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Earth Week Challenge: Day 4

Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

Day 4: Earth Week Challenge -- Paperless Thursday From April 16-22, HuffPost Green invites you to take on one simple endeavor per day to reduce you...

People Always Have the Right to Opt Out

Chuck Teller | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Chuck Teller

Americans receive nearly 90 billion pieces of advertising mail every year. With thousands of companies offering to share their mailing lists, that adds up to an information super highway where individuals are losing control.

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Eco Etiquette: Can I Email My Holiday Cards?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm enchanted at the sight of my far-flung friends and family and their collective broods dressed in matching reindeer suits, but all that paper! All those trees!

Paper Trail: A Day of Waste? (VIDEO)

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Lynch

A paper towel seems wasteful at first, but when you consider that you'll have to wash a cloth towel, it could actually be 'greener' to use paper at times.

The Waste Of Eating Out (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Week Of Eating In is a time to make conscious decisions about your food, which is as much about what you don't eat as it is about what you do. Tha...

All-In-One Innovative Pizza Box: Four Plates And Leftover Box

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

William Walsh, 42, believes that his innovative pizza box invention, known as the GreenBox will radically change the way we consume pizza. The top p...

Libraries Save Money And Other Resources | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Instead of buying small mountains of books, CDs, DVDs and even magazines that you barely use, check materials out of your neighborhood library, or rel...

Pizza Box Is Easier To Reuse And Recycle (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Simple changes in manufacturing can help consumers go green. Here's a great example: By adding some perforations to a pizza box, it becomes multi-use...

Closing the Book on Tribute Books

Suzy Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Suzy Shuster

Follow the lead and get rid of tribute books for any charity events or fundraisers and save yourself the headache of printers. And save some trees while you're at it.

Paper Water Bottles: A Brand New Way To Waste!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Maybe I've got a case of the Mondays, or maybe this is really annoying. I love design. I love green design. But I don't love when people just innovate...

Zumbox Trying To Make Your Mailbox Obsolete

EcoGeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Why on earth do we still have snail mail? For packages? OK. But everything else, really? All the paper, all the transportation, all the man-hours deli...

Toilet Poem Causes 20% Less Toilet Paper Use, Says Study | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Poetry in the loo can cut down on paper use too, says a Japanese group campaigning to save toilet paper as part of the country's battle against global...

Drowning In Receipts? Help Might Be On The Way | Alyssa Danigelis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A startup called TransactionTree recently popped up, proposing a service for retailers that allows them to email an electronic copy of a receipt to c...