Summer has arrived and all the beach-goers have probably seen them hiding in the sand with their butts ever so slightly peeking out -cigarette butts littering our shorelines. Most people are aware of the health risks associated with smoking cigarettes. However, they often forget the environment implications.
If small everyday actions have lead us to the current environmental state we are in, then maybe small everyday actions can just as easily reverse the damage. How can you possibly make a difference? In 20 minutes, my husband I were able to pick up all this trash that would have otherwise polluted our oceans […]
It’s “trash” week here on Good Girl Gone Green, so turn up the volume and let this trashy party begin! Sorry for the background noise, it was a clearly a windy day!
Did you know that 60,000 plastic water bottles are disposed of in landfills daily in the United States alone? To me that is a frightening number. That is a lot of plastic just sitting in a pile somewhere. Plastic water bottles negatively impact our planet to a greater extent than just sitting in a landfill […]
Everywhere we look—from food containers to DVD packaging to the insides of our cars—we see plastic. It seems almost impossible to escape, but is there a way to reduce our plastic consumption? Yes, we can recycle the plastic we use, but it is actually downcycled. Every time plastic is recycled, it gets weaker. Therefore, we […]
I always try to conserve as much water as possible during any given day. Some days, it can easier than others, but I figure every bit helps. Don’t get me wrong, some of the items on the list will be a challenge, yes even for me, while others are an everyday occurrence. 20 ways to […]
Every day, people dispose of billions of tons of trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American typically produces an astonishing 4.4 lbs (2 kg) of trash a day, which translates to 1600 lbs (725 kg) a year. You may wonder where all this trash goes. It disappears from our curb side, but […]
Where do your fruits and veggies come from? It is amazing to me how today we are “fortunate” enough to have access to any type of food, no matter the time of year. We eat berries and cucumbers in the middle of winter; we can have oranges in the summer. Now take a step back and […]