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7 Thank-worthy DIY Thanksgiving Decoration Projects

The theme of Thanksgiving is gratitude. Living in a state …

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7 Thank-worthy DIY Thanksgiving Decoration Projects

The theme of Thanksgiving is gratitude. Living in a state of gratitude for the natural world is what has given many of us a yearning to protect our planet. And, what better way to protect our planet than by reducing waste through repurposing common…

10 Reusable Gift Wrap Ideas That Are Kind To Mother Earth

In the United States, we throw away 25% more trash during the time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day than we do during any other time of the year. That might not sound like a huge number until you realize that the additional waste totals 25…

How To Reduce Waste During The Holidays: 7 Tips

The holidays are a wonderful time of year. They bring families together and allow us to purchase or make thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. They also give us the time to reflect back on the previous year and let us visualize our upcoming year. As…

Halloween Costumes, Candy, and Decor Less Scary for the Earth (Slideshow)

Photo: madmarv00/Creative Commons

When it comes to Halloween costumes, a little creativity can go a long way: Search your closet, your grandmother’s attic, and your local thrift store, and you’re almost guaranteed to find clothes and gear that you ca…

The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.

We also have Steve Jobs’ use of des…

Talk Like A Pirate Day: The Critical Relationship Between Pirates and Climate Change

Every year we be trottin’ out Wellington Grey’s seminal research on the in’erse statistical relationship between the number of pirates in the world and the climbin’ temperatures. We also be droppin’ all of our g’s and v’s to save pixels and energy. P…

A Travelling Hotel Suite Shows Guests and Hoteliers How to be Green (Photos)

After visiting a hotel in Guadalajara, the centre of Spain, at the beginning of the year, the Travelling Eco Suite is currently spending time in Portugal. The Spanish boutique hotel chain Rusticae got together with the architects from Modulab, Egoin …

What Does "The Pursuit of Happiness" Mean For American Communities?

The writers of the Declaration of Independence had a way with words; the promise of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness has a ring to it in a way that Canada’s Peace, Order and Good Government doesn’t. Over at the NRDC Switchboard, Kaid Benfi…

How an Elm Tree Helped Win America’s Independence

Photo: Boston Public Library

The story of America’s struggle for independence tells tale of heroic men and women united in their noble quest for freedom — but one of the most enduring figures at the center of that revolution was not a person at all….