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Eco Friendly Travel Tips

When you travel, whether it’s for leisure or business, you’re polluting the earth. From fuel consumption while driving, or the emissions from airplanes, you’re leaving a carbon footprint everywhere you go. Your travel choices, eating habits, luggage, and your accommodations all have an impact on the planet whether you're conscious of it or not. So how [...]

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Why I Chose This Path

I am frequently asked by friends, family, co-workers, clients, and even strangers why I chose the path I did. Many assume that the reason is because Emerald Brand is a family business and working here was expected of me, but there’s much more to it than that. I remember being thirteen in the summer of 2002, [...]

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Whatever Happened to Common Sense?

By Ralph Bianculli I can’t help but recall when smoking cigarettes on a plane was the norm, or when using seat-belts was considered just plain annoying. What about when working in hazardous areas unprotected from chemicals, asbestos, etc. was just "part of the job?" “It is safe,” they said. “It won’t harm you,” they said. It [...]

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Easter Goes Green: 4 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Embrace This Easter

Easter is just around the corner and there are plenty of ways to spin the traditional elements of the holiday to make it an eco-friendly celebration. From celebrating in the garden as a family to replacing typical Easter basket elements with options that are more useful and environmentally friendly, here are some ways to make [...]

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I Care Because I am a Human Being

Jaclyn McDuffey, Director of Brand Development at Emerald Brand I am a human being. In the grand scheme of things, I am meaningless. I am a blip on the radar of time spent on this planet. I am one, measly person. But what if there were 1,000 of me? 1,000,000? What if there were 7.125 billion of [...]

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Less Clutter & No More Late Fees: The Benefits of Going Digital

If you are like most people, chances are good that you have at least a few piles of paperwork lying around the house. From the stack of bills waiting to be paid, to bank statements, loan papers, and more—you are probably in a constant battle against the paperwork clutter monster. Fortunately, there are ways to eliminate [...]

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I Care Because i'm a Mom

Lisa Desvarieux, Office Manager at Emerald BrandI am a Mom. I am responsible for the well being of two smart and amazing daughters. I am the person they look up to and their first example of what they could be. My choices will influence their choices in life and my failures can [...]

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Eco-fashion: The Green Garment Movement

Many name brand companies are incorporating eco-fashion into their lines by producing their clothing using methods that create a minimal carbon footprint without the use of harmful or synthetic chemicals. From Adidas apparel made with bionic yard, a textile made from plastic debris in the sea, to Burberry’s sustainable cotton program in Peru—explore which brands [...]

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5 Simple Changes to Create a Greener Home

As the new year begins, many people have resolved to live a greener, more eco-friendly lifestyle, but it can be difficult to know where to start. According to the Cool Climate Network at the University of Arizona, Berkeley, the average American household has a carbon footprint of 48 tons per year. Fortunately, there are small changes [...]

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Say Goodbye to Foam, New York

I've been working in the environmental disposables industry for seven years. In that time, there hasn't been a single day that's gone by when I didn't ask myself: Will today be the day that NYC finally eliminates single-use expanded polystyrene (commonly called Styrofoam)? Although some say it's up for debate, I still consider my city to [...]

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