Archive for sustainability SmartBlogs
If you’re getting ready to clean your kitchen, you’re probably ready to break out the bottle of brightly covered liquid stored in the utility area.
Do you ever wonder exactly what’s in that bottle? If it’s an eco-friendly cleaner, the package, which usually has a bunch of logos on it and friendly looking bunnies and leaves, typically claims: “This cleaner is greener, safer for the environment, or is concentrated to use less packaging.” It’s an example of what is called “environmentally responsible chemistry,” but what does that mean anyway?[…] Continue Reading »
Finding sustainably raised or caught fish in our global seafood marketplace can be complicated, but it is not hard. Taking the time to learn the differences and possible environmental impacts of the fish you are buying, cooking and serving can help ensure you are getting the fish species you paid for, and that the product you bought was raised or caught using the most sustainable practices possible.[…] Continue Reading »
Ten thousand people from 86 countries have gathered for Greenbuild in Washington, D.C., this week where the theme is “monumental green.” And that was certainly hammered home by Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and one of the founders of the US Green Building Council during his plenary address.
First: Green, lots and lots of green
Some say LEED, USGBC’s is losing its allure, particularly as alternative rating systems for sustainably designed and built buildings proliferate, including the Living Building Challenge, Green Globes and others.[…] Continue Reading »