Have you seen the photo of the bird caught in plastic bottle rings? Or the dolphin that choked from a bag noose? How about the stomach contents of birds that have ingested a weird composite of plastic gizmos and toys? Water animals from the largest whales to the smallest zooplankton eat microplastics—bits from larger pieces of plastic that are smaller than one-fifth of …
If you’re passionate about saving the environment and looking for simple ideas and tips on how to conserve and reduce your carbon footprint you’ve come to the right place! Bright Hub’s Green Living channel provides a panel of eco-conscious citizens and experts ready to share their wealth of experience and insight with you.
Have you ever wondered how to recycle a computer or a cell phone? Find tips on recycling everything from glass to electronics, as well as how to turn your leftover food products into a kitchen compost bin. Make your life environmentally friendly by buying organic and natural clothes and beauty products, learning simple energy saving tips, and finding advice on buying organic and fair trade products. If you’re able to start your eco-friendly home from the ground up find articles on green building, construction and design such as building solar panels in the roof! Also find tips and tricks on natural pet care, organic gardening and recipes for natural cleaning products and insecticides.
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Every day the message to consumers tells us the marketplace for personal care products and home cleaning products is complicated, and that switching to natural or organic products is the way to go. But where do you go to decipher labels; and if the product is not monitored by the government, how can we believe …
There is a remote, uninhabited island in the South Pacific called Henderson Island. When researchers visited it in 2015, they found so much plastic—53,000 pieces in just one sample area—that they estimated the island’s total debris at 38 million parts! A veritable garbage dump, that when scientists read the labels, more than a third came from China or Japan and a quarter from South America. …
If you’ve spent a lot of time trying to create a diet that will benefit you with an overall healthy body, demeanor and lifestyle—why hasn’t that spilled over into your beauty products? And even if you are not a vegetarian, vegan or diet aficionado, if you love animals so much: do you really want to …
More and more homeowners are considering solar panels for their home. In some communities they are even a common sight, but in most places it’s still a niche investment. Is it worth it for you? This article will help you find out!
The summer months bring melting popsicles, late sunsets, and utility bills that can leave you and your vacation aspirations covered in sweat.
As consumers and producers become more aware of the environmental impact of their life choices, green chemistry is growing as a way to more safely produce the products we enjoy every day.
Most commercial and retail buildings still run on energy gained from burning fossil fuels, a method that is no longer sustainable. Other than transitioning to green energy, are there any other ways to optimize air conditioning in our buildings?
When you realize that your heating and cooling bill is as large as it is because your windows are letting too much air escape, it is time to upgrade your windows. Here we list 5 reasons why you should choose eco-friendly windows which tend to be fiberglass. Check out our reasons for why!
In the heart of a city, it is challenging for gardeners to find a few inches of soil to call their own. An increasingly popular option – for both novice green thumbs and transplanted farmers – is to turn rooftops or balconies into a garden space.
In a 3D printing, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden used a bio-printer to successfully print three-dimensional objects made entirely of cellulose from wood. In other laboratories around the world, scientists are developing technologies to harness different bio-materials.