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Any ideas how to reduce plastic usage? 11° (11 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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How do you motivate lazy environmentalist to save energy? 11° (11 replies)

That was the question I asked myself a year ago. After doing some research I found out that all the campaigns, groups, and web sites that deal with climate change, intentionally or unintentionally, target only staunch environmentalists and activists. Two reasons for this are that the tasks they recommend people ...

Started by James Y. in April 2011, about Energy Saving

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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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Advanced biofuels becoming reality 10° (10 replies)

Advanced biofuels becoming reality with Novozymes’ new enzyme technology, Cellic CTec3, decreases costs and increases yields in production of advanced biofuels from agricultural residues and waste. The enzyme enables cost-efficient conversion of biomass to ethanol and performs 1.5 times better than Novozymes’ previous market-leading product, Cellic CTec2. Using Cellic CTec3, ...

Started by Meng Lian in February 2012, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy

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ARCTIC CASES- OIL COMPANIES IS THE CORE PROBLEM 10° (10 replies)

Currently we the people and our planet, the ongoing climate change with its impacts, Arctic zone and its ice is very important in reflecting incoming solar radiation back to the space, the oil companies include shell and BP wants to take advantage of melting ice so as to get a ...

Started by Joseph Bukula in September 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Weather

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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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