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Make time for action

Nov 25, 2010
Get involved - volunteer at a local park, community center, zoo, or museum. Participating in environmental initiatives will positively contribute...

Be eco-aware

Nov 25, 2010
Issues of water, energy, and biodiversity affect every person on the planet. Understanding that everything is interconnected is key to improving...

Put your pet's number two in its place

Nov 25, 2010
Everyone does it and so do our pets. When walking your dog, please pick up with a biodegradable poop bag so your dog's waste doesn't live in a...
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Buying local, organic food reduces your carbon footprint

Nov 25, 2010
It burns less carbon to transport food from a local farm/market to your table than it does from overseas. If you live on the coast, choose a local,...

Use washable cleaning rags, dish sponges and napkins

Nov 25, 2010
Throwing away paper products like napkins and paper towels is such a waste -- filling up landfills and taking trees. We bought cheap and attractive...
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5 ways to rethink food and drink at work

Nov 25, 2010
Being environmentally friendly at work when it comes to eating breakfast and lunch or taking coffee breaks can be tough for those of us who work ...
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Stop wasting food

Nov 25, 2010
If everyone in the U.S. stopped wasting food, total U.S. carbon emissions would be reduced by 2 percent. Americans waste a huge amount of food e...

Vinegar, baking soda and hot water are your friends

Nov 25, 2010
Baking soda cleans, deodorizes, softens water and scours (say goodbye to Comet!). Vinegar cuts grease and removes mildew, odors, some stains and...
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Don't rinse plates; scrape food off instead. Most dishwashers remove food residues and pre-rinsing can waste as much as 20 gallons per load

Nov 25, 2010
After a large meal at home, opening up the tap to rinse away food residues can seem like the quickest way to flush the remains down the garbage...
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Only run the dishwasher on full loads. No matter how efficient your washer is, running it half full wastes twice the water. Load up.

Nov 25, 2010
Dishwashers have become much more efficient over the last decade, with new EPA Energy Star-rated machines using as little as three gallons per load...
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