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GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda

USE “WATERSENSE” A retro shower head flows roughly 5-6 gallons of water per minute.  If you do the math, a 10-minute shower would send 50-60 gallons of water down the drain!  Modern shower heads now flow less than 2.5 gallons … Continue reading

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WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND I recently received a karma CARD™ from a dear friend of mine and thought it was a pretty clever product.  It’s a greeting card with an afterlife as a postcard.  The cards are perforated down … Continue reading

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THIRTY BOOKS What’s the most planet-friendly way to read?  It’s a conundrum that can only be answered in one succinct word—depends.  Each year, the United States book industry uses 30 million trees.  It’s an unsettling number that would make most … Continue reading

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WHO’S IN THE LEED? Chicago is the number one city with the most LEED certified buildings—easily outpacing second and third place finishers, Washington D.C. and New York City by 77 buildings.  It’s no surprise, eco-conscious California is leading the country … Continue reading

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY What are you getting your sweetheart this Valentine’s day?  Whatever your gift may be, it will more than likely be accompanied by a greeting card.  It’s estimated that one billion valentines are sent each year globally, making … Continue reading

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ALL ABOUT PLASTIC BAGS Did you know nearly 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year.  This equates to 1 million plastic bags being used every minute.  Plastic bags cost U.S. retailers $4 billion a year.  They remain toxic … Continue reading

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STARBUCKS GOES LEED Did you know Starbucks is going green, literally?  Thank goodness their green efforts go beyond the customary discount offered to customers who bring in their own reuseable mug.  Although one should take note, the company goes through … Continue reading

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GREEN OFFICE Reduce the amount of waste your office puts out this year.  By purchasing recycled paper, printing less, and surrounding yourself with earth-friendly accessories, your workplace just got a little greener. Whether it’s 2011 or 2015, this beautiful wooden … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION There’s a buzz in the air this time of year.  Much of that is due to the lengthy resolutions each of us make to find rejuvenation in our lives and better health.  Motivation as a whole is … Continue reading

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GOING GREEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS According to Earth911.com, approximately 33 million real Christmas trees are sold in North America each year.  Thankfully, 93% of those trees are recycled through a local program.  There are over 4000 recycling centers across the states just waiting to … Continue reading

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