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Ten Steps to Socially Responsible Investing
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Ten Dollar Bill photo by Derek & KristiYou want to meet your financial goals, but want to do so without harming others, and in a manner that promotes the public good. This is a loose definition of socially responsible investing (SRI).

If you are opposed to pollution, war and worker exploitation, you wouldn't want to buy stock in a company that profits from one or more of these. If you think the use of fossil fuels causes global warming, you might choose to invest in the alternative energy sector, for example. It's not difficult to put your money where your beliefs are. Here are ten easy steps to get you on the road to to socially responsible investing. Read on…

 
Eco Tube: What Do You Like Most About Our Oceans?
Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00  |  Written by EcoHearth
Ocean Waves photo by Peter Kaminski

They cover 70% of the Earth's surface and give our planet its characteristic blue color. EcoHearth asked passersby: "What do you like most about our oceans?" To see the video containing a representative sample of the responses, click here.

 
Eco Tube: How Can the US Become More Energy Independent?
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00  |  Written by EcoHearth
Eco Flag photo by stallio

EcoHearth asked a random sample of passersby, "What can the US do to become more energy independent?" To see the video containing a representative sample of their responses, click here.

 
Eco Tube: How Is the Earth Like a Good Father?
Saturday, 14 June 2014 00:00  |  Written by EcoHearth
Video Shoot photo by Ryan Tir

With Father's Day approaching, EcoHearth asked passersby: "How is the Earth like a good father?" To see the video containing a representative sample of the responses, click here.

 
Man’s Attempted Dominion Over the Earth Will Be His Downfall
Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00  |  Written by Amy Kaplan | Blog Entry

Man Walking photo by motografI won’t deny there have been times when I’ve felt unwelcome or in the wrong place when I’ve been outside. And I’ve felt scared, like perhaps I was in a good place but at the wrong time. Like I’d better just go—now!

I am conservative when I go outside. I stay on trails. I bring a lot of water, a snack and a sweater. I wear a hat. I am not about to go hiking in the Alaskan wilderness at the beginning of winter unprepared (like Christopher Johnson McCandless whose story is told in the book Into the Wild and in the Sean Penn-directed docudrama based on the book—or maybe even ever. Read on…

 
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Eco Tip

Become a vegetarian or vegan, or at least eat less meat. Meat is a big waster of water and energy—and generator of greenhouse gasses. It also exacerbates world hunger. One acre of land yields almost 18 times as much usable protein from plant versus animal sources—356 pounds if used to grow soybeans, 20 pounds if used to raise cattle for slaughter. More tips...

Eco Quote

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. — Bill Vaughn   More quotes...