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articles by: Dave Chameides

Ten Documentaries Everyone Should See (Slideshow + Videos)

I've always loved documentaries, not just for their subject matter, but for their ability to completely open your eyes to something you may have never known before, generally in under 90 minutes. Any…

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Why We Sit in the Front Yard

We sit in the front yard.  Now I know that may not be the oddest statement to make, but from what I've seen in my short time on earth, most people who have backyards sit in the backyard and use the fr…

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Get On Board the Non-Consumption Train

I sat down at the keyboard this morning, all set to write up a new post when I found this note that I thought was worth sharing. I've had it on my computer for a while and, to be totally honest, h…

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Don’t Throw Those Wine Corks Away, Upcycle Them!

You like to drink the occasional bottle of vino, and if you are like my wife as opposed to me, you like the stuff that comes in a glass bottle rather than a can. (I kid, do they even make wine in a ca…

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Tell Obama to Put Solar Back on The White House

In 1979, at the dedication of a new solar hot water heater on top of the White House, President Jimmy Carter had this to say. “This dependence on foreign sources of oil is of great concern to all o…

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What President Obama Should Do About BP

President Obama, I have to start with an apology because contrary to what the title of this piece would suggest, I don't know what the answer is to fixing the BP spill, nor do I suspect, do you. Ne…

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Confronting the Poverty of Satisfaction

I'm home sick with the flu and the thought of writing a cohesive piece is beyond what my foggy mind can comprehend right now.  So rather than skipping this week, I figured I'd pass along part of a spe…

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MPG Vs TGB: Which is More Important?

An idea. Most people talk about a cars fuel performance in terms of miles per gallon (MPG) or how many miles they can squeak out of a gallon of gas. When I was a kid, this wasn't something real…

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Who’s Really to Blame for the BP Oil Spill? We Are.

Like many of you, I have been consumed by the BP oil rig that went down in the Gulf of Mexico a few weeks back. The thought of hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilling into the waters…

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Why You Don’t Want to Send Batteries to a Landfill

Most people never get to visit a landfill and my guess is that for the most part, they are quite all right with that arrangement. Landfills are not generally places that people want to hang out and th…

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about Dave Chameides

Dave Chameides is a filmmaker and environmental educator. His website and newsletter are designed to inspire thought and dialogue on environmental solutions and revolve around the idea that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something. "Give people the facts, and they'll choose to do the right thing."

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