Browsing articles tagged with " Going Green"
Aug
10
2011

Go Green and Save Our Forests

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If you need a reason to go green, deforestation is a good one. Deforestation is one of the major causes of climate change because it releases huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. This contributes to the greenhouse effect. Trees absorb the atmosphere-damaging amounts of carbon dioxide and use it to grow, but when they burn, carbon dioxide is released again. Deforestation is doubly damaging to the environment, because greenhouse gases are released when wood [...]

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Jul
28
2011

Green Back to School Shopping

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It’s almost back to school time! You’re going to need stuff. How can you balance a green life with back to school shopping? We’ve got some tips for you. Don’t worry – it’s easy. Make a list. Before you start your back to school shop, plan out what you really need. Do you have to have a new backpack? If it’s not too worn, don’t buy another. Do you really need a new lunchbox? Just [...]

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Jul
22
2011

Use Less Air Conditioning This Summer

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We all know that using your air conditioner less during the summer means lower bills, using less energy, and being green. But we’re in the middle of a heat wave and your air conditioner seems to run all the time, no matter what the setting is. How in the world can you cool your home without maxing out your energy use? A few simple tricks can help you lower your energy use this summer. Some [...]

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Jul
18
2011

What Goes In The Recycle Bin?

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Recycling is the easiest way to go green.You just toss those items in the recycle bin, and they’re picked up curbside once or twice a week. But what, exactly, can you throw in there? There are different rules in every city, so you’ll have to check with your local sanitation department to find out for sure what you can recycle. Most places, however, recycle the following items. Every town has different rules so you’ll need [...]

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Jul
13
2011

Why you Should Go Green Now

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Every single thing we do has an impact on our planet, either good or bad. You, as an individual, have power over your choices. Put simply, that means you can control the impact you make. As globalization makes the world smaller, your choices affect people around the world. Why should you care? I’ll give you an example. Did you know that about a fourth of the medications we take come from plants in the Amazon? [...]

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Jul
12
2011

Going Green and Saving Money

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It’s widely believed that going green can cost you money. That’s simply not true. Green living actually saves you money. Who couldn’t use some extra cash in their pocket? Let’s list some of the ways that you can go green and save money. Household: Lowering your thermostat in the winter and raising it in the summer saves you money on energy bills. It also saves energy use. Using cold water to wash clothing gets your [...]

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Jul
6
2011

Dos and Don’ts For a Green Summer

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Now that summer is officially here, you want to stay outside all the time. Or perhaps I’m confusing you with me. I love the summertime; I’d spend all my time in the fresh air if it were possible. Until, of course, the summer heat drove me either into the pool or under the air conditioning. I’ve been thinking hard lately about how to green my summer and I wanted to share these tips with you. [...]

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May
23
2011

5 Easy Tips to Green Your Work Week

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Recently a friend asked me to come up with some ways to green up her work week. Like a lot of people, she leads a busy life and wanted some ideas for some simple things she could do that wouldn’t require a lot of effort on her part. These tips fit the bill; almost everyone can incorporate one or two into their schedule. 1. Put a green kit in your car. Fill up a bag [...]

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May
9
2011

Green Tips for Everyday Living

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We all want our world to be a better place to live, and many of us are trying very hard to be environmentally conscious. I’ve come to the conclusion that while I can’t do anything about the behavior of others, I can certainly change my own. If you’re looking to ‘green’ your lifestyle as well, I’ve collected some simple tips for you. I’ve separated them into categories, so that you can see how you can [...]

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Apr
18
2011

3 Earth Day Activities

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Earth Day 2011 is quickly approaching! Involving yourself in different activities on the holiday is a great way of going green. Here are three Earth Day activities for April 22nd.

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