The Omnibus Land Act of 2009 is a collection of over 150 public land bills that were reported from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during the last Congress for which there had not been unanimous consent.
In recent years, I’ve seen a slow, quiet trend emerge. The once popular McMansions are giving way to more sustainable living — homes that are smaller, require less energy and lives compatibly with the environment.
100 million trees are sacrificed every year to produce bulk mail in America. The production and disposal of junk mail uses more energy than three million cars. California spends half a million dollars annually to dispose of the direct mail discs that come from AOL. The numbers are scary.
Everything from driving, taking showers, where and how your groceries are transported, how much you use your washing machine and the products you use leaves a significant carbon footprint. But you can offset your carbon footprint by taking these steps.
According to Stop the Traffik, almost half of the world’s chocolate is made from cocoa that is grown in Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa and “an estimated 12,000 children have been traffiked into cocoa farms in Cote d’Ivoire.”
It’s that time of the year again, when retailers discount Halloween costumes, candy, and paraphernalia and advertise Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah specials. For those that are still on your holiday gift-giving list, show them you love them and the environment with these presents.
As earth friendly products become more mainstream, more eco-products are being introduced that you can easily replace your current non eco-friendly products with.
For 1 ton of virgin office and printing paper, 24 mature trees are sacrificed. For 1 ton of virgin newsprint paper, 12 mature trees are cut down. If you think about how much paper is used around the world every day, the amount of trees that are lost is staggering.
There are quite a few eco-friendly schools that are cropping up across the country. While trying to provide first-rate quality education, these schools are setting up classrooms and facilities that are environmentally sustainable.
There are a lot of beauty products that are simply perfect for holiday gift-giving, but the following gift ideas are perfect for those eco-savvy women in your life. These gifts are not only worthy of the beautiful women on your list; they’re eco-friendly, too!