Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 212

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Belief and butchery: how lies and organized crime are pushing rhinos to extinction. Few animals face as violent, as well organized, and as determined an enemy as the world’s rhinos.

It’s not just treehugging, granola munching, sandal-wearing, Kumbaya-singing hippie rhetoric. It’s the stance of no less of an organization than the venerable American Lung Association, stating that power plant pollution kills people.

On Thursday, New York City officials announced the opening of a $400 million plant in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn that is designed to capture the sewage and storm water runoff that had been discharged into Paerdegat Basin and Jamaica Bay during rainstorms.

There are so many containers we use on a day to day basis that simply aren’t good for the environment. Just ask yourself, every time you get “take-out” food, what happens to the Styrofoam (or polystyrene) containers your food was packaged in? Items such as plastic bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper cups, Styrofoam, etc. can all end up in landfills when not properly recycled or re-used.

When it’s time to install new carpet in your home, what’s your biggest concern: durability, cost, color, material, or maybe just how it feels underfoot? It might surprise you to know that compared with other design decisions, your final choice of carpeting can actually make a big impact on the health of your household, as well as the health of the environment.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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