How to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

Pawprints and Footprints

sustainable animal tips

Our beloved pets are not only cute and furry, but they also produce a rather large carbon footprint, which many pet owners might be surprised to hear. Luckily, this can be reduced in a number of ways. A recent study cited in “Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living” notes that a dog is actually more harmful to the environment that a small Toyota. The majority of people will not simply give up their pets because of this statistic, however – nor should they!

With this in mind, there are plenty of ways in which you can reduce your pet’s carbon footprint without having to resort to giving up your animal. We’ll show you how! Continue reading

17 Great Vegan Holiday Food Ideas

Feed Your Family Vegan, They Won’t Know the Difference


In the wise words of Bruce, the great white from the classic Finding Nemo, “fish are friends, not food”. In the spirit of Bruce and his fish-abstinent shark friends, why not try a vegan dish or two for the holidays? The following recipes are fairly simple and affordable.

Veganism is one of the easiest ways to be environmentally friendly this holiday season – you don’t have to overhaul your entire diet, just perhaps cook a dish or two without meat or dairy. Most vegan recipes have easy to find replacements for eggs and milk, and taste absolutely delicious without them!

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Hanukkah in 5 Easy Steps

Celebrating the Holidays This Year in Style

Hanukkah is a special time of year when the simple act of lighting a candle symbolizes the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The fact that Hanukkah also involves latkes and eight days of presents doesn’t hurt!

It can be easy to get carried away with the festivities and use more energy than needed – here are five simple steps to help you have an environmentally friendly holiday!

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8 Ways to Have a Green, Environmentally Conscious Christmas

Getting the Whole Family to Go Green This Year

The only thing better than a white Christmas is a green Christmas! The holiday season can be hectic, what with your Great Aunt Bedelia demanding that you also house and feed her eight Persian cats during her visit. The children want a dog, and your husband wants a new MacBook, but what he really needs is a new set of nose hair trimmers.

And you? You just want a vacation. One way to reduce the stress of the holiday season is to make sure that your holiday celebrations are green and contribute to environmental sustainability! Below are eight ways you can have yourself a green Christmas and maybe even get to relax a bit in the process. Read on!

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5 Easy Ways You Can Save the Planet!

Seriously, People. Before It’s Too Late.


Climate change this, global warming that. If you’re present even the slightest little bit on any social media network or news and information site, then you already know that the believers and disbelievers are sharing the stage a bit too much these days when it comes to protecting and preserving the planet. So what can we do about it if we’re in the vocal (at-times) minority, hyper-concerned about the future of the planet?

Well, there are many ways that you can do your part to help save the planet from the imminent disaster that will be upon us, due to the drastic and terrible effects of global warming. If you are concerned about the health of the planet and have already installed solar panels, then try these five ways to add to your eco-conscious lifestyle and do your part! Continue reading