May 2nd, 2013
A government survey put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in 20 U.S. kids has food allergies, a 50 percent surge since the late 1990s.
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May 1st, 2013
Don’t be surprised by dirty air, find out now how your city or town rates by checking the American Lung Association’s U.S. database. It’s easy, just use this widget.
January 17th, 2013
Come mid-January, who isn’t dreaming of a tropical vacation?…We’re talking about solar-powered, LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), foliage-roofed homes in popular vacation spots from Taos to Thailand, the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Vermont to California.
You can find these gems at a new service called FlipKey, which sorts its properties
December 13th, 2012
If you burn wood in your fireplace during the winter, chances are good that you’re wasting a lot of energy and producing excessive, yucky particulate pollution….Enviro-log, which is created from crushed waste waxed cardboard, promises to burn cleaner than wood. Our tests confirmed that it appears to do just that.
November 20th, 2012
Those old-style incandescent lights? They’re still around, certainly. But more and more, they’re being crowded out by the new kids on the illumination block: The longer-lasting, more energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) option.
LEDs have been around for a few years now, and they’ve got quite a bit going for them. Promotional materials tout energy savings of 80 percent or more over their incandescent brethren.
November 1st, 2012
Save those candy bags and wrappers, they’re recyclable.
Terracycle has partnered with M&M’s candies to help stem the flow of candy wrapper trash into landfills.
October 19th, 2012
High schoolers, are you fed up with cafeteria food. Do think “blech” and “meh” at when you see the day’s school lunch? Do you spend the noon break dreaming of a better, healthier menu?
Put those thoughts into words and you may win a prize
October 15th, 2012
Looking for some Halloween fun that’s more exciting than bobbing for apples but doesn’t involve the mindless destruction and waste of TP’ing the neighbors oak trees?
September 26th, 2012
A student in Omaha, Neb., has identified a problem with school lunches — as well as a solution that could help solve an entrenched food waste issue in school cafeterias across the country.
In order to get the best price for a school lunch, kids are required to take one serving of a fruit or a vegetable to create a full meal. If they don’t, they can end up paying higher ala carte prices.
July 24th, 2012
Musicians and concert events are increasingly finding ways to keep a greener profile.
Recently the Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival organizers in Trumansburg, N.Y., (July 19-22) showed attendees how to sort their trash into recyclable, compostable and “utter trash” containers, something they’ve been doing for the last 14 years, according to promoters.
June 1st, 2012
You know when you invariably get lost on vacation and have that fight with your spouse or travel buddy about which direction to take? Now eco-travelers can have that dispute ahead of time — while they try to navigate toward green lodgings.
May 23rd, 2012
Summer brings so many excuses to luxuriate on the back patio with a icy lemonade or a cold beer and a bowl of peanuts.
There’s Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, the day with unusually good weather, sneak-out-of-work-early day, the Saturday we decide not to clean the house, the evening we invite the neighbors for margaritas…