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Going Green: Cell Phone Recycling

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'Call Me, Beep Me, If You Wanna Recycle Me' ... July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, instituted to remind cell-phone users of cell-phone manners and how, when, and where it’s appropriate to use our cellular devices.  Cell phone etiquette, however, extends beyond polite use—it’s also important to consider how you dispose of your old cell phones and other... read more

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Going Green: Recycling that Benefits Our Military

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Camouflage isn’t the only green thing associated with the military.  Did you know that you can give gently used items a second life by donating them to organizations that support our nation’s military families? Below are few ways to help our brave servicemen and women while also “going green”:Books Finished your summer reading list?  Donate books that... read more

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Going Green: Confessions of a Bathroom Hog

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It may be just a stereotype that women spend more time getting ready in the bathroom than men.  But stereotype or not, I’m definitely my family’s bathroom hog.I can’t tell you how many times my mom has banged on my bathroom door, annoyed and exasperated, to comment on my longer-than-average bathroom routine.  I’m also embarrassed to admit that numerous cold... read more

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Going Green: Don’t Be A Water Gobbler

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Whew … it’s really starting to get hot outside, but don’t let that turn you into a water gobbler.  If you have a lawn, you’re looking at your biggest water gobbler.  In fact, for most households, about half of your water use happens outdoors.  Next to the air we breathe, water is precious.  So, do your part and find ways to reuse and cut back... read more

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Going Green: Not Just a Garden, but a Community

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I LUV being outdoors!  When I helped start a community garden in an unused patch of space at Headquarters a few years ago, I knew that it would be a great way for me and my Fellow Employees to get outside and stay active in the mornings and during our lunch breaks.  But what started as a small garden has grown into an organic way (literally!) for Employees to connect... read more

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Going Green: Get Rewarded for Recycling Your Electronics

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These days, it seems like everyone owns a smartphone … and a laptop … and an iPod … and a Kindle, iPad, or tablet!  In fact, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates that the average American household owns 24 different electronic devices.  But what do you do with these electronics when they break or become outdated?  How can you ensure that... read more

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Going Green: Finding Green in a City

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Sometimes, finding the green space in a city can be a real adventure.  But it’s worth it; not only is being in nature fun, it also can have huge benefits for our physical and mental health. Studies have shown that having access to green spaces can lower our blood pressure and heart rate, reduce stress, and make us happier, more creative people.  Plus, spending time... read more

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Go Green in the Garden with Low-Maintenance Plants

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Just because you don’t have a green thumb doesn’t mean you can’t be green when it comes to gardening. You may be surprised how easy it is to grow a flourishing garden when you know which native plants thrive in your region.  Native plants require less maintenance in general, which provide a number of benefits.  Conserving water is important, and many are... read more

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Going Green: Make Your Own Green Cleaners

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It may still feel like winter in a few parts of our country, but the truth of the matter is it’s time to tackle those annual spring cleaning chores.  Unfortunately, many of the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more dangerous than the dirt they’re intended to clean. And the way many of us clean (with lots of disposable paper towels) isn’t... read more

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in a Greener Way

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With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, you may be putting the finishing touches on creative gift ideas. This weekend, you can treat both your mother and Mother Earth with some of these green ideas: ·         Use a green filter on your gift ideas. There are tons of retailers who specialize in sustainable and organic gift ideas,... read more

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