Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 182

September 10, 2010
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Each year, the International Day of Peace is marked on September 21. Established in 1981, the Day of Peace is a global call for non-violence in which the entire UN system, along with individuals, groups and organizations from around the world, engage in activities that promote ceasefires, help bridge cultural divides, and encourage tolerance.

The importance of continual, proactive recycling cannot be over-emphasized: humans produce many pounds of waste every day through thoughtless consumerism, while not limiting their consumption or making any attempt to re-use their possessions. Here’s a list of 5 great websites that promote recycling.

The Nokero is the world’s first solar-powered light bulb and, while it may sound strange to adorn a single light bulb with solar panels, the Nokero is easy and fast to produce and retails at only $15.

Really, though, turning waste into power is a pretty ingenious idea. Human waste is definitely a renewable resource. On top of that, the way we dispose of it now is far from ideal. Sewage treatment uses tons of energy and water. Wouldn’t it be amazing to turn our waste back into something useful instead?

Fall is the best time to get your house ready for winter. The first crisp days are a reminder that cold and snow are not far behind. Save energy and money and reduce your carbon footprint with these few things.

A recent piece from in Miller-McCune makes a case that a public school can do more than just educate its students: It also provides a possible venue, via school playgrounds and basketball courts, for nearby residents to stay active.

Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. Are you ok with that? You should be.

Have a good weekend everyone.

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  1. nan fischer says:

    Thanks for the include!