New website lets you help protect and preserve rainforests

The beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest, photo by Debra Atlas

The beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest, photo by Debra Atlas

A new website launched by Virgin Rainforest Rescue offers people a chance to help preserve and protect some of the wildest and most vulnerable virgin rainforests in Costa Rica. It’s so simple to do – just purchase one square meter of rainforest at a time.

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Exciting Renewable Energy Breakthroughs seen in 2013

Solana solar farm

Solana solar farm’s salt battery lets it keep generating energy when the sun isn’t shining

As we wind down towards the end of the year, it’s worth taking a moment to review some of the remarkable technological and environmental breakthroughs we saw occur during 2013. Here are some of these great innovations.

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Happy holidays!

Season's greetingsAs many of us spend time with good friends and loved ones this week, remember those who are unable to do so. Whether old age, military service or distance prevent doing so, take a moment to smile at someone this holiday season. Brighten someone else’s day; do a random act of kindness for no other reason than to make a difference in someone’s life. Take a moment to offer kindness and compassion to someone.

In this season of giving, give of yourself. That’s the true spirit of the season.

Happy holidays everyone.

Recycling to help at risk youth in the Carribbean

Tierrabomba viewThink about the Caribbean and visions of clean sand and beautiful beaches spring to mind. While that’s true, another side is the economic plight of many small Caribbean islands and countries. Tourist-based, their economies fall victim to climate change, bad weather or other factors, meaning the locals often struggle to ear a steady income.

One such island is Tierrabomba, a small island located one mile south of Cartagena de Indias, off the north coast of Colombia. There the lack of waste logistics, clean water, monetary sources, job opportunities and quality education leaves dreams of improvement of a quality life in a distant reality. Continue reading

Recology employees give to support disaster relief

Recology logoIn this season of giving, there are a myriad of worthwhile causes to choose from. Disaster relief has to shoulder in to the middle of the pack. It’s got to be tough to choose who to give to this year.

Employees at Recology, the nation’s leading recycling company, stepped up last week to support the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan. One of the most powerful hurricanes on record, this mega-storm left a wide swath of ruin, homelessness, and human despair.

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NASA newest experiment – growing veggies on the Moon

The moon's surface is definitely not plant friendly

The moon’s surface is definitely not plant friendly

The lunar surface is devoid of plant life, at least as far as we know. With no thriving topsoil, no water, no oxygen and no native plant life, there’s no way anything can grow there. But NASA plans to give it a try.

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Student innovator designs easy way to bring fresh food to urbanites

Farmery 1The idea of having farm fresh, healthy food available to inner city urbanites has been growing steadily. Inner-city gardens are springing up in major cities across the U.S., offering fresh produce to people who for so long had no easy access to it. But even this has its problems, including seasonality. Continue reading