Posts tagged environment
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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Backyard Container Gardening - It's Healthy, Tasty, and Earth-Friendly Too!

Updated August 2014

Living on a small city lot limits our ability to plant a garden. With the large trees in our neighborhood the only good sunny spot is right smack in the middle of the backyard. We’ve tried planting around the edges in years past but it just doesn’t get enough sun. The next best thing is a container garden.

 

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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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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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