Posts tagged environmental stewardship


A Fresh New Year!

The end of the year is always a time to reevaluate, reassess, and of course, make resolutions for the New Year. Smokers hope to finally kick the habit, couch potatoes invest in a gym membership, and some may even resolve to finally stop lending that deadbeat friend or relative money. Whether they have to do …

How Eating Eco-Friendly Makes You a Good American

It’s not often that patriotism and environmental consciousness are directly related–at least, not in the public eye. With that said, loving your country and taking care of its environment don’t have to be mutually exclusive when it comes to how you live or eat. Here are some ways that going green is good for the …

5 Reasons Your City Should Ban Wasteful Plastic Grocery Bags

102 billion. That’s how many plastic bags Americans use every year, according to the Clean Air Council. Another example of unnecessary waste, these bags pile up in landfills and litter the landscape. In response, local governments across the country have banned single-use plastic bags. Here are five reasons your city should do the same: 5 …

The Dinner Less Wasted: 10 Tips for More Efficient Eating

While we’re focusing on ending child hunger in America this month by participating in the Go Orange campaign, it might be a good idea to look at our own relationship with food. How can we search for constructive ways to feed the kids across the street when we can’t even manage our own food consumption? …

Can We Save the Environment With Gas-Free Cows?

When they speak and write about the greenhouse effect, environmental stewardship advocates these days tend to talk mainly about the emissions from cars, jets and factories. Those things are definitely important, and there’s a ton of work left to do. But has everybody forgotten about methane from cows? Remember when cow effluvia used to be …

15 Food Hacks That Would Do MacGyver Proud

For sustainable lifestyle devotees, finding alternate uses for pantry essentials like salt, vinegar, potatoes or cinnamon can be especially satisfying. When you take a standard ingredient and turn it into a cleaning agent, you’re saying no to harsh chemicals that can damage the environment. Finding one last use for that other half of the lemon …

10 Dietary Changes That Give You Big Health Benefits

One of the hidden benefits of a lifestyle built around environmental stewardship is that it results in some fantastic dietary changes. Think about it like this: when you eat organic veggies from a local farm, you’re definitely minimizing your environmental impact. But it also means that you’re avoiding the health consequences that come free with every …

Should You Be Eating More Bugs?

Patrick Crowley has a business plan that is . . . well, let’s just call it extremely novel. Crowley’s company, Chapul Inc., is dedicated to providing sustainable food to shoppers in the form of protein-rich energy bars. The bars contain wholesome, organic, energy-rich ingredients like agave nectar, dates, almond butter and coconut flakes. But where …