Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sustainable Heroes - July

We recognize Kate Fletcher this month as part of our series that recognizes notable individuals making an impact in the sustainability industry.

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Learn more about Kate and her latest projects by following her on Twitter: @katetfletcher

Monday, July 21, 2014


Check out these 10 Energy Saving Tips For The Kitchen from Sustainia:

1. Cover your pot to speed up cooking by 6%.

2. Use one-pot steamers and stacked steamers to cook meals on one stove plate.

3. Chop your vegetables into smaller pieces to cook faster.

4. Match your pots to the stove plates to stop heat from escaping.

5. Use the kettle to boil only the water you need.

6. Cook in bulk and save time and money by making meals you can eat the following day.

7. Don’t open the door when you use the oven as heat can escape. Be patient.

8. Save time and electricity by defrosting food in the fridge and not the microwave.

9. Cook with ingredients that are at room temperature. This saves cooking time.

10. Bake a few dishes in the oven at the same time.

Learn more about Sustainia on their Facebook page.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sustainable Heroes - June

I'd like to introduce a new series on our blog,  called "Sustainable Heroes".  In keeping up with industry happenings, I've come across a lot of great press surrounding the initiatives of those celebrities and philanthropists who are taking great strides to improve the future of our environment.  I thought a series highlighting notable individuals who are doing great things in the "green" industry would be a great way to share these wonderful stories with our readers.

This month we recognize comedian and actor, Will Ferrell:

- Active member of the National Resources Defense Council
- first celebrity to drive the BMW Hydrogen 7
- Ferrell built a very eco-friendly house,with solar-energy system
- Ferrell partnered with Robert Redford in a project to Save the Colorado River Delta.

Check out this hilarious promo video for the Raise the River Project:

Will Ferrell also uses his humor in this "Green Team" video, which offers tips on how to be more sustainable and eco-friendly: