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How to Be Green(er) in 2016: Recycle: Making Use of Our Used

Reduce: check. Reuse: check. Now, we’re recycling. The last imperative in the environmental refrain. Recycling is an important element because, like when we reuse, we give things (commonly, our trash) a second life and a second purpose. This is critical because our world and our resources are not endless. We live in a beautiful country and on a beautiful earth, and yet maybe sometimes we forget that. When we are stuck inside at our jobs or our homes or our cars, we can easily forget where all of our stuff comes from. It comes from the earth. And most of the time, once we take it out, we can’t put it back in. Read More…

How to Be Green(er) in 2016: Reuse—let’s reimagine our trash.

Last installment, we talked about the benefits of reducing the amount of trash we generate: taking practical steps to limit our consumption of energy and investing in items that will last instead of single-use disposable ones. This article will focus on the next instruction in our favorite refrain: Reuse. Of the three directives in the mantra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, this one requires the least amount of effort. We do have to make some changes for the other two, but hardly so with the middle one. We all have trash! We just have to use our imaginations a little to figure out what to do with it. And we are creative, industrious people, right? Sure we are! This will be easy.

Let’s face it: trash happens. It is very hard to avoid creating and accumulating waste as we go through our day-to-day. (Side note: It is not, however, impossible. There are ways to live a zero-waste lifestyle. And while that is a worthy goal to aspire to and be inspired by, this article will be helpful to those of us who do, in fact, create trash.) But while we will almost always create waste, we do not always have to throw it away. We can, and should, find ways to reuse it.
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How to Be Green(er) in 2016: Reduce—It’s First for a Reason.

We’ve all heard the mantra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Good. Let’s say it again: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Okay, Thanks. Yes, repetition is tedious; and yes, simply saying it over and over again doesn’t accomplish much of anything. But that little chant is more than just a little chant. It’s our quick and easy, make-better-decisions, Go-To Guideline for (that’s right) being greener. Read More…

How To Be Green(er) in 2016

The start of each new year often brings about a particular type of urge and a sense of urgency, doesn't it? We need to start doing things differently; we need to make big changes; we need to begin again with a freshness and boldness that was lost in the hectic holiday season; and we need to do all of these things right now. The truth is, we can make changes and live boldly any time of the year, and we can remind ourselves to do so as many times as we need to, but we're all here in January together, so let's just stick with that. Read More…