Instead of Black Friday, clean up the planet with ‘Blue Friday’

November 20, 2016 by  
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It’s become a shameful annual tradition in the US to flock to retail stores the day after Thanksgiving. Instead of fighting with fellow shoppers over the last half-price sweater, why not do something to help the planet instead? Retailer United By Blue is encouraging customers to do something new this year: go out into nature and pick up litter. They’ll even give you a free kit to help you get started.

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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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10 simple lifestyle changes that can save you money

April 12, 2016 by  
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It’s never too late to take control of your personal finances . Whether you’re hoping to save up for a summer vacation or committed to making this year more financially successful than the last, learning frugality and how to save money are crucial to living a more comfortable and stable life. To help you get started, On Stride Financial created a handy infographic with 10 simple lifestyle tips on how to save, from reducing food waste to making the switch to non-branded foods. Keep reading for the full list. Read the rest of 10 simple lifestyle changes that can save you money

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INFOGRAPHIC: Save big on your energy bill with these simple home fixes

October 13, 2015 by  
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Did you know that the average American family of four spends a whopping $2,000 per year on energy bills? Fortunately, there are many ways to save big on utility costs. Constellation Energy created a useful infographic that identifies the resource hogs of our home, from lighting to water use, with eye-opening stats on their power consumption and offers bright ideas for how to cut down on energy use. Keep reading to see how you can get started. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Save big on your energy bill with these simple home fixes

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Warmpod empowers communities to provide portable, disaster-proof shelter for the homeless

October 13, 2015 by  
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Once focused on enforcing state laws that prevented  homeless folks from illegally camping on public lands, out-of-work Oregon Park Ranger Raymond Gulley is now trying to do something positive about the problem with the Warmpod. Warmpod is a small portable modular emergency structure that anyone can build, empowering communities to help keep homeless people warm in the winter and to prepare for natural disasters. The Warmpod is built for extreme weather and can withstand high winds. The sidewalls are made from fir with rigid foam insulation that can bounce back when stressed. The floor module has a unique “inner lip” which directs moisture outside of the unit and keeps wall modules in place. Once completed, the Warmpod is made of 6 interlocking modules that can easily fit in the back of a pickup and be assembled by one person, to help make a difference no matter where it is needed. + Warmpod

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INFOGRAPHIC: Free and low-cost smartphone apps to improve your home energy efficiency

March 16, 2015 by  
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Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a win-win for both your wallet and the environment. But what if you can’t afford to upgrade your home appliances and systems right away? Not to worry—you can use these free and low-cost smartphone apps on home energy efficiency as stepping-stones to get started. Half Price Shutters created in an infographic that lists seven apps to help you track the energy use and save electricity . Keep reading for the full list! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Free and low-cost smartphone apps to improve your home energy efficiency Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , energy efficiency apps , half price shutters , home energy efficiency , infographic , smartphone apps

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5 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

December 13, 2013 by  
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Remember the environment and those in need this season by taking a moment to give back. Check out our list to get started.

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Save Big on Alternative to Paper Towels Through Dec. 15

December 13, 2013 by  
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Shoppers will receive 40 percent off their PeopleTowels — an on-the-go, sustainable alternative to paper towels — through Dec. 15.

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6 ways retailers can jump in to sustainability

October 24, 2013 by  
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If you're new to retail sustainability, start with an open mind and follow these tips to get started. 

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Why the next generation demands sustainable, innovative business

October 24, 2013 by  
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SAP's co-CEO says we need to innovate with young dreamers to usher in a new era.

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