Browsing the "sustainable living" Tag

Arab Grain Imports Rising Rapidly

May 2nd, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports. Imports to the region have jumped from 30 million tons of grain in 1990 to nearly 70 million tons in 2011. Now imported grain accounts for nearly 60 percent of regional grain consumption. With water scarce, arable land limited, and production stagnating, grain imports are likely to continue rising


Lean, Mean and Green Spring Cleaning

March 19th, 2012 | by Tom Cranford

Everyone knows how dangerous chemical cleaning solutions are, but avoiding them is easier said than done. Make Spring Cleaning 2012 more eco-friendly with these sustainable cleaning choices


How Green Design in Government Buildings Saves Taxpayer's Money

November 28th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

We know that, on a personal level, efficiency saves money. It also reduces our impact on our strained environment which is becoming a bigger concern with each passing year. There are many average people who are changing their habits and the way they interact with their environments so as to embrace green living.


Your New Year’s Green Year Resolution

December 31st, 2008 | by Justin Van Kleeck

Almost everyone loves to make a New Year’s resolution in those heady, sugar-infused, belt-stressing days after Christmas. Yes, New Year’s



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