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  • Why buy renewable energy?

    If “renewable energy” makes you think of installing a wind turbine in your backyard, think again! There are ways of purchasing renewable energy without necessarily installing it directly on-site. And for those of you who think wind turbines are a blight on our landscape, I have to ask—would you rather have a power plant in your backyard? But I digress… Did you know you may be able to buy…

  • Lights out in Sydney

    A few months ago, I was in Paris for a conference and there was a quite a commotion made over a proposal to turn off the lights of the city for 5 minutes as a symbolic gesture recognizing climate change as a major issue in our society today. Some applauded the idea and eagerly awaited the opportunity to participate while others criticized the proposal as a harebrained scheme dreamt up by the environmental wackos who might cause the energy supply systems of the entire…

  • 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…