Brad Bodon

Back To School Cost Savers

Back to School

Every year across the world when campuses and classrooms start to fill up at the beginning of semesters, the costs for students and/or their parents mount up. And not just the financial cost, but the environmental cost of producing all those plastic items in immense. Here is a list of my top 5 eco-friendly solutions that will help your wallet and our world. Recycle What You Can The amount of paper students use every year is overwhelming.  There are notes, written papers, newspapers, graphs, instruction sheets and syllabi.  But, no matter how much of this paper we use, it will all end… read more

Cleanse Your Kidneys


Many people are too busy to eat a home cooked meal every night of the week or watch every item of food that goes into their body. So, here is how you can redeem yourself for some of the things  you have eaten. Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salts, poisons and most other things that are unwanted in your body.  Needless to say, our kidneys are holding up their end of the deal.  They do their fair share, now let’s do ours. Over time, salts and other wastes accumulate and need to undergo… read more

Eco-Conscious Christmas

Eco-conscious Christmas

There are many ways we can make a difference for our environment, especially at festive holiday times when so much extra is being prepared. Consider adopting some of the practices below to reduce waste in landfills and keep your holiday costs to a minimum. Cards Consider switching to emailed holiday cards to reduce your landfill waste.  If you would like to send printed paper cards consider a card which is made from 100% recycled paper.  If you must give your card to the person physically, consider making the card with previously used or recyclable paper. Trees Fake trees are reusable and… read more

Copious Cups of Coffee Please

While taking care of your family, your pets, your home and your community you should be doing the same for your body. According to this research, drinking coffee might just be a great way to keep your body healthy and ward off certain diseases. Benefits Digestive Health A 10-year study in Japan including 96,000 adults found that drinking three or more cups of coffee per day cut the colon cancer risk in women in half. Decreases Risk of Diabetes Researchers at Harvard followed more than 125,000 men and women for more than 10 years and found that drinking six cups… read more

A Green MBA is Available

A Green MBA

Today’s economy is leading many of us to rethink our future or current careers. An MBA in Sustainable Management seems one of the tools that have been catapulting careers in the right direction lately. A traditional Masters in Business Administration (MBA) usually includes extensive study in areas such as accounting, economics, management, marketing, international business and entrepreneurship. A Green or Sustainable MBA adds in an examination of the economic, environmental, and social impact of business decisions. Most economists agree that green technology is the future of the US economy. Corporations have put profits above all else at the cost of… read more

Going Green This Winter

Going Green In Winter

Going green should be a year-round practice. That includes during the winter months when we are usually indoors a lot more. Even though it is cold out, you can still be eco-friendly in your house, activities and lifestyle. Save energy by making sure that your doors and windows have a good seal on them. Doors and windows can be letting cold air in and warm air escape. By making sure that both are sealed, you’ll stay warmer and save on your heating bills. Keep using your bike for shorter commutes and errands. Biking can be harder in rain or snow,… read more

Let’s Wrap It Up

Eco-friendly Gift Wrapping

Newspaper: Using old newspapers for wrapping gifts is one of my favorite options. Take use of the colorful section from the newspaper and use it for wrapping. As the colorful parts are glossy, it would be a perfect eco-friendly option for wrapping gifts. Those pages are also brighter and more festive. Fabric: Take use of recycled or recyclable fabric for wrapping. You can easily design your options and wrap your gifts with ease. This art of wrapping gifts is one of the greener methods, because the fabric may be reused multiple times. Old Magazines: Choose only the old magazines that… read more

Headache Remedies

Natural Remedies

You don’t always need a doctor’s prescription to treat your headaches or migraines. Instead of popping a pill from the doctor, try these natural cures to relieve your headaches first. Try applying an ice pack or a damp wash cloth to the painful area of your head. You may also try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck for cool relief. Who doesn’t love a good massage? Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to a massage. For quick relief try gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your… read more

Sit To Save Energy

Sit To Save Energy?

Imagine a world where sitting down to do normal things in your cubical or office would save energy. It almost seems too easy and too good to be true. Swedish Designer Eddi Törnberg has designed the best human-powered work station that anyone has seen yet. Unlike any other concepts that require a person to do things like ride a bike or walk while you’re working, it doesn’t require a person to do anything more than sit and work. The project Törnberg has designed is called “Unplugged”. The design powers the various gadgets we use to work. It can power laptops,… read more

Could You Live Without Plastic Bags?

Plastic Bags Piling Up

What started as a friendly contest between two Colorado cities has now become a documentary on the hazards of using plastic bags. In October last year, I attended a film screening at Oregon State University.  All in attendance learned something new that day and left a little more aware of why not to use plastic bags. The film screening was for “Bag-It: The Movie”.  It follows an average Colorado man named Jeb Berrier, who makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags.  This decision leads Berrier to start being more conscientious of plastic bag consumption, how the bags are made,… read more