Could online voting be better for the environment?

2012 election voting

The idea of increasing online voting, or e-voting, has been touted by some as a way to make elections more environmentally friendly. However, rather than being a simple case of energy efficiency, this debate is a complex one that goes right to the heart of the internet’s environmental credentials. So with presidential elections just a […]

Why care about reducing energy usage? [Infographic]

why conserve energy usage

By saving energy in your home, you could be essentially saving the world. As humans, we tend to abuse resources and fail to act efficiently by nature. By looking at the amount of carbon dioxide we produce, you can see just how this impacts the Earth’s health. China is the top CO2 producer in the […]

Does a reusable cup or mug make an eco-impact?

Why a Reusable Cup?

Most of us don’t think twice when we order a coffee and later toss the cup in the trash. Where does that cup end up? Most likely a landfill or our water ways. The thing is that most of these paper disposable cups are lined with plastic and are not easily recyclable. That means most […]

Does this bottle help track your impact or rub it in?

999 Bottle with counter

By now it would seem that just about everyone knows how much waste that disposable plastic water bottles are responsible for. But here’s the question: Does a water bottle rocking a counter that displays how many times you’ve refilled it actually make your environmental impact more tangible or does it just rub everyone’s nose in your eco-snobbery?

What does a chainsaw company have to do with saving trees?

stihl tour de trees

A company known for its lawn and garden tools — chiefly its chainsaws — and a NGO that strives to raise money and support for arboriculture efforts and education seems to be the most unlikely of marriages. But that is exactly what STIHL and The TREE Fund have done in coming together for the STIHL […]

A $10 fix to save a gallon of water per toilet flush

toilet water savings

Are you flushing a gallon of extra water down the drain when you, ahem, “take care of your business”? Many people are. The culprit is not the flush, itself, but how the toilet refills. The good news is that the fix could not be easier (and cheaper). Take a few minutes to test your toilet and possibly save boatloads of money on wasted water.

Acting green vs Buying green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Acting green vs buying green

Living greener is great, but do you have to buy a bunch of eco-friendly gadgets, gizmos and appliances, or is simply cultivating greener habits just as beneficial — if not even more so? Either step is a great one, but the answer to the question of which (acting greener vs buying greener) saves more energy, […]

Amazing: The environmental impact of video games

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A lot of us tend to focus on picking products that are produced in a way that is best for the environment. The people at Big Fish wanted to know how much would the world save if every video game was downloaded instead of purchased with the packaging. The statistics are surprising on how much […]

5 ways to save energy in your living room alone

Ways to save energy in your living room

Sometimes trying to find ways to save energy at home is a daunting task, why not just focus on one room? Since bills can be a tough burden for many of us these days, it could be wise to keep the ones you can as low as possible. Saving energy can help you lower your […]

Yellow Pages saves paper going green

yellow pages goes green

Back in the day, when I was in college and went to hang out with my friends in New York City, every Sunday, we use to go out to brunch. However since we didn’t have an amazing app like my favorite YP Mobile App for finding restaurants and needed restaurant menus and phone numbers. I […]