Kids Love Their Reusable Lunch Bags

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A step towards the betterment of our deteriorating environment, is to replace disposable snack bags and lunch sacks used for packing kid’s lunch or snacks to school, with reusable ones instead. This not only reduces wastage and plastic usage, it also saves money. Reusable lunch bags are available in a wide variety of exciting colors, shapes and designs, and more and more people today are adopting … [Read more...]

Bag Ban Fee Effective in Collins from April 2015

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Effective April 2015, as part of a large scale eco-friendly drive, the city of Fort Collins is set to ban the usage of disposable shopping plastic and paper bags. A fee of around 5 to 10 cents will be enacted on the disposable bag given out by retailers at the billing counter. Customers are further encouraged to use their own eco-friendly shopping bags for their purchases. In a bid towards … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Pet Bags and Dispensers for Disposing Pet Waste

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The Valparaiso city municipality has made an offer of free pet waste bag dispensers which can be collected from utilities office at Billings Street or from the city hall located in Lincoln-Way. These dispensers with biodegradable bags can be easily attached to a pet’s leash to be used when required and nearly 800 dispensers have been distributed till date.   This program has been initiated to … [Read more...]

Winter Energy Saving Tips

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While it might seem far, winter is fast approaching, and with it, the annual souring energy costs that can break the bank. Making some easy, inexpensive changes this winter can translate into big savings on winter bills. Below we’ve compiled five effective energy saving tips. Drafts created by openings can be responsible for wasting up to thirty percent of the total energy consumed in the … [Read more...]

Winter Energy Saving Tips

While it might seem far, winter is fast approaching, and with it, the annual souring energy costs that can break the bank. Making some easy, inexpensive changes this winter can translate into big savings on winter bills. Below we’ve compiled five effective energy saving tips.   Drafts created by openings can be responsible for wasting up to thirty percent of the total energy consumed … [Read more...]

Messenger Bags

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When I was younger, I had the type of parents who were always pushing me into work. While my friends were allowed to sleep in until they had to get up for school, I was always up before dawn riding around the neighborhood on my rusted hand me down bike with a bag full of newspapers. The newspapers were packed so tightly that they constantly threatened to break the already straining hem and spill … [Read more...]

Labor Day And Clean Energy!

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The first Monday in September marks Labor Day, an annual celebration dedicated to the social and economic impact workers have had in the United States. This year, there are more workers to celebrate as the market for clean energy jobs has dramatically increased. In just the second quarter of 2014 the sustainable energy sector created 12,500 new jobs, more than doubling the number added in the … [Read more...]

Economic Impact of Disposable Bags

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In the study of economics, negative externalities are representative of the fact that cost of a good to society is greater than the cost the consumer is paying for it. A primary example of a negative externality prevalent in society is smoking. Cigarettes cost a minimal amount to produce, and were originally extremely affordable. However, over time the government became aware of the significant … [Read more...]

Farmers Markets

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Across the country, many breathe a sigh of relief as the oppressive, muggy heat of the summer begins to subside and give way to more temperate fall weather. Nature hikes and other outdoor activities become significantly more enjoyable, which can be an especially good idea to help work off the extra cookout weight that’s so easy to put on over the course of the summer months. Many nutrition experts … [Read more...]

Just Say No!

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It all starts with you! All it takes is one person to stand up for what they believe in and others will take notice. As many towns and cities are placing bans and taxes on plastic bags, consumers are now having more power. In the past there has been the option of paper or plastic, now you have the option to say no! By bringing an eco friendly bag from home, you can eliminate the need to pay the … [Read more...]

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