3 Rs for Christmas

by Valerie Mae Diola December 1st, 2016

In my country, the Philippines, you can feel the Christmas season as early as September. Some people start to decorate their homes with Christmas trees and lights; radio stations start to play Christmas songs; and shopping malls start to display Christmas items at affordable prices.


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Grin and Bare (Foot) It

by Angela Yorke November 22nd, 2016
Unless you’re from Asia, it’s likely that you rarely go barefoot inside the home. In my opinion, removing footwear indoors has a lot to do with comfort. Freeing your feet from the confines of your footwear, even the comfortable type, is just like loosening your belt after a large meal, assuming you wear a belt. As it turns out, it’s also an easy way to keep the house green as well.

First of all, not wearing shoes inside the house
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EPA: Preserving Green Spaces

by Jessica B. November 17th, 2016
Many communities are looking for easy, cost efficient ways to preserve their green areas. It could be a local park, a local brook, or even a local nature preserve. With little money and high property values, these little patches of natural preserves are constantly being threatened.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a great deal of information to communities looking to find solutions to these types of dilemmas. Using volunteers, zoning, and fundraising, communities still have options.

1) Learn from the
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  • Tasty Eco-Friendly Smoothies

    by Mackenzie M. November 10th, 2016
    One way to improve physical health, and to reduce personal energy consumption is to integrate eco-friendly smoothies into your daily diet. Ranging from about 170-230 calories, smoothies made with organic, locally grown produce are great for your health and pocketbook. One suggested recipe calls for two cups spinach, one cup blackberries, half cup of pineapples, and a half cup
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  • Old Fashioned Environmentalism

    by Lisa Stauber November 3rd, 2016

    Use it up,
    Wear it out,
    Make it do,
    Do without

    This was a popular ditty during the Depression era, when pinching pennies was a way of life. It’s also a useful poem for consumers to remember as they try to shop in a more environmentally conscious way.

    Use it up: This is self explanatory. Squeeze every bit of toothpaste

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  • Causes and Prevention of Acid Rain

    by Angela Yorke October 27th, 2016
    Acid rain is a specter that has not been raised very often in recent years, as discussions about carbon emissions and how to mitigate them have occupied the limelight. Nevertheless, acid rain, formed by the combination of nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide emitted by factories and vehicular exhaust, remains present even though there is less talk about it.

    The gases
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