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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

TOP GREEN COMPANIES NEWSWEEK magazine will release it’s third annual Green Rankings on October 17th. The magazine will once again evaluate the environmental performance of America’s 500 largest publicly traded companies.  In addition, they plan to include the 500 largest … Continue reading

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BOTTLING GREEN PepsiCo has developed the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, renewable resources.  The new “green” design will launch in 2012 and is expected to significantly reduce the beverage company’s carbon footprint.  The eco-friendly bottle is … Continue reading

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STAY GREEN THIS SUMMER The sun is shining, pools are sparkling, and the smell of suntan lotion is in the air.  Ladies and gentlemen, summer is here!  Here are a few quick tips to stay green this season: Watch Your … Continue reading

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NO MORE JUNK MAIL More than 41.5 billion pieces of mail advertisements are produced and distributed in the United States every year.   It takes 100 million trees to create all this bulk mail, which is enough to deforest the … Continue reading

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OCEAN SHIPPING CONTAINERS What was once a vehicle to transport goods safely across the ocean, has now become an architectural structure for offices, homes, studios, and dormitories.  Not only do residential and commercial builders enjoy a cost savings when using … Continue reading

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GET CREATIVE ON EARTH DAY What began as a simple environment teach-in by Unites States Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, quickly became known as Earth Day around America .  In 1990, Earth Day went international and is now celebrated in over … Continue reading

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SPRING CLEANING Spring is finally upon us, and that can mean plenty of different things to everyone.  For kids, that can only mean two things—summer is almost here and school is almost out.  For us responsible grown-ups, it’s a time … Continue reading

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HGTV GREEN HOME EARNS LEED PLATINUM The 2011 HGTV green home is now LEED Platinum certified.  The 2,400 square foot Colorado home is powered by a 5 kW solar photovoltaic system that generates 75% of the home’s energy.  It also … Continue reading

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NEWSPAPERS GET A SECOND LIFE Do you recycle your newspaper?  Every Sunday, 500,000 trees could be saved if everyone recycled their newspapers. A few creative companies are giving newspaper a second life.  Check out these artful products:

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EARTH-CONSCIOUS MOM I recently attended a green-inspired baby shower.  The food, decorations, and gifts all had a planet-friendly twist. Needless to say, I was inspired to write a GreenLearner GreenThought on the different products out there for those chic Moms … Continue reading

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