Over at GOOD magazine, July’s 30-day Challenge is to Waste Less. (Twitter hashtag: #30daysofgood) Here at GRACE, we've been having a great time checking out the the GOOD staff updates and the responses to the questions they've been putting to t
If you have a lot of parties (especially kid parties), this kit could help you party more sustainably with durable, resusable contents that can go from party to party.
Every day, we all rely on water for a wide variety of uses around the house, inside and out. According to the EPA, you use 50 gallons of water a day on average. There are a lot of ways to save water around the house. Read more to find out.
Our water resources aren't endless. We need to protect and conserve them, especially since the average American water footprint, or the total amount of water is nearly twice the world's average.
A collection of tools like water calculators, xeriscape instructions and irrigation guides that can help you figure out how to conserve and use water more efficiently.
You may not realize it, but when you use energy, you're
also using water indirectly - lots of it!
It takes a significant amount of water to create energy. Water is used to cool steam electric power plants - fueled by coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power - and is required to generate hydropower. Water is also used in great quantities during f
Here are some other great websites with water education resources and water footprint calculators for students, teachers and communities.
So far, 2011 has been a tough year for scandal-prone California agribusiness giant, Roll Global, parent company of bottled water brand FIJI Water, among others. After all the bad press last year, it’s not unexpected that the corporation might w
For Earth Day, the Ecocentric team examines two ways children are involved in the environmental movement: corporate greenwashing aimed at kids, from fun-shaped water bottles to a coloring book featuring a fracking-themed dinosaur, and green media pro
November 15 is America Recycles Day. Find fun facts, activities and more about recycling. And make sure you recycle every day.
Did you know that food scraps, junk mail and paper products make up about 30% of our garbage? Would you love an easy and fun (no joke) way to reduce this garbage, plus recycle natural fibers, paper towels, and more?
Composting is a simple, non-sti
New York City has a plastic bag recycling program. Great, but getting city residents to kick their disposable bag habit is going to take a lot more than that. Is it time for the city to start restricting single-use bags?
Surfboard shaper Kevin Cunningham is sick of all the trash on the beach, so he’s going to create a series of surfboards made entirely out of plastic and other garbage that washes up on the shore.
Outdoor concerts and summertime go together. Imagine the scene - the band is loud, the weather is hot, there are throngs of people dancing, singing and sweating. Down around your feet is a sea of plastic bottles and trash. Indoor venues can be just
I have a pretty good arrangement with my roommate: he likes to cook and I like to eat what he cooks. So how come every time I eat his food I cringe?
We are all looking for happiness. Is it possible that it’s as close as the end of our forks? Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey, MD, whose new book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized
What is a sustainable dinner party? Much like a typical dinner party, there will be good friends, delectable cuisine and stimulating conversation, but with a focus on the plate in front of you and the issues that surround it.
By taking simple steps to reduce your water use at home you can quickly be on your way to saving gallons − and dollars − every day!
The American dream might be to live in a big house with an emerald green lawn in front and a shimmering pool out back. From a water conservation standpoint, this is more like a nightmare than a dream!
Water shows up everywhere and expresses its diversity in many ways. Its latest appearance arrives in an art exhibit called the "Value of Water: Sustaining A Green Planet" at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Almost every activity or daily routine that happens in the home bathroom uses a large quantity of water. You use more water in the bathroom than in all of the other rooms combined! This is where you shower, shave, wash hands, brush teeth and flush t
Kitchen and food preparation, we spend much of our lives at home in the kitchen, the major hub of activity. Saving water in the kitchen will play a big part in reducing your water consumption at home. Read more to find out.
Our water supplies are limited. More than half of that outdoor water is used for watering lawns and gardens. You can reduce your outdoor water consumption by taking a few simple steps. So tighten those taps, eliminate those leaks and use water wisely