We only have one world to live in. Everywhere we go, people are more aware of their carbon footprint, choosing not to deplete natural resources without a thought about how they will be replenished. This awareness is leading to lifestyle changes that can be described as a new era in building the American dream. The era of […]
Where do I recycle light bulbs?
Unlike incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs should be disposed of professionally, in order to prevent the leakage of harmful mercury. While initially users of compact fluorescent light bulbs had to return the dead bulbs through local hazardous waste programs, the increased adoption of CFLs has led to an explosion of available collection locations.
Recycling doesn’t always have to be about sorting and tossing into bins. Reuse is a popular form of recycling and it’s so much more fun! Re-using recyclables to make crafts will get your children excited about eco-crafting. Juice Can Puppets are kid-friendly craft can easily be adapted for all ages. These juice cans are the […]
From time to time, the pitfalls of our disposable society and its failure to properly recycle can come to light in a big way. Research teams recently presented findings detailing the discovery of a tremendous “garbage patch” occupying thousands of square miles of the Atlantic Ocean. A similar concentration of ocean-going trash, twice the size […]
The Princeton Review – known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges – today reported its second annual Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. The company tallied its Green Ratings for 697 institutions based on data […]
With World Health Day and Earth Day both in April, health and environmental advocates are calling on President Obama to take a page from history and proclaim national “meatless” days, as three of his predecessors in office have done. Presidents Wilson, Truman and Roosevelt all instituted national meatless days in order to divert food to […]