Do One Thing: Switch to Greener Brand of Toilet Tissue

April 24, 2014 1 Comment
Do One Thing: Switch to Greener Brand of Toilet Tissue

You know that extra-soft toilet paper that cartoon bears adore wiping their bums with? I recently learned that 98 percent of the pulp used to make it comes from virgin wood. Apparently, the “good stuff” used to be made with recycled office paper – but more offices are going paperless. American consumers prefer the luxury […]

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Natural Allergy Remedies

April 22, 2014 5 Comments
Natural Allergy Remedies

I’ve heard on the news several times within the past few weeks that this is going to be a doozy of an allergy season for sufferers. Indeed, this past week has been remarkably rough for me – constant sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and serious fatigue. Because I suffer from year-round allergies, I take a daily […]

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Green News For The Weekend Volume 355

April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Green News For The Weekend Volume 355

IPCC concludes: Renewable energy shift is a must Conclusions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s are simple: rapid shifts to renewable energy are needed to avert catastrophic global warming. Will we continue to do nothing? Probably. Seed-Starting: a DIY Guide to Growing Your Own Flowers, Vegetables & Herbs Seed starting isn’t complicated or messy […]

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10 Reasons You Don’t Need a Grass Lawn

April 16, 2014 2 Comments
10 Reasons You Don’t Need a Grass Lawn

Is your yard brown from a harsh winter? Good. Here are 10 reasons why you should stop fussing over your lawn and let it die. 1. Grass lawns waste water. No surprise here. According to the EPA, 30 to 60 percent of urban fresh water is used for watering lawns — and due to poor […]

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Choosing Green Burial

April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Choosing Green Burial

Green burial isn’t a new topic on The Good Human, but there have been a few new options introduced in recent years, so we thought it was time for a refresher. As David Quilty wrote in 2008, according to National Geographic, each year, along with our loved ones, United States cemeteries bury 30 million board […]

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Is carbon capture the answer?

April 9, 2014 2 Comments
Is carbon capture the answer?

The U.N. is expected to release a study later this week that strongly states world powers are running out of time to slash their usage of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed upon limits on global warming, according to Reuters. The 29-page draft says “nations will have to impose drastic curbs on their still […]

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