Green Living

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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Plastic Pollution in America: Alert to Disaster

Plastic Pollution in America: Alert to Disaster

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 …

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Death of the Plastic Straw

Death of the Plastic Straw

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.  …

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Urban Beekeeping for Beginners

You’ve romanticized about having your own honeybee hive apiary; have thought about helping save the bees from disease, nutrition and pesticides; or contemplated how great it would be to have bees populate your garden. It’s doable, but will take some time and effort.

How to Regrow Veggies from Kitchen Scraps

Ever wish you didn’t have to throw out so many vegetables or that you didn’t need to buy them? What if you could fix both problems in one? What if you grew more vegetables from the scraps of your meals? No green thumb? No problem!

5 Reasons to Choose Eco-Friendly Windows

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!

Plastic Alternatives and 3D Printing

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.

Why Are Processed Foods Considered Harmful and Dangerous?

Does monk fruit extract replace the sugar in your snack? Does that toaster pastry contain specialized yeast extracts to lower the salt content? How about algae-based flour in your pizza roll fat or corn fiber and synthetic fruit flavoring in your drink? What happened to the food in food?

Why You Should Recycle Aluminum Cans

This is the story of a can. The humble can is home to so many different varieties of foods and beverages, but you may not know that aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. Learn more about the story of the humble can.