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Go Green With Eco-Friendly Lighting

  In the recent years, there has been a huge trend towards more environmentally friendly practices. People are becoming more and more environmentally conscious in their daily lives, and technology is evolving without needing to sacrifice our planet. One easy way to becoming green is to start using green lighting …

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Greening Graduations — Time to ReThink

By Larraine Roulston: I would estimate that today over half of all schools have an Eco Club. When it comes time for commencement, a graduation ceremony is a great time to put all that “green energy” into practice. It’s also a perfect year-end opportunity for students, teachers and volunteers to …

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How To Conserve Water

By Fredrica Syren: Along with other signs of global warming — rising temperatures and years of drought — there is now limited water left left in California. As of April 1st, due to this severe water shortage, there is a mandatory water restriction. Unfortunately, California is not alone with this …

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Ditch the Plastic In Your Water Bottle

By Larraine Roulston: Most of us on earth are incredibly fortunate to have the luxury of clean, filtered drinking water at our fingertips. In gratitude we need to give our children the gift of a reusable water bottle, yet many North Americans are in the habit of choosing water in …

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Tesla Battery for Energy Independence

By James Harker (a.k.a Green Dad): Growing up in Southern California, I surely have suffered through blackouts and pricy electricity bills which have made me question how to become more energy efficient. So when I first heard of Tesla’s new battery that can help households save money and even become …

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Greenery Your Home–Energy Efficiency

By Tiffany Miller: In the 21st century, everyone is looking for ways to save money on their energy bills. Not only is this smart because energy prices are on the rise, but it is also the right thing to do. Improving your home’s energy efficiency will help keep more carbon …

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The Inconvenient Truth about the Convenience of Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: Let’s be real about plastic, shall we? It’s wonderful how it’s light, cheap — and everywhere. You buy big rolls of it to wrap and cover foods; you get plastic for your produce; and you carry your groceries home in it. You buy plastic toothbrushes, toys, and …

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The Impact of Recycling and How You Can Make a Difference

By Larraine Roulston: In 1984, the Recycling Council of Ontario proclaimed “Recycling Week.” By 1990, Ontario’s ambitious objective was to reduce its solid waste stream through recycling by 50% over the following decade. Europe’s goal was 60% – 80%. Sadly, we have not met those lofty objectives. To date, however, …

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Green Printing: An Eco-friendly Printing Solution

By Adele Vitolo: Printing is mandatory in any business. It is true that digital communications are becoming increasingly popular in current scenario, but there would always be times when printing the traditional way would be necessary. You would then need paper and printer for communication, but you can’t do with …

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