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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Income Inequality is a Sustainable Issue Too What does the inequality of income have to do with sustainability? Income inequality has negative effects on society that leave subsequent generations worse off. Advanced economic studies show close correlations between the rate of income equality and homicide rates, imprisonment, infant mortality, teenage […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Declutter and Have a Family Garage Sale! Get rid of old furniture and toys no longer in use and include electronic devices. A garage sale is a fun way to encourage the entire household to participate. Maybe the family member who sells the most gets a prize. Everyone wins when […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Electric School Bus? Students in California catch a ride in a new yellow school bus with a very green detail:  its engine.  The first of its kind in the nation, it will cut down on the effects of fossil fuel emissions and improve student health by keeping air around the […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

How to Water Your Plants on Vacation Cacti and succulents can go for months without water, but remove buds and flowers, then set the plants in a shady area – they will need less water. Make a miniature greenhouse by poking bamboo poles into the soil, place a plastic bag […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Going Green in the Garage You should consider the strange mix of stuff in your garage as it can often become a catch-all for anything that doesn’t belong in your house.  It also can be a dumping ground for chemicals, dirty things and storage. First, you’ll want to keep car […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Back to School The younger your kids are, the easier it is to instill good “green” habits.  Start with basics like reminding them to turn off lights in the bathroom or any unoccupied room at home and school.  Ask them to throw away any trash they find on the playground, […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide safe, clean drinking water in any situation.  Ideal for hiking, camping, travel, emergency preparedness and survival.  LifeStraw makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.  For every LifeStraw water filter sold, a child in Africa receives clean water for […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Environmental Award Opportunities Students and Teachers alike are getting ready to head back to school this fall.  Instead of just dwelling on the usual organization of clothing, supplies and class schedules, consider going green and possibly getting an award for it. Since 1971, the EPA has sponsored the President’s Environmental […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Extreme Hoarding or Extreme Teaching? We can learn something from those extreme hoarding stories like the man who has to use the fire escape to get in and out of his excessively cluttered New York apartment or the family who accumulated so much stuff they are now sleeping in the […]
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Green Tip of the Day

Green Tip of the Day

Climate Change and Drunken Trees Not only are the polar ice caps melting, so is the once permanently frozen land across the top of our planet (permafrost).  As the permafrost melts, which is unusual in itself, it causes soil erosion, causing the ground to buckle and sink, often in pools […]
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