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Green Living Briefs

Auto Revolution

Thanks to environmental concerns and technology advances, cars with internal combustion engine are yielding to electric vehicles around the globe.

Bottle Buyback

To increase recycling and reduce trash, Britain is considering charging a deposit fee for plastic bottles, an approach that worked in Denmark and South Australia.

Yes to Yarn

By making and dying their own yarn, buying organic fibers and knitting for people in need, crafts people are making yarn arts more eco-friendly and fun.

Eco Pesticide

A new aerosol pheromone biopesticide interrupts the mating cycle of an insect that invades citrus groves without killing the insect or harming other pollinators.

Recycling Crusade

Recycling efforts are being expanded and technologically updated in cities that include San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Recreate Comfort

Bringing eco-awareness to furniture can mean everything from buying something that’s vintage or made from sustainably harvested sources to DIY reupholstering with fabric remnants.

Erase E-Waste

Instead of trashing or trading in old smartphones and other electronics, you can donate them to worthy causes that either give them away or recycle them.

Pedestrian Power

Las Vegas has arranged to install some streetlights that will be powered by pedestrians walking on kinetic energy pads on the sidewalk.

Getting Greener

Wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning generated 50.7 percent of the United Kingdom’s electricity on June 7, a significant marker of in use of renewable energy sources.

Eco Sneakers

With a compostable sneaker made of cotton and corn, Reebok is moving to reduce the negative impact of shoes on the environment.

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