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The power of recycling


Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. … 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours. 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials. Benefits of recycling Waste that is not separated for recycling is incinerated at the Bellozanne Energy from…

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Is Online Shopping better for the environment?

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Online Shopping is so common nowadays that websites are becoming more modern and updated with this consumption model. However, as you click on “buy”, you might wonder about the environmental impact of online shopping. Is it better to have a truck bring my stuff to me?  Or is it better for me to go to…

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The trash we produce and how to reduce it


The average American produces more than four pounds of trash every day This article originally appeared on AlterNet. If you’re an average American, you produce 4.4. pounds of trash every single day, significantly more than the global average of 2.6 pounds. In a nation of nearly 324 million people, that amounts to more than 700,000 tons of garbage produced…

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Five tips for a green New Year’s Eve


Planning to hold a New Year’s Eve Party? The pros come easily: you don’t need to worry about your guests driving late back home, you can wear sweatpants if you want, and people will help you clean up. The cons? Well, the pressure of throwing a party awesome enough to start the new year off with…

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Christmas and holiday traditions


The year is ending, and we it’s almost Christmas Eve. One of the most festive seasons of the year where we gather friends and family, prepare good food and buy gifts. Every year we repeat these same traditions, but then comes the question: What is the legacy and the real traditions we are leaving for…

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Wrapping gifts with reusable or recyclable material


Here are 10 ideas for wrapping your gifts with Reusable, Recycled or Recyclable materials in order to Reduce your waste!     Reuse wrapping paper, ribbons, bows.  Even now, if someone gives you a gift in particularly nice paper,  keep it and wrap another gift in it or use it for something crafty. Ribbons and…

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Fall Cleaning Checklist


One of the most expected seasons of the year is coming… Winter is almost here! Are you ready? Are your house and yard ready for this? Check these great tips for a good Fall Cleaning to make sure you have everything done before Santa comes to town. Wash all windows. Use glass cleaner, or one…

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and is one the most important celebrations in America. It is a special occasion to gather the whole family, see a distant relative and taste the wonderful dishes typical for that time. We all know that traditions are expressed quite differently. Some families have a tradition of telling a particular…

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3 must-see places to visit on Fall


  The colors of autumn are here to delight anyone. This is the perfect time for walks where mild temperatures allow this type of activity. The weather is pleasant (not too hot, nor too cold) and the colors red, orange and yellow are everywhere.   Here is a list of 3 places in the United…

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Go Green for Halloween

  This Halloween, skip the disposable plastic decorations and heavily packaged (and unhealthy) candy. Celebrating Halloween can be more fun, cheaper, and healthier for you and the environment if you follow these simple tips for a green Halloween. They’ll save you money, too. Here are 6 tips to make you Halloween greener:   1. Reuse…

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10 Ways to Green Your Business and Save Money

With so many products and services to choose from, it has never been more important to differentiate yourself from the competition. Going green is a great way to stand out, but even if your actions don’t land you on Newsweek’s Greenest Companies list, going green can help your bottom line. The following are some simple steps you and…

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The Fourth of July is a great time to get some sun, have a little fun and forget about the daily grind as we celebrate our nation’s birthday. But just because it’s an excuse to party hardy, we shouldn’t forget that keeping things green and protecting our environment over the holiday is just as important…

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