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7 of the biggest eco-friendly and green living myths

When you decide to go green and adopt a sustainable lifestyle, you might think that some of the biggest steps you can take in the right direction are doing things like buying a hybrid car, dropping meat from your diet or using eco-friendly products. But over the years, we have been inundated with “green” messages that are easily taken for granted, and some of them are filled with misinformation. So to help you go green the right way, here is a list of seven of the biggest sustainable living myt...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Environment, Features, Green, Plastic, LED lighting, Vegetarian, Green Appliances, Ev, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sustainable Living, Energy Efficient, Eco-friendly Myths, Green Living Myths, Joenomias Silviarita Frank Habel Pexels Jasmine


9 sustainable living tips to take from our grandparents

Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived in a simpler time, and we aren’t just talking about technology. During the Great Depression, many rural areas didn’t have running water or electricity, and things like proper refrigeration, freezers and air conditioning were a luxury. What’s more, big-box chains and massive supermarkets didn’t exist, and you didn’t have the option of throwing a pre-packaged meal into a microwave or hitting a drive-thru for lunch. Many modern conveniences are great, ...
Tags: Cooking, Garden, Gardening, Design, Environment, Features, Conservation, Recipes, Food Waste, Waste, Bright Ideas, Eco-inspiration, Sustainable Eating, Reduce, Strawberry Shortcake, Minimalism


Trilobites: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

You don’t want your tree to end up in a landfill. Let it have a second life as compost, a barrier for erosion or food for goats.
Tags: News, Christmas, Christmas Trees, Sustainable Living, Recycling of Waste Materials, Waste Materials and Disposal


Unbuttoned: The Biggest Fake News in Fashion

Untangling the origins of a myth repeated so often that no one thought to question it.
Tags: News, Textiles, Fisher, Eileen, Fashion and apparel, Sustainable Living, Rumors and Misinformation, Global Fashion Agenda, Your-feed-fashion, Biggest Fake News


Couple transform old army truck into 72-square-foot off-grid home on wheels

When Tom and Sophie felt the need to travel, they knew they wanted to do it on their own terms. After years of searching for a potential home on wheels that would allow them to travel the world, they finally found their dream home: an old army truck. After purchasing the olive-green lorry, the ambitious couple went about crafting a beautiful off-grid tiny home on wheels that fit their adventurous lifestyle. Tom explains that it was love at first sight when he found the old vehicle on eBay. Aft...
Tags: Europe, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Tiny House, Off Grid Living, Tom, Sophie, Minimalist Living, Sustainable Living, Tiny Homes on Wheels, Tiny Home Living


This freewheeling Army truck-turned-tiny home is a labor of love

Most tiny homes are models of efficiency but one British metal worker has redefined the idea, converting an old Army truck into a mobile tiny home that comes with a bed, a sofa, a shower, and a beer garden. The post This freewheeling Army truck-turned-tiny home is a labor of love appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Army, Smart Home, Tiny Home, Off-grid, Sustainable Living, Mad Scientist, Lorry Life


Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: What’s the Greener Choice?

Here’s a look at the central claims — and the common misconceptions — in that debate.
Tags: News, Christmas, Christmas Trees, Sustainable Living, Agriculture and Farming, Land Use Policies, Recycling of Waste Materials, National Christmas Tree Assn


Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Is the Greener Choice?

Here’s a look at the central claims — and the common misconceptions — in that debate.
Tags: News, Christmas, Christmas Trees, Sustainable Living, Agriculture and Farming, Land Use Policies, Recycling of Waste Materials, National Christmas Tree Assn


What if Holidays Could Save the Planet?

