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10 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.11.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Here are 10 ways to take control of your organization's culture, create a place where employees want to work, and save time and money in the process.

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Reuse

Peter Neill | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Will we reduce our harvest, voluntarily limit catch to conserve species for the future? Will we recycle by-catch as fertilizer, animal food, or fish products for human consumption?

Reduce, Reuse, Repent: Earth Day Revival Amuses And Transforms

Will Braun | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Will Braun

So what does a postmodern Earth Day altar call look like? People pledged to learn to live in smaller circles -- to bike less and walk more, to eat locally, to plant gardens. Many pledged to take a digital sabbath -- "no screens on Sunday."

Make Every Day Earth Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

Why Bike Power? There are huge physical and fiscal benefits to biking. With obesity on the rise in U.S. children and one out of every three American adults weighing in obese, biking is one way to get America moving again.

10 Easy Ways to Become
a Zero-Waste Household

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Bea Johnson, of The Zero Waste Home The zero in "zero waste" makes it sound scary and hard to achieve. It's actually not as hard...

The Disposable Plastic Crisis

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Robyn N. Cohen

Have you ever wondered how much plastic is disposed of in one day? The people at the Plastic Pollution Coalition want us to change the ways we think about, use, consume, and dispose of plastics.

How I Spent My Black Friday: Selling, Not Buying, Patagonia Fleeces on eBay

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

My plan this year for Black Friday was to sit out the retail game altogether. That was before I saw the ad in The New York Times. "Don't Buy This Jacket," exhorted the full-page message sponsored by the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative.

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

Student Project Breaks Record and Saves 112 Trees

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Canceling 6,705 individual catalogs stops 40,230 catalogs from being made next year. This will also save 112,644 gallons of water. Impressive results from a simple, kid-friendly project.

Fabulous Fundraisers Use Fashion For a Good Cause

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Fashionphiles flocked to the first annual Frocktail Party on November 12th, eager to bid on a bevy of designer dresses up for auction in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Life Cycles of Consumable Goods: Lower-Impact Shades of Green

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Understanding the "life-cycle" of any consumable good offers a fairly accurate sense of how "green" it really is -- basically, where things come from and what happens to them when we are done with them.

San Francisco Wasted Food Fines

AP | MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO — Trash collectors in San Francisco will soon be doing more than just gathering garbage: They'll be keeping an eye out for people ...

When You Save Water, You Save Electricity (And Vice Versa)

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of our aims at the Planet Green website, is to try and provide people with tips and tricks for saving energy and water. Usually, we round up littl...

Six Earth Day Activities for Your Classroom

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Here are six activities that my fourth grade classroom at The Park School in Brookline, MA has been working on leading up to Earth Day.

Kids Cancel Catalogs to Save Trees and Planet

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

At the school where I teach, we held a friendly "Catalog Canceling Challenge" among grades three, four, and five to see which group of kids could cancel the most catalogs in thirty days.

Dear Santa, Stop Putting Catalogs in My Mailbox

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Some of us recycle them, but more than half end up in the landfills where they decompose, releasing methane, an intense global warming gas. They're a massive misuse of natural resources and energy.

Tip #5: Deal With (Tire) Inflation

Emily Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emily Main

Assuming all gasoline powered cars on American roads had properly inflated tires, drivers could cut gas consumption by 3.3 percent. That's about 13 million gallons of gas every day.

Student YouTube Videos Save Trees

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

We made the videos as we canceled unwanted sales catalogs for 30 days to save trees, water, energy, and climate. Our school canceled over 3,000 this year saving 40 trees!

Greening Hollywood: Enchanted Green Hallow's Eve

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Ecostation... has created an environmentally aware Haunted Fun House for kids and parents that offers an afternoon of trick-or-treating and learning about Earth's animal-kingdom inhabitants.

HOTELS TAKING "GOING GREEN" TO NEW TOPS WITH GREEN ROOFS

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Hotels are looking for new ways to run more efficiently and looking to nature to give them some ideas. The latest in green technology is allowing hote...

The Toxic Crime of the Century

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Fuchs

For months now, Campania has been suffocating under heaps of uncollected garbage shipped from economically sound northern Italian regions to the much poorer south.

Life Cycle: Life After Desk

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Often, the greenest consumer route is not buying new products made with Earth-friendly methods but rather scoring used products made with traditional, possibly heinous methods. Reduce, reuse, then recycle.

The Top 5 Regifting No-No's

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

It's the day after Christmas. Aside from feeling fat and hungover, you're probably wondering how you'll get rid of all the terrible gifts you've colle...