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Search with Ecosia, Save the World

27 years ago, Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, developed Archie, the very first search engine. That was just the beginning. Somewhere along the way, a symbiotic relationship developed between these continually developing search engines, advertisers, and users which has blossomed into something like…

I Picked Up Nearly 500 Pounds of Litter in 1 Month. Its Contents Revealed an Eerie Truth.

On April 1st, I hosted a neighborhood clean-up, though the hosting bit was rather difficult considering that I was the only attendee. The schedule was set for two hours on the nicest Saturday of 2017, so far. 60 degrees, sunny, without a cloud in…

How to Compost with Worms Indoors

Residential waste accounts for 55% of the total US waste-stream. If you compost 90% of your food scraps and yard waste, that’s an annual savings of 106 lbs of CO2 and 155 lbs of waste diverted. That’s the same impact as planting one tree seedling or eliminating 11 bags (or 2 bins) of garbage! (JouleBug)

The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Eco-Challenge has ended. How did we do?

At the time that the Energy Saver challenge ended, we had 53 member in our JouleBug community. Now, we are 76 members strong and growing. As the Eco-Challenge community has continued to grow, so has our impact. Week by week, I watch as our numbers rise…

Eco-Break S1E2: The History of Life on Earth, Part 1

14 billion years ago, the universe as we know it didn’t exist. It was smaller than an atom and more hot and dense than anything we could imagine and then…BANG! The Big Bang, in less than a second, the most fantastic mess of all…

3 Ways to Get to Mailbox Zero

I have seen this image in different incarnations and I laugh every time because it speaks so much truth. Me? I can be both. I have a tendency to allow emails to build up, especially if I know they are junk mail, and have…

I Organized a Neighborhood Clean-Up and Here’s What Happened

Spring is finally here. The earth thaws and plants awaken. Life returns as the snow melts to reveal…actual tons of garbage. I haven’t quite figured out what it is yet. Is the garbage flood of spring because people litter more in the winter because…

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