To save water while waiting for hot water, you can cluster the tasks that require hot water so it doesn’t have to send a new batch every time. Even better, insulate your home’s water pipes or switch over to a tankless system.
Questions & Answers About Our Environment
Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.
More than 140 different intentional communities based around sustainability are in operation across the U.S., including Ecovillage at Ithaca (pictured here) which started in the early 1990s.
Showers typically use less water than baths, but only if the bather doesn’t linger under the spray for too long and if he has a newer model — that is, more efficient — shower head.
If you factor in the carbon emissions associated with producing and delivering the extra food required to feed a rider of a conventional bicycle, charging up an e-bike from your grid-based electrical outlet may be better for the environment.
The cardboard you recycle likely makes a 12,000-mile, fossil-fuel-spewing loop at sea (to China and back) in its journey of rebirth…
Legalizing pot would have several benefits for the environment, from getting rid of illegal toxic grow sites on public lands to opening the door for widespread production of hemp as a crop in the future.
Most of us assume that train travel—whether for getting around town, commuting to work or for long hauls—is the most eco-friendly mass transit “mode,” but actually the bus may be even better…
Good indoor air quality is key to a good night’s sleep and overall healthy living, so do what you can reduce off-gassing furniture and paint and get your HVAC vents cleaned…