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What makes it Green?

It’s critical to look at products and services to see what makes them “Green”.  Look beyond the can of green paint that has been liberally applied in order to make a company’s Green Marketing Campaign the best one out there. Here are some questions you need to ask: “Does the company operate in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner?” “Does this company sell other products...

The Problem with Swiffer®

Disposable wipes are expensive and going straight to the landfills! Last year, we spent $800 million on cleaning wipes, which would fill 6,300 semi-trucks that would stretch 48 miles loaded with 58,000 tons of synthetic polymer trash that is not readily biodegradable. Don’t do that! Swiffer® has been around for a couple of years and many people like the convenience that the concept provides. Most people don’t realize...

Where did “Planned Obsolescence” come ...

The term wasn’t  coined when WalMart decided to create a toaster that would  break in 2 years or a lawn mower that would need to be replaced annually just because after you let it sit for the winter, you wouldn’t know exactly what to do to make it start again.  Many are under the false impression that the American industrial designer Brooks Stevens coined the phrase “planned obsolescence”. The phrase...

2012 – The Year to Live Green

It is always a time of year to talk about changes, resolutions and new beginnings.  When it comes to making decisions regarding your environment, we want to make sure you make sustainable decisions. We were going to put “The Year to live Sustainable”, but it just wasn’t that catchy… and way too long.  But if we are going to really see change take place, it will take making sustainable choices....

Go ahead – walk all over me!

About 75 to 80% of contaminates (that’s the fancy word for dirt) that enter a building or home come through entryways. A good quality matting system can help stop these contaminates at the door. Having a mat that will grab the dirt and other grime can not only reduce labor cost, but will also reduce the wear and tear on your floor surfaces.  Which means saving money on expensive long-term capital improvement costs too!...

Batteries – No Easy Answer

Okay, we need batteries.  It just seems like we aren’t thinking this through because we come up with all these brilliant ideas without thoroughly thinking about the consequences. The issue of lithium batteries that are being used for car and solar powered facilities is another story.  The batteries to discuss right now are those that are in use in every single one of our homes and lives. Car Batteries:  Nearly 99...