Green Living Guy TV Segment on Sustainable Food

When it comes to food we really don’t talk about “Life cycle assessments”. Yet they can bring better farming techniques and animal awareness to farmers and those who regularly work with the meat industry. Collaborating with farmers and adjusting the way that they are paid will end up bringing much larger improvements into the food handling industry itself, starting at the source.

Below is my segment with NYC Media on Sustainable Food. We touch a lot of the things listed about the life cycle assessment and other things too!

I really also suggest to check out the Union Square Farmers Market! The most amazing food you’ve ever tasted  For real!


Hope you enjoy the segment and also I gave an infographic on the other ways to make food more sustainable (besides composing which we talk about in the video below!).



Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Both Organized and Green

Our favorite frog Kermit says, “It isn’t easy being green.” But we beg to differ. With new fads about being organic to stay healthy, the ways we clean are changing too. Organizational expert Barbara Reich is back with a new “Life Organized” episode to give you all her tips on being green! From reusable shopping bags to non-toxic cleaners, you will be making the Earth beautiful… just like your home!

Did you know bamboo is the newest must have?

Go Green with Lilywrap Reusable Gift Wraps

Another great green alternative is the It’s the perfect solution to save both time + trees this holiday season. Try Liliwrap. (no I wasn’t paid by them)

Lilywrap Overview:

Saves Trees – 4+ million tons of wrapping paper waste is produced during the holidays each year in the US alone. Our reusable stretchy fabric gift wrap with built-in bow offers same look as traditional wrapping paper without the waste.

Saves Time – Americans each spend approximately 3 hours wrapping presents during the busy holiday season. Now, easily wrap gifts of virtually any shape, size in just 30-seconds with simple “set, cinch + tie” method. Watch how it works.

Saves Money – Americans spend $2.6 billion on gift wrap every year. Our durable, reusable wraps have been reused as many 50 times without wear and tear and each wrap pays for itself after only a few uses.

Great for Travel & Shipping – The ability to quickly rewrap gifts if needed makes Lilywrap convenient for travelers taking gifts through airport security while the fabric’s durability means the wraps arrive tear-free when shipped out of town.

Kia Soul Electric Car

While some of the electric cars out there have more range (for now), the Kia Soul electric was a fun car to drive of the all electrics. My friends at Kia know simply how to make an electric car.

As I have written before, fully electric vehicles can lead to a drastic change of habits and spending from gas guzzling vehicles. As I am constantly educating consumers to know and understand what it’s like to live fully electric; bottom line it’s more than an amazing car. It really is a Kia Soul all electrified car!

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Smart Breeze Fans

Using a ceiling fan in the summer can reduce a home’s energy usage by 40%, and in the winter can reduce energy used to heat a house by up to 15%, yet many people forget to orient the directional rotation of their ceiling fans appropriately.

Smart Breeze maximizes the efficiency of a house hold ceiling fan by replacing the reverse switch in a ceiling with a durable economical thermostat. This ensures that everyone gets the full benefit of utilizing a ceiling fan all year long while keeping the Earth’s health a priority.
Smart Breeze fans are a product without a manufacturing partner. We need your help to reach the larger manufacturers so that we may affect the largest change in this industry.

Please help us by sending them an email and telling them that you’re ready for a more eco-conscious ceiling fan.

Without you this product may never save any energy. We want these retailers to know that energy conservation is a top priority. 

together we can create a change that can help to heal our planet.

Or Call 1-800-445-6937

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OR Call 855-HD-Hampton (855-434-2678)

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With your help we can make a difference.

Verterra Makes a Plate Like No Other..From Fallen Leaves and Are Biodegradeable!!

Recently Verterra dinnerware company and I got to talking about how their product did not seem like any ordinary disposable plate.  I really wanted to learn more about this company.  I mean if they are using strong durable disposable plates and bowls and more that are totally eco friendly and natural.  To think that a simple way to green living can be to just change the types of disposable plates we use is fantastic.

Resized_2_2048x2048Verterra is biodegradable since it breaks down into mostly water, carbon dioxide, and organic compost in 6 months.

This product is also compostable.  This means it rapidly biodegrades and disintegrates.  This releases nutrients into the soil, without leaving behind any toxic residues.   To be considered compostable, products should meet the ASTM Standards for plastics and packaging.

After learning these terms I realized that this product is more than biodegradable.  According to all the studies they did on the product to meet certain standards, it was determined that a mixture of compost and VerTerra byproducts act as a fertilizer.  This will enhance plant growth signicantly.

