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Separation of food and waste

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated recently that separation of food waste from other refuse could be required of residents in just a few years. Despite the city’s high density and vertical architecture, the Bloomberg administration has come up with a plan to begin collecting precisely 100,000 tons of composted foods per year. Presently, NYC buries […]

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Plastic or paper? No thanks

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Plastic checkout bags are now banned in some of the nation’s largest cities. In June 2013, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to ban plastic grocery bags at checkout stands. This ban will move nearly one quarter of California’s population towards using reusable cloth bags at grocery stores and supermarkets. Although previous […]

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National Geographic’s 10 Best National Parks (and what to do there)

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When planning Spring Break vacation for your family, a cruise, or a week at Atlantis might seem appealing for your kids. What you may not realize is you have a vacation getaway right in your own backyard. The best part about these nearby places of paradise is that they’re inexpensive, easy, and beneficial to both […]

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Rebounding from Katrina

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Taking Back A Community The nearly 8,000 Vietnamese concentrated in a one-mile radius in New Orleans East were already suffering from high levels of poverty and unemployment when Hurricane Katrina hit. Residents of these fishing communities fled following the storm, and many of the residents from the areas hardest hit have yet to return. Driving […]

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Making waste management colorfully easy

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Clean Vibes is dedicated to responsible on-site waste management of outdoor festivals and events. The benefits are clean and aesthetically pleasing wastebaskets that make you feel good about sorting your trash before dumping it. This is such a simple solution, and all you’ve got to do is read the signs to reduce your environmental impact. […]

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Create an egg crate garden

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For Kids – Have your kids make their own egg crate garden! Keep the shells from a 12-pack of eggs and place the bottom halves back in the crate. Fill with soil and seeds. Your children now have a zero-cost and sustainable activity that can be maintained for some time. (No iMac, iPad or iPhone […]

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Gardens of learning

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The Kitchen [Community] was founded in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of The Kitchen restaurants in Boulder, Colorado. Their mission is to create Learning Gardens in schools and community centers across the country. There are currently 92 Learning Gardens in total throughout Colorado, Illinois, California, Arkansas, Massachusetts and South Dakota. The goal for 2013 is […]

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Solar flight takes off

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Solar Impulse, the group whose goal is to fly an airplane around the world propelled solely by solar energy, has proven that night flight using solar energy stored in batteries in possible. On July 7, 2010, just before 7 in the morning, the prototype Solar Impulse HB-SIA took off from Payerne military airfield for a […]

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