As we bring our week-long look at sustainability to an end, I wanted to touch on a very big movement sweeping the nation and also the world: the extinction of plastic straws [...]
Paper dates back thousands of years. The paper we know today was created in 105AD by a man named Ts’ai Lun in China. Since the early 2000s, the rise of smartphones and other smart devices has made people question the sustainability of paper-based communications, while largely giving digital media a pass [...]
Whether you work for a big company or a small one, it’s important to keep your impact on the environment in mind. Even small businesses can make strides to reduce their carbon footprint, resulting in benefits for the company, the environment, and individual employees.
Since the first observance of Arbor Day in Nebraska in 1872 with the planting of about one million trees, Americans have used the holiday as an occasion to reflect on the importance of trees and forests. Arbor Day became an official, legal holiday in 1885 and is always celebrated on the last Friday in April. […]
Yesterday was the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, the day that marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earthday.org describes 1970 like this: “Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly […]