Posted on March 27, 2014 by Debra Atlas
Along the lines of whacky but fun, Lake Tahoe – known for its beautiful blue waters, tourism, casinos and nature trails – has a new attraction – a floating skateboard ramp.
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Posted on March 3, 2014 by Debra Atlas
Editor’s note: The following article is one I had the privilege of contributing to. There are plenty of great suggestions here to help anyone considering going green(er) in their next remodel.
In this post you’ll discover some incredible insights that will help you navigate the overwhelming process many face when remodeling their home with “GREEN” on their minds.
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Posted on January 24, 2014 by Debra Atlas
Recology’s stunning art exhibit at San Francisco Airport is, alas, long gone. Those of us fortunate enough to have seen it can attest to the remarkable creativity of the artists, turning what had been trash into fascinating and often beautiful works of recycled art.
Tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, January 25th), if you’re going to be in or near San Francisco, you’ll get a chance to meet some Recology’s Artists-in-Residence at an exhibition and reception/ This exhibition is the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.
Filed under: Fun and Educational too, Recycling | Tagged: conservation, environmental, exhibition, natural resources, Recology, recycled, recycling, reuse, San Francisco Airport, trash | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 19, 2013 by Debra Atlas
I recently was interviewed by Diane Brandon, who hosts an online radio show on BlogTalkRadio. Ms. Brnadon asked some great questions, including what is an eco-innovation and what does the term “green” really encompass.
We discussed a wide variety of green products that I’ve tested and written about and the impact they have for consumers. It’s a delightful and informative program that can be really useful to help expand your knowledge about what really is and isn’t green and how to know the difference.
Click here to listen to the entire interview. Due to technical difficulties (telephone-related), after the introduction you’ll want to fast forward to around 5:45 minutes into it. Skype definitely saved the day!
Enjoy and let me hear from you afterwards!
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Posted on October 10, 2011 by Debra Atlas
Kids doing Reverse Trick-or-Treating will reach over 100,000 adults this year
Halloween’s a time for ghosts, goblins and the latest cartoon or sci-fi characters. And oh the candy!
This year is the fifth annual Reverse Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. Trick or Treaters around the country will be handing out Fair Trade chocolate to over 100,000 adults who normally would be handing goodies to them.
Filed under: Fun and Educational too, Making a Difference | Tagged: child slave labor, chocolate, cocoa industry, environmental, Equal Exchange, fair trade, GlobalExchange, Green America, Harkin-Engel Protocol, Hershey's, International Labor Rights Forum, Ivory Coast, pesticide, Reverse Trick-or-Treating, sustainable | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 9, 2011 by Debra Atlas
Amusement and theme parks are getting greener these days
As consumers demand for green products increases, businesses of all kinds are jumping on the green bandwagon. So to are theme parks across the U.S. and around the world.
Many modern parks are boasting eco-friendly and sustainable features that can make you feel good about enjoying yourself.
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Posted on September 4, 2011 by Debra Atlas
You may not know what a grommet is or even heard of one before. But you’ve seen one. It’s a ring of metal, plastic, or rubber that’s used to reinforce a hole or protect the sharp edges of one. You’ll recognize it as the eyelet on a shoe, or the metal ring at the top of a nice shower curtain.
There’s a different kind of grommet, one that’s helping to redefine online shopping.
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Posted on April 25, 2011 by Debra Atlas
Always looking for ways to encourage consumers to use snail mail, the USPS has issued some pretty nifty looking green-themed stamps.
These new “forever”stamps feature 16 ideas on how to live a more green lifestyle - ways we can easily help the health 0f the environment. All are pretty much commonsense suggestions like turn the thermostat down, use public transportation and turn off lights when not in use. Take a look and see how many of these ideas you already follow. Then see how to add some or all of the rest.
Going green isn’t hard. It’s just about changing old habits. And you can do that, can’t you?
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Posted on March 9, 2011 by Debra Atlas
Check out the wide variety of green fundraising ideas
Let’s face it -school fundraisers are a crucial lifeline to keep some of the “extras” alive and well.
Candy, gift-wrapping and magazine subscriptions are traditional fundraising choices. Yet there’s a wide variety of eco-friendly, creative, even yummy choices out there.
For details on some great green ideas for your next fundraising campaign, check out http://bit.ly/gaXTTP.
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Posted on November 5, 2010 by Debra Atlas
The BOXEL Pavilion is constructed from 2,000 beer crates
What do you do with old beer crates? Recycle them, of course.
German architecture students of the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold designed and constructed BOXEL, a pavilion made out of 2,000 beer crates that had been in use for over 10 years and had been donated by a local brewery for the project.
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