Change to fluorescent bulbs
If every house in the United States changed all of the light bulbs in their house, that would be equivalent to taking one million cars off the streets.
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Take a look around the environment. What do you see?

After my run in the park this morning, I was sitting on a bench stretching and looked down to see a leaf, shaped just like a heart. I took a look around and saw two more lying nearby. They made me smile and I thought I would share them with you. Sorry for the poor [...]

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The BIG BELLY

Philadelphia has just gotten a little cleaner, a little greener, with the help of the BigBelly. The BigBelly (I love typing that!) is a solar powered trash compactor used in place of traditional waste bins, which allows for more trash to be collected and reduces the number of pick-ups necessary from garbage trucks, thereby reducing [...]

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A week without processed foods.

Read about one woman’s quest to go one week only eating unprocessed foods:

A Week Without Processed Foods: What I’ve Learned (Plus Resources for Cooking and Eating Whole Foods) ReadyMade Magazine

I have been meaning to do something similar for a while, by living off of local foods for a week. All the basics are already produced [...]

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Micro Pollution: The latest concern in plastic waste

New research shows that there is yet another down-side to the excessive use of plastics and the accumulation of said plastics in the environment: micro-pollution. Much of our plastic bottles, plastic bags, and other plastic waste eventually finds its way into the oceans, and as these plastics break down from exposure to sun, rain, and [...]

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Getting it right. A model for the suburbs.

The 100 year-old Forest Hills Gardens in Queens, NY is an exemplary model of the direction in which suburbs today should be headed. Built as a planned community with the idea of integrating transit, open spaces, and housing, this charming neighborhood is also incredibly community-minded and eco-friendly. The town square is surrounded by shops and [...]

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