Archive for October, 2013

Talk to a plant.

10.20.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

A new social experiment done by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Carmichael Lynch reveals that plants grow stronger and healthier when spoken to. The experiment used two plants with the same controls growing, except that one plant was spoken to while the other sat in silence during the time period of their development. Instead ...

Do reusable bags really help?

10.19.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Recently more and more stores have been offering reusable bags to their costumers. They claim to be helping the environment but how much do they really help? Research shows that even though these bags might be made from recycled material some of them need to travel miles to get to the stores they are sold ...

BigBelly® Trash Compactors

10.17.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

These solar-powered trash compactors are new, innovative ways to reduce trash collections, keep public spaces clean and help the economy. Although they are solar-powered, they actually require very little sun to operate, and they work under any weather conditions including rain, snow and shade. Unlike traditional trash cans, these completely close. When it reaches capacity, ...

Make Your Halloween More Sustainable!

10.17.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

With Halloween right around the corner, it seems only appropriate to discuss ways that we can be more environmentally friendly  with our celebrations! Sometimes sustainability seems too hard or expensive but there are definitely ways to celebrate this holiday while considering the impact that you have on our environment. Here are some tips on how ...

Fracking

10.16.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Fracking is a major environmental that has various repercussions. Fracking involves the process of extracting natural gas from shale rocks deep within the surface .Fracking fluid is pressure injected into the ground through a pipeline.The mixture then reaches the end of the well where the high pressure causes the shale to crack, creating fissures where ...

Connecting for Change 2013

10.08.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Connecting for Change is a conference held every year focusing on a wide variety of social and environmental justice issues. This year will be the 9th annual CFC conference and will be held at the Marion Institute from October 25-27 in New Bedford Mass. Their website describes the event as: “…an annual three-day, solutions-based gathering ...

How has agriculture changed over the years?

10.08.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

The agriculture of our generation has changed drastically since our grandparents generation. Today we don’t have to worry about the growing seasons and if we will be able to plant certain crops. For our generation everything is always in season. if we want apples or strawberries in the winter we just drive to the grocery ...

Saving the World One Water Bottle at a Time

10.08.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

    If you were to guess what percentage of water bottles end up in landfills every year what would you say?  10 percent? Maybe a higher 30 percent?  50 percent?  How about an astounding 80 percent!  Yes that is correct, 80 percent, actually OVER 80 percent of empty water bottles end up in landfills ...