School Fundraisers Go Green to Raise Money

green fundraisers for schoolsDoes your school need to make some money? What if we told you that your PTA or school club could earn money by being green? Think about it: you would not only be helping your school community by fundraising, but also our planet by recycling!

“Green fundraisers” are becoming very popular and as a result there are many interesting ways for your school to start going green… and get a reward for it! Traditional fundraisers include projects like collecting and recycling papers, cardboard or cans, but groups can also recycle less traditional “garbage” such as electronics and candy wrappers. These kind of fundraisers benefit the students, their parents and teachers, as well as the entire community, not only by raising money but also by instilling children with environmental values.

Check out these school fundraisers and create a greener community. [Continue reading]

Raising an Eco-cat: Green tips and Earth-friendly products for kitties

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We spend a lot of time focusing on how to make our families, our homes and our lifestyle more "green." But, what about our pets? Even small animals can leave a heavy environmental footprint if, as pet owners, we don't take the initiative to make … [Continue reading]

Adventure Bicycling: How to Get Started Traveling by Bike

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On GreenWorld365 we talk a lot about reducing your carbon foot print.  There are a lot of ways to do this from conserving energy, recycling, buying offsets, or eating less meat.  But what about travel? According to Green Progress, a 3000 mile … [Continue reading]

Green Tips: Fan Out For Maximum Heat

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Radiators and wall heaters are often inefficient at heating large spaces. This can be a real drain on your heating bill. Go green! Make your old heater more eco-friendly by using an oscillating fan to spread heat evenly through the room. Oscillating … [Continue reading]

Save More, Spend Less with Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if every American home replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulb, we would prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 … [Continue reading]

What Are Corn Starch Biocompostables aka PLA Plastics?

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Traditional plastic is made from petroleum products. The production of petroleum-based plastics involves all kinds of chemicals, some of which have raised health concerns among consumers. The other problem is that these type of plastics do not … [Continue reading]

6 Resources for Green Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

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It’s that time again, the holiday season is upon us and thoughts of gift giving have invaded your ever-waking moment. Where does one go to obtain green gift ideas or buy green gifts for our friends and loved ones? A variety of things must first be … [Continue reading]

Green Tips for Cars: Lighten Your Load

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Looking for ways to save gas and increase your fuel economy? Then it's time to Lighten Your Load. Clear your car of extra baggage and you can improve your fuel economy by two percent for every 100 pounds. Are you still carrying around that … [Continue reading]

Green Dry Cleaners: 3 Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning Alternatives

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Dry-clean-only clothes are often a necessity for those who work in professional environments. Unfortunately, dry cleaning clothes has all sorts of nasty side effects. The whole system uses toxic chemicals that can wreak havoc on the environment and … [Continue reading]

Plastic Recycling By The Numbers

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Plastic recycling, the process of recovering plastic and reprocessing it to create new products, can vary greatly from state to state. Who collects the old plastic and what can be recycled is determined by each city or county on an individual basis. … [Continue reading]