12 bathroom efficiency practices

Water is a precious resource, vital to our survival on this planet. We use water for drinking, cleaning, washing, cooking, gardening, and much more. According to the EPA, the average American family uses 300 gallons of water per day, and an estimated 29 billion gallons of water is used daily across the United States. Toilets […]

9 ways to improve indoor air quality

Air is the most essential element to human survival. Generally, you can live 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, yet only 3 minutes without air. Every cell in the body needs a continuous supply of air to live. Air pollution is a major health and environmental concern. It is linked to heart disease, […]

US Navy Converts Seawater into Fuel

This is super cool.  Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Materials Science and Technology Division, developed a two-step process to convert seawater into fuel. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) molecules are extracted from seawater to produce hydrogen gas, then by a gas-to-liquids process recombined and compressed until their molecular structure become hydrocarbons that […]

Earth Songs

Today, we watched Earth Songs, a documentary about the healing power of nature. “At a time when the awareness of environmental concerns grows daily, being green means more than recycling paper and plastic, conserving energy, and decreasing your carbon footprint. It means honoring with gratitude the earth’s natural wonders, big and small, everyday.  It means […]

15 carbon-friendly ways to be cool

This blog post was inspired by the increase in heat we have been experiencing recently.  Scientists believe that rising temperatures are caused by greenhouse gases trapped in the atmosphere. National Geographic writes:  “Most come from the combustion of fossil fuels in cars, factories and electricity production. The gas responsible for the most warming is carbon […]

5 ways to help endangered turtles

Our friends the turtles need our help; many species are endangered.  The good news is they are not extinct, and there’s time to restore life to these ancient majestic creatures.  Many turtles are dying because they get caught in commercial fishing nets.  Others are dying because they eat plastic bags that look like jelly fish […]