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O is for Old Cell Phones Need a New Life

The average cell phone lasts around 18 months, which means 130 million phones will be retired each year. If they go into landfills, the phones and their batteries introduce toxic substances into our e…

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N is for Newspapers – Recycle and Consider Alternatives

There are 63 million newspapers printed each day in the U.S. Of these, 44 million, or about 69%, of them will be thrown away. Recycling just the Sunday papers would save more than half a million trees…

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M is for Make a Bag And Use It

Each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags, a significant portion of the 500 billion used worldwide. They are not biodegradable, and are making their way into our oceans, and subsequently, the fo…

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L is for Local: The Way To Go

Consider the amount of pollution created to get your food from the farm to your table. Whenever possible, buy from local farmers or farmers' markets, supporting your local economy and reducing the …

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K is for Keep Your Fireplace Damper Closed

Keeping the damper open (when you're not using your fireplace) is like keeping a 48-inch window wide open during the winter; it allows warm air to go right up the chimney. This can add up to hundreds …

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J is for Junk Mail — Cut it Out of Your Life

The average American receives 40 pounds of junk mail each year, destroying 100 million trees. Read about the many services that can help reduce the clutter in your mailbox, saving trees and the precio…

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H is for Hang Dry

Get a clothesline or rack to dry your clothes by the air. Your wardrobe will maintain color and fit, and you'll save money. Read about the virtues of hanging your clothes out to dry. What other "H"…

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G is for Go Vegetarian Once A Week

One less meat-based meal a week helps the planet and your diet. For example: It requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. For each hamburger that originated from animals raised on …

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F is for Fly With an E-Ticket

The cost of processing a paper ticket is approximately $10, while processing an e-ticket costs only $1. In the near future, e-tickets will be the only option, saving the airline industry $3 billion a …

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E is for Eat Organic

Organic farming enhances wildlife, is not dependent on fossil fuels and produces food grown without chemical poisons. It is like a vote for the earth. Find out more ways to eat sustainably. What ot…

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