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5 Kinds Of Treeless Paper

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Do you have any idea how much paper we still waste every year in the US, despite the fact that we're in the midst of this so-called digital revolution...

Cellular Blinds Save Energy From Seeping Out Of Your Windows And Wallet

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Windows can be problematic. Their presence may account for 25% of your heating or cooling bill. We can't just do away with windows. Our houses would b...

Delhi Latest To Ban Plastic Bags: Five Years In Prison For Waste?

Treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New Delhi has banned the use of plastic bags in all shops, starting very soon. Notification has been sent out to all shopkeepers, and they are being g...

Drowning In Receipts? Help Might Be On The Way

blogs.discovery.com | 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...

Smart Growth: Three Simple Steps to Help the Economy and the Planet

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Shireman

Taxes aren't just too high, they're too dumb. Whenever we put a tax on something, we get less of it. Yet, incomprehensibly, we continue to tax the things we want more of.

5 Steps To Reducing All The Wasteful Packaging In Your Life

ecomii | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

1. Evaluate a product's packaging using these simple questions -- Is it without packaging or minimally packaged? -- Is the packaging marked as contain...

Recycled Content Toilet Paper Saves Trees, Water And Landfill Space

The Good Human | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is an easy one that you won't even have to suffer for! If every household in America switched out just ONE roll of regular TP for recycled TP, we...

Which Is Greener: Keeping Old Car Or Getting New Green One?

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dear EarthTalk: Is it better to drive an older, well-maintained car that gets about 25 miles per gallon, or to buy a new car that gets about 35 miles ...

Eco-Heroes In The Office Unite!

Wall Street Journal | ELIZABETH GARONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Make it a daily habit. Start small. "The best way to start is to reduce all the waste that involves paper, plastic or petro," says Tim Sanders, author...

7 Offensively Un-Green Products

TreeHugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TreeHugger rounded up 7 products that are so environmentally-unfriendly it's mind-blowing. Here's a start: You know that the terroirists have won w...

All That Packaging For Two Little Batteries? 7 Infuriating Images

TreeHugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One thing that is a constant thorn in the side of efficiency lovers is over-packaging. Using more cardboard, paper, plastic, space, and fossil fuels t...

No Trash Man: LA Family Hasn't Thrown Anything Away For A Year

Yahoo! News | Tangi Quemener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dave Chameides has spent almost an entire year living a life full of utter garbage, and hoping he can inspire other Americans to do the same. The Los...

Half-Naked President Elect Caught With Bottled Water

Chelsea Green | Dennis Pacheco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What's the first thing that hits me? Man, this guy is in good shape! The second thing? This is the President? Seriously, when was the last time we had...

Trash Talk

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

Almost every environmentalist agrees that we need a paradigm shift that acknowledges that nature doesn't have an "away," that everything created in nature is incorporated back in.

A Holiday Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Pasternack

When I think of Christmas, I see the stuff under trees: toys and books and computers, DVD players and colorful paper. I don't mean the Christmas tree...

The Trash Crash: Recyclables' Value Dives With Economy

New York Times | MATT RICHTEL and KATE GALBRAITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The economic downturn has decimated the market for recycled materials like cardboard, plastic, newspaper and metals. Across the country, this junk is ...

Chicago Has Seven Years Worth Of Landfill Space Available

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State environmental officials say overall disposal capacity in Illinois is sufficient for the next 18 years. That's despite a 3.5 decline in space. ...

A Geeky Side of Bush's Legacy that Must Be Overcome

Jaron Lanier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jaron Lanier

Part of the project of climbing out of the deep, deep pit George W. Bush tossed our nation into has a geeky quality. We need to learn to stop using computers to lie to ourselves.

Grand Central Terminal In New York Prohibits Reusing Newspapers? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grand Central Terminal in New York City is already sort of a shrine to sustainability, what with all the mass transit, but lately they've been install...

Bottled Sugar Water Is Worse Than Bottled Water

EcoGeek | Hank Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm not sure why we need two dozen campaigns to fight against buying what already comes out of our faucets for free, but I have this nagging feeling t...

Life Cycle: Greening the Other White Meat

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Large, corporate pig farms are home to deep vats of untold tons of pig crap, called "lagoons," which regularly overflow or seep past inadequate lining into the earth.

It's Time For Deposits. On Everything.

Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lloyd Alter

Recycling on the taxpayers nickel as we do it now not the answer. It is time for producer responsibility and zero waste.

Wasted Fish: British Trawler Dumps 80% Of Catch To Take Advantage Of Quotas (VIDEO)

Guardian | Damian Carrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's a video worth? A lot more in the case of the film we published today, showing a British trawler dumping...

9 Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Nearly half of all food in America goes to waste. Setting aside for a minute the "finish your supper, there are starving children in China" implications of this, think of your grocery bill.

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.