Buy or DIY? 7 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas Your Family Will Treasure
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Buy or DIY? 7 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas Your Family Will Treasure

Few people know that the first artificial tree for Christmas was made from green goose feathers. Gifts are changing with the times, too, and many unique Christmas gifts can now be customized for someone special in your life! You may be inspired to find more unusual gifts in lieu of dolls and toy guns, but…

What is SkyCool, and Why Are They Planning To Go Commercial?
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What is SkyCool, and Why Are They Planning To Go Commercial?

One of the most significant concerns when constructing a building is optimizing its cooling process. For several years, innovators have been trying to create green energy solutions to this problem. The warmer the Earth gets, the more we use air conditioners. These air conditioners contribute to a to greenhouse gas feedback loop. The energy needed to power…

Are Paper Straws Recyclable? (How to Dispose of Paper Straws)
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Are Paper Straws Recyclable? (How to Dispose of Paper Straws)

We all know that normal paper can be recycled. But, does that mean that paper straws are also recyclable, and therefore eco-friendly? In theory, paper straws made out of pure paper can be recycled. However, this doesn’t mean that all paper straws are actually recycled by recycling facilities. In fact, the majority of paper straws…

Environmental Impact of Fast Fashion (With Facts and Statistics)
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Environmental Impact of Fast Fashion (With Facts and Statistics)

In today’s age of the internet, fashion fads (trends) swing around faster than ever before. One day we’re posing for social media in oversized graphic tees, and the next we’re opting for striped cotton. As people keep up with fashion trends, they want to buy the same popular clothes at affordable prices. This leads companies…

Can You Overcharge an Electric Car? (With Bonus Battery Maintenance Tips)
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Can You Overcharge an Electric Car? (With Bonus Battery Maintenance Tips)

The battery is usually the most expensive, and most important part of an electric car. So, is it possible to accidentally overcharge an electric vehicle and damage (or degrade) the battery? The short answer is that you can’t overcharge an electric car’s battery. Electric vehicles (like Teslas, Chevy Bolts, Nissan Leafs) all have a built-in…

12 Best Plastic Straw Alternatives (My 2020 Recommendations)
Sustainable Living

12 Best Plastic Straw Alternatives (My 2020 Recommendations)

According to some estimates, Americans use between 170 million and 390 million plastic straws every single day.  Most of these straws eventually end up in an ocean, where they collect in garbage patches or break down into dangerous microplastics. Plastic straws can also be mistaken for food by turtles and other marine animals. Once swallowed,…

Top 21 Ways to Save Energy at Home (How-To Instructions Included!)
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Top 21 Ways to Save Energy at Home (How-To Instructions Included!)

Conserving energy is a great way to help the environment and save a lot of money at home too (from electricity and utility bill savings). In this article, I’ll be showing you some of the top 21 ways you can make your home more energy-efficient, and conserve energy at the same time. I’ll also be…

What is an Organic Mattress? (Types, Pros & Cons, and Eco-Friendliness)
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What is an Organic Mattress? (Types, Pros & Cons, and Eco-Friendliness)

Nowadays we have a rainbow of options when it comes to the surface we sleep on, so it’s easy to forget about the small details that make our snooze comfortable and healthy. If we look back at our prehistoric ancestors, they used a rudimentary type of mattress, built using organic materials (leaves, branches, straw, wool,…

Should Plastic Straws Be Banned? [Pros & Cons of a Straw Ban]
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Should Plastic Straws Be Banned? [Pros & Cons of a Straw Ban]

Plastic straws are everywhere we look. We use them to drink beverages at home and we get them at almost every restaurant. Recently, however, plastic straws have been the subject of many plastic bans in an attempt to help the environment.  But should plastic straws really be banned? And will a plastic straw ban actually…

How to Eat Sustainably: 11 Tips to Help You Eat a Sustainable Diet!
Sustainable Living

How to Eat Sustainably: 11 Tips to Help You Eat a Sustainable Diet!

Creating sustainability today and for future generations is vital to the health of our planet.   There are many things you can do to help our planet, but today I am going to exclusively talk about sustainable eating habits, and how to choose an environmentally sustainable diet. But before we go over the tips, let’s…