March 26, 2013
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Philadelphia’s solar-powered trash cans: Great green idea or flawed design?

Are solar-powered trash cans a fuel-saving, money-saving way to keep the streets clean? Or are they worse than regular trash cans? Continue reading

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May 2, 2012
by Reduce
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How to Choose the Right Composting System for You

The EPA estimates that 27 percent of the American waste stream is organic material that can be composted. We all want to help cut that number down to size, but to a beginner, composting can seem downright intimidating. Potential composters are faced with a myriad of challenges, from limited space to lack of free time. [...] Continue reading

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March 1, 2012
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Could Smaller Trash Cans Boost Recycling?

It’s a simple idea. The less space you have, the less space you have to store things. The county council in Utah’s Summit County is hoping the same principle applies to trash. In an effort to get more people to recycle, the county wants to reduce….. Continue reading

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March 1, 2012
by Reduce
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Green Money-Saving Lessons We Learned in Kindergarten

American author Robert Fulghum’s  now-classic book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” landed on the New York Times best-seller list in 1988. And if you ask Earth911, when it comes to reducing waste and saving money, that sentiment couldn’t be more true. No, we’re not saying you should ask your 4-year-old [...] Continue reading

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January 18, 2012
by Reduce
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5 Ways to Throw a Green Dinner Party

With chilly temperatures driving everyone indoors, winter is the perfect time to invite your friends and family over for a get-together. But hosting a large group can leave your trash cans unusually full. Don’t fret, party-goer. Here are five ways to throw a planet-friendly dinner party that all your friends will love. 1. Choose an [...] Continue reading

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November 17, 2011
by Reduce
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The Green Festival Aiming for Zero Waste

Can a two-day festival with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors go zero waste? That’s exactly what Green America and Global Exchange are trying to achieve with the Green Festival, the green living events that the two nonprofits organize throughout the country in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Back [...] Continue reading

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July 12, 2011
by Recycling
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With Tiny Cans, a New Trash Equation

In June 2010, faculty, staff and administrators at Dartmouth had their desk trash cans replaced with six-inch-tall cartons. A year later, the college has sent 200 less tons of trash to the landfill, and recycling is up by one third. Continue reading

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