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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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How our National Parks came to be (and one way you didn't know you could use them)

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How our National Parks came to be (and one way you didn't know you could use them)

How our National Parks came to be (and one way you didn't know you could use them) In the US, our National Parks are home to some of the greatest scenery in the country. Volcanoes in Hawai'i, the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree and Half Dome are just a few of the landmarks that call National Parks home. The lands they reside on are preserved for their natural beauty and so that each and every one of us can enjoy them. But in a time of manifest destiny, how did National Parks even have a chance to become a thing? Well, it...

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean What have you done to save the oceans lately? Boyan Slat just launched his 2,000-foot plastic-collecting device into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, and did I mention that when he started this whole venture he was just 18? Now 24, Boyan and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup, began their mission in 2013. After scuba diving in Greece and seeing more trash than fish, Boyan decided it was time for someone to actually do something. And trash in our oceans is a legitimate problem. You know, there's a cool 5 trillion pieces...

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5 ways to make sure your beach vacay isn’t trashy

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5 ways to make sure your beach vacay isn’t trashy

5 ways to make sure your beach vacay isn’t trashy  Sweet summertime! Pack up your bags and get ready to get sand everywhere -- it’s a beach trip. But there’s just one problem. Our oceans are trash. “Our oceans have become our toilets. The detritus from our consumer lifestyles inexorably makes its way down into them,” says Iain Kerr, CEO of Ocean Alliance in Massachusetts. Here are 5 tips to make sure you don’t end up at a trashy beach. 1. Don’t flush that sh*t. Well, actually, waste and TP are the only things you should flush. Dental floss, “flushable”...

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