Environment

We Should Earn a Sustainability Merit Badge

September 9, 2013 3 Comments
We Should Earn a Sustainability Merit Badge

This summer the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, debuted a Sustainability merit badge in which Scouts work with their families to live more sustainably. The new badge can be earned as an alternative to Environmental Science to become an Eagle Scout, the highest ranking level […]

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‘Green’ Your Lawn and Lessen its Negative Environmental Impact

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
‘Green’ Your Lawn and Lessen its Negative Environmental Impact

You can green your lawn by making the grass a brighter, healthier shade of the color green. This could include chemical treatments, fertilizers, frequent mowing, insecticides, and lots of fresh water. Or, you can “green” your lawn by making it more environmentally friendly. A typical lawn can be a receptacle for toxic chemicals, costly to […]

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The Top 7 Environmental Issues You Should Be Aware Of

August 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Top 7 Environmental Issues You Should Be Aware Of

With the constant onslaught of environmental issues, sometimes it’s hard to know which ones are the most vital to know about. Not every story is as important as the media likes to make them out to be, so it’s crucial we learn to differentiate between hype and fact. The latest and greatest “green” product, in […]

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Patagonia’s $20 Million & Change for Environmental Startups

August 12, 2013 0 Comments
Patagonia’s $20 Million & Change for Environmental Startups

Founded by world-class rock climber Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor clothing company with a deep history of environmental activism and conservation. Unlike most other traditional businesses, Patagonia has never been focused solely on its bottom line. Every year for 30 years Patagonia has donated 1 percent of total sales to grassroots environmental […]

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Worldwide Carbon Emissions Reached Record Highs in 2012

June 11, 2013 1 Comment
Worldwide Carbon Emissions Reached Record Highs in 2012

Seems we still have a lot of work to do if we want to stop catastrophic climate change… According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), CO2 emissions rose by 1.4 percent in 2012 to 31.6 billion tons, setting a new record along the way. China was the biggest polluter last year, putting out over 300 […]

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To See Change in the World, Act. Nothing Will Change On Its Own.

June 6, 2013 1 Comment
To See Change in the World, Act. Nothing Will Change On Its Own.

You want to see change in the world? Get involved. It’s up to you. Think Walmart actually cares about the environment enough to start putting a few solar panels on the roof of their buildings? Nope. They do it because some of their customers demand it and it makes for good PR in the news. […]

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