Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resource and his/her own resources.

5 Ways to Go Green with Mobile Apps

Wed, 2013-03-06 09:33

There’s an app for that! How many times have you heard that in response to a solution you were seeking? In today’s smartphone-obsessed society, there isn’t much that can’t be researched, simplified, and accomplished using a mobile app. Environmental consciousness is no exception. The development of green apps is making it easier for us to measure, evaluate, and reduce our impact on the planet based on data available through a mobile device.

Energy Saving Transportation Practices

Fri, 2013-03-01 09:52

With constant price fluctuations at the gas pump, it is more important than ever to engage in energy saving transportation practices. While the type of vehicle you drive is important in determining the amount of fuel your vehicle uses, there are various methods that drivers can take to save both energy and money. The following tips are based on an assumed fuel price of $3.75/gallon. 

"Think before you sink."

Reduce Aggressive Driving Tendencies

Everblue's Movie Guide to Sustainability Part 2

Fri, 2013-02-22 09:48

I was recently able to attend a movie viewing of the documentary “Switch.” The focus of this film was to highlight all of our current and future viable fuel sources; the narrator discussed the pros and cons of each of these fuels. The overarching goal of this film was to figure out how and when we as a species will make the transition, or “switch,” from fossil fuels as our primary fuel sources to clean and renewable energy. The movie was a great tool in breaking down the debate between fossil fuels and renewable energy, and I recommend everyone see it.

Innovation in Sustainability

Fri, 2013-02-08 11:20

Most of us know the narrative that guides the typical sustainability discussion. More often than not, it can be summated by everyone’s favorite three-step process: reduce, reuse, recycle. Don’t get me wrong – that’s certainly not a bad thing. These three words stand as a catchy, assonant reminder for the easiest ways we can stymie our wastefulness. That said, they only represent a surface-level explanation of all the incredible things going on in sustainability circles right now.

5 Ways to Reduce Waste

Thu, 2013-01-31 10:29

If being kinder and gentler to the planet is on your list of things to accomplish this year, then a focus on one simple word may help get you started: REDUCE. Read further to find out five inexpensive and practical ways to kick off an eco-friendly New Year – using less!

1. Eliminate some of the paper in your life.

Everblue's Movie Guide to Sustainability

Thu, 2013-01-31 10:27

Sustainability - it’s a term everyone is talking about. From corporations to the federal government, our culture is quickly adopting sustainability as a way of life. Additionally, a number of environmentally-conscious movies and documentaries will be released to the public in the near future, further allowing sustainability to gain traction in the mainstream.

A Sustainable Resolution for 2013

Thu, 2013-01-10 14:24

Have you made your New Year’s Resolution yet? No pressure, but it’s that time of year! A chance to reflect on lessons learned. A chance to improve in the coming year. Feeling overwhelmed? Whether you are a fan of New Year goal setting or not, there is one simple commitment worth making in 2013 that will benefit your sense of well-being, the planet, and your pocketbook.

3 Ways To Minimize The Water-Energy Nexus Problem

Fri, 2012-12-21 17:38

Water and energy are intertwined. Energy production requires water, and supplying water to the general population requires energy. The conservation and proper management of these resources are imperative to maintaining a balance between energy demand and limited resources.

When tasked with finding a solution, one thing comes to mind: energy conservation. The key is to start changing the perception of “green” and “sustainability” by encouraging consumers to view these as strategies aimed at energy efficiency and cost savings.

12 Myths About Sustainability for 12/12/2012

Wed, 2012-12-12 18:11

In honor of 12/12/2012, Everblue wanted to dispel the top 12 myths associated with sustainability and green training.

MYTH 1: Nobody knows what sustainability really means.

FACT: The definition determined by the 1987 United Nations Conference coined sustainability as a way to “meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” The definition is really simple, and it can apply to a wide range of things from Fortune 500 companies to the government, and even single-family households.

20 Ways to Save Energy This Holiday Season

Fri, 2012-11-30 10:02

While the holiday season is a time for celebration and reflection, it is also one of the most expensive times of the year. Between purchasing gifts, entertaining, and decorating, the financial burden is high. With energy usage largely contributing to seasonal costs, there are numerous ways to save both energy and money this holiday season.