How many cars were recycled last year? [Infographic]

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Millions of cars are recycled every year in the United States

The metal, plastics, tires, glass, and other materials from those cars are used to create thousands of new products. Did you ever wonder how many cars are recycled every year, what materials are recycled, and what Continue reading

This Is The End. ~ by The Good Human

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Note from Editor: I’m on staycation for the most part, with the goal of making this a real summer for my soon-to-be 5th grade son.  That is why I’m not writing much lately and plugging in as little as possible. Love when I can share something that makes sense to me, like this article by David Q. aka The Good Human. (pictures added by me for the purpose of my blog). ~Lynn H.

If we do not collectively raise our voices, force ourselves to be heard over the din, and start forcing progress rather than just talking to each other in comfortable little circles, we are taking millions of years of evolutionary development straight to the end and right over a cliff in record time. As the end of all life and of the human spirit approaches due to our inaction and concern for our home, we are choosing the path of least resistance, of killing ourselves off quietly and Continue reading

Forget Shorter Showers? I don’t think so. ~ by Sunita Pillay

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Originally published on by Sunita Pillay.

I don’t think so.

I have been contemplating Derrick Jensen’s article, Forget Shorter Showers, for two years now.

It has been on the back burner of my brain all this time. Continue reading

Greenwash Alert: Dasani (VIDEO)

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photo: | Brad Briles

greenwash : to make people believe that your company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is.

This video by Jim Rizor slams a recent Dasani ad.

… they replaced 30% of the petroleum ingredients in PET #1 with ethanol. It is a big nothing (side-step at best) that they are praising as a huge step in the green direction. It’s like saying that a nuclear warhead is more peaceful because it has a Continue reading

Rocking the Boat : Don’t Be a Sucker

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Whether you drink bottled water or not, this short video from Nautical Tribe is definitely worth watching.

Today Only: Free Reusable Water Bottle

To help inspire drinking from the tap, you’ll get a free SIGG reusable water bottle if you’re one of the next TEN people to purchase $50 or more from (Value: $21.99. Style will vary depending on availability. Expires at 11:59 May 18th).

We suck. 60 million plastic straws a day.

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And they can’t be recycled.*

Unless you have a health issue that prevents you from drinking directly from a glass, using a straw is superfluous. If you’re concerned about aging, sucking on a straw–like Continue reading

5 Million Tons Of Extra Waste

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Photo: |frances comarino

In the U.S., an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated during the holiday season (from Thanksgiving to New Years Day). 4 million tons of this is wrapping paper and shopping bags. Need I say more? Well I will.

* Food waste increases 25% — 28 billion pounds of edible food wasted (100 pounds per person)!
* 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could f Continue reading

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