When looking for a sustainable car consider features other than fuel type, such as high recyclable percentage, life cycle, good fuel usage, intelligent design and affordability. Choose from clean diesels, hybrid and plug-in hybrids, electric, smart cars and even human-electric hybrid cars. Overall, the smart cars and human-electric hybrids rank the highest in sustainability.
It is no surprise that the multi-billion dollar fashion industry has gotten on board with the sustainability movement. Designers across the world have started to use production methods and dyes that are less environmentally harmful, choose fabrics that are made and grown organically and buy from suppliers who maintain strong sustainable standards. Below are some standout designers who are taking their sustainable fashion stances to the next catwalk.
With all the recent buzz about being friendly with our planet, Pink and Black would like to introduce to its readers some eco-friendly and eco-chic companies:
Ember Arts sells jewelry that is hand-made out of recycled paper and plastic in Uganda. The company provides a stable income to the female artisans who made the jewelry in order to ensure these women of their capability to support their families. Ember Arts jewelry is fashionable as well as affordable. It is a cool and easy way to show your style while doing your part in helping our planet! You can purchase Ember Arts jewelry and learn more about the company on its website, www.emberarts.com.
In recent times, more teenagers are getting their licenses at age 16, and these licenses usually come with cars. Although obtaining your license and gaining the freedom to roam about without depending on your parents is exciting, getting the wrong car or using it in the wrong way can lead to pollution and an environmentally unsafe and unfriendly car. Having a car like that means spending more money fixing it, buying gas, and so on. Here are a few ways to make your car eco (and pocket) friendly.
Although summer is coming to an end, there is always one thing that makes us look forward to school: back to school shopping! There is something about getting new books and tools for school that makes students feel psyched and prepared to take on another school year.
Before you go to buy school supplies, you should know that many companies now offer eco-friendly school supplies from pens to binders and notepads, essentially all the supplies that you may need in school. Staples has its own line of ‘eco easy’ products, such as composition notebooks that are made from 80% sugarcane waste and printed with vegetable and water based inks.
In a world where iPhones are as popular as high heels and High Definition Television is synonymous with, “Well, what else is there?,” it’s no surprise that eco-friendly technology has taken a turn for the current and, more importantly, the affordable. Although it can be hard to find eco-friendly technology (other than energy efficient light bulbs) for those who are both tech- savy and eco- friendly, it is possible to still be ‘green’ while depending on technologies that make life easier and more comfortable.
Tech-buffs will be happy to know that the solar panels and wind turbines that most people imagine as eco-friendly technology, have evolved! Gadgets such as the Re-Zap Battery Engineer, are smaller and more efficient in saving energy around the home. The Re-Zap Battery Engineer ($39.98) is able to recharge both rechargeable and standard (non-rechargeable) batteries, saving not only energy but money spent on replacing batteries.