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Apr 22, 2014

In honor of Earth Day 2014, reread this past green tip and commit to reverse litter starting today.

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Apr 18, 2014

Trees, shrubs and vine-covered trellises are a great way to shield your home from the elements.  “Trees reduce bills not just by shading your house but by cooling the air by releasing moisture”, says Asa Foss of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Apr 11, 2014

Did you know the Amazon rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply? 

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Apr 04, 2014

Food for thought . . . . how long does it take plastic to decompose?

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Mar 28, 2014

Recycling a 3 foot stack of newspapers can save one whole tree.

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By: Malisa Gatje-LEED® Green Associate
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Feb 21, 2014

The discs are considered #7 polystyrene (high melting point) and the cases are #6 polycarbonate plastic mixed with metal (materials that need to be separated). 

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By: Malisa Gatje-LEED® Green Associate
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Feb 14, 2014

Chocolate! Conventional chocolate production is hard on the rain forest and harder on workers (some of them children).  Conventional cocoa plantations, like most farms, use large amounts of pesticides and fertilizers. They harm the environment and can remain in chocolate. Organically farmed cocoa isn’t permitted to use these synthetic chemicals.  There are a few cacao-specific things to consider as well before your unwrap a bar and devour it. 

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By: Malisa Gatje-LEED® Green Associate
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Jan 31, 2014

63 – that’s the number of synthetic chemical products found in the average American home.  This translates to roughly 10 gallons of harmful chemicals. Reduce the number of chemicals in your home by using some of the many natural cleaning options available. 

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By: Malisa Gatje-LEED® Green Associate
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Jan 24, 2014

A letter from Ken Cook, President of Environmental Working Group: Your smartphone is about to get a lot smarter about safer cosmetics.

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By: Malisa Gatje-LEED® Green Associate
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Jan 17, 2014

From closing the shades to signing up for an energy audit, there's a whole host of actions you can take to cut down on your energy bill.

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By: Malisa Gatje-LEED® Green Associate
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