Herbicides in Our Natural Water Bodies

Have you ever visited a natural waterbody and noticed plants dying along the shoreline? This may be due to the spraying of synthetic herbicides. What are herbicides and how do they affect the health of our local environments? Could local groups remove invasive plants rather than spray toxic chemicals for removal? Read on to learn… Continue reading Herbicides in Our Natural Water Bodies

The Dangers of Palm Oil

Deforestation Palm oil is cheaper to produce than most vegetable oils. Since palm oil costs less to produce, plantations have been spreading across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “such expansion comes at the expense of tropical forests—which form critical habitats for many endangered species and a lifeline for some… Continue reading The Dangers of Palm Oil

The Effect of Food Dye on the Environment

Food dyes are used in many foods that we consume such as fruit, meat, fish, cheese, and more. Colorants are used to preserve the freshness of food and make it more visually appealing to us. When we go to the grocery store to buy food, the first thing we see is the food’s color. Based… Continue reading The Effect of Food Dye on the Environment

Nestle to Deplete Ginnie Springs

Recently, a corporation called Seven Springs Water Co. attempted to renew their water permit allowing them to drain the water from Ginnie Springs to sell to Nestle Waters North America or NWNA.  However, this time they wanted to increase the amount of water they drained. The Suwannee River Water Management District stated that the Seven… Continue reading Nestle to Deplete Ginnie Springs

10 Natural Springs You Must Visit in Florida

Blue Spring State Park This state park is located in Orange City, Florida that features a cool water spring on the St. John’s river. The spring is home to manatees, alligators, and a variety of fish. With over 8,000 Google reviews, it’s clear that many people enjoy visiting Blue Spring State Park. They have an… Continue reading 10 Natural Springs You Must Visit in Florida

Is Grove Sustainable?

Grove Collaborative is a company that ships natural home care essentials straight to your house every month. Their monthly boxes contain all kinds of products such as deodorants, toothpaste, laundry detergent, floor cleaners, and more. Some of the companies that they work with are Method, Mrs. Meyer’s, and Davids. Grove Collaborative also makes their own… Continue reading Is Grove Sustainable?

President Biden’s Plan for Government Fleet of Electric Cars

President Joe Biden recently announced his plan to change the government’s vehicle fleet from gas-powered cars to electrically-powered vehicles. This announcement was made while he signed the “Buy America” executive order to push the government to endorse more domestic goods. While the “Buy America” executive order did not address the President’s plans for an electrical… Continue reading President Biden’s Plan for Government Fleet of Electric Cars

Top 10 Sustainable Alternatives to Products We Use Daily

Are you looking to make your home more eco-friendly? There are plenty of sustainable alternatives to the products you use every day to help live a more sustainable life. Switching to environmentally friendly products is easy and affordable. Here is a list of the top 10 sustainable products and alternatives to help you transform your… Continue reading Top 10 Sustainable Alternatives to Products We Use Daily

How to Have An Environmentally Friendly Valentines Day: Zero Waste Date Ideas & More

Go On a Picnic Go on an adventure in nature with your significant other. Help support a local nature park, reserve, or garden. Bring a comfortable blanket and pack your favorite plant-based meal for the two of you to share. This is a great way to support local preservation efforts and benefit from being outside.… Continue reading How to Have An Environmentally Friendly Valentines Day: Zero Waste Date Ideas & More

10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water Daily

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses approximately 88 gallons of water a day (1). Not only is this excessive usage of water detrimental to the environment, but it is also a costly issue. Keep reading to find out how you can reduce daily water usage and save roughly $380… Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water Daily