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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Makes Its Marc

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Makes Its Marc

Making a Marc                 “All Lives Have Equal Value” proclaims the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on its website. The subheading explains that this organization is made up of “impatient optimists working to reduce inequity.” Founded by one of the wealthiest power couples in the world, the Gates Foundation seeks to lead people, in America and in developing nations, out of poverty. The primary belief of the group is that people get out of poverty when they “access quality healthcare and a great education.” Through grant-making and other investments, the organization “supports schools in their work to improve student...

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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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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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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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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

Being sustainable can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to demand a complete lifestyle change. Taking baby steps and making small adjustments can make a huge difference in the long run! There are so many products on the market to help with a greener lifestyle, and a lot of these products will even save you money! Here are 5 no brainer products to jump start YOUR eco-revolution. 1. Marc Skid Underwear. a. At Marc Skid, we use recycled plastics in the waistbands of our underwear, keeping plastic out of landfills. Only the finest cotton in the world, Organic Pima Cotton, is used in...

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