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It’s Your Turn to Turn It Off

We all do it. Whether we’re at the car wash or dropping our kids off at school, we leave our cars running. But did you know that letting your car idle for 10 seconds wastes more fuel than restarting your car? Do we really understand how much we use? Americans...
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Go Green This Holiday Season

Do piles of crumpled up wrapping paper and wasted shopping bags make you cringe? You’re not alone. With the holidays right around the corner, everyone is shopping,wrapping gifts and writing cards, decorating, and traveling. Unfortunately, the holiday season also brings a lot of waste. According to RecycleWorks, shopping bags, packaging,...
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Have a Green Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and that means turkey, pie, watching football, and spending time with your family and friends. Unfortunately, the holiday season also means a lot more household waste. According to RecycleWorks, a household’s waste increases by more than 25 percent between Thanksgiving to New Years. Start off your...
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Keep Your House Cool and Green This Summer

Are you escaping this summer’s heat with air conditioning? Well then, you’ve felt the kick to your bank account. If you want to save on energy expenses over the next few months (Who doesn’t?), join other Marylanders in the movement to keep your pocket and home green. Start by reducing...
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Give Public Transportation a Try

Do you use public transportation? Yes? Great! Tell us how you get around in the comments. If not, consider this: The next time you are driving to or from work or school take a look at the cars driving past you and count how many passengers are in each one....
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Earth Week Challenge #4 - Reduce Your Waste

You just finished eating lunch and you have an empty water bottle, paper bag, and plastic Ziploc bag sitting in front of you. Instead of tossing it into the trash, why not take the extra couple of seconds to sort through these items and recycle them? Whether it’s from laziness...
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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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