The Invironment Project

Release from Electrolux, Sustainability Affairs Using Vacuum Cleaners to Investigate Indoor Pollution  Particle pollution is a global environmental issue, generally focusing on outdoor air pollution. However, people spend 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, home appliance maker Electrolux has initiated “The Invironment Project” – a global research initiative using vacuum cleaners to investigate what indoor pollution looks like in consumer homes…

DIY: Purify your air with plants

Research by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has shown common house plants provide a number of benefits besides adding color to your space. NASA’s studies conclude that rooms with plants have up to 50% less airborne microbes. They also found that plants remove ammonia, benzene and formaldehyde – all toxins that originate from common household products – from the air.

International student reflects on Hope Garden's positive influence on Athens youth

By Swati Ramanathan CG Commentary swati.ramanathan@gmail.com As an international student, I am sometimes shocked that processed food in this country is cheaper and more readily available than raw, unprocessed food. American consumers, and in recent years consumers all over the developing world, value the convenience of processed food. However, the rise in juvenile diabetes and…