After a year (or two) of natural disasters, some people are rethinking what it means to be green and charitable during the holiday season.
Tags: News, Christmas, Gifts, Hanukkah, Philanthropy, Central Park Conservancy, Sustainable Living


Domains: Meet the Plantfluencers

In a world of climate change, creating a biome of one’s own.
Tags: News, Social Media, Millennial Generation, Sill, The, Sustainable Living, Flowers and Plants, Gardens and Gardening


Goods Mart: A 7-Eleven for All You Organic People

Rachel Krupa, a publicist, wants to hit pause on the Amazon Dash button.
Tags: Amazon, News, Ny, Rachel, Krupa, Shopping and Retail, Sustainable Living, Convenience Stores, SoHo (Manhattan, Rachel Krupa


Dunkin Donuts home runs on coffee

We knew coffee had some magical powers over our productivity, but we had no idea it could also make our homes more efficient. Dunkin Donuts, the popular coffee, donut, and bagel chain recently unveiled a 275-square-foot “Home That Runs on Dunkin” — a tiny house powered completely by recycled coffee grounds. As part of a collaboration between Dunkin Donuts and builder New Frontier Tiny Home, the house was constructed on a trailer for easy transport, and aesthetically inspired by Dunkin Donuts’...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, Sustainability, Sustainable Energy, All, Dunkin Donuts, Dunkin, Coffee Grounds, Sustainable Living, New Frontier Tiny Home, Actress Olivia Wilde


Contemporary Sustainable Home Designs with Eco – Ideas Inspirations

The clean and green sustainable living space that we can see in this landscape was indicate the best space for living with our family and the secure space from disaster. Today, after Japan earthquake and tsunami, mostly country (especially the society) was tried to change the concept of their home into sustainable and safe for their family to living back in their home. Actually, if we want a best space for living and being safe from disaster we can try to start from our self and from our home. W...
Tags: Books, Japan, Architecture, Living Space, Building Construction, Sustainable Living, Design Inspirations, Construction Safety


Wendell Berry’s Right Kind of Farming

Agricultural choices must be made by these inescapable standards: the ecological health of the farm and the economic health of the farmer.
Tags: News, United States, American Farm Bureau Federation, Local Food, Dairy Products, Factory Farming, Berry, Wendell, Sustainable Living, Agriculture and Farming, International Trade and World Market, Farm Bill (US, Wendell Berry 's Right Kind of Farming


Is Your Salad Habit Good for the Planet?

Popular fast-casual chains brag of sustainability, as customers toss their compostable and recyclable bowls into the trash with wild abandon.
Tags: News, Compost, Sweetgreen, Sustainable Living, Recycling of Waste Materials, Waste Materials and Disposal, Containers and Packaging


This tiny house produced in the Alps opens up to the skies

Tiny homes are all the rage in Europe and a small French company is manufacturing transportable tiny homes with solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and a roof that can open up to the skies. The post This tiny house produced in the Alps opens up to the skies appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Europe, Trends, Alps, Smart Home, Tiny Home, Sustainable Living, Optinid


The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores

As big supermarkets struggle, a new crop of local groceries are innovating to serve niche audiences and advance social causes.
Tags: News, United States, Innovation, Salvation Army, NADA, Sustainable Living, Supermarkets and Grocery Stores, Farmhouse Market, DMG Foods


How a 9-Year-Old Boy’s Statistic Shaped a Debate on Straws

“It is honestly a little surprising,” said Milo Cress, 17. His research as an elementary school student in 2011 has been widely cited. Is it accurate?
Tags: News, Straw, Sustainable Living, News and News Media, Milo Cress


Bringing Farming Back to Nature

The agroecology movement is gaining adherents around the globe and could transform the way we grow food.
Tags: Food, News, Pesticides, Biodiversity, Politics And Government, Sustainable Living, Agriculture and Farming, Labor and Jobs


You can drive away in this tiny home, converted from a 1966 Greyhound bus

For Jessie Lipskin, it was love at first sight when she discovered a 1966 Greyhound bus up for auction on eBay, which she planned to convert into a fully mobile tiny home, registered as an RV. The post You can drive away in this tiny home, converted from a 1966 Greyhound bus appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Smart Home, Tiny Home, Sustainable Living, Greyhound Bus, Jessie Lipskin


The Plastic Straw Is Losing Status as New York’s Big Sipper

The city hasn’t outlawed it, but many restaurants and cafes — concerned about the environment — are replacing it with paper, metal or no straw at all.
Tags: New York, News, Restaurants, New York City, Environment, Plastics, Sustainable Living, Coffeehouses


Stop Calling Washington a Swamp. It’s Offensive to Swamps.

