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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Few conversations about pollution get very far before someone brings up Polychlorinated Biphenyls – more commonly known as PCBs. What is this chemical, and why can it be so dangerous for our environment and our health?
You may have heard that BPA is dangerous to our health and even gone out of your way to purchase BPA-free water bottles. However, claims about the hazards may be
exaggerated. How bad is BPA for us really and what is a common sense approach to its use?
It has long been recognized that traces of pharmaceuticals and contraceptives appear in our drinking water. Although the EPA has not officially recognized this issue as an emergency, many of us are still concerned about the safety of ingesting chemicals not-intended for our bodies. Learn more here.
Cultured beef is created from the muscle tissues of a healthy cow and grown in the lab. Food critics have tried it, and found the flavor to be somewhat lacking. However, the experiment continues, and some think it’s just a matter of time until it turns up in a supermarket near you. Would you try it?
Monsanto claims that their genetically modified food products are good for the environment and for people. However, their products prove to be difficult and expensive to produce, with little of the health benefits they claim.
In most of the more-developed, “core" countries of the world, population growth has slowed, stopped, or even reversed. Many people have used that as a sign that the threat of over-population is over. But, is that really the case?
It may seem like a fun and healthy endeavor to raise your own chickens for eggs, however those who go into the project uneducated may end up having to find a new home for their poultry. Learn some important facts about backyard chickens.
For the first time in years, statistics have shown a small increase in the amount of small farms. This increase in hobby or small farms reflects the consumer’s interest in locally grown, fresh, organic food. Learn more about what this trend means for you and how you can get involved!
Many have heard of the mysterious disease affecting honeybees known simply as colony collapse disorder. Research into this phenomenon has revealed a host of other threats to honeybees. However, there is hope for their future.
It may seem though rain would be a welcome relief to forest fires, however, heavy rain after a large fire can spell disaster. Fire destroys natural vegetation which holds soil in place and provides barriers to mudslides and flooding. The results can be disastrous.
Should genetically modified foods be labeled? Proponents insist that consumers have a “right to know”, while critics claim that forced labeling would falsely alarm consumers over ingredients that have been proven safe. Where do you stand on the debate?
When it comes to plastics, recycling may not be enough to take care of the problem. In fact, we’d be better off if more consumers would practice a fourth “R”: Refusal. Read more about the complex problem of plastic-recycling.
Eating local is a no brainer, right? There are so many benefits: less emissions due to transporting food, fresher produce and supporting local businesses. Sounds great, but it is unfortunately not that easy to calculate environmental impact. There are many other factors to consider.
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