Tag: energy production

  • SAVE WATER! Cut Down On Your Shower Routine

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    The water access challenge. When she’s not pounding pavement, Guli serves the CEO of Thirst for Water—an initiative of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program that helps young people think more critically about water use. Guli first took this mission to the marathon circuit in order to see water scarcity face-to-face and better […]

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  • 6 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Sustainability

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    Sustainability can be a hard concept for adults to grasp, let alone children. The talks I have with my two young children about our “green lifestyle” take time and patience, but they are worth the effort. Here are a few of the most effective strategies I’ve found for incorporating eco-friendly practices into our family routine. […]

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  • Avoid Plastics at Grocery Stores with These Tips

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    A few years ago, I gave up plastic for a week for a story. I already lived a relatively eco-friendly existence, so I didn’t think it would be too hard. Well, those seven days proved a disturbing reality check. While items like plastic to-go cups and takeout containers were pretty easily avoidable, the packaging around […]

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  • Mural Done by a Former Homeless Vet. Highlights the Journey of a Soldier!

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    A once homeless veteran is revealing some of the struggles faced by soldiers returning to civilian life through his work as an artist. A mural unveiling was held Thursday at Klein Hall in Chippewa Falls. Klein hall provides housing and programming for homeless veterans and Veterans and Housing Recovery Program member James Heber said he […]

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  • South Carolina Volunteers Help Homeless Veterans

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, in partnership with Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection, will hold its 19th Annual Stand Down Against Homelessness on Friday, Oct. 19 at the VA Community Resource and Referral Center, 2424 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will offer […]

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  • LED Bulbs & Solar Power – Crucial for Hawaii’s Environment

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    By Alex Mardikian Hawaii is serious about promoting energy-efficient choices among its people. Power generation plants are major polluters. Fossil-fuel based energy is expensive and not environment friendly. It is possible for Hawaii to generate 100% clean energy, reduce waste, and do this more efficiently. At present, clean energy contributes to 26% of Hawaii’s total […]

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  • Experts Warn Europe’s to Halve Meat and Dairy Production

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    Policymakers, farmers and consumers face ‘deeply uncomfortable choices’, says author of report advising urgent reduction of unsustainable livestock sector. Europe’s animal farming sector has exceeded safe bounds for greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient flows and biodiversity loss, and urgently needs to be scaled back, according to a major report. Pressure on livestock farmers is set to […]

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  • 10 Recycling Mistakes You Could Be Making

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    They’re the 10 common things that muck up recycling for everybody. We asked professionals: A single lithium battery can burn down a recycling plant. Plastic bags clog machinery. Garden hoses and electric cords do the same. And all of the above contaminates the output of scrap paper and plastic, driving down what that scrap is worth. Bottom line? Take your recycling rejects to an official “drop-off” […]

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  • Oregon Combines Energy Production with Honey

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    It’s rare that we write about solar farms without somebody complaining about the loss of agricultural land or natural habitat. But a growing number of solar installations are seeking to combine energy production with natural ecosystem enhancement and/or food production. Now Fast Company has a cool profile of Eagle Point ‘solar apiary’ in Oregon, which […]

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