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I say: Give them the Cold Shoulder

A good friend of mine sent me a video from a campaign that is gaining some traction on Facebook: I do 30. Nice video and a campaign that has highly visible appeal and T-shirts too. Wow. I do 30, I do 30. Catchy, until you look closely. This is a European campaign to wash your clothes in 30 degree...

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Tags: Laundry, Water
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Your Lawn: Where the Wild Things Are?

Yesterday's post was about the need to apply an ecological sensibility to politics. We also need to re-learn how to apply that same mindset to our own little ecological experiments, our lawns. Ethicurean had a great interview with Nancy Gift, author of "A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a ...

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Tags: Climate, Lawn, Nature, Water, Wildflower
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Can jellyfish affect climate change?

According to an article published from Discovery News, a study shows jellyfish pulsating through the water may affect ocean currents. Kakani Katija and John Dabiri of the California Institute of Technology completed a study in Jellyfish lake. They discovered jellyfish pulsating motion moves wate...

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Tags: Climate change, Jellyfish, Ocean, Seafood, Water
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AM Inspiration: Sudden Summer Streams - Kids and Water

How many of your summer memories involve water? Whether splashing in a hydrant (what poet Marilyn Singer called the "sudden summer stream . . . the stubby hydrant brings to the city child") or in a sprinkler, kids love playing in a jet of water. Unfortunately, this simple pleasure can come at a h...

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Tags: City, Community, Conservation, Hydrant, Lawn, New york, Sustainable, Water
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Car Wash Techniques to Help the Environment

Though nature has been providing its own waterworks this year, one of the suburban signs of summer is the dedicated car owner, lovingly scrubbing his or her vehicle in the driveway. The sight has always seemed quaint and sort of nice to me, the way any instance of someone taking care of the mater...

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Tags: Car, Cleaner, Conserve, Maintenance, Recipe, Recycle, Reduce, Resource, Reuse, Soap, Stuff, Transportation, Water
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, All Gone

Look there beneath the waves it's a whale! No it's a shark! Maybe a salmon? Oh wait it can't be any of them because they're all dead...........Seriously, though that could really happen by 2050 if predictions of one study reported in Science comes true. Of course this won't happen because the aut...

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Tags: Fish, Food, Ocean, Overfishing, Responsible, Seafood, Sustainable, Water
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Score One for Savvy Marketing: Branding Tap Water in Venice

Up until recently, bottled water has had one major advantage over tap water in Venice. No, it's not water quality, taste, or health benefits: bottled water, unlike the stuff that comes free out of the taps, comes in a branded bottle. Through brand loyalty or merely the emotional response to a pic...

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Tags: Ad, Advertising, Communication, Europe, Italy, Marketing, News, Resources, Water
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How You Can Support Green Beer (No artificial colors needed)

This is not green beer. Chris O'Brien is Senior Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network and our resident beer authority. The post below is from his Beer Activist Blog. There’s green beer coming From the Tap. No, not green food-colored beer. And not from an actual beer tap. I’m referring ...

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Tags: Beer, Brewery, Factory, Industry, Water
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