Simple tips to reduce waste while traveling by car or plane.Read More
Raising children is always a personal choice and a personal journey. You, the parent knows what best, but what better way to start teaching your kids how to take care of the environment by raising them with green living in mind. #gogreenliverichRead More
While some of our elected officials are only in office at a minimum of 2 years, the bills and laws they pass have greater impact. In fact, many of the rules and regulations we follow now were passed even before many of us were born so it is imperative that we make our voices heard if not for us now, but for our children and grandchildren. Do you want your children to be drinking tainted water, do you want your children to be nourished by plastic, do you want your children to never be able to enjoy the great outdoors? Stay active. Be informed. Vote Green.Read More
It's kind of sad that we stop talking about alternative forms of energy when gas prices are down. A few years ago when gas prices were in the $4 range, there was always a story about how to reduce it, how to buy a hybrid, etc. People complained. Hummers stopped being popular. Hybrids were the thing. Everyone called for better mileage. Now, not everyone cares so much, but this shouldn't stop us. There are millions of cars available today and you have the choice and the power to decide what is best for you, but what is also best for the environment.Read More
Bringing your own shopping bags is probably the top tip when it comes to going green. Let's take this a step further. There is a community of people out there who try to eliminate waste from going to the landfill. You may see the hashtags #zerowaste floating around. The goal is to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. Now many of us may not be able to do this on a daily basis, but there are a few extra steps you can make to reduce your impact besides just using reusable shopping bags.Read More
I've always believed in investing. Just because I care about the environment, it doesn't mean I don't want to participate in the economic productivity and success of large companies doing good work.
When investing, look for SRI funds, "Socially Responsible Investing" - is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.Read More
Did you know that the average U.S. household spends an average of $600 on personal care products. This includes makeup, hair products, soaps, etc. Most remain half used in our cabinets. How much is this costing our health, our environment and our wallets? The tip to "Go Green, Live Rich" is to Simplify Your Beauty Routine.Read More
Another tip from "Go Green, Live Rich" by David Bach is to Get Outdoors.
Did you know that almost 700 million acres of U.S. land is owned by the public and managed by various agencies for outdoor recreation. From urban parks, to hiking trails to dense forests, the outdoors is a great way to appreciate the beauty of the earth and save green.Read More
I didn't think I could start my own urban garden. I started small and after a couple of trial and error, started with seedlings I grew myself and combined it with plants bought at Home Depot. I kept it small and inexpensive, reusing items for pots. Today, I have a small thriving garden.Read More
Despite the internet, mail marketing is still a very prevalent way of advertising to consumers. Couple this with America's shopping pastime, mail not only hurts the environment, but it wastes our time and money. Here are some tips to eliminate and reduce junk mail as part of zero waste.Read More
Holidays, birthdays, graduations, going-aways are about celebrating with people, yet we spend an enormous amount of money on one-time use decorations that may be cheap, but end up in the landfill. Let's change the way we celebrate!Read More
David Bach, the author of "Go Green, Live Rich", first coined "The Latte Factor" a years ago. It applies to all of the small items we buy on a daily basis. Things like coffee in single-use cups, designer bottled water, soda, cigarettes, etc. He said that while these are small purchases, they add up in the long-term. On a similar vein, "The Litter Factor" allows you take a look at your trash. Take a look at your office trash, your home trash and each time you stop on the street to throw away something. What is most common in that trash? Is it really something that you need? Is it something that you can avoid? Is it something that you can replace with something more sustainable?Read More