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Thrift Your Gifts: Five Preloved Gift Ideas for the Ones You Love 

      Why spend more this season when you can meaningfully give a whole lot for a lot less! By thrifting your gifts, you’re giving back FOUR times – to: The community: By shopping at nonprofits like Goodwill. Every donation and sale helps Goodwill provide free job training, education, and placement services to people …

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Carbon or Climate Neutrality – What It Is and What It Isn’t.

    You hear about a lot of beauty companies touting climate neutrality as a way to be more sustainable. While it’s wonderful to see companies and brands step up and adopt more sustainable business practices, consumers need to understand what climate neutrality means and what it doesn’t.   What does climate neutrality mean? Climate …

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Are Halloween Pumpkins a Problem for the Planet? by Aalia Mauro

After the trick-or-treaters have gone home, what becomes of the Halloween pumpkins that have outlived their decorative purpose?     You might be tempted just to throw them all away—and that’s certainly what many people do. Every year, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkin get tossed out and left to rot in America’s landfills. Some are …

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All About “Habits of Waste” and Their “Lights, Camera, Plastic” Initiative

The massive contributor to climate change you never think about… but is right in front of your eyes  There is nothing quite like unwinding from a long day with a bag of chips (or chocolate, equal snack opportunist here), a cozy couch, and a real good Netflix binge.  Screen time is society’s premier choice of …

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Reevaluating How We Think About Plastic

It is estimated that our planet houses around nine million different multicellular species (Sala 2020). When we observe how the world naturally functions, we see a constant cycle of energy and nutrients, sustained by these species “working together to produce a harmony that we cannot explain, but which works to sustain our world,” (ibid.). Humans, …

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