In the age of smart phones and tablets, our lives revolve around technology. Consider the amount of energy used every day just to stay connected! It’s important to realize that there are simple ways to go green without having to give up our devices (although we do encourage limiting cell-phone time to enjoy life!). Everything that is plugged into an outlet uses electricity, even if it is not being used. To avoid this “phantom power”, invest in a power strip to plug in your electronics and then remember to shut them down with the flip of a switch when not in use! Protecting our beloved electronic devices is also important to help reduce the e-waste. Luckily, companies have started making items such as laptop sleeves out of recycled wetsuits to provide a more eco-friendly alternative to our protective cases. With only a few simple changes made to daily habits, rest assured that nature and tech can exist in harmony!