Animal cruelty continues to be a dilemma in the United States. Undercover detectives, journalists, and whistleblowers have reported these happenings in factory farms, meat production sites, and slaughterhouses, yet these abuses are still widespread.
With the development of groups like the Sierra Club and the celebration of Earth Day, most people understand our environment is changing. As the general public is wising up to the need to protect our natural world, corporations are feeling the push to evolve and adopt more sustainable business practices. However, it is more than just meeting their bottom line and making a profit. So, why is it important for companies to become more eco-friendly?
Resource conservation is the responsibility of individuals, small businesses, and large corporations alike. You can make a difference at the individual level in a number of ways, from reducing food waste and conserving water to making donations to organizations that are dedicated to conservation efforts.
Energy costs of trucking bulky items to Portland, sorting them in a mechanized facility, and shipping them to China where they might be turned into consumer items and resold to us, perhaps proudly bearing a “green” label, greatly exceed those of the local reuse and recycling of sixty years ago.
So how can we bring sustainable practices into rural parts of the country? Residents in rural areas can make small changes to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives, but can it be done on a larger scale as well? This article will explore the ways in which rural living and sustainability intersect, from sustainable communities to large-scale industrial farmsteads.
Have you ever wondered why you haven’t taken the solar power plunge? There are numerous reasons people put off switching to solar power, from misperceptions about the price and how energy is stored, to whether solar systems generate energy on cloudy days.
From mushrooms to cornstarch, a wide variety of organic materials are being pressed into service as eco-friendly packaging alternatives.
Although the number of environmental organizations, that continuously publish warnings is increasing, many companies are still reluctant on changing to a more green solution. However, the tech industry is one of the most forward-moving industries when it comes to sustainability and environmentally-friendly solutions.
It is difficult to understand how so many things can be kept in harmony in a dense forest without any form of communication. It is no wonder that researchers have discovered that plants, in particular trees, do actually “talk” to one another.
Sooner or later, it seems, any artist who uses imagery will want to paint birds. And why not of course? Birds are fascinating and changeable and exotic in more than a few hundred ways.