8 Eco-Friendly Companies You Can Feel Good Supporting

With consumer concern for environmental sustainability rising, products made using eco-friendly materials and practices have greater appeal than ever. Earth-minded consumers vote with their wallets, and oftentimes convince friends, relatives, and coworkers to do the same. If environmental stewardship is something you admire and wish to reward, you can feel good about shopping at these eco-friendly companies.
1. Columbia Sportswear
Major outdoor apparel manufacturer Columbia is making increasingly sustainable clothing. One example is the OutDry Extreme Eco Jacket, made from 100% recycled materials. In seven flagship Columbia stores, consumers who bring in any brand of clothing to recycle are eligible to receive […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation

Out-of-town trips break up your day-to-day routine and can be refreshing, eye-opening, and inspiring. Unfortunately, long-distance travel is also hard on the environment. If you’ve got kids in school or are a student yourself, chances are you take your longest vacation each year during the summer. Make this year’s summer vacation greener than last year’s with these eco-friendly vacation planning tips.
Choose destination and transportation wisely
Long-distance travel, especially by plane, is carbon-intensive. If you choose a destination you can reach almost as quickly by car, bus, or train as plane, opt for one of these modes of travel. If you do travel by […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

Good for More than Lemonade: 10 Creative Uses for Lemon Juice

“I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.” – Hattie White, Jay Z’s grandmother

Lemonade, often invoked in trite motivational quotes and now evocative of Beyonce’s chart-topping album, is a drink we humans have enjoyed for some 1,000 years. But apart from making a refreshing drink on a hot day, lemon juice can be used for an array of different uses. From whitening your nails to sprucing up your glassware, lemonade is a DIY enthusiast’s dream. Here are ten creative ways you can reimagine lemonade (without the sugar and excess water) in your apartment.
1. Whiten your teeth
The citric acid in lemon acts like […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Apartment Life, Green Living|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of a Mattress Responsibly

A mattress is considered a necessity by most, which means there are hundreds of millions of them in the United States. Since mattresses are bulky and hard to compact, their disposal presents difficulties for owners and the environment. Choosing an eco-friendly mattress and properly caring for it will lessen the impact it has on the natural world. At least as important, however, is proper disposal of everyday mattresses. Here are some tips to help you responsibly get rid of your current mattress without chucking it to the curb.
Shop with foresight
The next time you shop for a mattress, think about when and how you’ll likely dispose of a particular […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

Green Trends to Watch This Year

Concern for the environment is growing among consumers, manufacturers, and service providers. In response, promising signs are emerging that we’re moving toward a more sustainable world. One of these signs is the pace and scope of sustainability-driven innovation. If you’re looking for ways to live a greener life or are interested in breakthroughs in green technology, here are some green trends to watch for and think about embracing this year.
Natural furnishings and decor
Decorating with houseplants is increasingly common. Expect this trend to continue alongside a rise in the production and sale of other organic furnishings. Carved stone stone coffee and end tables, wood furniture, and wicker chairs […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments