Posts tagged: Tree

Tree Shaped Wind Turbines to be Installed in Paris

A French company called New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The company’s founder, Jérôme Michaud-Larivière came up with the idea while in a Paris square, when he “saw the leaves tremble when there was not a breath of air.” He hopes the trees can be […]

Tips to Stay Eco-Friendly and Chic for Christmas

Sadly, in recent years, Christmas has shifted away from its (already controversial roots) into a consumerism centered holiday. So what can you do, if you want to have a green, eco-friendly celebration, but still cherish the warm Christmas spirit? Here’s what you should do: Find the Right Tree The Christmas tree is at the heart […]

A Green Christmas: Tips to Reduce Holiday Waste

Some 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s only one of the holiday increases that can negatively impact the environment. Electricity, paper and water are among the other resources whose use increases in December. The EPA provides these tips for reducing holiday waste: Reduce […]

Environmentally Responsible Holiday Preparation

Guest Post As fall moves in and the holiday season approaches, it’s time to take the holiday decorations from the attic and prepare your home and lawn for winter. The cooler weather brings the leaves from the trees and eventually, a white, heavy blanket of snow. As the seasons change, don’t forget the importance of […]

Three Green Christmas Trees You’ve Never Thought of

  By Heather Goldstone Source: climatide.wgbh.org   My colleague, Cassandra Profita, at Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Ecotrope blog has some interesting twists to offer on the real-or-fake Christmas tree question. Her 10 shades of green focuses almost entirely on real trees, since fake trees have to be used for 10 to 20 years before their carbon […]