Floridians break world record for largest underwater cleanup

June 18, 2019 by  
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The coastal city of Deerfield, Florida made headlines this weekend for hosting the world’s largest underwater cleanup. This year, for the city’s 15th annual cleanup event, 633 divers gathered on the beach to scuba dive and collect more than 1,500 pounds of debris. By the number of divers participating, this cleanup is officially the largest in the world. Divers traveled internationally and from all over the country to participate in the event, and a Guinness Book of World Records officiant was on-site to confirm that the event indeed broke the previous record held by divers in the Red Sea. Led by an Egyptian diver, the Red Sea event in 2015 included 614 divers from around the world. Related: Baby turtles officially return to the beaches of Mumbai after largest beach cleanup in history The Florida cleanup event was hosted by Dixie Divers and the Deerfield Beach Women’s Club. According to one of the event planners, Tyler Bourgoine, “It was a great time … Everyone was working together and cleaning up one part of the reef or pier.” The group launched the event from a fishing pier on Deerfield Beach. Much of the debris collected was related to the fishing activities off the pier and in the area. Throughout the world, abandoned fishing gear remains an enormous percentage of marine litter. In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — thought to be the largest collection of trash in all of the oceans at 79,000 metric tons — the majority of the debris is abandoned fishing gear. The cleanup is a small but important step to reducing over 8 million metric tons of trash that is estimated to enter the ocean every year and cause obscene damage to marine mammals, birds and other wildlife . Via EcoWatch Image via Shutterstock

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There’s a renaissance happening for energy entrepreneurs

November 6, 2018 by  
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After years of difficult times, it’s a great time to be an energy entrepreneur, says a group of energy tech leaders at Stanford’s energy event last week.

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3 DIY Compost Bin Designs You Can Make This Weekend

November 3, 2016 by  
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Composting yard waste and kitchen scraps is a great way to recycle nutrients and divert waste from landfills. There are many ways to make a DIY compost bin with reusable materials. Fall is a great time to get started, because leaves in compost…

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Earth911TV: 5 Ways to Green Your Halloween

October 22, 2015 by  
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Fall is in the air and we’re heading toward that spooky time of year called Halloween. This is a great time to show your kids how much fun the first of the year-ending holidays can be while still recycling, reusing, and making some healthier…

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How To Turn 85 Million Windows Into Solar Panels

October 22, 2015 by  
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Have you ever stood in the center of a major city and looked up? Giant towers of glass loom up above you, stretching hundreds of stories high as far as the eye can see. Imagine if all of that glass could be generating energy. I know, it sounds too…

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WIN $100 In Eco-Friendly Easter Art Supplies from Glob Colors!

March 30, 2014 by  
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Easter will soon be here in all its pastel-colored glory. This is a great time to plan fun, Spring-related crafts with the family, but traditional art supplies are laden with chemicals and unsustainable materials that just aren’t healthy. Instead of toxic dyes and paints, why not create treasures that are good for kids and the planet? Our sister site, Inhabitots, is giving away a $100 prize package from Glob Colors with a variety of all-natural, safe and eco-friendly art supplies sure to ignite fresh artistic creativity in your little one. Find out how to enter by following the link below! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY Easter projects , Easter art supplies , easter crafts , eco-friendly art kits , eco-friendly Easter crafts , Glob Colors , Inhabitots        

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6 Tips for Gardening in the Fall

September 24, 2013 by  
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Gardening may seem like more of a spring and summer hobby, but the mild autumn months are a great time to spend outdoors in your yard. Check out our top tips for reducing waste, saving water and having loads of fun in the garden this fall.

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Las Vegas Plugs the Drain on Water Resources

September 24, 2013 by  
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Las Vegas has an innovative program that rewards residents for removing their water-thirsty lawns and turning them into smart yards.

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be battery free.

November 29, 2009 by  
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What type of energy can be used to power a flashlight that is not electric, solar, or battery? Here’s a hint: you’ve always possessed this power, but no, it’s not the power of intuition (we wish!).

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