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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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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

Plastic into Bricks – Plastic Into Marc Skid Waistbands. You never know when inspiration will strike. It struck Abhishek Banerjee on a 2016 field trip to a brick kiln. “We saw that the workers there were being treated very inhumanely,” he recalled. He saw working conditions he thought “improper” like people “digging clay with their bare hands.”A college student at India’s Jadavpur University, he wanted to do something not only to address bad working conditions at kilns but alleviate environmental damage they cause. As Anna Fletcher noted in the CNN World piece, “One study estimated that India’s brick kilns burn 15-20...

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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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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

  After three weeks of no mention in the media, the Amazon Rain-Forest fires are finally at the forefront. The Amazon produces 20% of the earth’s oxygen, and it’s burning to a crisp. In normal fashion when there is a crisis, social media explodes, and every celeb posts a speech about how the tragedy needs #prayers. While celebs’ posts about the fires do raise awareness, most go back to their half-naked photos and movie promotions promptly after their heartfelt posting. But what are these top 1% actually doing to help? After some research it was difficult to find an actual...

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5 Guilt Free Beauty Brands at Your Fingertips

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5 Guilt Free Beauty Brands at Your Fingertips

  The drugstore has long been a favorite for affordable beauty products. Just because some of these products cut cost, doesn’t mean we want them to cut on performance or quality. And we ESPECIALLY don’t want them to be bad for the environment, or have been tested on animals. Here are 5 bunny friendly brands AND product recommendations from each. Wet and Wild. -The days of our mothers' Wet and Wild is over. The brand has exploded and there are now so many amazing products from which to choose. Our pick: Highlighters!! You really cannot go wrong with a Wet...

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