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5 Water-Saving New Year’s Resolutions

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year to start setting New Year’s resolutions: work out more; get a new job; save money. While these are admirable goals, have you considered how your resolutions might make a bigger impact?  

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Monday 11/26/2018
The Best Gifts Do Great Things
Updated: November 28, 2018 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—Some of the best gifts around deliver great features and functionality but use less energy, which means they save money on energy bills and help protect the environment.

Monday 11/05/2018
Plastic Pollution: What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis -- the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks, toiletries, foods and other consumables -- is not taking significant action to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, suggests a new report.

Tuesday 10/30/2018
8 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar at Home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(StatePoint) With a growing number of homeowners looking to save money on power bills and help the environment, rooftops across America are taking on a new look, as more homes are dotted with solar panels. But it’s important to ask the right questions before installing them on your home.

Wednesday 10/10/2018
Pollinator Health 101: 'Schooling' Students Through Hands-On Learning
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(NAPSI)—While schools continue to teach reading, writing and arithmetic, the blueprint for educators is shifting as teachers notice the value of hands-on science education. Many schools are bringing science to their own backyards—literally—by developing gardens and pollinator plots, where students can learn about agriculture’s hardest-working insects: pollinators.

Monday 10/01/2018
Technology Breakthroughs Drive Clean Energy Success
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Ongoing concerns about reducing carbon emissions and identifying clean energy sources continue to drive demand for clean energy products and support the development of technology that produces them.

Top 5 questions to ask your office manager to go green
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(BPT) - While office managers are often the biggest champions for keeping their offices environmentally friendly, many may not be aware that being eco-friendly now goes far beyond recycling bins and reusable water bottles.

Wednesday 09/26/2018
Invasive Pests Go Postal: How To Keep Them Out Of The Mail
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re not careful, an innocent trip to the post office could have a devastating impact on U.S. agriculture, economy and natural resources. That’s because invasive pests can easily hide in fruits and vegetables and on plants, then quickly spread to new areas when sent through the mail.

Wednesday 09/05/2018
The cost of failing to modernize public transit [Infographic]
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:32 am

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Friday 08/24/2018
Thought You Knew Canned Fish? You Don't Know Mackerel
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:53 am

(NewsUSA) - Packed in a can like ... mackerel? While tuna and salmon reign as the USA's favorite canned seafoods and sardines have long been known to be convenient and the best health choice, a new fish has been swimming upstream and making a name for itself among seafood lovers.

Tuesday 08/21/2018
Lean In To Learning Outside In Pennsylvania
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(NAPSI)—Most people think of learning as something done over a book or, increasingly, a computer, but a number of researchers and educators have come to a different, perhaps surprising conclusion.

Thursday 08/16/2018
Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you.

Thursday 07/26/2018
New Bedding Line Boasts Recycled Materials
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:53 am

(NewsUSA) - Global interest in socially conscious, eco-friendly products has exploded over the last two decades. Now it extends not only to paper and packaging, but to high-end sectors such as clothing and home goods.

Wednesday 07/18/2018
Research Reveals Recycling Is Increasingly Popular
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(NAPSI)—Here, for a change, is good news about the environment: Americans are recycling their food and beverage cartons more than ever and continue to look to brands to actively help drive the recycling of their products’ packages, according to a new survey.

Thursday 05/24/2018
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:56 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.

Friday 03/09/2018
Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.

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