

According to PeopleForBikes, 31.5 percent of Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare riders reported a reduction in stress levels. Meanwhile, Climate Central reports that Denver’s B-Cycle program is estimated to have avoided over 1 million pounds of CO2 emissions. It’s no longer …

The 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill: 5 Ways to Get Involved

California Oil Spill

The beautiful coastline of Santa Barbara, California, is no stranger to oil spills. Still considered the largest oil spill to occur along California waters, the 1969 Santa Barbara spill devastated the marine habitat. Although smaller, the spring spill still prompted …

Waste from Shoes and Shoes from Waste

shoes knitted from ocean plastic

It’s estimated that 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, with roughly 300 million pairs ending up in landfills after they have been worn. The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, which usually makes up the midsole of most running shoes, can …