Online shopping is choking our landfills when we could recycle better

Last week’s news about Amazon purchasing Whole Foods has left consumers in a tizzy. On the one hand, it will make high quality food even more accessible. On the other hand, as is always the case, it presents new problems to be addressed.

One of these issues centers around the proliferation of shipping boxes. Americans love affair with online ordering has dramatically increased the amount of cardboard boxes making their way to our landfills.

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Valentine’s Day gifts for Procrastinators

No matter the holiday, there will always be those who wait till the very last minute to get a gift for their special someone. Valentine’s Day is no exception.

If you still don’t have any idea what to get of just haven’t gotten anything yet, here are some suggestions that could help you stay out of the proverbial doghouse this holiday.

This cute dispenser, with a heart-felt note, can charm your special someone

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Speaking for the Rainforest

Surui ChiefAmong the speakers at the opening sessions of this morning’s Bioneers conference, perhaps the one that moved me most was by Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui, chief of the Surui (pronounced suhr’ ye) tribe of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.

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