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Safe and happy camping

Safe and happy camping
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Camping can be one of the most eco-friendly hobbies or vacation activities, bringing man and wilderness together and exposing campers to the sheer beauty and power of nature. Camping is also a great way to teach your children about the environment, the significance of carbon neutrality, and the importance of protecting… read more →

Sea change at the SEC

By Erin Craig Like a frog in slowly heated water, we don’t tend to notice momentous changes happening right around us if they’re happening slowly enough. One such change, a big, momentous, but oh-so-slow change, made itself visible just briefly last month and it’s worth highlighting. Deep in the bowels of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a Feb. 2013 letter… read more →

Small spaces guide to green

This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Have you recently moved into your first apartment? Countless hours spent slaving over “some assembly required” furniture, and about three dozen trips to the hardware store later… you’ve finally got a pad you’re proud to call home! Perhaps you’re a recent college graduate, or simply live in a city where condo… read more →

Educate them early: green learning opportunities for kids

Educate them early: green learning opportunities for kids
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. “Where on earth did my child learn that?”  If you’re a parent, it sounds like something you said…um…yesterday?? It’s not until later, when you catch yourself saying/doing the exact same thing, that the influence behind your child’s new habit becomes apparent. They learned it from you! Make sure that your kids are emulating the… read more →

Putting the green in St. Patrick’s Day

Putting the green in St. Patrick’s Day
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. We all know the St. Patty’s Day traditions – temporary shamrock tattoos, beads, block parties, Irish pubs, and, of course, green beer. This year, let’s take the “green” theme up a notch with the added flair of sustainability! That’s right – it’s possible to embrace your inner Irish and lower your… read more →

What can we expect to hear from President Obama in his State of the Union address?

Climate change was a central topic in Obama’s inauguration speech in January. We hope that this means that more will be done in the fight against climate change, but politicians have failed to live up to their promises before. Can we expect to see the decreased fossil fuel consumption and foreign energy dependence, and a rise in domestic renewable energy… read more →

Support Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority

  Each month in 2013 you will have the opportunity to support a specific project through the purchase of carbon offsets. This month we are excited to feature Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA) located in Lebanon, PA.   Why GLRA is a great project: Overall commitment to the environment. In addition to their landfill gas to energy project they have also installed a… read more →

Eco-friendly parties for your little ones

This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Your child has been relentlessly reminding you these past six months:  his or her birthday is coming up! If you’re in the party planning stages, here’s a thought: why not teach your little ones how to have fun in an environmentally conscious way? Below, find our top tips for reducing your… read more →
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