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Do changing lightbulbs really help the environment? 29° (14 replies)

I've heard that high-efficiency bulbs actually contain rather nasty stuff like mercury. Is that true? And if so, which is better, using less electricity or keeping such nasties out of our landfills?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Health, Recycling

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What to do with old clothing? 23° (13 replies)

I have a bag full of old clothes that I no longer wear / fit me. They are all still in pretty good condition - wheres the best place to take them? I'm in Wellington NZ

Started by Kate I. in July 2008, about Consumerism, Recycling

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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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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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Green Products You Miss!!! 9° (9 replies)

Hello everyone, You can see almost every where that, we must use green products. But their may be some products you never find, no matter how long you search for them. But now there is a cool website ( http://runka.com/ ) which has a wide range of recycled products.But still ...

Started by Runka Products in April 2010, about Recycling

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Kentucky Fried Chicken 9° (9 replies)

Massive excess packaging with a large dirty dye content thrown in, drive throughs 15 cars long Fatty as hell products Underpaid overstressed staff. KFC you have a lot to answer for. A fine example of rampant unchecked commercialism in our open society. My ultimate quarter pack will consist of. 1 ...

Started by John G. in June 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Recycling, Transport

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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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A Climate Plan for Climate-Change Deniers – WIH Resource Group, Inc. 5° (5 replies)

Interesting Reading from The Washington Post on11/14/10 that was reposted on http://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com/ In the global-warming debate, scientists are, admirably, still trying to save the day. Last week, the American Geophysical Union announced plans to mobilize about 700 climate scientists in an effort to improve the accuracy of media coverage and ...

Started by Bob Wallace in November 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Emissions, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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