This is a list of articles, how-to's, research papers, etc, all related to sustainability. The best of these articles get associated with sustainable solutions as a source of reference.
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Submitted: 2016-08-01 10:27:04, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Very broadly, being sustainable is to live in such a way that can be maintained forever given the resources at hand. This usually means trying to consume only renewable resources, recycling everything that can be, and minimizing resource use generally.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:19:16, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Just in time for spring to arrive, here is a list of the top 10 easiest, and impactful, ways to become more sustainable for 2012. A nice benefit of striving for sustainability is that it will also often save you money as well as improve quality of life.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:18:42, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
We don't tend to think much about where our food comes from anymore, and by extension how it is produced. Our food choices can have a significant impact on our total environmental footprint.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:18:11, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Sustainability isn't just about the big things, like what vehicle you buy, it's also the small choices we make every day. Here's a quick list of 38 habits that are easy and have many benefits.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:17:39, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
"If all the grain currently fed to livestock in the United States were consumed directly by people, the number of people who could be fed would be nearly 800 million"
Submitted: 2011-11-21 21:37:26, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Clean Tech showroom highlights the latest in natural gas equipment and technology to train and educate energy decision makers and energy users in commercial and industrial settings.
Submitted: 2011-10-27 19:28:11, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
"Many of the EWG's findings are pretty eye-opening — like some revealing facts about beef, which produces twice the emissions of pork, four times as much as chicken, and 13 times that of vegetable protein such as beans, lentils, and tofu."
Submitted: 2011-08-02 20:41:26, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
"More than 80% of Americans subscribe to pay TV, and the 160 million set-top boxes installed in their homes cost $3 billion to operate largely because the boxes never go to sleep"
Submitted: 2011-06-17 14:30:28, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
With water costs rising steadily and nearly 20 percent of the world without access to clean water, why is the concept of rainwater collection so hard to swallow? Michael Nolan breaks it all down in a way that even a politician can understand.
Submitted: 2011-03-19 07:21:02, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
"You can easily conduct a do-it-yourself home energy assessment (also known as a home energy audit). With a simple but diligent walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house."
Submitted: 2011-03-04 21:55:32, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Here’s an environmental ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America, as measured by revenue, market capitalization, and number of employees.
Submitted: 2010-10-19 17:04:56, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Interesting thoughts on our reliance on air conditioning and it's effects.
Submitted: 2010-06-02 20:51:14, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Great examples of how much impact we could make by cutting down on meat consumption only slightly.
Submitted: 2010-03-02 14:13:15, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Eye-opening survey about what people think is important to do for sustainability versus what they are actually doing.
Submitted: 2010-02-18 15:17:28, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
The most meat-loving nations would have healthier citizens and also would reduce carbon emissions, scientists said.
Submitted: 2009-11-30 01:34:28, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Conservation and efficiency are attainable: a study shows the US uses less water than 35 years ago in spite of a 30% increase in population.
Submitted: 2009-11-09 15:33:26, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Collection of interesting stats on our use of trees and paper.
Submitted: 2009-11-09 15:28:40, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Interesting thoughts on reducing meat consumption to lower footprint
Submitted: 2009-06-30 21:06:59, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Real measurements of the energy use of household appliances to track the biggest wasters.
Submitted: 2009-06-06 03:38:46, Category: Conservation and Efficiency