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Ways You Can Waste Less Food & Water (3 videos)

There is a lot of waste of food and water in the world. In New York City alone 270,000 pounds of food are wasted each day. This first video cleverly gives you an idea of what this means. The…

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Get Rid of Maggots and Flies in Your Trash

The unpleasant odor of a can full of trash is something most of us simply tolerate. But if you’ve ever had the misfortune of opening up your outdoor trash can and discovering little crawling white mag…

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‘Garbage People’ in Cairo Recycle 80% of Trash They Find

Cairo, Egypt has a population of sixteen to eighteen million, and utilizes an unusual trash removal system. The Zabbaleen ("garbage people" in Arabic) have been working with trash for decades, recycli…

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Waste-Lite Childrens’ Birthday Parties

I don't know when the last time you were at a child's birthday party was, but next time you attend such an event, take a moment and check out something most people don't. If you happen to stay to the …

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Some Video Tips On Wasting Less

Today's piece is going to take a bit more of a visual approach than a written one thanks to the flu that has seen fit to work its way through our household and then back again. If anyone reading this…

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365 Days of Trash

Last year I didn't throw anything away. I'm going to go out on a limb and say I am the only person writing for Care2 who has ever started a piece with that line. For those of you just tuning in, J…

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A New Year’s Challenge

The holidays have passed, the tree is coming down, and now there is one more hurdle to clear before life resumes to normal--New Year's Eve. I don’t know if you are like me, but I’ve always found thos…

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Cut the Crap: Repacking the Lunchbox

In a previous chapter in my life, I was a preschool teacher. This episode was sandwiched somewhere between being an experimental filmmaker and being a full-time parent. It was the sort of job situatio…

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Connecting the Dots: The North Pacific Gyre

If you are like me and drive a car, you've invariably put a quarter into a parking meter at some point in your life. And if you're really like me, you've driven around trying to find a free place to p…

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Walking the Talk with Sustainable Dave

When was the last time you threw something “away”? Did you think about it? What you were getting rid of? Where did it come from? Where is it going? Well, until this year, I was right there wi…

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