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We’ve talked about fast-fashion, how/why you should avoid it, and how to shop sustainably for clothes on our blog a few times, so hopefully you have a better understanding of how the clothing you wear may be impacting the environment. While these negative consequences have been exposed by the media in recent years, many of us don’t consider how our accessories (jewelry, in particular) may have a similar effect. Sustainable jewelry is an overlooked topic and many people don’t think about how our jewelry is made.

If you’re considering gifting jewelry for Valentine’s Day, continue reading to find out how…

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Similar to everything else during the COVID-19 pandemic, this winter season will be unique. As positive cases increase, government restrictions/regulations to avoid the rapid spread of the disease change; individuals should play their part to avoid spreading the virus as they attempt to stay healthy with the weather temperatures dropping significantly in most areas of the country.

While finding winter activities that bring you joy will become an increased challenge as it gets colder outside, a little creativity can go a long way in helping you find wonderful ways to enjoy the season and safely reconnect with others while social…

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Renewables were the only category of energy that grew globally at double digits over the past decade. We went from consuming 8.2 exajoules of renewable energy throughout the globe in 2009 to 29.0 exajoules in 2019, nearly quadrupling our usage. Over the past decade, renewable energy consumption has grown at an average annual rate of 13.7%. While renewable energy is continuing to rise, other sources of energy continue to rise as well, still causing an increase in global carbon emissions from fossil energy consumption.

Industry Performance

The renewable energy industry continued its booming growth in 2019, globally increasing by 12.2% from the…

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Many of us have transitioned to working and/or studying from home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’re constantly looking for ways to make our living and working spaces more comfortable. What better way to help improve comfort and overall ambiance than investing in a few easy-to-care-for, air-purifying houseplants?

Not only are houseplants a great way to spruce up your home office, but studies have even demonstrated that house plants may help make us happier, healthier, more efficient, and more creative. According to research, living and working around plants offers many benefits, including:

  • A reduction in stress levels — Having plants…
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In recent years, we have all become increasingly aware of how humans are negatively impacting the Earth. With a global realization of the reality of global warming and its detrimental effects, many of us have adjusted our lifestyles to reduce our environmental impact. However, there are still some things most of us do every day that we don’t realize are harmful to the environment.

With 2020 coming to an end, and many of us eager to welcome the new year and a fresh start, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the common…

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What is a Carbon Footprint?

As the name implies, your regular activities (e.g., driving a car, using electricity, or eating), and the greenhouse gas emissions produced by doing them, make up your carbon footprint. Therefore, your household carbon footprint includes the emissions generated by everyone who lives in your home. Carbon footprints are typically not the same for two different people (or households), as a carbon footprint varies significantly based on factors such as geographic location, habit, and personal choices.

Why is Your Carbon Footprint Significant?

According to Nature.org, Americans have one of the highest carbon footprints in the world, averaging about 16 tons of emissions per person; the average across…

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Online shopping has become increasingly popular over the past several years, with a rise in online users due to the coronavirus pandemic. People have started ordering more than just clothing and electronics online and have started purchasing groceries and cleaning supplies to avoid crowds. Online shopping accounts for one in seven retail purchases throughout the globe, and the value of online shopping in 2019 was $3.5 trillion, a figure that is rising by more than a fifth every year.

When it comes to online shopping, it is debated whether it is less harmful to the environment than traditional brick-and-mortar shopping…

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In our blog “Why it’s Time to Say Goodbye to Fast Fashion” we talked about fast fashion and how it negatively impacts the environment. Fast fashion refers to clothing designs that move quickly from the runways to stores in order to quickly meet new trends and consumer demand. Fast fashion clothing is produced rapidly at a low price point. For most of us, fast fashion makes impulse purchases of clothing easy and affordable because it tends to be quite inexpensive, trendy, and disposable. The quick turnaround times of fast fashion usually leads to lower-quality consumer-ready apparel that won’t last you…

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When you hear the words “nuclear energy”, some of the first visuals that may come to mind are of a nuclear bomb or of an energy crisis such as Fukushima or Chernobyl. If these in fact are your first impressions of nuclear energy, then you’ll be surprised to learn that, when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollutants, nuclear energy is nearly equal to other renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.

As we discussed previously on our blog, when it comes to nuclear energy, there are plenty of advantages (including its low cost and high…

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With the hot days of summer behind us, camping takes on a whole new life. Cool mornings, brisk hiking weather, and the breathtaking colors of the season make fall one of the best times of the year to go camping. In addition to the milder fall temperatures being more comfortable for exploring nature (with the appropriate clothing and gear of course), chilly fall temperatures also usually chase the overflow of bugs to a warmer climate, so you can certainly expect having a lot less pesky mosquitos flying around your tent. …

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