Use Local Sources to Save Resources: 3 Ways to Go Green at the Library

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Reading is still a favorite pastime for many people. But what happens to the literature once you are done reading it? Do you really need your own copy of a book that you’ll read once and get rid of? If you have a passion for books, music, movies, or other entertainment, you can enjoy your […]

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Riding the Bus

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To put yourself on the road to preserving the ecology and your own economy, it may pay to take the bus. Public transit and school buses replace a significant number of cars on the road, making them an environmentally sound transportation option. Using public transportation saves the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually. […]

12 Ways to Go Low-Energy at Home

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Save energy at home with these 12 efficiency tips. Are you concerned about the amount of energy you use in and around your home? Here are 12 easy-to-implement ideas your family go low-energy at home.

Use Your Computer to Go Green

Use your computer to save paper and the environment

From junk mail to precious photos you can reduce waste in cyberspace! Let’s look at a few examples:

Biofuel Could Lighten Jet Fuel’s Carbon Footprint Over 80 Percent

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The seeds of a lowly weed could cut jet fuel’s cradle-to-grave carbon emissions by 84 percent. David Shonnard, Robbins Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, analyzed the carbon dioxide emissions of jet fuel made from camelina oil over the course of its life cycle, from planting to tailpipe. “Camelina jet fuel exhibits one of the largest […]

Turn off, Unplug and Go Green

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The world is about to get a little bit darker. And that’s a good thing. Now, in it’s third year — and growing globally — Earth Hour encourages millions of people regardless of country or culture to turn off their lights (and other electrical devices) to collectively reduce carbon emissions. Earth Hour takes place tonight, […]

Green Terminology Ends up on Banned List

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A couple of environmental buzzwords top the Lake Superior State University’s 2009 List of Banished Words. In fact, one our favorite words here at GreenWorld365 is threatening to cause rebellion among word-lovers — green! For some it’s all the green-washing that’s making them so angry. “If I see one more corporation declare itself ‘green,’ I’m […]