12 Ways to Cut Back On Plastic

12 Ways to Cut Back On Plastic

Plastic sucks. The 20th Century’s miracle material has become one of the 21st Century’s biggest problems, and people don’t seem all that willing to accept that reality. Plastic is responsible for a sizable chunk of carbon emissions, both form production and by nature of being a petroleum product.

It’s also flooding the natural environment with toxins and garbage that literally will not degrade for at least a thousand years. Plastic kills wildlife and destroys habitats. There is no upside, save for making big corporations even richer. Sorry to be blunt here, but once you realize just how nonsensical our widespread use of plastic is, it’s hard not to be more than a little annoyed by it.

12 Ways to Cut Back On Plastic

12 Ways to Cut Back On Plastic

Plastic sucks. The 20th Century’s miracle material has become one of the 21st Century’s biggest problems, and people don’t seem all that willing to accept that reality. Plastic is responsible for a sizable chunk of carbon emissions, both form production and by nature of being a petroleum product.

It’s also flooding the natural environment with toxins and garbage that literally will not degrade for at least a thousand years. Plastic kills wildlife and destroys habitats. There is no upside, save for making big corporations even richer. Sorry to be blunt here, but once you realize just how nonsensical our widespread use of plastic is, it’s hard not to be more than a little annoyed by it.

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Made From Hemp

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Made From Hemp

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the health benefits of hemp related products, but what else can hemp do? You may be surprised to learn, that hemp is one of the most versatile plants on Earth, and it’s used for countless purposes, including more than a few that you probably never thought about.

In the US, hemp was just reintroduced as a legal crop not too long ago. Since then, the amount of uses for hemp has exploded. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to think that, in the coming years, the new and innovative uses for this remarkable plant will continue to grow.

How Green is Your Beer?

How Green is Your Beer?

Who doesn’t love beer? Thanks to the craft beer boom, people have access to an unprecedented selection of new types of beer from around the globe. New breweries are popping up every day, and people are taking a greater interest in their beer. But, what does this beersplosion mean for the environment? I’m sorry to say, it isn’t all good.

How Can CBD Help You

How Can CBD Help You

CBD is everywhere. Ever since it exploded in popularity, CBD products have been popping up in even the most unlikely places. So, why has this new cannabis product gained so much notoriety? What can CBD actually do?

Green Up Your Shave

Green Up Your Shave

When you think about reducing your impact on the environment, shaving isn’t something most people consider. That should probably change. Like many things, the modern way of doing it is clumsy, wasteful, and yes, destroying the environment one ridiculous multi-bladed shaving contraption at a time.

Thankfully, that doesn’t need to be the case, and a simple solution can be found in the not-so-distant past. You can get a better shave for less money, while still doing the right thing for the environment.

How To Make Your Coffee Habits More Sustainable

How To Make Your Coffee Habits More Sustainable

Sustainable living isn’t just about one thing or another. Giving up plastic straws is great, but it’s only one small mart of a much larger lifestyle change. Otherwise, you’re mostly making a hollow gesture to keep with the times.

Lifestyle change means you need to change the way you live –all of it– even your coffee habit. For a lot of people, the way they drink coffee is a disaster. They use disposable cups, drink low grade beans that weren’t sustainably farmed, and rely use other disposables, like filters. Even though the picture isn’t so great, there is a reasonable solution.

Ecosia: Plant Trees With Your Web Searches

Ecosia: Plant Trees With Your Web Searches

What if I told you that you could plant trees by searching for stuff on the internet? Sounds pretty ridiculous, right? But, that’s exactly what the Ecosia search engine does. They use the money they make as a search provider to plant trees around the world, and as you may know, tress are one of the best ways to fight climate change.

How Much Does Personal Responsibility Matter in Battling Climate Change?

How Much Does Personal Responsibility Matter in Battling Climate Change?

When it comes to fighting climate change, the debate over how much personal responsibility we all need to take for our own impact has gotten more than a little heated. No one has a clear cut answer where to draw the line, but there are a few points that are clear. Corporations are, without any doubt, the biggest offenders in producing greenhouse gasses. At the same time, out personal choices do matter. So, what can we do? How much difference will it really make? My personal take is; more than we think.

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Made From Hemp

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Made From Hemp

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the health benefits of hemp related products, but what else can hemp do? You may be surprised to learn, that hemp is one of the most versatile plants on Earth, and it’s used for countless purposes, including more than a few...

How Green is Your Beer?

How Green is Your Beer?

Who doesn’t love beer? Thanks to the craft beer boom, people have access to an unprecedented selection of new types of beer from around the globe. New breweries are popping up every day, and people are taking a greater interest in their beer. But, what does this...

How Can CBD Help You

How Can CBD Help You

CBD is everywhere. Ever since it exploded in popularity, CBD products have been popping up in even the most unlikely places. So, why has this new cannabis product gained so much notoriety? What can CBD actually do? First, unlike marijuana, CBD does not get you high....

Green Up Your Shave

Green Up Your Shave

When you think about reducing your impact on the environment, shaving isn’t something most people consider. That should probably change. Like many things, the modern way of doing it is clumsy, wasteful, and yes, destroying the environment one ridiculous multi-bladed...

How To Make Your Coffee Habits More Sustainable

How To Make Your Coffee Habits More Sustainable

Sustainable living isn’t just about one thing or another. Giving up plastic straws is great, but it’s only one small mart of a much larger lifestyle change. Otherwise, you’re mostly making a hollow gesture to keep with the times. Lifestyle change means you need to...

Ecosia: Plant Trees With Your Web Searches

Ecosia: Plant Trees With Your Web Searches

What if I told you that you could plant trees by searching for stuff on the internet? Sounds pretty ridiculous, right? But, that’s exactly what the Ecosia search engine does. They use the money they make as a search provider to plant trees around the world, and as you...

I'm Nick, a professional writer specializing in all things eco-friendly, green, and sustainable. Here, I share my tips and personal experience for reducing your personal footprint.

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