Simple Ways to Save the Environment

As we become more eco-conscious, many people are taking steps to live green by making small lifestyle changes. You may be interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle but aren't sure where to start or which changes will have the biggest positive impact on the environment. The good news is that even small changes can make a big difference over the long run, but you have to find what changes will work best for you and your family. Here are some helpful changes you can make each day to help the environment while being more eco-friendly. 

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

7 Easy Ways to Start Going Green

Many people want to live a more environmentally-friendly life.

This can, however, seem like a big project to take on. The good news is that even minor changes can have an impact. Furthermore, it is better to get started with small steps now than to wait to do more in the future. The following are seven ways you can start going green right away.

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Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

Why It's Important to Recycle as a Business

One of the biggest things that a company can do to get an advantage on the rest of the market is to start looking into going green. Whether you start a recycling program, switch to paperless transactions and data, or reduce your carbon footprint across the board, you will be showing your competition and customers that you are serious about innovating for the future of your company and the planet. This can put you on the front lines for new market innovations as well as entice a new set of customers to your company.

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Jade Pulman's picture

Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

2017 - The Year We Started to Turn the Corner on Plastic Pollution

by John Hocevar | Greenpeace

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Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Is Recycling Enough? Cradle-to-Cradle vs. Cradle-to-Grave

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

I'm Not as Cool as I Thought I Was Last Week

It’s true — my coolness has been completely botched.

I’ve always loved shopping at thrift stores. I’ve purchased a few new things in my life, however the main focus has always been on second-hand. I love finding that diamond in the rough, and you can’t beat the price. Most importantly though, I’ve always seen it as an under-acknowledged form of recycling and I feel good knowing I’m not contributing to new clothes being made.

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"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

Create Inspiring New Art Using Old Magazines

Do you have a giant collection of magazines or catalogues that you are likely never going to open again? Thinking about tossing them all into the trash? Well, what if I told you that within these magazines lies the potential to create something new, meaningful, and artistic?

I went to my friends' house the other day for some beer and board games. While waiting for my turn to play, I took a gander around the living room and noticed that my friends were hoarding a stacks of magazines by the front door. I asked them, “What are you guys doing with all those magazines?”

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Armando Torres is an aspiring filmmaker, photographer, and blogger. As part of the evox team, he is dedicated to sharing the stories of individuals, organizations, and communities who are changing the world. When he’s not working, Armando spends his free time creating found footage videos, taking photos, going to concerts, collecting vinyl records, and lounging around with his cat, Pablo Escobar.

How to Get Rid of Junk Mail

Just as I was finishing up this blog, I went out to my mailbox and there was my mailman. I told him I was writing a blog about how to get rid of junk mail and he invited me to take a photo of the inside of his truck.  As he drove off, he stopped the truck and said, “One last thing. We aren’t allowed to call it ‘junk mail.’ We call it ‘bulk business mail.’”

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Debt-Free for the Holidays: Holiday Recycling

DEBT-FREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

What’s Holiday Recycling? It’s a term I’m using to explain how to save a lot of money on holiday gifts by recycling what you already own. Here’s how I did it: My dad got a new phone and gave me the old one to recycle or sell on ebay. Instead, I took it to a local electronics store, and traded it in for a $100 gift card, which I used to buy Christmas presents. Score!

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Got a Bottle? Ride the Subway. Reverse Vending Machines

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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05/14/2020
As we become more eco-conscious, many people are taking steps to live green by making small lifestyle changes. You may be interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle but aren't sure where to... read more
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12/17/2019
Many people want to live a more environmentally-friendly life. This can, however, seem like a big project to take on. The good news is that even minor changes can have an impact. Furthermore, it... read more
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by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance Economic Models With the world producing more and more goods, many environmental organizations promote recycling programs as a solution. Some cities,... read more
Overhead shot of thrift store shoppers looking at racks of clothes.
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It’s true — my coolness has been completely botched. I’ve always loved shopping at thrift stores. I’ve purchased a few new things in my life, however the main focus has always been on second-hand... read more
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Mail truck full of junk mail
03/23/2015
Just as I was finishing up this blog, I went out to my mailbox and there was my mailman. I told him I was writing a blog about how to get rid of junk mail and he invited me to take a photo of... read more
Christmas graphic with gifts and message "HOLIDAY RECYCLING"
12/16/2014
DEBT-FREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS What’s Holiday Recycling? It’s a term I’m using to explain how to save a lot of money on holiday gifts by recycling what you already own. Here’s how I did it: My dad got... read more

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Reflecting lens ball with upside down countryside
05/14/2020
As we become more eco-conscious, many people are taking steps to live green by making small lifestyle changes. You may be interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle but aren't sure where to... read more
Parents with kids in meadow
12/17/2019
Many people want to live a more environmentally-friendly life. This can, however, seem like a big project to take on. The good news is that even minor changes can have an impact. Furthermore, it... read more
Close up of stacked documents and folders and paperwork.
10/23/2019
One of the biggest things that a company can do to get an advantage on the rest of the market is to start looking into going green. Whether you start a recycling program, switch to paperless... read more
Close up of layers of plastic trash
01/24/2018
by John Hocevar | Greenpeace As bad as the plastic pollution problem is these days, there are still many reasons to be hopeful. Check out the good news from 2017, and see how you can help... read more
Crosscut tree with rings and leaves atop the circles.
11/10/2016
by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance Economic Models With the world producing more and more goods, many environmental organizations promote recycling programs as a solution. Some cities,... read more
Overhead shot of thrift store shoppers looking at racks of clothes.
10/20/2016
It’s true — my coolness has been completely botched. I’ve always loved shopping at thrift stores. I’ve purchased a few new things in my life, however the main focus has always been on second-hand... read more
collage head image
04/15/2015
Do you have a giant collection of magazines or catalogues that you are likely never going to open again? Thinking about tossing them all into the trash? Well, what if I told you that within these... read more
Mail truck full of junk mail
03/23/2015
Just as I was finishing up this blog, I went out to my mailbox and there was my mailman. I told him I was writing a blog about how to get rid of junk mail and he invited me to take a photo of... read more
Christmas graphic with gifts and message "HOLIDAY RECYCLING"
12/16/2014
DEBT-FREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS What’s Holiday Recycling? It’s a term I’m using to explain how to save a lot of money on holiday gifts by recycling what you already own. Here’s how I did it: My dad got... read more

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