Calculating Your Carbon Footprint: Go Green

At The Budget Ecoist, we’ve given you a plethora of tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint. You may ask, though, what exactly is the carbon footprint and how do I know how large mine is in the first place? Well, simply put, your carbon footprint is the amount of tons of CO2 emissions […]

Recycled, Handmade Envelopes: Go Green

We mourn the loss of the handwritten letter when when we open our mailbox eagerly every day, only to see bills and advertisements. That’s why we cooed over these recycled envelopes ($10) when we came across them on Etsy. These clever creations come in handy when you’re sending out a thank you note, a greeting […]

Tree Free Journals: Recycle This

Even though most of us journal, email, and do everything else on a computer screen these days instead of paper; there is still something special about taking out your beautifully bound notebook and quill and going to literary town. Sadly, some trees died for our right to write and that makes us a little less […]

Share-a-Bike: Go Green

Our friends at TreeHugger ran a story this week that warms the cockles of our urban-hardened heart. Last week Washington D.C. implemented the high-tech Smart Bike program for people who have already figured out it’s cheaper and more responsible to leave the car at home. For one dollar more than a 7-day Metrorail pass, you […]

Motion-Powered Phone Charger: Go Green

We’ve all heard about solar , wind and water energy, but have you ever heard of motion creating enough electricity to charge a phone? Well, now you have — M2E (motion to energy–not very creative) Power is a company that formed last year to reach this milestone in green energy, and they’ve done it, according […]

Solar Powered Bus Shelters: Green News

Instead of wasting electricity on bus shelter ads, Miami has agreed to let a company called Fuel Miami to install 600 solar-powered bus shelters. Since advertisements aren’t going away anytime soon, powering their lights with solar energy is an excellent idea. Miami gets bus shelters for free, while Fuel Miami advertises without the cost of […]

The Poop: Recycle This

There’s been a lot of talk about the dangers of plastic and dog poop lately, but most pet owners may not realize they are contributing to an environmental situation that is more wide-spread than a power-line destroying art installation. Just leaving the dog pooh behind after your walk around the block is not acceptable, and […]

Go Green with Throwplace.com

Throwplace.com touts itself as the Internet’s landfill alternative, which is a big claim. We think they’re qualified to make it though — this free service allows you to donate your old appliances, furniture, computers, clothes, shoes, magazines and lots more. Based on the preference of the donor, the goods are divided into four categories: U.S. […]

Windmill Power Plan Proposed: Green News

Although he has only 18 months left in his term, the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has proposed an ambitious wind power plan to create energy for the city. His plan would include placing wind turbines on the city’s bridges and skyscrapers, according to the New York Times. We would be excited about […]