6 Reasons to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and there’s no better time to start redeeming it than today.

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Jim Hughes is a content marketer who has significant experience covering technology, finance, economics, and business topics for about 3 years. He likes to share all the insight and knowledge he has. 

5 Myths (and Facts) About Solar Energy

The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Mobile Plug-and-Play Solar System That's More Like a Home Appliance

by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens Web

Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance.

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Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

8 Green Apps to Help You Save the World

by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude

Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices! 

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Look Upward in Paris for Green Roofs and Solar Panels

by Tom Lawson / YES! Magazine

The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level.

Green rooftops will soon be sprouting up across France, thanks to a new law passed in March.

Rooftop vegetation will provide habitat for birds, absorb pollutants, and retain rainwater.

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YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

Vermont City First Off the Grid - Every Day is Earth Day

I have to admit my progressive city bias, not against any particular place, but for some places, assuming the usual suspects will always be the ones pushing the needle forward…when it comes to energy progress, I expect to see San Francisco or Austin or Boulder or Santa Cruz or one of those spots in the headlines.

Burlington, Vermont wasn’t on my radar—not because of any suspicion they would be behind the times in any way, I just didn’t realize how much AHEAD of the times they were.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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09/24/2019
With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and... read more
Two men installing solar panels on a rooftop.
07/13/2017
The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. In the first... read more
Smart Flower home solar system with house in background
08/25/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens Web Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance. In addition to its good looks, the ... read more
close up of cellphone taking photo of tree in background
12/03/2015
by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices!  Can... read more
green tinted image of paris cityscape
09/17/2015
by Tom Lawson / YES! Magazine The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level. Green rooftops will... read more
Highway sign welcomes visitors to Vermont
04/21/2015
I have to admit my progressive city bias, not against any particular place, but for some places, assuming the usual suspects will always be the ones pushing the needle forward…when it comes to energy... read more
Many homes in a hillside subdivision
09/24/2019
With the 20 tons of CO2 that each household in the US contributes per year, imagine what the Earth will look like 20 years from now. Will it still be safe to live in? No. The planet is dying, and... read more
Two men installing solar panels on a rooftop.
07/13/2017
The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. In the first... read more
Smart Flower home solar system with house in background
08/25/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens Web Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance. In addition to its good looks, the ... read more
close up of cellphone taking photo of tree in background
12/03/2015
by Ian Monroe | The Green Divas Green Dude Tune in to this episode of Green Divas Green Dudes—I discuss how to save the world using our cell phones and digital devices!  Can... read more
green tinted image of paris cityscape
09/17/2015
by Tom Lawson / YES! Magazine The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level. Green rooftops will... read more
Highway sign welcomes visitors to Vermont
04/21/2015
I have to admit my progressive city bias, not against any particular place, but for some places, assuming the usual suspects will always be the ones pushing the needle forward…when it comes to energy... read more