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Paper / Cardboard Rubbish ... 6° (6 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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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 6° (6 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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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 6° (6 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Coal = Devastation 5° (5 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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Bottled water companies effect on groundwater/aquifers 5° (5 replies)

Increasingly, more and more wells that have previously not run dry are doing so at the moment. In NH there are various bottled water companies taking huges amounts of water from what used to flow into wells. Am I wrong to worry about this?

Started by Joanne K. in August 2010, about Water

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Dishwasher, good or bad? 5° (5 replies)

In many eco books I have read that using your dishwasher for full loads is more efficient than washing by hand on a water use ratio. I support green energy by purchasing Green Mountain Energy, and would like to get some opinions from others as whats right. Feed me back!

Started by Trevor C. in January 2009, about Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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US election and it's consequences for environmentalism 5° (5 replies)

The US election has been pretty hard fought, with both sides talking passionately about climate change and how they plan to address it. However, for me it simply boils down to politics... those with vested interests in industries that traditionally have the largest impact will do least to push new ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

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Ford's Focus on the Environment 4° (4 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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Environmental Projections for the Anthropocene Epoch [Infographic] 4° (4 replies)

This infographic shows the effect of population and consumption on the environment. http://earthandeconomy.com/infographics/anthropocene-epoch.html Amidst a sea of statistical probabilities, one thing is for certain, there certainly will be no shortage of environmental projections for what our post-industrial revolution world should expect by 2100—increasing C02; increasing population; food and water shortages; ...

Started by Greg K. in July 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Population, Water, Weather

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How to win over the food wastage problem? 4° (4 replies)

I came across to know about an initiative to collect the leftover food from restaurants and donate the food surplus called Zero Percent. A means to ensure Food Security. Also read about few initiatives by few restaurants and suggestions to avoid food wastage. Where can I know more about such ...

Started by BetterWorld I. last month, about Agriculture & Food

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