Not only did they say that VerTerra

Some great food on Verterra plates. Not a bad looking plate for a party; right acts as a compost, but it also makes high-quality compost. 

These 8 packs are located at Whole Foods stores and can go from $3.99 – $6.99 depending on the product.  Now while it might not be for you just yet, the These 8 packs are located at Whole Foods stores and can go from $3.99 – $6.99 depending on the product.  Now while it might not be for you just yet, the Dallas Cowboys use them (WHY NOT THE NY GIANTS?), schools, restaurants, hospitals, food service agencies and more are catching on.  This in my opinion will bring down the price in the future based on quantities.  However, to think I can serve a party and get great compost for $7.00 at the most; not bad.

New American Vision® Solar PPA Gives You a 469 Percent ROI on Solar Power For Your Home Zero Down!

Think installing solar panels onto your home is an upfront cost out of your reach?

American Vision® Solar is helping homeowners across the country see solar energy in a new light, and learn that taking advantage of solar power is affordable, and provides an incredible return on investment. Thanks to the company’s new Power Purchase Agreement, anyone who qualifies can start saving on monthly utility bills immediately, with little to no money down.

American Vision is calling ‘Solar as service’, and it’s through the company’s new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) where qualifying customers get the benefits of solar with virtually no investment and avoid the expense of purchasing a system outright. Customers can finance solar panel installation by simply paying a monthly payment – a monthly cost that is guaranteed to be LESS than a Southern California Edison bill without solar. Over a year period, this monthly savings can equate to more than $1,100 back in your pocket (on average).

In fact, over a period of 20 years, the solar panels boast a 469% rate of return on investment!

“Numbers don’t lie, and we’re thrilled to be able to make the up-front costs of solar panel installation more affordable to our customers,” says company President Al Alferi. “In this economy, every dollar counts, and with the immediate monthly savings our Power Purchase Agreement offers, homeowners can reap all of the cost benefits of solar power with no initial investment.”

American Vision prides itself on being on the leading edge in customer service, which is why the company didn’t rush into just any financing option for its customers in the past. “The new Power Purchase Agreement had to be in the very best interest of our customers,” added Alferi. “Other financing contracts out there include stipulations that we didn’t agree with. For example, under some contracts, major restrictions come into play should the homeowner wish to sell the home and transfer the system. We couldn’t in right mind suggest our customers get locked into an agreement like that. Now, we can stand proudly behind the new American Vision Power Purchase Agreement, and every bit of the fine print in back of it.”

Benefits to having ‘Solar as service’ run deeper than just cost savings. The American Vision PPA gives customers 20 years of maintenance free solar for their home.

Husband and wife team Bill and Kathleen Herren began providing homeowners with energy-efficient solutions with their window sales and installation company, American Vision Windows. Now, more than ten years and 30,000 satisfied customers later, the company has expanded its unmatched service to its other brands that will help revolutionize the home improvement industry: American Vision Solar and American Vision Garages.

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Wildlife Works Launches CODE REDD Campaign to Save the World’s Threatened Forests

Emergency campaign calls for immediate action from the private sector to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting innovative forest protection projects.

As corporations recognize their responsibility to do all they can to reduce their carbon footprint by lowering emissions and offsetting the rest, the CODE REDD campaign aims to make it easy and compelling for corporations to pledge to buy REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) carbon offsets.  Which is why Wildlife Works announced the launch of CODE REDD, an emergency action campaign to save the world’s wild forests using private sector financing within the Voluntary Carbon Market.

The Campaign will also ensure that those offsets are generated by specific high quality forest protection projects that have proven they can protect threatened forests while at the same time providing unprecedented sustainable development opportunities to local forest communities.

“The goal of the CODE REDD Campaign is to dramatically increase the demand for REDD project carbon offsets now.  With increased demand, REDD can scale to overcome the massive threat to the worlds forests and make a significant contribution to mitigating climate change.” said Mike Korchinsky, Founder and CEO of Wildlife Works and the creator of the CODE REDD Campaign.

Wild forests are disappearing at the alarming rate of 13 million hectares per year (FAO 2010) and deforestation accounts for an estimated 17% of total annual global greenhouse gas emissions (UNIPCC 2007). The effects of deforestation are having devastating impacts on people and wildlife throughout the world and are threatening the resources humans need for survival. Climate change experts widely agree that climate stability cannot be achieved without the conservation of the world’s remaining forests.

“Reducing your carbon footprint is not a UN obligation. It’s a global responsibility. It is time for the private sector to show innovation and leadership and do something REDD,” said Korchinsky.

Source: Wildlife Works