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Who is the Greenest D.C. Mayoral Candidate? Part 1 of 3

Who is the Greenest D.C. Mayoral Candidate? Part 1 of 3

The Do It for Dc Challenge, powered by GoingGreenToday.com, will be writing a 3 part series exploring the future of a Sustainable DC in regards to our upcoming shift in City Leadership. Going Green Today wants you, the D.C. voter, to make an informed decision at the ballot box this November and that means knowing exactly [...]

A Few Electrifying Energy Facts

A Few Electrifying Energy Facts

Our last list of thought provoking green facts seemed to have struck a chord with those who visit this blog. Well, today we’re offering up more of the same, but with a general focus towards energy and our relationship with it.  When it comes to energy, there are a billion statistics that one can drown [...]

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 [...]

Green Business

Green Business Profile: Soapbox Soaps

Green Business Profile: Soapbox Soaps

Imagine if for every bar of soap you bought, a child in need got a bar of soap too. That is the concept behind Soapbox Soaps. The Washington, D.C.-based company empowers consumers by donating a portion of their proceeds from bar soaps, liquid soaps and body wash to organizations abroad that help underserved communities. The [...]

Who is the Greenest D.C. Mayoral Candidate? Part 1 of 3

Who is the Greenest D.C. Mayoral Candidate? Part 1 of 3

The Do It for Dc Challenge, powered by GoingGreenToday.com, will be writing a 3 part series exploring the future of a Sustainable DC in regards to our upcoming shift in City Leadership. Going Green Today wants you, the D.C. voter, to make an informed decision at the ballot box this November and that means knowing exactly [...]

Green Business Profile: Greenease

Green Business Profile: Greenease

Eating local is one of the best ways to minimize your impact on the environment because it reduces transportation pollution, increases food security from local farms growing a wide variety of crops and preserves green space and farmland in the national capital region. But it isn’t always easy to eat local. Sometimes it seems easier [...]

Green Products

Harvesting Wind at Home

Harvesting Wind at Home

The New York Times reports there is new technology allowing one to place a rooftop turbine on a home and send the electricity generated straight to the circuit box of the building. If utility-payers lives in an area that receives enough wind, they can find the needle on the electricity meter actually go backwards, reducing [...]

Green Business Profile: Soapbox Soaps

Green Business Profile: Soapbox Soaps

Imagine if for every bar of soap you bought, a child in need got a bar of soap too. That is the concept behind Soapbox Soaps. The Washington, D.C.-based company empowers consumers by donating a portion of their proceeds from bar soaps, liquid soaps and body wash to organizations abroad that help underserved communities. The [...]

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Household cleaners one can make at home have been found to be less toxic than popular supermarket cleaners. These cleaners are made from more natural products that are just as effective at germ-killing, easier on the pocketbook, and safer to use around your family. The Green Guide from National Geographic has indicated 8 basic ingredients [...]

Green Living

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 [...]

7 Ways that Bicycling Can Save the Environment

7 Ways that Bicycling Can Save the Environment

We all learned to ride one as a child, but then sometime after we turned sixteen, most of us abandoned that sleek two-wheeled bicycle in favor of a car. If you are thinking about getting green, here are some green facts to show you that rediscovering the bicycle is a great way to start. Beyond [...]

Unplug for Climate Change

Unplug for Climate Change

We all know to turn the lights off when we leave a room, and turn the TV off when we aren’t watching. We know to choose low energy appliances, low flush toilets, and CFL lights. We know about all those ‘big’ ways to save the environment and reduce emissions. But did you know that often [...]

Green Home

Harvesting Wind at Home

Harvesting Wind at Home

The New York Times reports there is new technology allowing one to place a rooftop turbine on a home and send the electricity generated straight to the circuit box of the building. If utility-payers lives in an area that receives enough wind, they can find the needle on the electricity meter actually go backwards, reducing [...]

Composting

Composting

What do you do with all of your organic leftovers? Throw it away? Let it blow away? Forget about it?  Or does it go into a compost pile? Composting can reduce personal waste by up to 90%. A compost pile is made up of organic materials that breakdown with time. Organic materials include plants (like [...]

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Household cleaners one can make at home have been found to be less toxic than popular supermarket cleaners. These cleaners are made from more natural products that are just as effective at germ-killing, easier on the pocketbook, and safer to use around your family. The Green Guide from National Geographic has indicated 8 basic ingredients [...]

Green Food

Green Business Profile: Greenease

Green Business Profile: Greenease

Eating local is one of the best ways to minimize your impact on the environment because it reduces transportation pollution, increases food security from local farms growing a wide variety of crops and preserves green space and farmland in the national capital region. But it isn’t always easy to eat local. Sometimes it seems easier [...]

Composting

Composting

What do you do with all of your organic leftovers? Throw it away? Let it blow away? Forget about it?  Or does it go into a compost pile? Composting can reduce personal waste by up to 90%. A compost pile is made up of organic materials that breakdown with time. Organic materials include plants (like [...]

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 [...]

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Progress in the Oceans

Progress in the Oceans

Because of the efforts of many people in many different organizations in many different countries, the world’s oceans are seeing improvements where situations once looked grim. MSNBC.com reports: “Some Pacific island countries are successfully protecting their reefs, haddock and scallops are recovering in New England waters and a few types of whales are even making [...]

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The Green Lighting Revolution Continues

The Green Lighting Revolution Continues

Thomas Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb was a civilization changing moment. However, unlike the airplane or automobile, the technology of the incandescent bulb has evolved relatively little in a hundred years. As far as the old bulb has taken us, it is not the portrait of efficiency. While we call them light bulbs, [...]

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Green Business Profile: The DC Dentist

Green Business Profile: The DC Dentist

What do sustainability and dentistry have anything to do with each other you ask? Actually, it turns out that a green and healthy environment and white and healthy teeth have a lot in common. The DC Dentist practices something called “holistic dentistry” that sees the oral cavity as a portal for many infections and emphasizes natural [...]

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Idling’s Invisible Woes

Idling’s Invisible Woes

Check out our most popular article on Going Green Facts! Letting a vehicle idle may seem a harmless, innocuous activity. After all, it’s usually just for a few minutes and the engine is barely using any gas, right? Well, this issue is actually far from minor as all of that idle engine chatter consumes a [...]

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