Sustainability ideas

5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling

The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  

64% of Americans are now exposed to extreme heat. Here's why that's worrying

OhmConnect compiled a list of how heat waves in major U.S cities have changed over time, with data from sources including the EPA, the World Health Organization, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Globalchange.gov, and other scientific research.

From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt

Stacker referenced news and fashion industry reports to break down the general life cycle of fast fashion.

More than just fresh air, time spent outdoors has the power to boost physical and emotional strength

(BPT) - Whether you're taking a stroll in a local park or ambitiously hiking a new trail, being outdoors helps you feel more grounded and connected to nature. But you may not realize the numerous …

Energy bill up? Here's how electricity costs have changed over the past year

Utility bill costs are going up nationwide. OhmConnect analyzed data from the Energy Information Administration to examine the rising cost of residential electricity in the U.S.  

5 gift ideas that save energy (and do a world of good)

(BPT) - When checking your holiday list, you’re searching for gifts that inspire joy and delight, and electronic items often fit that description. But what if that gift also happens to have a …

Be water wise in 2023 with smart home improvement ideas

(BPT) - Everyone agrees that water is an important resource, and with the ongoing megadrought paired with increasing costs of water in many cities across the country, water consumption is …

A look at the West's megadrought

Stacker cited data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the California Department of Water Resources to visualize the current megadrought in the West and its impact on the region.

aspara: Try a Smart Way to Grow Your Garden

(NewsUSA) - Want an easy way to add fresh vegetables and herbs to your diet? Indoor hydroponic grower systems are a great way to eat more healthfully. The advanced technology in today’s …

New findings reveal 7 common recycling myths

(BPT) - While we all might think we’re pretty good recyclers, the reality is most of us could probably do better. To help better understand recycling and turn it into a lifelong habit, the …
Why your next car will probably be electric
(BPT) - Love them, hate them, or don’t really care, electric vehicles are beginning to take over transportation conversations and …
Green Energy Boom Creates New Job Opportunities for Gen Zers. Will They Answer the Call?
(BPT) - A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) panel discussion recently touted alternative energy adoption as a once-in-a-generation …
4 ways to shop eco-friendly clothing for your baby — without breaking the bank
(BPT) - If shopping responsibly for your family is at the top of your priority list, you may have already spent time searching for …
3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips
(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, …
How an energy storage system can help you weather power outages and save on utility bills
(BPT) - With rising energy costs and extreme weather becoming almost commonplace, many home and business owners are worrying about …
It starts at the top: The C-suite must go green to set the stage for corporate ESG
(BPT) - By Brendan P. Keegan, Chairman, CEO & President of Merchants FleetThe biggest acronym in boardrooms across the U.S. today …
Natural Food Storage Containers Can Help Save Money
(TVA) - As food costs continue to rise, many people are seeking creative solutions to stretch their dollars and reduce wasted food. …
Be a sustainability superhero with these responsible traveling tips
(BPT) - As people explore the world, they have much to gain, but sometimes whether they realize it or not, their travel can have a …
Simple steps to reduce food waste and protect the planet
(BPT) - Everyone experiences food waste, but the problem is much bigger than your kids not cleaning their plate or a few strawberries …
8 Tips to Rethink Clean at Home and On the Go
(Family Features) If people have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's just because something looks clean doesn't …
What hurricane season was like the year you were born
Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Stacker summarized the last 100 hurricane seasons in the Atlantic …
Metros with the most energy-efficient buildings
OhmConnect used the Environmental Protection's Agency's 2022 rankings to identify the metropolitan areas with the greatest number of …
These animal climate heroes restore habitats and revive ecosystems
Stacker compiled a list of 10 animals from diverse environments, outlining how each helps sustain its ecosystem.
Our Climate Future: 5 Ways Geothermal Energy Can Help Us Live More Sustainably
(BPT) - Transitioning to renewable energy sources is one way that the U.S. and other nations can help to mitigate climate change. This …
Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency
(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting …
Sanitation solutions for tiny houses and other nontraditional homes
(BPT) - Since the real estate market started heating up and as the pandemic lingers, alternative housing options are seriously …
Spouting off tips to avoid water waste
(BPT) - Drought conditions persist in the Western United States, leading lawmakers to enact measures designed to reduce water …
One-third of food produced in the US goes to waste—here's how that impacts the environment
OhmConnect cited data from the November 2021 EPA publication From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste to …
Get Smart About Sustainability: Tips for teaching kids earth-friendly habits
(Family Features) For many parents, their interest in sustainability and earth-friendly living is driven by a desire to create a …
How smart technology is impacting sustainability
IoT Secure collected interesting facts and statistics about the impact of smart technology on sustainability efforts from industry …
Top 5 ways to reduce your home energy costs this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of …
The surprisingly powerful cleaning tool that the pros rely on
(BPT) - Do you feel like you're constantly cleaning and it's never enough to stay on top of all the dirt, grime and germs? Do you …
Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn't recyclable
(BPT) - You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can’t function. If you already recycle, …
5 things driving interest in EVs
(BPT) - If you think you’ve been seeing more plug-in cars on the road or hybrid vehicles in the carpool lane lately, you are not …
Duck, Duck, Goose! Restored Wetlands Thriving
(NewsUSA) - As the sun rises in middle America, nature comes to life. Ducks, geese and other birds emerge from a marsh, taking flight …
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Holiday Trends

How To Support Veterans’ Families During The Holidays

(NAPSI)—While the holiday season is generally a time of joy and celebration, military families can often experience a very different range of emotions. Active service members and veterans returning …

25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America

To help get everyone in the mood for the upcoming holiday season, Stacker compiled a list of some of the most over-the-top Christmas displays across America.

Countries with the highest rates of public-sector corruption

Stacker used the Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International to look at the most public-sector corrupt countries in the world.
Small Business News & Notes

Rural Entrepreneurs Report Growing Economic Anxiety

 (NAPSI)—Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data …

Reimagine Your Jewelry for the Holidays

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is here, and people are eager for some well-earned self-indulgence. Custom jewelry is an ideal way to honor yourself or someone you love with something truly …

Holiday Must-Haves: Make holiday shopping a cinch

(Family Features) If you're a shopper at heart, it may be a challenge you enjoy, but if the idea of holiday shopping brings out the Grinch in you, consider these ideas for gifts to delight those you love this holiday season.

15 of the most expensive celebrity weddings of all time

Stacker researched 15 of the most expensive celebrity weddings of all time.

The most popular, gender-neutral baby names

Stacker sourced and analyzed data from the Social Security Administration list of popular baby names in 2021 to find the Top 50 gender-neutral names.