What is My Carbon Footprint and What Do I Do About It?

We often hear pleas to reduce our carbon footprint, but what does that mean and how can you do it? According to Wikipedia, a carbon footprint is defined as the total emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product. As we consume food, fuel, manufactured goods, and materials, and utilize roads, buildings, transportation, and […]

The 5 Rs of Environmentalism: Refuse

For the final “R” in our blog series on The Five Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace, Refuse, we have focused this post on ways that you can refuse items to minimize your impact on the environment. Do we really need all this stuff? In the United States, we are bombarded with free stuff from […]

The Five Rs of Environmentalism: Replace

As we continue our blog series on The Five Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace, Refuse, we have focused this post on ways that you can replace items to minimize your impact on the environment. A major way to reduce your overall impact on the environment is to consider items we throw away that could […]

The Five Rs of Environmentalism: Recycle

In this installment of our blog series on The Five Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace, Refuse, we are focused on ways to recycle to minimize your impact on the environment. If you don’t recycle, you can start now and make an immediate impact by sending less stuff to a landfill. Why Recycle? Recycling is […]

The Five Rs of Environmentalism: Reuse

As we continue our blog series on The Five Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace, Refuse, we have focused this post on ways that you can reuse items to minimize your impact on the environment. Reuse: Don’t throw it away just yet! In addition to replacing disposable items, we can re-use “disposable” items to keep […]

The Five Rs of Environmentalism: Reduce

While most of us agree we need to “do more” to be good stewards to our planet, we can’t always figure out the best, most practical ways to integrate these activities into our lives. In honor of Earth Week, we are providing some real, actionable steps to minimize your negative impacts on the environment. Our […]