Graduation is a special time of year for young adults that's full of pomp and circumstance and uncharted territory. Graduates are embarking on a new era of their lives and it’s tradition to send them off with a sentimental or practical gift. If you’re trying to figure out what to get your favorite graduate, but want it to be greener than the average present, then check out the following 10 gifts
Harnessing energy from the sun to power everyday lives is an exciting prospect that is already true for many homes and businesses. However, understanding how it works isn’t as widespread, and the benefits of solar energy can be misconstrued. Renewable energy and green technology are areas where many people have questions, but one main question is, “Does solar power save energy?”
Finding conflict-free, ethically sourced engagement and wedding rings is a feat many engaged people may have found difficult to attain until Beth Gerstein and Eric Grossberg founded Brilliant Earth. Gerstein said she experienced the difficulty of finding conflict-free jewelry that represented her love and values, and co-founder Grossberg was passionate about researching ways responsibly sourced jewelry could benefit developing countries. When the two joined forces to create Brilliant Earth in 2005, a commitment to social change and improvement of labor and environmental standards was cultivated. As Brilliant Earth states, “We believe that high quality, fine jewelry need not come at a great human or environmental cost.”
With summer just around the corner, things are starting to heat up in the retail energy industry. Just Energy, a SaveOnEnergy.com® partner provider, announced its ecobee3 smart thermostat is now fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service capable devices. Just Energy is the first energy provider to integrate with Alexa, and its Texas customers can sign up for its smart thermostat today. The ecobee3 is also compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, Wink, SmartThings and many more home automation devices and applications.
If you have a green thumb or consider yourself an artisan, creating unique crafts that incorporate plants should be up your alley. Silent Divine, an online plant shop based out of Charlotte, N.C., showed the SaveOnEnergy.com® team how to upcycle eggshells and broken succulent stems to make a mini garden that can help eliminate waste. Check out how to turn the eggs you’ve used for baking into a cute and easy-to-make craft.
Arbor Day is a perfect time to examine the trees on your property and make sure they’re healthy. Whether you check for infestation, disease or the overall look of your land, taking stock of trees can benefit the value of your home and satisfy your pruning goals. Read below to discover the best ways to care for the trees on your property.
A clean body and a clear conscience is what SoapBox Soaps is after. With its beginnings in a college apartment kitchen and a mission to make a difference through everyday purchases, Co-Founder and CEO David Simnick created a hygiene company that gives back to those in need.
Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost time to start cleaning out closets and making your home feel anew. What better way to spruce up than with earth-friendly spring cleaning products? Check out some natural cleaning products below and add them to your shopping list. It’s time to get clean and go green!