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Going Blue: Why We Use Alternative Fuels to Deliver a Traditional Product

NEARLY 70% OF ALL THE FREIGHT moved in the United States is in the back of a truck. This works out to be 9.2 billion tons of everything that the country needs to run: food, consumer goods, energy fuels and machinery; the list goes on! Moving the needs of a nations currently requires 37 billion [...]

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A Sustainable Holiday Guide

Go a little greener this holiday season by following simple sustainability tips from Emerald.Holiday Cards Try e-cards or opt for greetings made with recycled content. The St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, accepts used holiday cards and will repurposed them into new greetings for 2016. P.S they accept used greeting cards year round! Wrapping When shopping bringing your [...]

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Complacency Kills "How Settling May Harm Your Family"

In the age of information, do you know what’s in the products you use daily? Do you think about where they came from, what’s inside of them, or what effect they can have on the human body? Believe it or not, many of the products we use for the whole entire existence of our lives [...]

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A Reaction to the Overturn: NYC Foam Ban

What a disappointment.In a time when we see so much positive movement towards reducing fossil fuel usage, cleaning up our air, our water, and our planet overall, last week’s decision to overturn the NYC Foam Ban was both massively unexpected and entirely disappointing.The ban of single-use foam products like cups, take out containers, and packing peanuts was set to [...]

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​If You Think the Drought is Just a West Coast Problem, Think Again.

If You Think the Drought is Just a West Coast Problem, Think Again.What do rising food costs, animal attacks, and toilets have in common? The California drought has become a slow moving insidious beast making its way across the nation. As a severe drought in California continues to encroach upon its neighboring states, disappearing groundwater across the nation is becoming [...]

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Take 30 and Call Me in the Morning

Think about your favorite childhood memory. Is it climbing trees with the neighborhood kids, going swimming at the local pool, or what about having a picnic at your favorite park? Are you noticing the trend here? Growing up, I tried to spend as much time outside as possible. Whether I was playing made-up games with my friends or practicing [...]

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Convenient Consideration

If it takes just one plastic bag a thousand years (yikes!!) to decompose, why are we filling our houses with them every week? Throughout the day, the average consumer makes a multitude of transactions and decisions, many of which may be autonomous. Some are decisions that they have made so many times that they barely even register the conscious. Although these [...]

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Stop Wasting Energy at Home: These Tips Show You How

You recycle; you take reusable bags to the grocery store; maybe you even drive an electric car. You are environmentally responsible. But are you doing everything you can not to waste energy and water at home? These eco-unfriendly energy and water guzzlers take up significantly more energy than you probably imagined. Take control of the [...]

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Small Changes, Big Difference: Green Makeover for Your Home

When it comes to going green in your home, the saying about how little things add up is especially true. While you might want to eventually replace all of your old vinyl floors with eco-friendly bamboo or switch from a gasoline vehicle to an electric one, there are plenty of simple and affordable upgrades you [...]

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Where Have All the Stars Gone?

Do you ever wonder about stars? If not, it is probably because we hardly ever see them anymore. It’s a strange question, I know, but take it from me, born and still living on Long Island – they really were a sight to behold.Some of my fondest memories were summer nights in my pre-teens. [...]

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