Tasty Eco-Friendly Smoothies

by Mackenzie M. October 1st, 2015
One way to improve physical health, and to reduce personal energy consumption is to integrate eco-friendly smoothies into your daily diet. Ranging from about 170-230 calories, smoothies made with organic, locally grown produce are great for your health and pocketbook. One suggested recipe calls for two cups spinach, one
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Old Fashioned Environmentalism

by Lisa Stauber September 24th, 2015

Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Do without

This was a popular ditty during the Depression era, when pinching pennies was a way of life. It’s also a useful poem for consumers to remember as they try to shop in a more environmentally conscious way.

Use it up: This is self explanatory. Squeeze every bit of toothpaste from the tube, store detergent upside down to get the last drop, eat the whole apple. You’ll throw away less.

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Causes and Prevention of Acid Rain

by Angela Yorke September 17th, 2015
Acid rain is a specter that has not been raised very often in recent years, as discussions about carbon emissions and how to mitigate them have occupied the limelight. Nevertheless, acid rain, formed by the combination of nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide emitted by factories and vehicular exhaust, remains present even though there is less talk about it.

The gases alone don’t form acid rain. Rather, the combination turns into nitric acid and sulfuric acid after being released into the
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  • Clean Clothes With Less Water

    by Lisa Stauber September 9th, 2015

    We’ve heard the standard advice of using low flow toilets, not watering during the heat of the day, and using a bucket to wash the car. Here are some easy ways to reduce your water consumption in the laundry room.

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  • Grow Your Own Greens

    by Lisa Stauber September 3rd, 2015

    Recently, Be Green Info brought you a story about locavores – consumers committed to eating locally grown food, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from long distance trucking and the overpackaging that accompanies food from far away. Sometimes, though, there isn’t any local produce available, or farmer’s markets are held at inconvenient times and places.

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  • Is Ethanol the Answer?

    by Lisa Stauber August 27th, 2015

    Ethanol has been touted as an alternative, renewable energy source. It is created from plant matter, and there is no drilling required. If the United States could convert from imported oil to an ethanol-based biofuel, energy independence would be assured. Or would it?

    Ethanol in America is derived from corn kernels and has been used to fuel cars

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