E-waste on the Rise

E-waste on the Rise Infographic

Tackling the Electronic Waste Problem Last year, the world produced nearly 54 million tons of electrical and electronic products, but only a fraction of it was reused, refurbished, or recycled. With a relatively short lifecycle, e-waste now litters dumpsites all over the world, exposing humans and the environment to toxic materials. Some eco-conscious offices use […]

DIY Playgrounds

DIY Playgrounds: A Healthier Way to Take the Structure Out of Play

A Healthier Way to Take the Structure Out of Play Back in the day, it seemed like the biggest hazard on a playground was a metal slide on a hot summer day. But as it turns out, many conventional playgrounds pose potential health risks to the people who play on them, with consequences much more […]

Put Down the Plastic

How to Move Away from Plastic Dependency Infographic

How to Move Away from Plastic Dependency Since plastics were first introduced to the U.S. during the mid-late 19th century, we’ve been dependent on the material for it’s versatility, convenience, and function. Currently, plastics are one of the most used materials on a volume basis in U.S. industrial and commercial life. Unfortunately, the sheer mass […]

The Power of Printing

The Power of Printing: 3D Printing Technology for the Modern Crafts Movement

3D Printing for the Modern Crafts Movement In the 1980s, most tech geeks were still busting their brains over how to develop personal computers and entertainment consoles for the masses. Little did the public know that in addition to the green MS-DOS screens and 8-bit video games entering the market, three decades later developments taking […]

Why Everyone Should Care About Rainwater Harvesting

Why Everyone Should Care About Rainwater Harvesting Infographic

(and How to Do It) Rain, rain, go away? Don’t be so quick to reject the water falling from the sky. Turns out harvesting rainwater is an ancient practice with loads of modern-day benefits. Here’s the lowdown on the practice, and how to put the rain that falls on your home to good use. What […]

Walkable Urbanism on the Rise

Walkable Urbanism on the Rise Infographic

Turning a metro space into a more walkable urban space, though costly, can reap benefits from economic growth to an increase in development. Walkable urban spaces have a higher amount of wealth and a larger number of college graduates than less walkable areas. From an increase in money spent per week to decreased crime rates—the benefits of walkability are […]

Green From the Inside Out

Green From the Inside Out –How to Make Sustainable Furniture Choices

How to Make Sustainable Furniture Choices For budget-conscious consumers, frequent movers, or first-time renters, furniture meant to stand the test of time doesn’t exactly sound feasible. A $30 coffee table, $200 bed frame, and $150 dresser may sound enticing, but as many of us have found out the hard way, these particleboard wonders weren’t exactly […]

Beyond the Bees’ Knees

How Colony Collapse Disorder affects our food supply Most people know that, in addition to stinging when angry, bees have a role to play in pollinating flowers. But many don’t realize that pollination work bees do affects the food supply, too. And as bees’ numbers continue to decline at an alarming rate, scientists are starting […]

Scaling Down: One Couple Builds a Tiny House

Scaling Down - Building a Tiny House - Follow One Couple's Journey

Swapping storage space and years of belongings for cramped quarters and just the essentials isn’t just about making a statement—it’s an overhaul to conventional living. Tiny homes, which typically clock in around 100 to 400 square feet, help homeowners drastically reduce their carbon footprint, ditch debt, and move closer to a life of self-sufficiency. Recently, […]

Here Comes The Sun: The Growth of Residential Solar Energy

Here Comes The Sun: The Growth of Residential Solar Energy Infographic

The earth receives more energy from the sun in 1 hour than is used in 1 year. With the rise in popularity of solar energy many homeowners have begun equipping their homes with solar panels.  In 2014,  it’s projected that new solar electric capacity will generate enough clean energy to power 1.13 million homes. From […]