posts tagged "environment"

"A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient"
This is amazing, and exactly the sort of project I’d like to be involved in when I finish school. 

"A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient"

This is amazing, and exactly the sort of project I’d like to be involved in when I finish school. 

Really powerful

fuckyeahenvironmentalism:

Who said bicycles can’t haul stuff? Another excuse to use your bike more!

fuckyeahenvironmentalism:

Who said bicycles can’t haul stuff? Another excuse to use your bike more!

The real cost behind cheap food

nutriblog:

This is definitely the best article I’ve read explaining, concisely, why local food seems “expensive” compared to food bought at large scale grocery stores. Environmental externalities, unpaid costs generated by large scale meat production, will eventually have to be paid by someone, probably the public. Right now subsidies make our food cheap, we will just have to pay the price later.

The Green Avengers: The poo in shampoo: The truth about modern cosmetics

thegreenavengers:

When I tell people that I wash my hair with baking soda, they often act grossed out and think I’m a dirty hippie.

On the contrary, I have the most beautiful hair ever. So get over it.

And who’s really the gross one in this situation? Am I the gross one for using something that doesn’t…

So, I’ve been contemplating making my own shampoo or at least using baking soda or something like that, and this post only helps to solidify that.  

Friends Welcome: American Land Conservancy Conserves 5,940 Acres of Working Ranchlands, Critical Salmon Habitat in Shasta County

tombardacky:

Coalition partner, the American Land Conservancy (ALC), has recently worked with a private land owner to voluntarily place 5,940 acres of critical wildlife habitat and working ranchlands in Shasta County under easement. The JS Rancheasement was funded by the Natural Resources Conservation…

fuckyeahenvironmentalism:

How tire makers are treading lighter on the planet
Everyone thinks you have to buy a new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle to roll greener on the road, but you don’t. All you have to do is sling some new rubber on your current vehicle.

fuckyeahenvironmentalism:

How tire makers are treading lighter on the planet

Everyone thinks you have to buy a new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle to roll greener on the road, but you don’t. All you have to do is sling some new rubber on your current vehicle.

thelandofdavid:

The Environmental Slurp

thelandofdavid:

The Environmental Slurp

mothernaturenetwork:

There are many foods your family consumes on a regular basis that you could make yourself with minimal effort. It may be convenient to pick up a can of spaghetti sauce or a jar of strawberry jam, but ready-made foods are usually worse for both you and the planet because they contain more fat, salt and sugar and use more packaging. What kind of foods can you make yourself? A lot. Our list is just the beginning.
7 things you should make instead of buy

This is just one of my goals in life: to can/preserve my own jams/sauces/vegetables.

mothernaturenetwork:

There are many foods your family consumes on a regular basis that you could make yourself with minimal effort. It may be convenient to pick up a can of spaghetti sauce or a jar of strawberry jam, but ready-made foods are usually worse for both you and the planet because they contain more fat, salt and sugar and use more packaging.
 
What kind of foods can you make yourself? A lot. Our list is just the beginning.

7 things you should make instead of buy

This is just one of my goals in life: to can/preserve my own jams/sauces/vegetables.

emilywhereverimayfindher:

Green Patriot Posters

I love these.  But… (and this may be wrong, so feel free to chastise me) I heard that the energy saving bulbs depicted in one of these posters were actually not that great for the environment, because the materials needed to produce the bulbs are hazardous.  Just sayin’