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Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

While conceivable that this great, week-long holiday could be overshadowed by other events such as Mother’s Day, International Compost Awareness Week is SO worth celebrating. This week focuses on buil…

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10 DIY Ways To A Waste-Free Halloween

It’s time to pick up those heavy Halloween footprints and celebrate the holiday sustainably. Here's why finding ways to honor our planet, is a ghoulish goal worth bobbing for: According to the EPA,…

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5 Reasons Why People Don’t Recycle and 5 Reasons They Should

My last post, “I Don’t Recycle” seems to have struck a chord with many. Leave it to the Care2 community to enlighten, elevate and express their opinions on why people do and do not recycle. Most of…

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Small And Stylish ECO Homes

Ever dream about creating the perfect eco-house? The importance of greening our homes to save energy and the planet has become more and more mainstream. I’ve been following the tiny house movement, an…

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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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5 Eco-Friendly, Money Saving Printing Tips

If you print heavily, share your computer and printer, or have children who print colorful webpages, you probably find yourself needing to replace ink cartridges frequently. Not only are these cartrid…

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Washed Up Whale Reveals Our Dirty Habits

A young 37-foot whale was found stranded on the shore in West Seattle, and it had a summary of what we're doing to our oceans held within its stomach. As photographer Chris Jordan documented in birds'…

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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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Junk Mail Madness – How to Make it Stop!

Every time we embark on a new year, I think about all the extra junk and clutter that has accumulated over the last. Two areas that I would like to cut down on even more is junk mail and phone ca…

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A Greener Halloween House Party

There's a nightmare lurking among us and it's burrowed deep in the underworld of Halloween house parties. Halloween, the friendliest of holidays, is high up on the eco-unfriendly list. Here's one s…

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