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3 websites to help you volunteer

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3 websites to help you volunteer

3 websites to help you volunteer We all like the idea of giving back and volunteering our time, but when it comes down to it, we don't do it as much as we should. But why? Of a whole host of excuses, a big one is that it's kind of hard to know what opportunities are out there--and if they'll be things that are the right fit for you. These sites and apps are out to change that. Check them out and get started changing the world! 1. VolunteerMatch.org  VolunteerMatch is the largest network for nonprofits. So far, 14.4 million...

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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable In a season full of stress, it can be tempting to slack on your sustainable lifestyle in favor of easier options. But trust us, making green choices doesn't have to be hard. And you can feel good knowing you're doing your part to save the earth for holidays to come.  Follow these 5 easy tips to make your holiday season more sustainable. 1. Recycle that wrapping. Did you know most wrapping paper isn't recyclable? Opt for options like newspaper or recycled paper bags. Or take it up a notch with brown...

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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear 1. The naked cowboy Going as an icon for Halloween has its risks, sure. But the naked cowboy is a national treasure. Our favorite style is when he wears his socially conscious, super comfy Marc Skid undies. Instant classic. 2. Captain Underpants If you have an underwear obsessed kid running around your house (it’s ok if that kid is you), Captain Underpants is a solid Halloween option. There’s a good chance you’ll be the only one in this costume at the party and you get to wear a cape. What’s not...

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Gain your independence from waste this 4th of July

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Gain your independence from waste this 4th of July

Gain your independence from waste this 4th of July Make your red, white and blue day a little greener with these sustainability tips.  1. Growl-er more.  Serving beer and wine from growlers instead of individual cans or disposable glasses can help minimize waste.  2. Use the last straw. Straws are one of the worst pollutants out there. In the U.S. alone, we use 5 hundred million every. single. day. Plus, now there are these super cool keychain straws.  3. Avoid plastic bottles.  Yeah, you know the drill. Plastic bottles are awful for the environment. But they are also more loosely regulated than...

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard Making your Marc on the world can look like any number of different things: making sustainable and charitable purchases, volunteering, or donating to worthy causes. But for Abigail Howard, starting her own charitable organization to fund safe houses and fight sex trafficking was the way to go.  On a service trip to Tijuana, Abigail was struck by seeing survivors of awful circumstances like sex trafficking thrive thanks to a support system from a safe house there. So when she returned home in March of 2017, despite the busyness of attending college full-time...

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