Last year we went on a hunt to seek out sunscreens that have an SPF number that was not too high, but moderate and effective. Some dermatologists have reported a high SPF number could be damaging. We also went a step further and investigated the […]
We know supermarkets all across America will try to get consumers to purchase conventional brands by running special promotions this Fourth of July but don’t give in. Think of your family and friends by buying meat, produce, and condiments that are raised and produced with […]
Five years ago, Whole Foods Market announced they would require brands to inform consumers of the presence of GMOs by mandatory labeling on food packaging. Unfortunately, the health-food chain has put the mandatory GMO labeling program deadline of September 2018 on pause. I am hoping they will keep their promise because as consumers it’s our right to know what ingredients and practices used that are producing foods we all consume on a daily basis.
I’m hoping the health-conscious grocer will stand its ground and don’t let the government come in and try to change things. We have come way to far to turn back the clock. I am not sure to the degree how operations at Whole Foods Market have changed since the grocer was purchase by tech giant Amazon, but one thing for sure if WFM doesn’t make the right decisions for the conscious consumer things could go into the wrong direction with our food industry quickly. Consumers will start to seek other health food grocers that are upholding their promise of food transparency.
When you are a conscious consumer, you are always looking for ways to save on sustainable goods and services. Today Whole Foods Market announced their new savings program exclusively for Amazon Prime members and the savings are pretty sweet. The way to spot savings at […]
There are so many reusable bags on the market to purchase for your groceries. Some are nice, and some are plain ugly with no sense of style or fashion. Who wants to carry around an ugly bag to be eco? Recently, we discovered a cool bag that looks similar […]
Over the years there have been plenty of household appliances and home accessories that have either been redesigned or just left behind in a past time no longer needed because of advancement in technology. There is one product that I am astonished its taken this long to be reinvented, and that’s the shower. A place where we all visit at least twice a day to cleanse our body to wash away a long day. A time where we can relax or possibly mediate for a short time.
A company by the name of Livin Shower will be bringing a new experience to a bathroom near you. Livin Shower is a digital smart shower fixture that lets you start shower right away with your preferred desired temperature from a mobile app or by the Livin Shower valve dial. I love the idea of pre-starting the shower to get the water to the right temperature, because who likes to step into a cold shower?
There is also a feature to pause water flow while you shower to help save water while keeping desired water temperature. The smart digital device will keep track of the duration of your shower so that you are conscious of much water you are using each time. I’m sure all of us have taken long showers without one thought in our minds how much water we are using because there hasn’t been a device until now that measures water usage so its never really come to the forefront.
Worried about child safety in the shower? Worry no more living shower has a baby mode that will keep your child safe from scorching temperatures that could burn a child’s delicate skin. Learn more about this fantastic new shower device that will upgrade your shower experience to the next level. You can pre-order Livin Shower at livinshower.com
There is no question about where you can find a greeting card; you can go just about anywhere to purchase a greeting card for almost any occasion. However, do the words inside the card reflect how you feel about that particular person or moment, probably not. […]
Winter is gone, and spring is finally here. Although I must say I greatly enjoyed the winter edition kombucha with rose, blood orange, and hibiscus time doesn’t stop for anything. Recently, I tried GT’S bloom spring edition kombucha filled with notes of elderflower, jasmine, and […]
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Verizon Wireless famous checkmark maybe red, but they are also green in so many ways. The national telecommunications company exceeded their goal in 2009 to reduce their carbon footprint by 50% by 2020. Since then the company has set a new goal to cut their carbon intensity in half over 2016 levels by 2025. Verizon has been tackling many inefficiencies that come with operating one of nation’s largest wireless network. Numerous companies love to greenwash consumers with a bunch of information that sounds like they are doing something great for the environment, but Verizon Wireless is truly making a difference day in and day out to help persevere our beautiful planet earth.
Now, the big question is how are they reaching their goals quickly and what types of sustainable practices are being implemented? The past six years Verizon Wireless has been investing in green energy by using solar and fuel cell technology to help power many of their facilities. The wireless company has developed sustainable programs that help wireless customers become eco-conscious, and Verizon also has an annual corporate responsibility report that reports their progress and sustainable goals for the future.
Verizon Wireless currently has a device recycling program that rewards customers recycling their unwanted phones to keep them out of the landfills that could negatively impact our ecosystem. This is great because there are so many wireless users that are always looking to upgrade their phones. Just think of the number of phones that go unwanted after their two years is up or when wireless users are due for an upgrade. If you step back and think about all the consumers in America that use a wireless device, we are talking a vast number of phones that are potentially going into the landfill daily, simply because most wireless users have no idea what to do with their old phones. The other plus to recycling cell phones is it opens the door to producing something new out of recyclable elements that later would have been emitting something toxic into the air. According to Verizon, in 2017 customers returned millions of devices for recycling, now that is something to brag about in this technology-driven era.
Meeting sustainable goals is a top priority at Verizon they are providing and coming up with green solutions for numerous industries around the nation that generally produce staggering amounts of emissions a year, including transportation, construction, utilities, healthcare, and many others industries. Verizon has been an energy star partner five years in a row by building retail stores that are energy-efficient. Verizon has proved their commitment to keeping our eco-system beautiful for years to come.
For more information on Verizon Wireless sustainable practices go to verizon.com/about/responsibility/sustainability
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