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Eating Green — Sustainable Restaurants on the Rise

By Dawna Matthews: You may have noticed a word around town, in places you shop, on the internet, and in restaurants and cafes. The word is “sustainable.” What does sustainable mean? It means to use methods or techniques that do not completely use all resources and allow for future use. …

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Ocean Life Facing Mass Extinction–Time For Change Is Now

By Kim Robson: A groundbreaking new study published last month in the journal Science shows that ocean life is facing an unprecedented level of damage and possible mass extinction. A team of scientists analyzed data from hundreds of sources, including discoveries in the fossil record and statistics on modern container …

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Planet Green’s Inkjet Recycling–Green Fundraising For Schools

By Larraine Roulston: Teachers and parent volunteers, as well as charitable groups seeking additional funds, are making a shift to green fundraising products or services. The traditional fundraisers that worked well in the past no longer apply to the present generation, who want to make a sound environmental difference in …

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More Reason for Planting: It Eats Carbon

By Larraine Roulston: As spring approaches, we imagine bountiful vegetable gardens. All those lovely leafy greens eat carbon and flourish if your soil is kept healthy. The soil’s dynamic ecosystem is thriving with biology that includes earthworms, fungi, algae, bacteria, protozoa, microorganisms and arthropods. In The Environmental Magazine’s 2006 article …

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Healthy Vending Machines — Healthy Food Making Its Way to Work

By Emma Grace: In the U.S., there is a growing awareness about healthful eating that leaves many people in a tight situation: sometimes, there simply isn’t any alternative to the standard packaged, processed and fast food. People often are left to fend for themselves, and pack their own meals and …

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Understanding Different Cultural Concepts

By Kim Robson: Language and how we shape it are brilliant indicators of how a culture views the world. There are many cultures that employ words or concepts that don’t translate easily outside that culture. I love learning about them because they offer a window into a way of life …

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One-Pot Meals — Add More to Your Life

By Dawna Matthews: It seems everyone I know is busy. Our lives are filled with family, friends, school, work, and everything in between. Oftentimes it seems inconvenient to cook and clean up dishes, and more convenient to eat on the go; but, as we all know, fast food tends not …

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Medela Launches Breast Pump Recycling Program

By Fredrica Syren: Environmentally friendly mothers who don’t feel like simply throwing their old pumps into a landfill might be faced with whole lot of challenge about what to do with them. Sadly, there have been no programs out there that make it easy for moms to dispose of their …

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