3 Ways to Reduce Takeout Waste

It’s 8 p.m. and your stomach is rumbling. But the contents of the refrigerator aren’t promising, the weather outside is no match for that flimsy $10 umbrella, and there’s no way you’re changing out of those sweatpants. On this night, fast and cheap delivery is your only option. Unfortunately, that…

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3 Tips for Green Finger Painting Fun

As a mother of two, I know first hand that finger painting can be both a ridiculously messy and a super fun activity for toddlers and babies as young as six months old. Painting helps develop healthy sensory skills by giving young children a tactile experience. Unfortunately, many children will…

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The Pizza Box Mystery

Many people assume that they can recycle pizza boxes. In fact, most pizza boxes have recycling symbols on them and are traditionally made from corrugated cardboard. They are, in and of themselves, recyclable before they are used. However, what makes parts of them non-recyclable is the hot, tasty treat that comes…

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Could You Be a Citizen Scientist?

Mystery lovers were thrilled by a recent real-life whodunnit in which citizen scientists tracked down criminals responsible for manufacturing banned chemicals. Citizen scientists rarely catch criminals, but they often make meaningful contributions to professional scientific research. And anyone can become a citizen scientist. A CFC Mystery One of the biggest…

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How to Plan a Low-Waste Move

If you’re planning a move soon, your mind is likely a whirlwind of checklists, dates, and deadlines. Factor in the impact your impending move may have on the planet and things get even more stressful (think: the horror of lugging 10 trash bags to the curb on move-out day). Earth911…

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Are Your Souvenirs Part of the Problem?

The couple carrying 16 pounds of ivory confiscated at SeaTac Airport was probably breaking the law intentionally. Most people know not to buy ivory or tiger parts. But sometimes people buy souvenirs without realizing that they are banned or harmful. Could your souvenirs be part of the problem?  Common Mistakes Ironically,…

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