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  • Recycling 101

    by Anca Recycling, as you probably know, is the reprocessing of materials into new products. This saves energy and virgin or raw materials, and decreases water and air pollution as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Although these days everyone seems to be talking about it, there is still much confusion about what to recycle and what not to recycle, so here is a quick review: Check out the general guidelines for conventional recycling below. Before applying,…

  • Healthy Spring Cleaning

    The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the days are getting longer. It's that time of year again - spring cleaning (for those of you who rarely clean, this is the time to pick up the mop or sponge!). This is the perfect time to change your cleaning habits and make them healthier: Switch to non-toxic cleaners: I've said it before, but like many things, it's worth repeating: conventional household cleaners have many chemicals that affect…

  • Another Day at the Office: 10 Steps to Green Yours

    Time to go to work. You get up, have some breakfast (or not), brush your teeth and...walk ten feet to your desk. If you telecommute, have a home-based business, or have a home office for any other reason, it's time to think about making it a healthier place in which to work. Take your pick of the steps below, or do them all. Your boss will thank you for it (that's you, in case you're looking around): Recycle paper: First things first...recycling is…

  • A Long Day

    Monday, February 25 7 AM: I am heading to Panama this morning from Costa Rica to see what is happening with the proposal to capture wild dolphins for captive display. I am very concerned that the government will go ahead and approve this petition in spite of expert opinion recommending that it be suspended. Randy Wells, a conservation biologist at the Chicago Zoological Society and a world recognized expert on dolphins who has been at the forefront of dolphin…

  • Get rid of those stinky cleaners!

    by Anca I know I've mentioned this in passing before, but it's such an important and easy thing to do that I've decided to devote a whole entry to it. Why so much emphasis on household cleaners? Quite a few reasons: Over 90% of all reported poisonings in America occur at home- the leading reported cause is household cleaners. Cleaning products are not regulated and are full off chemicals. Many have ingredients that have hormone disruptors,…