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54 percent of Americans have not confronted an environmental polluter

More Than Half of Americans Are Too Afraid to Stand Up to An Environmental Bully, Study Says

Jul 21 2017 Have you ever witnessed someone throw trash into a lake or leave remnants of their plastic picnic behind at the beach? How about seeing someone throw away items that you know could have been recycled? If these environmental antics bother you, you're not alone. According to a SaveOnEnergy's latest study of 2,000 Americans, there's a... read more
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The Greenest States in America: Where Does Your State Rank?

Jul 16 2017 We've looked at which states are leading the U.S. in solar power and which ones recycle the most, and thanks to WalletHub's latest report, we now know which states are the greenest in 2017. In order to rank each state and unveil the greenest ones, analysts used 20 key metrics to determine each state's environmental quality and... read more
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New Study Reminds Us Why It’s so Important to Clean Our Reusable Bottles

Jul 15 2017 Reusable bottles are healthier for you and more environmentally friendly but a new study conducted by Treadmillreviews.net reveals that reusable water bottles can harbor huge levels of germs and potentially harmful bacteria if not cleaned properly. To determine the levels of bacteria that may be present, researchers swabbed the lids... read more
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3 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly This Summer

Jul 8 2017 From hiking and camping to beach days and vacations, summer is one of the best seasons for heading outdoors. But with so much movement, it's also one of the least eco-friendly times of the year. To give Mother Earth a break and to awake the environmentalist within, we wanted to share some useful tips on how to be eco-friendly this... read more
Plastic free July aims to raise awareness about reducing single-use plastic on the planet.

Plastic Free July: Will You Take the Challenge?

Jul 7 2017 Plastic cups, water bottles, straws, plastic cutlery and plates, are all single-use plastic products – basically some of our least favorite things on the planet. If you're anything like us and aren't big fans of plastic either, then July should be your favorite month of the year. Why? Because if you didn't already know, it's 'Plastic... read more
How to Have an Eco-Friendly 4th of July

How to Have an Eco-Friendly 4th of July

Jul 2 2017 Red, white, blue and . . . green? This Fourth of July, don't forget to add some green to the mix and by green, we mean making sustainable changes to your holiday celebrations. Here are several simple ideas that we hope will inspire you to think differently and make positive changes to the environment this Independence Day. Reusable... read more
Eco-friendly Instagram accounts to follow in 2017

5 Eco-Friendly Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

Jul 1 2017 With more than 700 million users, Instagram is one of the most popular social networking sites ranking number three behind YouTube and Facebook. With Instagram playing such a significant role in the lives of many, particularly Millennials and Generation Z, it has all of the potential and reach to inspire today's youth to be more... read more
4 Billion Non-Recyclable Starbucks Are Sent to Landfills Each Year

4 Billion Non-Recyclable Cups End Up in Landfills Each Year, Thanks to Starbucks

Jun 23 2017 In 2008, Starbucks publicly acknowledged the company's struggle with reducing their environmental impact, particularly in regards to their infamous coffee cups that are practically impossible to recycle. Almost a decade later, after the company made promises to make a fully recyclable cup by 2015, there has been no change or... read more
4 eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws

Kick Your Plastic Straws Habit to the Curb For Good With These 4 Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Jun 22 2017 In the large scale of plastics that litter our earth and oceans, plastic straws might seem minuscule but according to plasticpollutioncoalition.org, more than 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the Untied States alone. That's more than 182.5 billion plastic straws per year - enough to wrap around the earth 2.5 times or to... read more
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3 Books That Are Perfect for Teaching Children About Recycling

Jun 18 2017 Understanding climate change and how to best take care of the environment starts with education and what better way to educate yourself and your children than with books? If you've been searching for bedtime stories that will teach your kids important lessons about the earth, you've come to the right place. These three books are mainly... read more
You can recycle things such as electronics and aluminum cans in exchange for cash

Recycle for Profit: How to Turn Your Trash Into Cash

Jun 15 2017 Why throw away items that could be recycled or better yet, turned into cash? The benefits of recycling – reducing waste and pollution, saving energy, conserving natural resources, and promoting a sustainable future for the environment – far outweigh not being environmentally conscious. But sometimes, recycling doesn't make you feel... read more