Glorybrew, a Miami based coffee brand, has come up with an eco friendly solution in the form of compostable coffee pods for Keurig machines. Keurig coffee pods and plastic K-cups are under a lot of criticism due to the fact that they are very difficult to recycle. Glorybrew’s coffee pods for the Keurig machine, however, offer a planet friendly solution for the eco friendly coffee drinker. Now, you need not feel so guilty when you’re enjoying your favourite beverage.
There has been considerable development in green construction and sustainable green homes in recent years. Green is now a big business, with corporate cashing in on the public’s consciousness about going green and choosing a green way of life. Rating standards like LEEDs and Energy Star are being used to measure ‘greenness’. Builders and designers vie for the LEED rating in construction as this gives them an edge over the competition, as the public now no longer look for the white picket fence or size, but check whether the building / home has low-e windows, solar panels and so on. But the truth behind green home construction is a little different than what you thought it to be – green does not necessarily mean sustainable.
The Swedish people have made sustainability a part of their lives. Sweden’s leaders have drafted the necessary policies to support sustainability and educated the citizens about the benefits of having a sustainable culture. People too have participated in the green movement with sincerity, which has let Sweden become the foremost country in the world, which now has inculcated a sustainable culture into every aspect of their lives – from renewable energy, waste to energy plants, even reusing clothes as “vintage fashion”. Let’s take a closer look at Sweden’s steady march to sustainability:
Eliminating wastage of water and electricity, human-powered washing machines are a rage. Consider saving on your laundry budget while getting a little workout, with the added advantage of clean clothes. Sustainability reaches a new level in simplifying daily chores with the modern washing machines that operate completely on power provided by the user. Here are some of the latest machines that promote eco-friendly choices.
While technology is evolving in each aspect by leaps and bounds, most developing countries still tackle the issue of sanitation with scorn. Toilet and waste disposal remain the chief issues troubling these nations among others such as population and poverty. While all these factors and problems are co-related and walk hand-in-hand, improper sanitary methods lead to an adverse effect on the population’s health and may increase morbidity rates exponentially.
Researcher Rune EllemoseGulev of the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel, Germany identified certain personality traits in people who had opted for an eco-friendly lifestyle. Tolerance, mutual trust and respect for the environment were some of the major features that were seen in people of the countries with a higher eco-friendly population. Gulev cited that such sustainable behavioral features could be used to predict and increase people choosing sustainable modalities.
UN Global Compact CEO Study conducted on business leaders from around the world found that many of them did not consider sustainability necessary for achieving their business goals. Millions of people have not been able to grasp the concept of sustainability completely.
Many urban cities are now inclining towards organized sustainable environments. For urban transportation, energy efficient buildings to carbon measurement and waste management, cities are taking the problem of global warming and pollution seriously. Using renewable sources to generate electricity and fuel many cities have set targets to make their metros the most efficient and non-polluted ones globally. Some of such cities who have taken this warning quite seriously into implementation are:
Being eco-friendly is going big for all socially responsible citizens and will continue to be the same. Find out the top lifestyle trends this year.