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Cycle of Life

When I was on the beach this morning, I observed a seagull making his breakfast out of a baby loggerhead sea turtle. While watching it can create disturbing thoughts, it made me reflect on Nature’s Recycle Program, which is what many would call the “Cyle of Life” or “Circle of Life”. Sometimes we must stand waaaay back in order to see the big picture of things. Are we focusing too much on the...

More Tips for Earth Day

Earth Day is in April. Right. Today is not Earth Day. Right. So let’s get back to business as usual, right? That’s right, we are back to business as usual – making every day Earth Day. Making decisions about products that are in harmony with nature. In our search, we have found that BASIC-H2 is the safest, most economical, most effective non-toxic, aqua-friendly product on the market today. It can be a...

Does Ikea have the right Idea?

“(Netherlands – October 23, 2012) The IKEA Group today released a new, ambitious sustainability strategy, People & Planet Positive. The strategy is an integrated part of the IKEA Group long-term growth direction and builds on the company’s long history of working with sustainability by outlining a new set of goals and actions for delivery up to 2020.” I’ve seen documentaries on how Ikea produces and...

A new TWIST on Paper Consumption

There is some good news.  From 2006 to 2009, total North American consumption of paper and paperboard declined by 24%.  In 2009, total paper consumption in China eclipsed total North America consumption for the first time.1 In 2009 (yes I do wish there were more current figures!) the average North American consumed almost 5 times as much paper as the world average, 30 times as much paper as a person living in Africa, and...

Any bright ideas?

The environmental New Year is April 22nd of each year.  The time for new ideas and new commitments for changes in the coming year. What are your New Year resolutions for your Earth Day this year? Here are three simple steps to improve your environment: 1.  Stop printing everything off your computer.  You can buy a great display for the amount of money you spend on paper and ink in a year to print something so it is...

Concentrate on Concentrates

Are you ready to save over $12,000?  When someone is seen in a store buying a RTU (ready-to-use) product such as window cleaner, it is hard not to rush over and knock it out of their hands.  When someone is seen in a store buying a RTU such as GreenWorks Glass Cleaner, it is hard not to rush over, knock it out of their hands and say, “What are you thinking?” When people put out the extra money it costs to buy an...