The skin is the body's biggest organ. And everything we put on our skin eventually makes its way into the bloodstream.... Read more..
The "green" travel trend is gaining momentum. A recent Lonely Planet survey of 24,500 people found that 93 percent intend to travel more responsibly in the future. ... Read more..
Using less electricity at home is a win-win: You reduce your environmental impact and your monthly bill.... Read more..
Savvy consumers are now turning to solar energy to beat utility price spikes.... Read more..
Ready to make some eco-friendly changes, but not sure where to begin? Start with the things you do each day: chores!... Read more..
“Mommy, you’re not saving the Earth.” Mira folded her 6-year-old arms at me as I cleaned the stove while the water ran idly in the sink.... Read more..
It's safe to say neither cats nor dogs give one whisker about whether the products they use are eco-friendly. Yet more pet owners do -- and the pet industry is responding. ... Read more..
In the Horn of Africa, barren landscapes and dirt fields surround large riverbeds that are totally dry. Herds of goats and camels, tired and emaciated, walk through parched lands in search of food and water. It's the worst drought the region has seen in 60 years. ... Read more..
Your mother was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day -- for many reasons. Starting each day with a bowl of whole-grain cereal creates a diet high in nutrients,... Read more..
How green is your world? For some of us, the inconvenient truth is this: When it comes to "greening" our home, our lifestyle, our family and our pets, we are not always sure where to begin. ... Read more..
Business owners should think twice before tweaking workplace temperature settings this winter. According to a new survey of office workers, sixty-nine percent said they would be willing to sacrifice their preferred temperature in the office to help their company conserve energy. However the survey also found that nearly four in five participants (78 percent) say they are less productive at work when they are too hot or too cold.... Read more..
Believe it or not, your laundry machine creates quite the environmental impact. Washing and drying cycles consume a considerable amount of water and energy -- according to EnergyStar, the average family washes 400 loads of clothing each year, using 13,500 gallons of water.... Read more..
"Sustainability" is a popular term when it comes to being eco-friendly, but what does it really mean? For California's vintners and winegrape growers, who subscribe to California's Sustainable Winegrowing Program, it's very clear.... Read more..
Many Americans view their homes as safe havens, but homes are not necessarily where the health is. Indoor air pollutants can cause major health problems, especially since most Americans spend 87 percent of their time indoors.... Read more..
You've switched from incandescent bulbs to low-wattage LEDs. You drive a hybrid and bring your own bags to the grocery store. You care about greenhouse gases and your carbon footprint... Read more..
"Paper or plastic?" That is the major question that shoppers usually face as they check out at the supermarket. However, both options take a major toll on the environment. It's estimated... Read more..
When most people think of hybrid cars, they imagine practical, mild-mannered vehicles. But could we someday see hybrid racecars burning up the tracks?... Read more..
Open a faucet, and fresh water will quench thirst. Turn a handle, and a shower will invigorate a person. But what if the tap was dry, and bringing water home were your job?... Read more..
During hotter days, the wonderful coolness of our air-conditioned homes is comforting until the whopping energy bill arrives. The American Lighting Association (ALA) offers the following easy ways to use less energy and save money. ... Read more..
You turn on the tap, and water comes out. Period. Safe, plentiful and affordable drinking water is one of our nation's most precious resources and something most of us take for granted... Read more..