Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Visit Your Local Library

– by Laura Mauney – Free lending libraries were brought to us by Benjamin Franklin – yes, the same guy who co-wrote the US Declaration of Independence, designed US money, created fire brigades, harnessed electrical energy for the first time, Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Bring Your Own Bags when You Shop

– by Laura Mauney – Plastic shopping bags were originally pitched as tree saving alternatives to paper bags, but in the end turned out to be just as destructive to the environment as virgin paper production, if not moreso, because Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Huggers Life: The Truth About the Impact of Recycling

Small Actions by Millions of People Add Up to Big Change To see how recycling and other sustainability efforts have a global impact, check out this cool infographic from ReuseThisBag.com: Source:Reusable Bags Republished with permission.

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Recycled Paper Means More Fresh Air

– by Laura Mauney – According to an infographic posted by ReuseThisBag.com, “if all of our newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250 million trees per year.” In other words, when more paper is recycled, fewer trees get chopped Continue reading

A Universal Solar Belt Solution Will Bring Sustainable Change That Energizes (Almost) Everyone…

– by Laura Mauney – Los Angeles, my home and one of the most populated urban communities in the world, offers a potential source of massive rooftop solar real estate. Yet, rarely do I see solar installed on the roof Continue reading