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Periods and Spaces

When I first started typing some English teacher beat into me the practice of putting two spaces after each period. I've done it so long that it is a habit sort of a grammatical seatbelt. But think about the waste associated with those simple spaces. What if we just used one? Would our quality of...

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Tags: Periods, Spaces, Trees, Waste
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As Lovely as a Synthetic Tree? Geoengineering Might Capture Much of Our C02

It is a rare bit of news that offers a positive development on the global warming front. And an even rarer article that can explain carbon dioxide capture in layperson's terms. The NYT Green Inc. blog talked with Columbia geophysicist Klaus Lackner about just what these synthetic trees are, anywa...

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Tags: Carbon, Climate, Ecosystem, Global warming, Science, Technology, Trees
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Score One for the Trees: San Francisco Passes Junk Mail Resolution

It's always exciting when a long process begins to bear fruit. From first addressing the issue in 1997, since 2000 New Dream has been one of the louder voices advocating for junk mail reform. San Francisco's recent resolution calling upon California to create a Do Not Mail Registry is a great mom...

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Tags: Activism, Junk mail, Policy, San francisco, Trees
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Victory for Trees: Do Not Junk Registry Resolution Passed in San Francisco

The Paper Planet at www.WhatsInYourPaper.com reported that San Francisco's Board of Supervisors passed a Do Not Junk Registry resolution. New Dream has been wishin' and a-hopin' for something like this for years. Our own Sean Sheehan has travelled the country to compel lawmakers to stop the waste...

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Tags: Do no junk, Junk mail, Paper, Petition, Trees
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Trip to the Community Forklift

This weekend I set out to purchase some wood for a compost bin that I wanted to build for my house. My initial plan included a trip to home depot for some newly furnished wood, but a friend of mine suggested I take a trip to Maryland to check out a non-profit called the Community Forklift. It’s a...

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Tags: Building, Carbon, Construction, Environment, Housing, Materials, Salvage, Trees, Wood
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