Apple’s New Headphones Aren’t So Eco-Friendly

January 6, 2017 by  
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As electronics take over every part of our lives, the need for easy-to-recycle gadgets becomes more important. If an electronic device is too difficult to recycle, odds are it won’t be. It’s the responsibility of manufacturers to make this a…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you wanted to know about swing states

November 7, 2016 by  
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Swing states are always important in any election, but this election they are even more important than usual. Tomorrow, just 11 battleground states could decide our next president , with several traditionally “safe” states even entering the fray. This infographic shows you everything you need to know about swing states, both in this election and recent ones. And after you learn all about the importance of these purple states, don’t forget to get out there and vote, even if you don’t live in one of them, because every single vote matters. + University of San Francisco 

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Nestl plans to pump 210 million gallons of Michigan water every year – and residents are pissed

November 7, 2016 by  
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Flint , Michigan locals still can’t drink their water without using a filter. But only around 120 miles away, in Evart, Michigan , Nestlé plans to begin pumping almost double the volume of groundwater  that they are currently to sell under their branded bottled waters. Michigan residents were upset upon learning the state may approve a permit for Nestlé to pump so much more water while the foreign company pays hardly anything at all for such access. Nestlé aims to up groundwater pumping to 210 million gallons yearly in Evart. They want to pump 400 gallons of water a minute instead of 150 gallons a minute from a Michigan aquifer . But the Swiss company worth $219 billion will likely only have to shell out a mere $200 each year for the increase, and maybe pay a permit fee. They won’t have to pay much for their pumping because under Michigan state law the Nestlé bottling plant is treated as a private well. Related: How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought The water pumped would fill Pure Life and Ice Mountain water bottles. According to the company , Ice Mountain is “the number-one selling bottled spring water brand in the Midwest.” Nestlé says increased operations will create 20 jobs. In a message to regulators he provided to The Guardian, a Michigan man said, “Why on earth would the state of Michigan, given our lack of money to address water matters of our own, like Flint, even consider giving MORE water for little or no cost to a foreign corporation with annual profits in the billions?” A Michigan woman said, “The rape of our Michigan inland fresh water sources is a cause for concern, especially when it is done by a private company for profit.” Michigan residents sued Nestlé more than ten years ago because of a very similar permit that would have allowed the company to pump 400 gallons a minute at a Mecosta, Michigan plant. Nestlé received a settlement letting them pump 218 gallons per minute. Via The Guardian Images via Nestle,  Wikipedia and Wilson Hui on Flickr

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How To Repurpose Old Books Into New Masterpieces

March 28, 2016 by  
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Repurposing is something that is becoming ever more important for our environment. Fortunately, it can be fun to repurpose too! Today, we’re bringing you a plethora of ideas for repurposing old books so they stay out of our landfills – and continue…

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Easy DIY Skincare Recipes That Truly Care For Skin

March 28, 2016 by  
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We’ve all heard the statistic about the skin being the body’s largest organ, but opinions about how to care its extensive surface area range from “leave it alone” to “use all the products!”. I’ve decided to throw my own two cents into the ring and…

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7 Thrifty Tips for Families to Save Money and the Planet

January 21, 2012 by  
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Are you and your family finding it more important than ever to save money in 2012?  Luckily, smart money saving tactics almost always allow for helping the environment.  From making your own cleaning supplies to finding new free ways for your family to have fun together, helping the planet and saving cash could be easier than ever this year.   Click ahead to learn seven of our favorite ways to save money and the planet at the same time. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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The Ups and Downs of Social Media for Sustainability

December 19, 2011 by  
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Social networks are changing how companies interact with their stakeholders, of course, but even more important is how they’re changing the ways we share facts and opinions about corporate sustainability.

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Former Skeptic Denounces GOP’s "Ideologically Driven Magical Thinking" on Climate

May 31, 2011 by  
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Image credit: ecoAmerica With Fox New spreading anti-climate talking points , and GOP candidates falling over themselves to deny climate change exists , ecoAmerica ‘s new blog couldn’t launch at a more important time.

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UK Team Hopes to be First to Row to the Pole

May 31, 2011 by  
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Photo: Row To The Pole To most of us it’s unprecedented environmental upheaval but to adventurer Jock Wishart it’s an opportunity. By some estimates the Arctic Ocean will be ice free by 2015 but Wishart and his team aren’t waiting to be the first people to attempt to row to the magnetic North Pole

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NASA Study Finds Even More Water on the Moon (100 Times More!)

May 31, 2011 by  
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Photo by Brian Wright It wasn’t long ago that scientists were saying the Earth’s moon may have more water than the Great Lakes . Now comes another study, also funded like the one last, by NASA, that says the moon may have 100 times as much water as previously thought

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