If you plan on sending flowers at some point in this holiday season, you may want to consider Organic Bouquet. Founded in 2001, the online retailer offers sustainable floral arrangements at prices comparable to the big names in the industry.
November 26, 2007
Landscapers, who literally design and dig with nature’s chlorophyll green every day, are placing stepping stones toward the greater architecture design community adopting eco-sustainability. On November 2, 2007, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) unveiled a report intended to instruct architects, designers and facility managers on specific ways (and thresholds) they can craft their buildings into natural ecological fits, sustainability, mitigating pollution and climate change effects.
November 3, 2007
Iowa State University researcher Nick Christians was trying to use leftover cornmeal to grow a pathogen found on golf course turf, but what he discovered has been one of the major revelations in organic lawn care. When used correctly, corn gluten can be a safe and highly effective herbicide. Though it won't kill already existing weeds, corn gluten prevents blown-in seeds from germinating, and if you apply it just as the weather cools off in the fall it will continue to reap benefits through next summer.
November 1, 2007
On Earth Day, Home Depot gave away one million energy efficient light bulbs to customers all over North America. The giveaway was a promotion for the hardware giants's Eco Options campaign, but it was also intended to sell the very idea of energy efficiency to customers who aren't accustomed to factoring it into their purchasing decisions. Since the success of the Eco Options campaign relies on creating more green consumers, Home Depot has a legitimate interest educating its customers about energy efficiency.
October 30, 2007
Most genetically modified food on the market doesn't come from the produce section, but from processed foods containing corn, soy and wheat. But the possibility of adding nutrients like calcium or omega-3 fatty acids, or making plants like wheat or peanuts hypoallergenic, provides consumers with more of an incentive to welcome GMOs into their lives. The new wave of GMOs also comes with promises from companies like Monsanto that they're safer and more thoroughly tested than their predecessors.
October 23, 2007