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Switch it up: How LED lights can save you big time

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Switch it up: How LED lights can save you big time

Switch it up: How LED lights can save you big time Sometimes, saving the world starts just one light bulb at a time. LED stands for “light emitting diode”, which is just science speak for the way the bulb converts electricity into light -- which, by the way, is super efficient. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, LED bulbs use 75% less energy than your traditional incandescent lighting and emit almost no heat rays. But that’s not all. They also last 25 times longer than regular bulbs and have the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the...

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Kick your water bottle habit

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Kick your water bottle habit

Kick your water bottle habit The beginning of a new year is notorious for resolutions and big hopes for improving ourselves. Goals to eat healthier, exercise more and stick to a budget abound. And while that's all well and good, a new you can start right now (without counting calories). We could all drink more water, but for many, drinking water means disposable plastic bottles. But bettering yourself doesn't have to mean worsening the environment. You've probably heard that it takes anywhere from 400 - 1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose. But really, think about that. That's...

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5 Give-back gifts to make everyone feel good

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5 Give-back gifts to make everyone feel good

5 give-back gifts to make everyone feel good Like it or not, the holidays are almost upon us. And yes, that means it’s time to start shopping. But if you’re looking for someone who has everything or a gift that really has an impact, look no further. These 5 giving-back gifts will help change the world and check someone off your list. 1. Marc Skid underwear A new player in the give-back game, Marc Skid is an underwear brand that lets you dictate where your donation goes. Currently partnering with 9 charities across 3 platforms, Marc Skid aims to feed, save and cure the world...

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Charity Spotlight: CMMB

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Charity Spotlight: CMMB

Charity Spotlight: CMMB CMMB, aka Catholic Medical Mission Board, is a faith-based non-governmental organization that provides healthcare solutions to women and children in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. You could probably guess Marc Skid was excited to partner with CMMB because, after all, one of our styles is named after a nun. But more than that, CMMB is an organization that focuses on delivering aid with dignity, respect and love. They provide long-term medical and developmental aid to communities in a sustainable way in order to strengthen and support existing systems. And of course, like all of our hand-picked...

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Charity Spotlight: Carbonfund.org

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Charity Spotlight: Carbonfund.org

Charity Spotlight: Carbonfund.org Carbonfund.org Foundation, a carbon offset provider, offers a unique take on saving the world. Started by a husband-and-wife pair who wanted to make it easy for individuals, businesses and organizations to mitigate their impacts on the environment, Carbonfund.org takes an anything-but-standard approach. So what exactly do they do? They offer carbon offsets. Basically, carbon offsets are the reduction of carbon emissions in one place - say reforestation or renewable energy projects - that counteract the CO2 that’s produced in another location, like your home or office. Carbonfund.org's programs and carbon offset projects make that happen. For you, this...

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