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Earth Week Challenge #3: Power Down

Each day, we rely on electricity to light our homes and offices, power our appliances, and charge our electronics. Many people also depend on electricity to fill their homes with hot water, heat, and air conditioning. Unfortunately, the cost of electricity is going up, both in dollars and in environmental...
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Earth Week Challenge #2- Compost

You just finished cooking dinner and you have a pile of potato peels, stems, and bay leaves. Instead of tossing them into the trash, why not throw these food scraps into your compost pile? When you compost, you recycle organic material that would otherwise end up in a landfill (or...
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Earth Week Challenge #1: Eat Locally

Buying food from the grocery store has its perks – it’s convenient, coupon friendly, and has pretty much everything you need. One thing it does not have, however, is the  quality and cleanliness of the meat and produce offered at local sources. Where Does Your Food Come From? The average...
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Water: Conserve it and use it efficiently

Water is an essential part of our daily lives. Besides needing water to replenish our bodies, we use it to brush our teeth, take showers, wash our cars and clothes; we even use it to make that pot of coffee that helps get us through the day.  Do we really...
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Have a Meatless Monday!

The Meatless Monday movement is a nonprofit public health initiate of the Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Eating Your Greens? Less than one quarter of Americans eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables daily. On average, American eat eight ounces of...
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Bike Study

So, how do you feel about biking in Baltimore City?

  Bikemore and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are collaborating on what they’re calling the Bicycle Attitudes Study. And they want everyone to participate – especially people who don't ride bicycles. They’re looking for perspectives from all ages and backgrounds. Whether you bike or not, are old...
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Jan Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home

Here are a few simple actions you can take to keep your home warm and save heat and energy without spending much money.
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How can you save energy and money? Baltimore Energy Challenge shows us how!
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UMB Volunteers Set Sail

During Welcome Month, UMB volunteers helped Living Classrooms clean the Inner Harbor’s last tidal wetland.
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Trash Mob

Students and staff volunteered for a one-hour “trash mob” in historic Pigtown.
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