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Sustainable Dave

Can Haiti Become an Environmental Beacon For The World?

I spent two weeks in Haiti shortly after the earthquake and what I saw there was truly unreal. For starters, the devastation is beyond belief, bordering on the incomprehensible. You can look at pi…

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How to Send Tents and More to Haiti Now

After recently returning from two weeks in Haiti, the number one thing I am asked by people is "what can I do to help?" While donating to worthy causes like Partners in Health, the organization I was…

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Want Sustainable Romance? Leave Valentine’s Day Out

I was just listening to the radio and heard a statistic that this week, in honor of Valentine's Day, $17 billion will be spent on flowers, cards, chocolates and tiny, stuffed bears, based on 2008's nu…

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The 5 Gyres Project: Update From the Sargasso Sea

My friends Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins have sent an update from what they have found in the Sargasso Sea. I reported earlier on the two who, along with their shipmates, are taking part in the 5 G…

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Plastic Bags: Stop Being Part of the Problem (+ video)

By now you've hopefully read my previous piece on the problems with plastic bags and are ready to kick the habit. Thankfully your first step is going to be an easy one: Just say no. Now I know tha…

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Help Haiti: A Day Without Pay

We talk so often about how bad the economy is, about how tough things are on the job front, about the problems all around us, and then something like the earthquake in Haiti slaps us back into perspec…

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Plastic Plastic Everywhere: The 5 Gyres Project

If you have been following my writings here at Care2 or on my blog you've most certainly heard about the plastic mass that is floating out in the North Pacific Gyre. The gyre, one of several in th…

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12 Myths About Electric Vehicles

I'd really like to take credit for the information below, but the truth of the matter is it comes from my friends at Plug In America. PIA is an amazing advocacy group that seeks to inform the pub…

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Someday, Perhaps…a Hope for a New Decade

Someday, perhaps, all newly built homes will be required to generate their own power on site. Someday, perhaps, public transportation will be the norm everywhere and private transportation a th…

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The Best Explanation of Why We Need to Address Climate Change

The Copenhagen talks are over, the limos now returned, the private jets nestled back in their private hangars. I was going to write up my thoughts on Cop15 but realized I just don't have it in me. W…

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