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Tips for Safe Recycling

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Wed, 2018-06-06 13:32
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Recycling has become a part of everyday life in many ways. It’s creating jobs, saving money, protecting the environment, and protecting our health. Even as recycling is made easier with curbside pickup programs and separate disposal bins in public locations, the decision of what to put where can still be somewhat complicated. Here are some tips for properly handling and sorting items to uphold standards of health and safety within the process.

Keep These Out of Trash and Recycle Bins  Read more: Tips for Safe Recycling »

How to Safely Handle CFLs

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Wed, 2018-06-06 17:06
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Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are one of the most popular energy-saving options because they emit as much light as a traditional bulb but use less energy. As simple as it may be to change a light bulb, there are some safety precautions that must be adhered to in order for the CFL to be an effective, safe, environmentally friendly option. Here are a few things you need to know when switching to CFLs:

Burn Out  Read more: How to Safely Handle CFLs »

What Not to Recycle on Halloween

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Fri, 2014-08-01 10:11
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Halloween is only a few days away. With that will undoubtedly come lots of candy – and lots of waste. That means it’s time to investigate what to do with Halloween leftovers. I started out looking for ways to recycle Halloween candy and found that there is a network of dental offices that buy back extra Halloween candy to send to U.S. troops through Operation Gratitude. I like the idea but wanted to go one step further and address the waste from all those wrappers!  Read more: What Not to Recycle on Halloween »

Sustainable Prosperity Requires Balance

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Wed, 2018-04-25 13:58
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Last week, investors, business leaders, environmentalists, and sustainability professionals came together in San Francisco for the annual Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres) conference. Ceres is an advocacy group focused on building a healthy global economy by accelerating the adoption of sustainable business practices through investor and business leadership.

Garbage To Green in 5 Steps

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:45
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There are countless ways in which one can live a more sustainable lifestyle, and one of the simplest methods is available right in your own backyard. OK, it may not be there yet, but with a small investment, mostly in time and energy, you can turn a small section of your yard into an environmentally friendly recycling center that reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, saves money, and nurtures the garden. By managing the natural decomposition of organic materials, such as yard and food waste, you can produce compost to enrich the soil without chemically enhanced fertilizers.  Read more: Garbage To Green in 5 Steps »

The Power of Slogans in Sustainability

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:44
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A look at some of the companies who have been successful at integrating sustainability into their long-term objectives and business goals reveals that many added a measure of creativity to their efforts. Named programs, or initiatives coupled with clever mantras, create a unique identity within the corporate culture. Caesar’s Entertainment, known for its casino resorts in Las Vegas, calls its program Code Green.

Save Water by Conserving Energy

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Fri, 2014-08-01 09:58
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You can save water by conserving energy. Or is it the other way around? Actually, it’s both. Water and energy are so closely connected that you can’t have one without the other. Water is required to produce energy, and it takes energy to extract, distribute, and treat the fresh water that is essential for all life. After water is used, more energy is spent in the collection and treatment of wastewater.

What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions?

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Fri, 2014-08-01 10:09
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In the beginning of his second term, President Obama shifted political focus back to climate change, touching on the issue in both his inaugural speech and the State of the Union address. As part of his commitment to tackling climate change, the President vowed to reduce carbon emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. Let’s take a look at the challenges he will face and possible plans for improvement.

Problems with Fossil Fuels  Read more: What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions? »

5 Ways to Go Green with Mobile Apps

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Fri, 2014-08-01 09:30
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There’s an app for that! How many times have you heard that in response to a solution you were seeking? In today’s smartphone-obsessed society, there isn’t much that can’t be researched, simplified, and accomplished using a mobile app. Environmental consciousness is no exception. The development of green apps is making it easier for us to measure, evaluate, and reduce our impact on the planet based on data available through a mobile device.  Read more: 5 Ways to Go Green with Mobile Apps »

Evaluating Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

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Thu, 2014-07-31 17:15
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Have you purchased a new light bulb lately and had difficulty figuring out how to replace that incandescent bulb with the same wattage you had before? The way that lighting options are measured and evaluated has changed as part of the movement toward energy efficiency.  Read more: Evaluating Energy Efficient Light Bulbs »

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