There's a time and a place for clear-felling old-growth forests - the time is spring and the place is below my knees. Allowing yourself to be naturally hairy is the greenest option, but free-range armpits are not everyone's idea of attractive.
Mark Diesendorf, author of the book Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy and an expert in the field of sustainable energy, says that it's similar to asking how long a piece of string is.
The huge floating patch of debris in the North Pacific Gyre - also known as the 'great pacific garbage patch', the 'plastic soup' or the 'pacific trash vortex' - has been getting a bit of press lately.
Paints and architectural coatings have the potential to pollute both your home and the broader environment. Oil-based paints contain solvents, such as turpsand other volatile organic compounds, and require them for cleaning up brushes and paint rollers.
The reaction to this profligate globalism is the 'locavore' movement, also known as the 100-mile diet. This is a consumer backlash that began in California and encourages people to eat food exclusively from a 100 mile (160 km) radius of their home.
A friend of mind told me that the 'spongy beads' commonly used as a filler for packaging are actually made from potato peelings and are therefore fully biodegradable and can even be used in compost. Is this true?
Water is a precious commodity, and one way to make sure it's not wasted is to get rid of your backyard pool
Old newspapers and junk mail can be recycled, but you might be able to use them in the garden too.
Incandescent bulbs will be phased out starting November 2008, which means a whole lot of light bulbs will need to be tossed. But there's also CFLs and halogens to worry about.