The Environmental Impact of the Internet

The average person spends over eight hours a day strolling through the internet, answering email, or sharing over their favorite social media platform. And with all that activity, each person is contributing to their own virtual carbon footprint. Yes – even if you work from a home office, shop from the comfort of your living

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Colleges: Solar and the Missing Piece

Colleges are increasingly jumping on the solar bandwagon. Let’s face it, solar installations on campus are a great way to save money and generate positive public relations. And for many colleges, solar has become the new point of differentiation; a way to stand apart from competitors and attract new students. Saving money, helping the environment

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Building Net-Zero for Today’s World

This article was original published for the Talkin’ Green column. Download a copy of the column from the Lake Geneva Regional News Real Estate Guide. After a winter of extreme temperatures, the concept of building a Net-Zero energy home may sound like something out of a fantasy movie. But reality is that Net-Zero energy homes

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Five Tips for Buying an Eco-Friendly Washing Machine

Let’s face it: with all the choices out there nowadays, shopping for a new washer can be more of a hassle than a convenience. Because there are plenty of options and choices to make, knowing what to do can feel impossible. So how can you make an informed, wise decision about the next washing machine

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Green Home Upgrades; Do They Really Make a Difference?

You can find thousands of products for the home that are advertised as being earth-friendly or energy-efficient. But what kind of difference do these products and upgrades actually make? Before making changes to your home, it’s important to know not only how much money energy-efficient products can save you, but what impact they really have

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Mattresses and Landfills – the Great Green Dilemma

Having the right mattress can make all the difference in a good night’s sleep. So when you finally decide to purchase that new bed – chances are you’re not really thinking of where your old mattress is going. You’re just incredible grateful that the delivery company is willing to take it away! But if you pause for

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A New Font for Printing

Eco-friendly paper options and eco-friendly ink options have been on the market for a while. One of the easiest and cheapest ‘go green’ solutions is switching your paper to a recycled option with a post-consumer water percentage and chlorine-free processed environment. Once you have made that switch you might have looked into using soy and

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Decrease Food Waste for Greener Practices

Having a green kitchen means many things: installing energy and water efficient appliances, preparing organic food and using non-toxic cleaners. However, one of the most effective ways restaurateurs and homeowners can make their kitchens more eco-friendly is by reducing the amount of food waste they generate. All food takes energy and resources to produce, package

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Walking the Carbon Footwear

Although you might think it would be second nature for companies that create eco-conscious products to be eco-conscious, reality is – not all companies ‘walk-the-walk.’ So it’s especially exciting to find a brand that extends their eco-consciousness beyond just their product; to encompass how they display, market and run their day-to-day operations. And KEEN footwear

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Hot Art – Green Heating for Energy Savings

Heating costs make up a large portion of winter utility bills. Hot Art, one of the latest products from BRZ Brands, offers an excellent opportunity to cut your energy waste and reduce heating bills, with far infrared heating. This new heating technology uses the same principle as the sun’s warming light (without the harmful UV

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