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Recycling: Looks Do Matter

Recycling: Looks Do Matter

Does your city, place of work, school campus, etc. have recycle bins? If not, take a closer look. Many times these receptacles are overlooked because one does not know they are there. Some look like plain garbage cans, some are just bags that have the recycle logo on it, some are too small to be [...]

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 Business

Green Business Profile: Solar Energy World

Green Business Profile: Solar Energy World

With the price of solar falling faster every day and a solar energy boom in the United States, now is the perfect time to harness the power of the sun to provide your home with clean, renewable electricity and heat. So how do D.C. and Maryland residents get in on the solar energy revolution? Going [...]

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 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

Raising Green Kids

Raising Green Kids

Teaching your kids to be greener is a lot easier than you’d think. Cleaning up the planet is a lot more fun than cleaning up your room. Green families now have more access to support and resources than ever before. Start simple and explain to your children why your family is making small changes. Children [...]

Wasted Food Bad for the Environment

Wasted Food Bad for the Environment

It is estimated that about 1/3 of the food consumers buy is wasted. WRAP, an organization in the UK that provides recycling and waste-reduction ideas to businesses and individuals, states: “This has huge implications from wasted energy in food production through to collection of waste, landfill and production of methane from rotting food – a [...]

Alternatives to Plastic

Alternatives to Plastic

Did you know that within a year after the release of the movie “The Graduate”, plastics manufacturing companies experienced a boom? The actor who said the line “Just one word…plastics” told his nephew later he wished he’d invested in plastics had he known the effect that one simple line would have. In fact, plastics have [...]

Green Home

Raising Green Kids

Raising Green Kids

Teaching your kids to be greener is a lot easier than you’d think. Cleaning up the planet is a lot more fun than cleaning up your room. Green families now have more access to support and resources than ever before. Start simple and explain to your children why your family is making small changes. Children [...]

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 [...]

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 Food

Wasted Food Bad for the Environment

Wasted Food Bad for the Environment

It is estimated that about 1/3 of the food consumers buy is wasted. WRAP, an organization in the UK that provides recycling and waste-reduction ideas to businesses and individuals, states: “This has huge implications from wasted energy in food production through to collection of waste, landfill and production of methane from rotting food – a [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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