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Green Facts: 10 Reasons Why Your Lawn Isn’t Eco-Friendly

Green Facts: 10 Reasons Why Your Lawn Isn’t Eco-Friendly

We like our lawns. Well-kept lawns are a status symbol of wealth and leisure. The first-known usage of the word “lawn” dates back to the 14th century. We have had a long love-affair with our green spaces—no wonder we find them so aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Believed to have started in Medieval times as [...]

Factory Farms: Facts That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Factory Farms: Facts That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Today, farms are not the idyllic pastoral fields of popular imagination. Instead they are industrial facilities without a hand-hewn barn in sight. 2% of farms produce 50% of all agricultural products in the U.S.  The government refers to these factory farms as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). CAFOs are categorized as small, medium, or large [...]

Reduce Your Household Paper Consumption

Reduce Your Household Paper Consumption

People have been making some kind of paper to record our thoughts and histories for centuries (papermaking has been traced back to China around 105CE). We’ve had a long time to develop our relationship with the convenience of paper, but it’s time to break up with our paper habit, which is harming our environment, and [...]

Green Business

Green Hero of Week: Edwin Datschefski

Green Hero of Week: Edwin Datschefski

There are so many Green Heroes and Changemakers in the green movement, we at GGT decided it was time to start highlighting the efforts of these dedicated people. Our first Green Hero is Edwin Datschefski, the International Coordinator of Green Drinks, founder of Biothinking, co-founder of Imaginaction! and author of the book “The Total Beauty [...]

Vermont Woods Studios

Vermont Woods Studios

A majority of the furniture made within this country and abroad is made using unsustainable methods. Foresters will clear-cut the trees to get the wood, neglecting replanting and leaving no viable wood for the future. The people at Vermont Woods Studios saw this, and wanted to make a difference not only for their community, but [...]

How Green is Starbucks?

How Green is Starbucks?

Is Starbucks as green as the company claims to be? Well, the results of a recent self-assessment suggest that Starbucks is on the green path to success. In 2011, Starbucks successfully: Decreased energy use by 7.5%. Replaced more in-store lights with LED. Achieved LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in 75% of newly [...]

Green Products

Go Green: Tips for Greener Spring Cleaning

Go Green: Tips for Greener Spring Cleaning

Spring is here. If you’re planning on a big (or small) spring clean, why not make it greener and cleaner by using toxic-free, eco-friendly cleaning supplies? What’s the point of swiping away dust if you’re only going to add to the indoor air pollution with some toxic product? You don’t need harsh cleaning agents to [...]

Green Products: 5 Paperless Alternatives

Green Products: 5 Paperless Alternatives

Saving valuable trees goes beyond recycling and buying recycled paper products—although that is certainly an important step. There are also many paperless alternatives to paper. 1. End the debate at the grocery store check out and say no to both paper and plastic. Instead, bring your own reusable grocery bags. Some stores even sell their [...]

4 Ways to Have a Greener Period

4 Ways to Have a Greener Period

Women, let’s be frank, we have a problem. By the end of our lives, each of us will have used approximately: 300lbs of plastic disposable menstrual products! That’s 8,000 – 10,000 pads (20 – 25 pads per cycle) per woman  4 million tons of plastic tampons in landfills and waterways each year alone We’ve all [...]

Green Living

Eco-Link RoundUp: The Shake and Fold Edition

Eco-Link RoundUp: The Shake and Fold Edition

Being green and green living are not just causes which have been taken up by Going Green Today. The green movement spans across all generations, nations, and socioeconomic classes – and even into the blogosphere. Here are some of the latest posts from green blogs across the world.

Eco Post Roundup – The Urban Worming Farming Edition (April 22)

Eco Post Roundup – The Urban Worming Farming Edition (April 22)

You are not alone in your going green quest. There is a lot of great information out there in the blogosphere, and we’ve rounded up some of the best posts for your viewing pleasure. First of all, before we talk about any of the posts, Happy Earth Day! At Going Green Today, we’re celebrating the [...]

