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The Kids Are Alright: Young Minds Changing the Face of Environmentalism

The young people whose stories we’re about to share with you are using their intelligence, innovation and boundless enthusiasm to change the face of environmentalism. Whether it’s through inventing new eco-tech, inspiring a social…

Adorable Stop-Motion Film Wins Recycling Contest

The future of recycling lies with our children, and if the results from this year’s Youth Video and Poster Contest from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning are any indication, we’re in good hands. 2017…

5 Great Grad Gifts That Are Meaningful and Green

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which helps fund our Recycling Directory, the most comprehensive in North America. With graduation season rapidly approaching, many parents are racking their brains to find a gift for the happy grads in…

Red States vs. Blue States: Which Are More Eco-Friendly?

Consider that the most environmentally friendly states are Vermont, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington and Connecticut, while the lowest are Oklahoma, North Dakota, West Virginia, Montana and Wyoming. Notice a pattern? It turns out that political…

March for Science: What You Need to Know

2017 is shaping up to be the Year of the March, and Earth Day will get an inaugural march to add to its festivities: the March for Science. Millions of people are expected to join in, from places as far apart as Anchorage, Alaska, to Wangdue,…

6 Ways Online Education Prevents Planetary Pollution

Most people consciously manage their impact on the environment to the best of their ability. But did you know that choosing to earn your degree online can help keep the earth clean at the same time? Unlike the convenience of cars, the convenience…

Infographic: How Many Trees Has E-Commerce Saved?

In the olden days, when you needed to buy something, you often turned to the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog, which contained in its pages anything you could want. The first catalog went out in 1888, advertising watches and jewelry. It was an…

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned About Recycling from a Pew Study

Did you know that the gap between the state that recycles the most and the one that recycles the least is a whopping 49 percent? Or that almost every lead-acid car battery in this country gets recycled? We learned this — and a whole lot more — by…

Trash vs. Garbage: Is There a Difference?

I’m guessing that if someone asks you to take out the trash, your reaction would probably be the same as if they asked you to take out the garbage. You might defer at first (using the ol’ “I’ll do it later, honey!” excuse), but eventually, yo…

Why Is Denver So Bad at Recycling?

Denver is one of those cities that seems like it would be a dream for any eco-friendly person to live in. It’s full of like-minded people all working together to keep the environment clean and healthy … right? According to a recent study,…