Our government could learn a thing or two about efficiency and cooperation from America’s wetlands.
Tags: News, Washington, America, Wetlands, Sustainable Living


Basics: A Population That Pollutes Itself Into Extinction (and It’s Not Us)

Gorging on glucose, bacteria in a petri dish died in their own acidic waste, a sign of the perpetual struggle in nature between cooperation and selfishness.
Tags: News, Research, Bacteria, Microbiology, Gore, Jeff, Sustainable Living, Nature Ecology and Evolution (Journal, Acids


This charming old-fashioned caravan tiny house is 100% self sustaining

This caravan tiny house is a blast from the past. Designed and constructed by father-and-son builders Nick and Aaron Troisi (The Unknown Craftsmen), the tiny home on wheels is 100 percent self-sufficient. The wandering caravan includes a curved roof, custom woodwork and round windows. The home also has LED lighting, and it’s designed to operate completely off-grid. The home’s exterior is clad in pine panels painted red. A deck, built with raw-cut wooden logs, leads to the charming curved door....
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, LED lighting, NICK, Sustainable, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home, Reclaimed Wood, Sustainable Living, Home-on-wheels, Reclaimed Building Materials, Steve Areen, Old Time Caravan, The Unknown Craftsmen


Solar-powered house in Ontario redefines sustainable living in the wilderness

This remote cottage, nestled deep in a thick forest 160 miles from Toronto, Canada, allows for sustainable living deep within its wooded surroundings. It occupies a quiet lakeside site and functions as a weekend retreat for the architect’s family. The project was conceived by architect Kelly Doran and designed by his non-profit, MASS Design Group, which is known for innovative, sustainable projects like the Butaro Hospital in Rwanda. The 2,500-square-foot home has a simple layout, with the po...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Green Building, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Hiroshima, Rwanda, Ontario, Green Architecture, Cottage, Naoto Fukasawa, Toronto Canada, Jasper Morrison, Sustainable Living


Rechargeable Batteries

We had a Bush 14 inch TV when I was a kid. We were probably one of a dozen houses that had TV. Our house used to be filled with people during cricket matches and on Sunday evenings, specially because we had an Exide1 12V car battery and our TV had a 12v DC input pin. So cricket regardless of power-cuts. It was a refurbished battery. My father had acquired a home charger for it which was rare then. Once a week we would use the hydrometer to check the charge levels in each cell and then add disti...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Panasonic, Dc, AAA, Bush, Ac, Li, Eneloop, Sustainable Living, AAA Eneloops, AA Eneloop, AAA Eneloop, Eneloop Ocean, Philips Radio, Lithium Iron Phosphate


Thinking About Having a ‘Green’ Funeral? Here’s What to Know

A typical American funeral usually involves a few hallmarks we’ve come to expect. But how necessary are those embellishments?
Tags: News, Cemeteries, Sustainable Living, Funerals and Memorials, Embalming


High Times Beckon for Using Hemp to Build Houses

Widely used in other countries, a variety of the cannabis plant is providing contractors with more efficient construction materials for houses and other structures.
Tags: News, California, Marijuana, Canada, Hemp, Sustainable Living, Agriculture and Farming, Building (Construction


There’s No Place Like Home, Especially if It’s Made of Hemp

Widely used in other countries, a variety of the cannabis plant is providing contractors with more efficient construction materials for houses and other structures.
Tags: News, California, Marijuana, Canada, Hemp, Sustainable Living, Agriculture and Farming, Building (Construction


A Greener, More Healthful Place to Work

Biophilic buildings aim not just to leave a minimal carbon footprint but also to promote the health of those who live and work there.
Tags: News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sustainable Living, Anxiety and Stress, Trees and Shrubs, Psychology and Psychologists, Biorhythms, Biology and Biochemistry