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How long does X take to break down?

May 20th, 2013.
How long do different types of waste such as paper, plastic and other materials take to break down in the environment? That's a tricky question, but here's some decomposition figures to consider. Read more [...]

Tragedy Of The Commons – An explanation

October 30th, 2012.
The term 'tragedy of the commons' pops up on many environmentally themed sites when discussing sustainability, but sometimes it's not explained Read more [...]

Biopiracy Threatens The Future Of Food

September 22nd, 2012.
I recently came across the word "biopiracy" - something that happens when bioprospecting falls victim to good ole' fashioned human greed. So what do these terms mean? Read more [...]

Telecommuting for a greener workplace

September 5th, 2012.
Ever dreamed of working from home? Telecommuting is a great way to reduce work related travel; which saves you and your company money and time - and can also cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read more [...]

Tips for buying recycled paper products

August 22nd, 2012.
Not all recycled paper is created equal. If you're spending extra bucks to make your paper use a little more environmentally friendly, it's good to know what you are getting for your own "green". Read more [...]

The Precautionary Principle And The Environment

August 11th, 2012.
You may have heard this term used in connection with the environment - so what does it mean? Read more [...]

How Eco Friendly Is Your Bank?

December 5th, 2011.
A really green bank is one that goes way beyond using paper made with recycled content. A financial institution's environmental street cred should also be gauged by its investments and which industries it loans money to. Read more [...]

Online shopping – a greener choice.

November 28th, 2011.
By doing more of your shopping online you can save on fuel, emissions and probably score a bargain on the way. Aside from environmental and financial benefits; it's also highly unlikely you'll be maced, shot, stabbed or crushed. Read more [...]

Getting More From What We Have Helps The Environment

August 21st, 2011.
Waste not, want not is a saying I heard many times growing up and it's taking on even more importance now with our environment under assault on so many fronts and many natural resources rapidly dwindling. Read more [...]

Plastic cards not so fantastic for the environment

May 8th, 2011.
Billions of credit, debit, gift and other sorts of plastic cards are manufactured annually - and most will wind up in landfill within a couple of years. It's an environmental problem that can certainly be addressed by the companies involved; but they need to know consumers care about the issue. Read more [...]