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Environmental Challenge: Overpopulation vs Overconsumption

Overpopulation has long been seen as one of the more significant problems that face this planet. While population growth without resources to sustain those people is an obvious problem, it’s a view that tends to miss the real concern. An even greater concern than overpopulation may be overconsumption. It is overconsumption that places an unsustainable […]

How to Identify Sustainable Wood Products

How to Identify Wood Products Obtained from Sustainable Sources Sustainable timber and the use of sustainable wood has become a very big deal in recent years. Using sustainable wood products ensures you are not supporting unethical logging activities or the deforestation of pristine habitats. Why Sustainable Wood Sustainable wood is material that is harvested from […]

Environmental Progress: Green Home Construction

When we evaluate the history of construction, it becomes evident that sustainability has only become an issue within the past hundred years or so. Prior to that point, virtually all construction was done in a sustainable manner. Green home construction was sort of the standard; local materials were used from natural resources. In some circumstances […]

Sustainability Explained

What is Sustainability and Why is it Important Sustainability practices in basic terms include renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely. If they cannot be continued indefinitely then they are not sustainable. The United Nations has expressed the following: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of […]

What is Greenwashing & What Does It Impact?

The market for eco-friendly products has seen tremendous growth in recent years. As a result, many companies have taken advantage of the movement and have endeavored to brand their products as “green” even when those claims may be a bit of a stretch. So What is Greenwashing? It’s greenwashing when a company uses branding or […]

All Cars In Norway Will Be 100% Electric By 2025

In a little less than a decade, Norway projects that their roads will be covered with all-electric cars. The nation has aggressively worked to get all-electric cars on its roads by the year 2025. This plan is only a few years away and thus may be a little overzealous. But then again Norway does have […]