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Go Green on Your Grass With Electric Lawn Mowers

(NewsUSA) - Spring is here and that means it's lawn cutting season. In the interest of curbing your carbon footprint and "going green," you may want to consider an eco-friendly alternative to a healthy, beautiful lawn - an electric lawn mower. Options for self-propelled, high-powered electric lawn mowers abound, and there's a mower to fit every lawn and budget.

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Monday 05/20/2019
7-Eleven Helps Drivers Curb Their Carbon Impact
Posted: May 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Summer travel is heating up and Americans are making plans to hit the open road to enjoy time off with family and friends. According to a recent survey from the American Automobile Association, approximately two-thirds of American families will travel this summer, and just over half of them will do so by car. Anticipation of lower gas prices this summer adds to the appeal of car trips, but today's auto travelers are also more mindful of the impact of their activities on the environment.

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Tuesday 04/23/2019
If you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birds
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - In today's constant contact, cell-phone celebrated, digital world, most people can go days or even weeks without spending any time in natural sunlight. Instead, we eat breakfast inside, or on the go, only to race to an office, filled with artificial light and plastic plants, for 8 to 10 hours a day. It's no wonder why Americans' mental health is suffering.

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Monday 04/15/2019
5 ways you can help fight climate change
Posted: April 15, 2019

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Tuesday 04/09/2019
Spending time outside this spring comes with a caveat - check for ticks
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's time to start talking ticks. Spring signals a particularly active time for ticks, just when gardeners get antsy to get their hands dirty, working in their gardens. For anyone looking forward to spending time outdoors Be Warned: tick-borne disease is on the rise.

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How Are You Going To Celebrate Earth Day?
Updated: April 11, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans gathered in the streets, in parks and in auditoriums around the country in support of a healthy, sustainable environment. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year, the EPA is hoping that same number of Americans will make a difference—by pledging to choose ENERGY STAR certified products. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label—everything from appliances and electronics to LED lighting, smart thermostats and air conditioners—are independently certified to save energy and reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases associated with climate change.

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Monday 04/08/2019
Be ‘Earth-Minded’
Updated: April 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—In celebration of Earth Day this month, an online Environmental Survey can help families and classroom students score their environmental habits and get practical tips on how to conserve energy, save water, and reduce waste and pollution.

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Tuesday 04/02/2019
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month
Posted: April 02, 2019

(StatePoint) Are you looking for ways to celebrate Earth Month? From enjoying nature to making simple changes to your routine that will have a positive impact on the environment, here are five cool ideas for marking the occasion.

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
A Riddle for Our Times
Updated: May 24, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Like riddles? 

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Tuesday 03/19/2019
Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly
Posted: March 19, 2019

(StatePoint) Earth Month, celebrated in April, is a great time to take a look at your daily habits and consider how you can give your lifestyle a green makeover.

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Friday 02/22/2019
What's in a wipe? The truth about flushable products
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Just because something will physically go down the toilet does not mean it should be flushed. It seems like a simple idea, but the troubles with America’s wastewater infrastructure remain in the headlines because too many people flush items down their toilets that weren’t meant to be flushed. This is having real impacts on the environment and our local wastewater treatment systems when clogs happen as a result of non-flushable products. To help alleviate the issues, here are some tips on how to know what to flush and what to just throw away.

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Sunday 12/09/2018
5 Water-Saving New Year’s Resolutions
Posted: December 09, 2018

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year to start setting New Year’s resolutions: work out more; get a new job; save money. While these are admirable goals, have you considered how your resolutions might make a bigger impact?  

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Sunday 11/04/2018
Plastic Pollution: What to Know
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis -- the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks, toiletries, foods and other consumables -- is not taking significant action to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, suggests a new report.

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Monday 10/29/2018
8 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar at Home
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) With a growing number of homeowners looking to save money on power bills and help the environment, rooftops across America are taking on a new look, as more homes are dotted with solar panels. But it’s important to ask the right questions before installing them on your home.

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Wednesday 08/15/2018
Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you.

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