Live in an Apartment? Urban Tips For Going Green

Installing solar panels and putting in large organic gardens are great ways to decrease your carbon footprint, but they’re not very practical if you live in an apartment. Renting someone else’s property means you can’t make any major changes in your home, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up living a green lifestyle. You can reduce your carbon footprint. Instead of changing your building, change your behavior to make a small but strong impact in your neighborhood.

Green living

Continue reading

Hybrid vs Electric Cars: Going GREEN This Holiday Season

Purchasing a new car around the holidays as a gift for yourself or loved one is not uncommon. A giant red bow on the hood is standard and usual practice is to lead your unsuspecting recipient to the garage where you reveal the ultimate holiday surprise! This season there’s no shortage of vehicle incentives but as fuel costs increase, hybrid and electric vehicles are growing more attractive. With New Years upon us, here are some key considerations as we make 2014 a “greener” year. Continue reading

5 Innovative Ideas To Make A Difference While Going Green

1

Green Altruism: AltruHelp Green Ideas for Giving BackThe average person already knows the little things they can do each day to save the planet: recycle, unplug appliances when they’re not in use, change to energy efficient light bulbs. Only the diehard green guru typically delves deeper to come up with ways to lower their carbon footprint while also giving back. Here are five easy ways to make a difference while going green:

Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day

StonyFeild Earth Day 5K

The food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe…it all comes from nature. This Earth Day, join people around the world in a global celebration of our planet and the bounty it provides. The first Earth Day in 1970 was instrumental in mobilizing public support across the country for passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other key environmental initiatives!

Join us Saturday, April 20th, to support Earth Day with Stonyfield Yogurt Works’ annual Earth Day 5K Celebration. Stonyfield, the world’s leading organic yogurt maker, has organized this family-friendly event and annual run to include giveaways, costumed characters, and more!  At the AltruHelp Social Impact tent, visitors can sign up to see real-time local volunteer opportunities and amplify their impact via our ipad station. You can also join our upcycling volunteer project as we turn plastic water bottles and yogurt cups into planters, bird feeders, and blocks.  We’ll be donating $1 for everyone that signs up for volunteering at our station to support victims of the Boston Marathon Tragedy. The first 100 people will also be able to win free car washes from our eco-friendly partner, ScrubaDub, and Social Impact t-shirts while they last! Proceeds from the Earth Day 5K will benefit the Life Is Good Kids Foundation, New Hampshire’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, and scholarships for Londonderry High School students. Continue reading

Organic Companies: Balancing Sustainability & Trust

organic food stampDid you know buying organic food can strengthen sustainability initiatives and boost community impact? However, in a day and age where nearly every brand on supermarket shelves is owned by one of a dozen mega conglomerates, we often wonder which organic companies can we really trust?

Many large conglomerates, have bought up organic food and drink companies, like Odwalla and Honest Tea, continuing to market the product without any mention of their involvement. Why does this matter?

Continue reading

Green Action: EarthFest & Earth Day

Earthfest

With all the talk about going green and building a sustainable planet, its easy to miss some of the awesome action individuals and organizations are taking to make the world a better place. This past weekend, Radio 92.9 & Whole Foods Market teamed up to present EarthFest with musical performances from Third Eye Blind, Switchfoot, Eve 6, Spin Doctors and local Boston artist Twin Berlin. Thousands of people came out to hear some great live music while meeting environmental non-profits from across the country, tasting free samples from Whole Foods companies that focus our attention on being green, and experiencing Kids’ Planet – an interactive family area with environmentally focused learning, volunteer opportunities, and exhibits for children.

In addition to EarthFest, only a few short weeks ago more than 175 countries celebrated Earth Day where volunteer events were held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the earth’s natural environment.  Did you know Earth Day was designated to be held on April 22 in 2009 by the United Nations??? Continue reading