How to Go Green with Your Transportation

How to Go Green with Your Transportation

Having access to a car and driving is nearly a necessity and considered a right, not a privilege (there are 270 million cars on U.S. highways). This presents difficulties for someone setting foot on the path of going green.  Highway systems and transportation plans were fashioned around the idea that fuel would continue to be cheap and [...]

Green Home

Going Green? Think About This When Buying a House

Going Green? Think About This When Buying a House

Going green and being green minded means that there are a few extra considerations to take when purchasing a home. If your home starts out with bad insulation or if the systems are not up to snuff, it can have a considerable impact on the green activities that you can do while you’re living in [...]

Go Green: Tips for Greener Spring Cleaning

Go Green: Tips for Greener Spring Cleaning

Spring is here. If you’re planning on a big (or small) spring clean, why not make it greener and cleaner by using toxic-free, eco-friendly cleaning supplies? What’s the point of swiping away dust if you’re only going to add to the indoor air pollution with some toxic product? You don’t need harsh cleaning agents to [...]

7 Ways to Repurpose Materials

7 Ways to Repurpose Materials

How to reuse and repurpose items is often forgotten within the reduce, reuse, and recycle equation. Reusing and repurposing and item adds no more carbon impact and can often make for an enjoyable weekend activity. There are several companies which help individuals repurpose their waste products. Here are some ideas for repurposing waste. A Bucket [...]

Green Food

Green Food: Local Sources for Your Green Eating

Green Food: Local Sources for Your Green Eating

Purchasing local food has several benefits for both the environment and your body. While we have been enticed by the convenience of having supermarkets and grocery stores just around the corner, there are still several areas from which to purchase local fare. Here are 7 ideas on locations to get your local food. 1. State [...]

The Real Dirt on Organic

The Real Dirt on Organic

Have you ever bought a bunch of organic kale from the organic food store only to bring it home and discover that the kale came from the other side of the country? You have just fallen victim to industrial organic. Now, if you know anything about vegetable gardening, you’ll know that kale can easily be [...]

Egg Wars: Factory Farm vs. Local

Egg Wars: Factory Farm vs. Local

Easter is coming, so let’s set the bunny free and shop for eggs from local, free-range farms. Of course, we all know that eggs come from chickens, not bunnies, but if they did come from cute little bunnies, perhaps we’d be more concerned about where our eggs come from. Of all factory farm raised animals, [...]

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Book Review: The Great Disruption

Book Review: The Great Disruption

The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World by Paul Gilding Don’t let the first three words in the title of the book fool you. It is not a dystopian prediction—it’s actually positive, unless of course you can’t imagine a life worth [...]

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5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW to Go Green

5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW to Go Green

Going green doesn’t require a lot of money. It doesn’t require that thousands of dollars in resources are used. Going green means that you are taking steps to reduce, reuse, and recycle the goods and services that you use, and the best part is that you’re saving money in the process. In our personalized personalized going [...]

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Eco-Link Love Roundup: Canada’s Coastline, Uses for Leftover Coffee Grounds, How Much the Government is Spending on Lawns, and More (April 15 Edition)

Eco-Link Love Roundup: Canada’s Coastline, Uses for Leftover Coffee Grounds, How Much the Government is Spending on Lawns, and More (April 15 Edition)

There have been so many great posts on green blogs this week, it’s hard to choose! 1. Easter is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to put the plastic Easter eggs away until next year (we really hope you’re not throwing them out!). Instead you can reuse the colorful eggs and turn them into [...]

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Wash Your Car or Go to the Car Wash?

Wash Your Car or Go to the Car Wash?

Washing your car at home usually requires getting out a bucket, turning on the hose, and scrubbing your vehicle, but it is not safe for our environment. Up to 140 gallons of untreated water seep into our waterways and our drinking water supply, as well as creating ecological dead zones. Car washing water must be [...]

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