Scarcity, consumption and the environment

April 30th, 2011.

Most of us see super specials and limited offer sale messages on a daily basis. They aren’t always for real. Generating demand through artificial scarcity is a common practice, one that significantly boosts consumption and has a massive impact on the environment.

Transitional ethics and the battle to go green

February 8th, 2011.

Sounds like a fancy term describing something complex, but transitional ethics is a simple concept and relates very well to dealing with some of the challenges of going green.

The importance of recycling rare earth metals and minerals

December 18th, 2010.

Another looming resource crunch is in relation to rare earth metals, which are used in many electronic devices. It’s another reason we need to get into the habit of recycling electronic equipment.

Saving trees by stopping junk mail

November 9th, 2010.

The average adult in the USA receives a whopping 41 pounds of junk mail a year and approximately 44% of this mail winds up in a landfill without having been opened. That’s a lot of trees, water and other resources being wasted. Learn about services that can help stem the junk mail flow.

Planned obsolescence and the environment

September 3rd, 2010.

It’s one thing for a product to generally wear out, quite another for a manufacturer to ensure a part of it does within a desired timeframe. Planned obsolescence fuels hyperconsumption which impacts heavily on wallets – and our environment.

Inkjet cartridges, ink and the environment

April 22nd, 2010.

It’s becoming a more common practice to recycle or refill ink cartridges now, but a majority of inkjet cartridges still wind up in landfill after a single use. Another issue often overlooked is the ink itself. What’s in it and what are the alternatives?

Bioadhesives and environmentally friendly glue

March 14th, 2010.

Environmentally friendly glue products do exist – and I don’t just mean the old flour and water mixes. Learn about eco-related glue issues, earth friendly glues you can make yourself and commercially available green bioadhesive alternatives.

Green jobs and careers – how and where to find them

March 5th, 2010.

So you’ve been busy greening your life and now you would like to focus on your career – getting a green job! How do you find green oriented careers?

Preventing downcycling by upcycling

February 9th, 2010.

Recycling, freecycling, precycling – now upcycling and downcycling – what do the latter two terms mean?

Buying or selling a green home – consider a "green" realtor

February 2nd, 2010.

In the market for a green home, thinking of selling your energy efficient house or looking for ways to boost the value of your home? Consider utilizing the services of a "green" realtor says Heather Stock, Real Estate Sales Representative and Accredited Greenagent.