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Drop in holiday card sending a positive for the environment

Drop in holiday card sending a positive for the environment

Thatcher Michelsen December 29, 2011 0

This holiday season, many consumers resolved to limit their spending, purchase American products and look for environmentally friendly products that could help reduce the use of natural resources during this time of year

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Getting involved with the federal Green Ribbon Schools program

Getting involved with the federal Green Ribbon Schools program

Thatcher Michelsen December 22, 2011 0

Announced in September of 2011, the Green Ribbon Schools program is a new federal initiative by the U.S. Department of Education that aims to recognize schools that are doing their best to save energy,

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Buying ideas: Purchasing quality secondhand clothes this holiday season

Buying ideas: Purchasing quality secondhand clothes this holiday season

Thatcher Michelsen December 21, 2011 0

While green consumers are typically guided toward environmentally friendly products in the supermarket or at high-end electronics stores through the use of labeling, in other industries, this marketing is less pervasive.

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John Hopkins student wins national green competition

John Hopkins student wins national green competition

Thatcher Michelsen December 20, 2011 0

The grand prize winner, Raychel Santo of John Hopkins University, had prior experience inspiring others to lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle

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Creating an eco-friendly baby room with a smartphone app

Creating an eco-friendly baby room with a smartphone app

Thatcher Michelsen December 19, 2011 0

Since young Americans are increasingly concerned about the environment (the Environmental Protection Agency says that more than 60 percent of Teen People readers buy environmentally friendly products), these individuals are influencing the values of

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Report finds that the recession is changing the environmentally friendly products market

Report finds that the recession is changing the environmentally friendly products market

Thatcher Michelsen December 16, 2011 0

Overall, the research group found that 9 percent of all consumers identify as "dark green" - meaning that most of the products they buy are environmentally friendly

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Smart transportation systems could help create new green careers

Smart transportation systems could help create new green careers

Thatcher Michelsen December 15, 2011 0

Americans looking for work in the automotive sector may soon be able to rely on new openings fueled by the creation of smart transportation systems in cities around the United States

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Electric vehicle sales may soon spur job creation

Electric vehicle sales may soon spur job creation

Thatcher Michelsen December 14, 2011 0

In recent years, more Americans have been looking to enter educational programs that can give them the tools to pursue new green-collar jobs.

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Going green for the holidays: Eco-friendly gift wrapping

Going green for the holidays: Eco-friendly gift wrapping

Thatcher Michelsen December 13, 2011 0

Even most die-hard eco-enthusiasts will likely admit that a gift just doesn't have the same magic without the addition of truly spectacular wrapping

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Green shopping for the holidays: Buying a new computer

Green shopping for the holidays: Buying a new computer

Thatcher Michelsen December 12, 2011 0

While Apple may have a nature-friendly name, it may not be the best purchasing option for consumers looking to provide their friends and loved ones with great gifts that aren't only exactly what they

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