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Ford's Focus on the Environment 11° (6 replies)

Hello everyone, My name is Lynn, and I am a community manager reaching out to your on behalf of Ford Motor Company. I hope that it's okay that, that I wanted to add this thread to the forum to let everyone know that Ford is running a video submission contest ...

Started by Lynn K. in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Nuclear, Solar

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Paper / Cardboard Rubbish ... 11° (11 replies)

I recently went to visit some friends, and they were *burning* their paper rubbish, allegedly 'for the environment', the alternative I guess being that it goes in the landfill ... Is burning your paper and cardboard rubbish really a good idea? Wouldn't recycling be a better idea?

Started by Matt V. in June 2008, about Recycling

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Algae: The New Biofuel 11° (11 replies)

Algae is a renewable fuel, does not affect the food channel and eats C02. Algae oil can be converted into fuels such as jet fuel, biodiesel, and biogasoline

Started by B C. in January 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy

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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 11° (11 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 11° (11 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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Consumerism economic solution, environmental sin? 10° (5 replies)

Myself and one of my colleagues, David Pearce, have been discussing economics related to the environment. It became apparent quite quickly that the economic paradigm which exists is both the cause and solution to environmental degradation. The economic theory of 'growth at all costs' is without a doubt vastly responsible ...

Started by Roger K. in June 2008, about Economics

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Any ideas how to reduce plastic usage? 10° (10 replies)

It is known to every one that plastics does harm to nature, both land,water and air. Still no government wants to ban the use of plastics. The plastic drinking bottles are a real harm to the land. It pollutes the air while burning. So i would really insist the government ...

Started by Ethan M. in May 2010, about Pollution

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Freezed food to make smoothies 10° (5 replies)

If you have fruit that you can't finish or are about to go off, don't throw them away - peel and chop them and put them in the freezer. They can then be used for making smoothies or cocktails whenever you want! How is that???

Started by Ethan M. in July 2010, about Food

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 10° (no replies)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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Green Bed 10° (5 replies)

Hello everyone, I'm on the hunt for a new bed and trying to be as clean and green as possible. Does anyone have any companies or products they would recommend? If anyone's bought a new bed recently tips would be appreciated. Many thanks, Annabel

Started by Annabel Youens in September 2008, about Consumerism

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