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Seattle Mayor Tells Citizens to Drink Up– From the Tap!

Stop Buying Bottled Water, Nickels Urges Seattleites By Susan Gilmore Seattle Times staff reporter When Mayor Greg Nickels drives in his car, he carries a plastic container filled with tap water. He says it's his small effort to save the environment. This morning, Nickels launched a bigger m...

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Living Green From 9-5

Contributing author Rebecca Goodstein is the Conservation Journeys Manager at The Nature Conservancy. Your office can be much more than a place where you work 8 hours a day. It can be where you try to save the world, where you work for "the man"? or, in some workplaces, where you surf the Intern...

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Tags: Green office, Green on a budget, Recycling, Saving money
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Have We Reached a New Low?

As if the marketing of bottled water wasn't already absurd, it appears that the industry is targeting a new and vulnerable demographic-- kids. Yep, you got it! In bright colors and toy-like shapes, this kid-approved bottled water strives to be the next "Mommy, I NEED this" item in the grocery ais...

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Trash lives a second life as art

Canada's recent ban on plastic baby bottles containing BPA was one of those events that highlights the wisdom of keeping a green lifestyle. Unlike a statistic about climate change, this story was about the other endangered planet that each of us must protect: the human body. It reminded me of a C...

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Tags: Public art, Recycled art, Reuse, Trash
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Living Green Below Your Means is Back!

In response to reader demand, we're excited to announce the return of Living Green Below Your Means! This periodic column is back with new tips and anecdotes from New Dream staff and contributing guest bloggers. We'll be offering first-person accounts of ways in which eco-minded individuals balan...

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Spotlight: Take Back the Filter!

If the how to refill your Brita filter tip wasn't quite up your alley and you wish there was an easier way to reuse or recycle your disposable cartridges, check out Take Back the Filter. This recently launched campaign is asking the Clorox Company, which purchased the North American branch of Bri...

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Easy How-to for Refilling Disposable Brita Filter

So you've stopped by buying bottled water, traded in your BPA-laden plastic bottle for one made of stainless steel, and fill it regularly with cool, filtered water from your Brita. Way to live the bottle-less life! Want to keep on saving-- both dollars and the planet? Check out the following lin...

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Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Check Your Plate.

Here's another installment on the link between meat consumption and climate change. Oh, and hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day! Humans' beef with livestock: a warmer planet American meat eaters are responsible for 1.5 more tons of carbon dioxide per person than vegetarians every year. By B...

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A Biodegradeable Plastic Bag! Too Good To Be True?

From Gizmodo: Biodegradable Plastic Bag Disappears in Four Months, Along With Your Earth-Killing Guilt The reason plastic is awesome is that it's super durable, so it lasts forever. The problem is that it lasts forever, even when we want it to just go away and take its place in the circle life....

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Beware of the Bag Monster!

After all those late nights sitting up by your young environmentalist's bed, reassuring her that no, there really aren't any monsters in her closet, you may be in for a bit of a shock. Evidently, monsters are real! And they're coming to a mall near you. Meet... the Bag Monster! From Grist: It C...

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