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.

Earth-Friendly Stories Get Children into Going Green

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:22

Green is more than a color these days.

Three terrific new books can help youngsters understand and embrace concepts contained within the new meaning of “green.”

“The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling“ by Alison Inches is part of a series called “Little Green Books.” With lively illustrations by Pete Whitehead, it’s told in diary form from the point of view of a personable crude-oil blob, turned bottle, turned fleece sweatshirt for an astronaut, the little book is packed with information. 

An Environmental Look Back on New York

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:06

Did you know that Hoboken was originally an Island separated from the NJ mainland? Did you know that the first European settlers in the NY area had trouble landing their ships in Manhattan because there were too many whales in the Hudson River?

What Can You Do?

Wed, 2009-09-23 22:54

It’s always interesting to speak with people about energy conservation and liberating America from its energy dependence. Last night, I attended a wine party in my neighborhood, and the conversation invariably turned to politics and energy. Once I tell people that we have created a company aimed at improving quality of life (sustainable development) and liberating America from its disastrous dependence on foreign oil (resource efficiency), people usually get excited.

How Green is Your College?

Wed, 2009-09-23 22:28

I was in line at a restaurant in Austin and two guys behind me were debating how much electricity an LED night light draws. The reason they were arguing is because one of the guys is a university student, and he leaves an LED night light plugged in. His roommate disapproved and says that he is wasting energy. So the guy with the night light pointed out that his roommate’s laptop, which was on all night, draws at least 10 times the power of his LED light.