Remembering loved ones the green way on Memorial Day

Remembering loved ones the green way on Memorial Day

Memorial Day gives loved ones the opportunity to pay homage to men and women who died in the U.S. military. Longtime celebrated family gatherings, solo trips to cemeteries, parades and other types of memorials comes locations riddled with flags on plastic sticks, plastic flowers and other nonrecyclable items on public grounds. According to History.com, the … Continue reading

Amtrak trains, restaurants help travelers go green

Amtrak trains, restaurants help travelers go green

Restaurants and travel companies are making recycling and going green much easier than previous years. Railroad systems are already a more environmentally friendly way to help lots of people travel at one time. According to Amtrak’s site, the railroad system welcomed its largest amount of passengers — over 31.2 million — between October 2011 and … Continue reading

Plastic bag ban headed to Chicago in 2015

Plastic bag ban headed to Chicago in 2015

As convenient as plastic bags may be for grocery shopping, they’re not nearly as convenient on the environment. According to National Geographic, somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. Ocean Conservancy counts these bags in the top five items for most likely to litter coasts and waterways around the world. But … Continue reading

Tips to plan a ‘green’ wedding

Tips to plan a ‘green’ wedding

Planning a wedding may be stressful for the bride, the groom and the rest of the wedding party. And it’s not just cringeworthy for the wallet, although Forbes estimates the average wedding is $28,000 – the price of some people’s annual salary. There’s also the issue of trying to make sure all of the guests … Continue reading

History, growth, celebrating Arbor Day 2014

History, growth, celebrating Arbor Day 2014

Trees are a powerful part of environmental well being, and that’s not exactly breaking news. Arbor Day may not have a singular observed day around the world—through most places observe it on the last Friday of April—but it’s one of the oldest environmental holidays still celebrated.                   … Continue reading

How are you celebrating Earth Hour?

How are you celebrating Earth Hour?

Can you go without electricity for one hour? Everyone surely has at one point or another although it was probably the result of an unexpected power loss. This time, however, it’s part of a plan. That plan is Earth Hour, which is taking place this Saturday (March 29) from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. If you … Continue reading