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Afroz Shah - Prosecutor of Plastic Pollution

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Afroz Shah - Prosecutor of Plastic Pollution

Making a Marc Afroz Shah and Cleaning Beaches               A young attorney in Mumbai, India, Afroz Shah was concerned about the litter that clogged Mumbai’s Versova Beach. Together with a much older friend, the now-deceased Harbansh Mathur, Shah determined to do something to restore Versova Beach to sandy beauty. As reported in a United Nations press release, the pair “decided to take on the piles of rubbish that had completely covered what was then the dirtiest beach in Mumbai. They started with picking up the trash themselves, and over time the cleanup grew into a national movement, with everyone...

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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 of fossil fuels to get fresh produce to...

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Looptworks Really Works To Keep It Green

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Looptworks Really Works To Keep It Green

“I started Marc Skid because I believed that brands should be more like the people we love in life. I think it's universal that we are drawn to people with a sense of humor, who are purposeful in their lives, and who have strong character. The brand's call to action is "Make Your Marc on the World." Inspired by our motto, I strived with everything about the brand to help make the world a better place. I had some inclination about many aspects of the brand -- using organic Pima cotton and giving a helping hand to those in need...

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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Sustaining Earth

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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Sustaining Earth

How can we resolve to act in a way in 2020 that helps sustain our beloved Mother Earth? Marc Skid offers 5 easy New Year’s Resolution suggestions.   1)    Unplug when not using! Just pull a plug on an item that is not in use. Oddly enough, electronics use energy even when powered off -- IF plugged into a socket. This “vampire power” drains roughly $19 billion in energy in the United States per year. 2)    Cut back on meat eating. Even without going vegan or vegetarian, cutting back on eating animal products benefits the planet. After all, to produce just one...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

    We all hear about how we should be helping the planet more. We hear the phrase “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” so often, you probably only had to read that first word to know the next two that came after it. But let’s introduce a new word to that. REPAIR. It goes nicely don’t you think? You may think, “But I’m not handy, or a craftsperson, so how am I supposed to repair?” Here are 3 easy ways to repair items and keep them out of landfills.   Patches Patches are in -- and the perfect way to give your...

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