environmental sustainability

How to make your love life green and sustainable

Article: How to make your love life green and sustainable

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day coming up tomorrow, April 22nd, we had a chat with Stefanie Iris Weiss about her new book Eco Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable.

How does going green improve your sex life?

If your sex life has gone stale, greening it up instantly relights the spark. Green is healthy, and being healthy automatically grants you a superior sex life. You’ll have more stamina, a heightened libido, a slim, sexy body. What could be better?

How can you make dating more green?

When prepping for a date, use paraben-free products made from USDA-certified organic ingredients, or even better, go DIY and make your own. When it comes to the traditional dinner date, choose restaurants that serve locally grown, organic, sustainable and fair-trade food. Try a vegan or vegetarian restaurant or a homemade feast of raw or vegan food to seduce your lover. And when you’re on your way to meet your date, opt for public transportation, bike, or walk to your rendezvous point. Leave the car at home — you can find a new version of the back seat if you get that far.

Criminal Gangs Plunder the Planet for Quick Profit

Article: Criminal Gangs Plunder the Planet for Quick Profit

VIENNA, Austria, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – Organized environmental crime is a serious and growing threat across the world, according to a new report by the undercover Environmental Investigation Agency. The London-based NGO today presented its report to a United Nations meeting on transborder organized crime in Vienna with an urgent call for action. The…

$1 Million Will Enhance Pittsburgh Parks, Trees, Trails

Article: $1 Million Will Enhance Pittsburgh Parks, Trees, Trails

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, September 23, 2008 (ENS) – On the occasion of Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday, the state of Pennsylvania will invest $1 million to enhance parks, plant trees and improve trails in the Pittsburgh region, an industrial center that is now in the process of growing greener. The million dollar announcement made by Department of Conservation…

Robert Redford's Energy Position

Article: Robert Redford's Energy Position

Robert Redford has been an advocate for environmental sustainability for a long time. He has dedicated his life to promoting responsible solutions to the climate crisis. Recently, Robert Redford has chosen to focus on the topic of energy; you will find some of the possible reasons for his choice in the paragraph below. A major…

The Greenest House In Harlem

Article: The Greenest House In Harlem

Solar Panels On The Roof Discover this great New York City townhouse that was recently renovated in accordance with the LEED standard of environmental sustainability. In the middle of Harlem, this townhouse pioneers low carbon footprint dynamics in one of the most famous cities in the world. Featuring solar panels on the roof for power…

New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

Article: New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

ALBANY, New York, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – New York’s First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson Thursday unveiled the first installation of solar panels at the Governor’s Mansion, a step toward reducing the mansion’s energy consumption and pollution. The first solar panels were installed over the pool house, and they will produce 3.5 kilowatts of energy.…

Self-cleaning Paint Uses Light to Cleanse Walls

Article: Self-cleaning Paint Uses Light to Cleanse Walls

CORAL GABLES, Florida, April 27, 2008 (ENS) – It sounds like something out of a householder’s fantasy – walls covered with self-cleaning paint that repels dirt and grime. But this new kind of paint is a reality now being tested on the walls of research lab at the University of Miami College of Engineering. The…

Point/Counterpoint: C2C Home Design Contest and Construction

Article: Point/Counterpoint: C2C Home Design Contest and Construction

The first (and so far, only) Cradle-to-Cradle home, which we profiled yesterday, caused quite a green stir. Not only did it feature a plethora of green design features, it was architecturally adventurous and forward-looking. It was designed to be built outside Roanoke, Virginia, (in a suburb called Gainsboro) though, and in order for the home…