The Heavyweight Fight Over Shopping Bags

Updated August 2014

To be honest, I didn’t really get the environmental furor over plastic bags, AT FIRST! What really has opened my eyes is the enormous problem of plastic litter. You see it everywhere and it never seems to go away. That’s because unlike paper, plastic doesn’t biodegrade and can last for hundreds of years.

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Ron Czinski
Tiny Golf Tees Can Send a Big Message

Updated August 2014

Compared to all of the big ways we impact the environment, how can something as small as a golf tee really matter? Well in the grand scheme of things it’s a small impact but it sends a message and is yet another indicator of our wasteful habits.

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Ron Czinski
A Clothesline Can Save BIG Money, Energy and Carbon Emissions

Updated August 2014

Years ago nearly every home had those old T-shaped clothesline poles in the back yard, and most clothes drying was done by line drying. Even people who had a dryer would only use it on rainy days or in the winter. Today, line drying is fairly rare in the United States. This is very unfortunate for the environment because the electric clothes dryer is one of the biggest energy hogs in the household.

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Ron Czinski
Soft Tissue Paper is Hard on the Environment

Updated August 2014

Do you want to make a big environmental impact fast? Changing your behavior on tissue paper use is a very simple and immediate way. In the United States we use about 50 pounds of tissue products per person every year.  This is 50% more than the consumption rate in Western Europe and Japan, and usage has grown considerably over the past few decades.

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Ron Czinski
Food Miles Really Matter for Canned Foods

Updated August 2014

12% of our carbon emissions come from food, and a lot of that is the result of transportation.  Whether it's trucking canned foods across the country or flying fresh fruits and vegetables up from the equator, what kind of foods we choose to buy can have a huge impact on our carbon footprint. 

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Ron Czinski
Are You Aware of the BPA in Your Food?

Updated July 2014

Maybe you've never heard of it, or maybe you have but don't really know what it is.  Unfortunately, you've probably eaten it at some point.  Find out what it is, where it comes from, and what you can do to avoid this toxic chemical.

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Ron Czinski