environmental impact

The island of misfit toys

The island of misfit toys

photo by: hyperscholar When it comes to breaking up with an old, used, or dysfunctional sex toy, dumping it at the dump isn’t the most environmentally friendly thing you can do. A lot of toys are made of plastics and PVC, which never really go away, so tossing it (and its batteries) in your trash-can,…

What a long, strange trip: lifecycle assessment

What a long, strange trip: lifecycle assessment

If someone asks you “Where did your t-shirt come from?” you’re likely to respond with the name of a store or online shop. Eco-adventurer David de Rothschild isn’t satisfied with such answers, though, and has traveled the globe looking for information about the sources, and environmental impact, of the things we buy daily. de Rothschild’s…

Green Job Details

Green Job Details

There has been ample discussion about the need for Green Jobs in the Obama Administration’s stated plans for the U.S. economy. What exactly is a green job? If you boiled down the basic definition of Green Jobs, you would find the following maxim; a green job is any job where the environmental impact involved in…

Green Furniture

Green Furniture

Green furniture makes you and the planet more comfortable. Buying sustainable furnishings really makes a huge difference in your environment. Think of all the numberless materials that are required to make furniture, now imagine the pollution that would damage the environment if the materials were not harvested and made in a sustainable fashion. There are…