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Sustainable Living, Not a Distant Dream Anymore

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***Article Revised and Republished Sustainable Living  Global warming affects every single part of our lives. The ice caps are melting, we have ozone holes above the poles and the majority of large metropolitan areas struggle with high concentration of exhaust fumes. It’s clear that humankind has been galloping towards a polluted and apocalyptic future for decades. Because of that, scientists ... Read More »

Plastic Purge Challenge In 28 Days

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Plastic Purge Plastic is everywhere. Look around you right now and count the number of things that you know contain plastic. Convenient and cheap, yes. But there are some major pitfalls to living in a plastic world. Plastics can harbor some nasty ingredients, such as phthalates and BPA. And in addition to polluting your body, all that plastic is polluting the ... Read More »

Green Up Your Home, 9 Affordable Ways

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Green Up Your Home In recent years, environmental impact became a very frequently discussed topic. However, the blame for everything going wrong with the world is not entirely on politicians and huge corporations. According to a recent analysis published by the Journal of Industrial Ecology, 60%-80% of overall environmental impact comes from household consumption. It is obvious that, if we ... Read More »

Climate Policy, 10 Largest Companies ‘Obstructing’

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Climate Policy New research reveals that nearly half (45 percent) of the world’s 100 largest companies are “obstructing climate change legislation.” And those that aren’t actively obstructing climate policy are members of trade associations that do. A full 95 percent of these companies are members of trade associations “demonstrating the same obstructionist behavior.” With help from the Union of Concerned Scientists, UK-based ... Read More »

IKEA Commits $1.13B in Renewable Energy

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IKEA *******Because my girlfriend and I went shopping at IKEA this weekend, and I was reminded of the attitude IKEA has for sustainability, I felt compelled to re post this article…….(orig. posted June 7 2016)! Read More »

Home Retrofits: Energy Efficiency to the Max

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Home Retrofits Raising awareness about the importance of having energy efficient homes is one of the most widespread and crucial activities worldwide. There are many reasons for that: from saving money on bills to contributing to environment protection. That’s why it’s vital that we approach this matter seriously if we’re planning to retrofit our home and here are some aspects ... Read More »

Marine Species on ‘Brink of Collapse,’ Says WWF

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Marine Species A new report on the health of the ocean finds that the marine vertebrate population has declined by 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report tracks 5,829 populations of 1,234 mammal, bird, reptile and fish species through a marine living planet index. The evidence, analyzed by researchers at the Zoological Society of London, paints ... Read More »

Green Alternatives to Bottled Water

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Green Alternatives Drinking fresh and healthy water has become a huge problem all around the world. Some time ago, you could be sure that the running water coming out of your kitchen tap was potable and nobody could tell you otherwise. Now, people in some parts of the globe can’t be certain of this, since the land, as well as ... Read More »

Polar Bear Photos Show Climate Change

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Polar Bear The polar bear in Svalbard, a remote group of islands in the Arctic, are not doing well, according to photographer Kerstin Langenberger.  Langenberger posted on her Facebook: I see the summers being so pleasant (and warm) as never before. I see the glaciers calving, retreating dozens to hundreds of metres every year. I see the pack ice disappearing in record ... Read More »