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Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint

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Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint

Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint We leave our footprints everywhere we go. Whether it's your dog’s paw prints in the snow or your own muddy footprints after a rainy day. These footprints aren’t the problem, but our individual carbon footprints are definitely an issue. What is a carbon footprint? Prior to my sophomore year of college, I had never heard of a carbon footprint. Trust me, I’m disappointed in myself too. The truth is, many people don’t have a clue about what a carbon footprint entails let alone its importance. Essentially, a carbon footprint...

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Why we should all be tree huggers: How trees benefit us

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Why we should all be tree huggers: How trees benefit us

Why we should all be treehuggers: How trees benefit us Treehuggers: you've heard of them, you've laughed at the idea. But they're really on to something. Besides the shade they provide on hot summer days, trees are a real asset to the planet.  Here are some of the ways they've been keeping it real since, well, forever.  1. They help us breathe. And get rid of carbon.  Ok, this you learned in 3rd-grade science. But really, it's the main highlight in a tree's resume. One large tree can provide a day's worth of oxygen for FOUR people. That's impressive. And in...

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How to make purchases with a purpose

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How to make purchases with a purpose

How to make purchases with a purpose These days, it’s cool to be environmentally conscientious.  That’s because people are finally starting to realize that caring about the earth is important and that in order to have generations of world-changers after us, the earth has to be a livable planet. That is why so many consumers are turning to eco-friendly brands for peace of mind that the products they are purchasing are working towards this greater good of sustainability and not adding to the many problems already present in this day and age. Here at Marc Skid, we share in this...

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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort Sustainability doesn't have to be hard. Planning to brush your teeth to start the day? Turn off the faucet while you brush. If you do that every day for the whole month, it'll conserve about 200 gallons of water (That was easy, huh?)  Bum a ride with someone to work. Responsible people call it carpooling, but either way, it saves on the amount of carbon monoxide emitted into the environment. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Double bonus: it's good for your health. Grab lunch from somewhere local. It takes a lot...

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association From providing support for Brazilian nut farmers to incentivize them to protect the forest to being the champions of 4 million acres of rainforest, Amazon Conservation Association has come a long way in the last 20 years. By uniting science, innovation and community, Amazon Conservation has established Peru's first conservation concession and worked to empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly practices and livelihoods.  Why the Amazon? Well, Jeff Bezos was onto something when he named his company after the forest. The piece of land where the Andes meet the rainforest is almost magical -- home to millions...

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