Consumer Issues

Choose Healthier Personal Care Products This Holiday Season

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living

Today, we’re gabbing with Elizabeth Allen, a safe beauty advocate and toxin-free educator. She is passionate about educating women about safer alternatives for healthier personal care products. The products we choose to use not only affect us. They affect the people around us, our community, and the world. During the holiday season, many of us [...]

4 Green Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy

Today, we are gabbing with Tyson Taussig with Lighting Inc. about LED lighting. LED stands for light-emitting diodes, and these LEDs were originally used for computers, cars, and other electronic components. It’s only been recently that LEDs have become commonly used for home and office lighting. And the benefits of switching to LED lighting are [...]

Easy Breezy – a home where you breathe easy

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living

Pardon the rhyme, it just hit me, and it sounded better than “don’t sneezy” or something else just as cheesy. On a more serious note, sneezing a lot is typically a sign of something else going on. Something respiratory. Something affecting breathing. And breathing is key to our health and well-being. Sneezing, congestion, difficulty breathing, [...]

GREEN BUILDINGS INTERNATIONAL

– Posted in: Blog, Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living, Renovations and Remodeling

The Oklahoma US Green Building Council offered Green Business Boot Camp – an update and review of the many benefits and programs of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). I’ve been a LEED AP (accredited professional) for 8 years now yet had not recently gone through an update of what all USGBC has been working [...]

Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Landscaping and Water, Renewable Energy

The Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically On Today’s episode of The Green Gab, Marla and Tony are joined by special guest Angie Mendica from Crescent Plumbing Supply. The plumbing industry is acknowledging that water is our most precious resource. The plumbing industry promotes water efficiency aesthetically to commercial and residential sides of the market. As [...]

Photographer May Be Key In Illustrating Rate of Climate Change

– Posted in: Climate Change, Community, Consumer Issues, Green Homes

This week I stumbled on a video that was jaw dropping. It was a video about a glacier calving a section about the size of lower Manhattan. Whoa! The video is an excerpt from a documentary called Chasing Ice.  Could a photographer be key in illustrating rate of climate Change? “In the spring of 2005, [...]

Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast

Gabbing about a topic that really gets me excited…Economics! For most people, economics is a misunderstood topic. It’s not just a course we are made to suffer through in college, but it’s a language. You read that correctly. Economics is the language of business! Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building. Elliot [...]