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Earth Day 2011
April 18, 2011, 7:13 PM
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Earth Day is right around the corner- this Friday, April 22 to be exact. What is Earth Day? It started back in 1970 as a day to recognize the importance of a clean and healthy environment and to fight for it. Continue reading



No More Trash

Waste,as defined by the dictionary, means to use or expand carelessly. This includes throwing away food that could have easily been eaten,not recycling,  and generating unnecessary garbage. Continue reading



Recycling
February 17, 2011, 2:39 PM
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Last time I posted about avoiding bottled water. Today, a related topic- recycling.  Most of us know that recycling glass and plastic bottles, as well as aluminum cans, can be a way to get extra cash. But what about other items around your home? Continue reading



Bottled Water Blues
February 10, 2011, 2:46 PM
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Bottled water has become part of most people’s lives. It’s convenient and many think it’s healthier than tap water. But the effect the bottles have on the environment is huge.  There are environmental impacts from the oil that is drilled to make the bottles (plastic is made with petroleum), pollution from shipping the bottles, and pollution from the waste the empty bottles create (only about 12% of plastic water bottles are recycled and it takes 1,000 years for one to biodegrade) according to MSNBC. Continue reading