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Jun 13

Recycling is More than Just Talk for Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte aka the “Queen City” is the state’s largest municipality and has an active recycling program in conjunction with Mecklenburg County, for its residents and businesses through its Solid Waste Services Department. In April, Charlotte sponsored a week-long series of special events designed to educate citizens about the many programs currently underway in various neighborhoods. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

OffGrid Solar Backpack Giveaway!

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We’re giving away an OffGrid Solar Backpack which retails at $229! This backpack can charge all of your devices while you’re out in the sun. 1 hour in sun = 1.5 hours talk time!

It charges phones, cameras, iPods, GPS devices, and more. Enter to win below!

Giveaway ends 6/24/2013
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Jun 13

World Environment Day

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Not only is it Wednesday today but it is also WED, World Environment Day. For those that don’t know too much about the celebration here is a little background as well as what the goal for 2013 is. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

What is and is not Recyclable?

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Everyone knows that recycling refers to the process of taking items that are old, broken or discarded and transforming them into items that are new and usable, nevertheless, every year heaps of recyclable items are naively thrown into the landfill. These items are either collected and incinerated or left there to slowly and unnaturally biodegrade, corrupting and intensely polluting the environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Five Great Green Gadgets

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In today’s world, innovative green gadgets are some of the hottest items in shopping baskets and showrooms. Whether for the kitchen, the car, or the backyard barbeque, there is a gamut of green goods for the environmentally-conscious consumer. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Celebrities Behind the Green Movement

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It has become trendy lately for celebrities to say that they are embracing the green movement, the push to preserve the planet’s natural resources. However, many of these “green celebrities” do a lot more than just write a check. Below are just a few pretty great Hollywood notables who are truly “walking the walk” for the green movement: Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Why Fracking is So Controversial

Strike up a conversation with almost any proponent of green living, and you’re likely to hear about fracking. Environmentalists and those who support the use of fracking go head to head over the extent to which the process damages the environment.

What is Fracking?

Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a process used to develop U.S. gas and oil resources. To cause pressure at the bottom of a well, technicians utilize high-pressure pumps. The pumps create small fractures in the hydrocarbon formation to help extract gas and oil deposits traditional drilling and pumping can’t reach. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

The Clean Fifteen

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Buying organic everything can sometimes get expensive and not always necessary. Certain foods are safe to eat that are not labeled as organic and The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together a list fruits and vegetables that are pesticide free and do not have need to be bought organic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

Water Usage Infographic

I came across this interesting infographic that breaks down just how much water it takes to produce common and daily products such as a cup of coffee or a bowl of cereal. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Courtesy of: Loch Ness Water Gardens

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Apr 13

Eco-Friendly Office Ideas

Green living is important to incorporate into every aspect of life. Aside from making changes at home, going green at the office is equally important. There are numerous changes that can make an office more Eco-friendly. Unfortunately, many do not know where to start in terms of designing an office in such a way. Below are a few good ways on how to incorporate green living into the workplace.

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