Thursday, April 22, 2010

About the Burbank Green Alliance

Burbank, CA- Since 2008, the Burbank Green Alliance has been the leading private organization assisting the City of Burbank in promoting sustainability and achieving the City’s goal of Zero Waste. The Burbank Green Alliance (BGA) has been dedicated to promoting effective sustainable practices and building a network of resources to support the Burbank Community.

To enter a world of green click on the following link and it will provide you with upcoming Green events and workshops. Happy Earth Day!

Sources: Burbank Green Alliance

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Benefits of Green Cleaning

You can find cleaning products everywhere in the home and the office. Most of the conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are petroleum-based products. Petroleum based chemicals are known to cause significant attritional effects to the nervous system and immune system after prolonged exposure. Not only are these chemicals hazardous to our health but our environment as well.

Green cleaning is not only a refreshing alternative to toxic cleaning products, but it also saves you money. Instead of buying toxic chemicals from the store you can have spotless floors, countertops, porcelain and more the old-fashioned way, with vinegar, baking soda, borax and a little elbow grease. Not only will you breathe in clean air but you avoid poisoning your children and/or pets. Make the change and clean Green!

Sources: The Daily Green

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Green Tips

Want to make the office more Green and don't know how?

If you have read our previous entry then you’ll learn that plants are not only visually attracted but will increase air quality in the office. It’s important to be aware that the major energy users and greenhouse gas emitters both at home and in your office are lights and computers?

Cell phone chargers, TVs, DVD players, stereos, microwaves and other electronics with transformers continue to draw power, even when they’re off or not charging anything, as long as they’re plugged in. In the U.S., such “phantom electricity” emits about 12 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere a year.

Computers in sleep mode usually use less than 10% of the energy they do when they're sitting around waiting for you or hard at work. Switching them off when they’re not needed will save more than all your other actions put together.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times, and Conservation International

Monday, February 15, 2010

Plant a Little Indoor Green

Green Plants are a wonderful decorating touch but more important, they make a considerable contribution to the air in a healthy home, and can help us keep the office environment more cheerful throughout the year.

The facts are that, carpets, paints, adhesives, upholstery fabrics and fillings all give off chemical gasses and, as we build houses- and our office buldings- tighter and insulate better, these gasses build up in interior spaces where they can cause a number of sensitivity reactions such as watery eyes, irritation of nose and lungs, nausea and various allergic responses.

A few plants in the office or at home will increase air quality as well as make the space more visually attractive. House plants are cheap and good for the environment.

Essentials from Louie at Green Planet.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hey all! Super cool Green vendor...

Hey all! So, we've found a super cool vendor courtesy of Josh Mark over at Fox.

Global Inheritance -

Global Inheritance was born in 2002, Global Inheritance is a 501c3 non-profit organization working to empower individuals worldwide to think and act creatively in solving global imbalances. Our unique initiatives focus onthe power of creativity to communicate andpush for progressive social change.

Through technology, the arts and interactivity, Global Inheritance reinvents activism to a new generation looking to make a difference in their communities and beyond. With each step forward, Global Inheritance will continue to build bridges uniting individuals with the causes that need their help the most.