September 13, 2013
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Life-cycle study shows current LED bulbs about on par with CFLs, but next-generation twice as good

We already know that incandescent light-bulbs are on the way out because they’re incredibly wasteful, being better at producing heat than light… Continue reading

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April 4, 2011
by Reduce
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How Much Your Green Habits Really Save

Just how much plastic are you saving by toting that stainless steel water bottle around all the time? Did switching to paperless billing really save a tree, or just save you some hassle? Let’s break it down by numbers. Check out this list of little green habits to try. By the end you’ll be convinced [...] Continue reading

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March 2, 2011
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GOP Cuts House Compost Program, Bio Packaging

The House Administration Committee announced it will cancel the chamber’s food composting program, instituted three years ago as part of former Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” initiative. Committee Chair Rep. Dan Lungren of California cited high energy costs and “nominal reductions in carbon emissions,” according to a statement. Under the program, food waste was sent to a [...] Continue reading

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March 2, 2011
by Reduce
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GOP Cuts House Compost Program, Bio Packaging

The House Administration Committee announced it will cancel the chamber’s food composting program, instituted three years ago as part of former Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” initiative. Committee Chair Rep. Dan Lungren of California cited high energy costs and “nominal reductions in carbon emissions,” according to a statement. Under the program, food waste was sent to a [...] Continue reading

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February 7, 2011
by Reduce
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How to Recycle ‘Weird’ Glass

When it comes to recycling, knowing what not to put in the bin is sometimes just as important as getting the right materials in there in the first place. From the nuances of pizza box recycling to knowing what forms of plastic you can recycle in your local program, there’s no shortage of rules to [...] Continue reading

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December 27, 2010
by Reduce
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Green Winter Weekend Getaways

Who says you have to spend hundreds on a plane ticket for a great winter getaway? We found seven destinations within driving distance of major metropolitan areas around the country. Buen viaje! Northeast: Southbury, Connecticut Distance from New York City: 85 miles Distance from Boston: 145 miles Where to stay: Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and [...] Continue reading

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July 13, 2010
by NRDC News
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Tar sands’ water pollution; Next steps for climate bill; Critiquing Gulf cleanup; Map shows Gulf coast beaches under siege; Plastics problem; No more incandescents

A DigitalJournal.com article linked to and quoted from Peter Lehner’s NRDC Switchboard blog that discussed water pollution issues related to the Canadian tar sands industry… Dan Lashof discussed with Politico the steps President Obama need… Continue reading

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