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Project Green Wolf with Great Wolf Lodge

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Mon, 2017-01-16 14:39
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This past weekend, my family and I took a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Great Wolf Lodge is a national chain of indoor/outdoor waterpark resorts. Great Wolf Lodge features rustic, themed décor, along with a wide range of amenities that can include spacious and functional suites, an interactive Northern Lights arcade room, and diverse resort activities.

Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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Mon, 2017-01-16 15:03
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Now that Christmas is done, the takedown begins – many families begin the next day, while others wait until January 1st and beyond. But at some point, the live Christmas tree will wither, and the pine needles will scatter the floor. The ornaments and lights will be removed and packed away for following years, but what to do with the tree itself?

Recycling collections and drop-offs  Read more: Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree »

Solar Panels being utilized at the White House

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Wed, 2018-04-25 14:07
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History of Solar Panels on the White House

In June of 1979, President Jimmy Carter, an early advocate of energy-saving technology, installed 32 solar panels on the White House roof. The largely symbolic panels, which were used to heat water in the White House staff kitchen, were removed in 1986 during roof repairs made under the Reagan administration.  Read more: Solar Panels being utilized at the White House »

9 Great Reads About Sustainability

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Fri, 2018-04-20 14:31
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The weather is getting colder so why not utilize your extra time spent indoors enjoying one of these classic pieces of environmental literature. Go ahead and cozy up with one of the following great reads:

1) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson  Read more: 9 Great Reads About Sustainability »

Turning Trash Into Holiday Treasure

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:27
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Recycling is good for the planet and your budget! Instead of spending money on new Christmas ornaments this year, why not take some “trash” and turn it into holiday treasure? In Part 3 of my series, I’ll give you five decorative crafts you can use as ornaments on your tree.

Here are a few simple Christmas decorations you can make from things that you would otherwise add to your recycling bin or trash pile:  Read more: Turning Trash Into Holiday Treasure »

Upcycled Thanksgiving Wreaths

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:27
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It’s the time of year when the heat starts to dissipate and the crisp morning air takes your breath away; the seasons change, and in come the warm colors of fall, defined by the orange and brown hues in nature. There is nothing more comforting to me than the vision of pumpkins and wreaths in all of the wonderful autumn colors adorning houses. Moving into a new apartment just before the seasons started to change, I began thinking about how I could create my own fall decorations to save money, reuse materials, and personalize my new living area.

5 Projects to Help You Green Your Halloween

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Tue, 2013-12-03 16:58
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Halloween is just around the corner so it’s time to get festive with fun DIY (do-it-yourself) decorating ideas. What better way to spice up your home for fall than by utilizing materials you already have--and maybe some that you were going to simply throw away! Not only will you be saving these products from ending up in the landfill, but you will also be saving yourself from purchasing new decorations made from plastic in a far-off factory, possibly under questionable labor conditions.  Read more: 5 Projects to Help You Green Your Halloween »

Disney Expands Carbon Offset Program

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Thu, 2016-11-03 13:08
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The “Happiest Place on Earth” is well on its way to becoming the “Greenest Place on Earth.” Already a major player in the voluntary carbon market, Walt Disney is expanding its offset purchasing program by including indirect emissions related to its operations and increasing the price for carbon emissions to $11 to $14 per metric ton.  Read more: Disney Expands Carbon Offset Program »

Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City?

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Tue, 2013-09-17 13:13
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Las Vegas is well known for its bright lights and big city atmosphere. It’s commonly associated with extravagance and glitz—not energy efficiency or sustainable design. However, in recent years, the city has made some real strides in this direction, namely its focus on green design demonstrated by a growth in the number of LEED-certified buildings.  Read more: Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City? »

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