We all want to do the right thing when we throw out our trash. And that trash, unless it is composted or recycled, goes to a landfill. EPA requires that landfills block out air, moisture, and sunlight, all essential ingredients for proper biograding (and.
We don’t usually think about toilet paper until it runs out, but we should. Its ubiquitous presence and low cost misrepresent the dramatic and irreversible toll it is taking on our boreal forests. As with paper towels discussed last week, those forests are also.
Clean, white, absorbent paper towels are a mainstay in most kitchens, but they come at an environmental, if not financial, cost. In the US, much of the fiber likely comes from boreal forests in Canada… mature trees cut down for the purpose. While some.
We spent a number of weeks last year discussing the danger of plastics in their production, use, and disposal. We emphasized our personal responsibilities for alleviating the problem. Unfortunately, the problem is likely to grow bigger in the near future. Major oil companies, facing.
The pet food industry is big business—we spend about $25 billion on it every year, with about the same caloric value as all the food eaten annually in France. Advertising has tried to convince us that our pets can’t possibly live healthy lives without.
We Americans love our pets, and our lives are deeply enriched by their presence. Together, we care for some 163 million dogs and cats—and they have their own unique carbon paw prints. The most important contributor is the food we feed them. Because so.
This Sunday the Care of Creation Committee will be hosting a meal made from ingredients as many as possible locally grown and the production of which is low in carbon generation. Being locally grown means fewer emissions in transportation and likely in production itself. .
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we throw away 25% more trash than at any other time of year, about a million extra tons according to the EPA. That includes everything from wrapping paper, holiday decorations, packaging, and older items like cell phones and computers, dumped.
Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb, patented in 1880, was the mainstay of lighting for over a century. It changed the way the world worked and lived… and destroyed a lot of sleep in the process. For the past decade, though, a quiet revolution in.
The EPA has estimated that, on average, Americans throw away about 75 pounds of textiles a year, a 750 percent increase over the past fifty or so years. Most of this is clothing, driven by the so-called “fast fashion” industry that produces low cost.