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Everyday Green Tips

Ban the single-use plastic bag

Around the country and around the world, from Aspen, Colorado to Seattle, Washington to Delhi, India, communities are making a choice and banning single-use plastic grocery bags. Reducing these single-use items can decrease our resource consumption and energy use. In 2009, the United States used 102 billion plastic bags, an enormous amount of fossil fuel resources were required to make those bags which consume extravagant ...more »

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Stop Providing Bottled Water at events and meetings

If we start requesting people to bring their own reusable bottles of water if they need water this will save money and the environment. Just for convenience bottled water is being served at every events and meetings. I am organizing an event Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival and we decided not to provide it. We'll have water to fill up reusable bottles and bottles to give away if people need it.

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Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice

Stop using styrofoam lunch trays in all USA schools!

School districts all across the USA are serving school food on Styrofoam (also known as polystyrene) lunch trays. These trays, composed of the chemicals styrene and benzene, are used for about 30 minutes only, then most commonly incinerated or transported to landfills where they take up an enormous amount of space. In New York City alone, 850,000 Styrofoam trays are used per day, which are exported to out of state to ...more »

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Cleaning Up Our Communities

Encourage more people to take care of their share of the planet

Every property owner has a huge opportunity to protect the environment by practicing environmentally friendly gardening. Green Gardeners make a huge difference to the environmental health of the planet.

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RECYCLING

MAKE RECYCLING MANDATORY IN AMERICA. My town recycles yet all of the property managed buildings do not. How can we fight to make people recycle world wide? Our trash consumption is ludacris.. help EPA, I am currently going to school for a degree in Environmental studies, so I hope to join you in the fight to save our Earth..

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Everyday Green Tips

Lunchbox Project

Ordering lunch to-go in your own, reusable container (like Tupperware) can prevent a ton of plastic waste from ending up in landfills, gutters, and the ocean. 93% of plastic in the U.S. is NOT recycled, but rather ends up in the landfill. The Lunchbox Project is simple and effortless. Leave a reusable container at the office and there‚Äôs no forgetting. The Lunchbox Project promotes your local economy by encouraging people ...more »

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Protecting America’s Waters

Stop Fracking!

Hydraulic fracturing uses a ton of the public water supply and laces it with chemicals that fracture the rock in order to capture the gas. As much as 40% of this chemical/water mixture is lost, leaving it to seep into the ground where it travels into the aquifer, contaminating the groundwater supply, harming wildlife and aquatic life, and potentially harming humans. According to the EPA, 70 to 140 billion gallons of ...more »

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Vinegar as pesticide

Use gallon of vinegar on weeds instead of using pesticides. Vinegar kills weeds dead, is exceedingly cheaper than toxins and does no harm to groundwater.

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Everyday Green Tips

Grass clippings

Mix grass clippings with equal parts shredded newspaper, keep moist and "toss" frequently for a compost salad mulch to sprinkle around and nutufe your garden.

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Everyday Green Tips

Turn off lights, radios. fans

Offices and showrooms should turn off lights etc. in sections where these are not required and when the working hours.

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Judiciously use the 5 P's; Embrace the 5 R's Rule-Rajiv Sinha

Judiciously use the 5 P's (Petrol, Paper, Plastic, Power, Potable Water)

Embrace the 5 R's (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Be Responsible, Refuse).

 

Rajiv Sinha: Griffith University Prof.

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Taking Action on Climate Change

Use public transport system

We should use more public transports to work, home or travel in order to reduce the green house gases emission and fuel consumption. I know it is really hard for the car dependent city - like where I live - Plano, TX, but we should make a start.

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