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Why Bottled Water is (Still) Not the Answer

With the recent hype over the quality of U.S. water supplies, I've been more than a little concerned that fear-stricken consumers would rashly abandon their Britas and start stockpiling Poland Springs. You and I both know the studies demonstrating time and time again that bottled water, which is ...

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Greening the Faith: Worshippers of Consumption, Take Note!

Taking a bold stride in a new and praiseworthy direction, forty-four Southern Baptist leaders have backed a declaration calling for major action on global warming. Entitled "A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change," the resolution challenges individuals to consider th...

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Not So Sweet for the Planet

Washington Post Eviana Hartman Sunday, March 9, 2008; N02 Much ink has been devoted to the dietary hazards of high-fructose corn syrup, the cheap, ubiquitous sweetener found not just in soda and Twinkies but in many foods that aren't even considered sweets, such as bread and ketchup. Though th...

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Junk Your Junk Mail… For a Fee?

According to this post on The Consumerist, Comcast has charged customers a $2 service fee for requesting that they not receive any mailings other than their bill. Outrageous? I'd say so! Hidden Fees: Comcast Will Charge You $2 to Stop Sending You Junk Mail We don't mean to influence the "Worst ...

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Workplaces Offer Incentives for Green Living

We do a lot of talking about how to green our workplaces. You know the drill: energy efficient electronics, double-sided printing, hybrid fleets, the works. But what does your workplace do to green you? This Wall Street Journal article highlights creative incentives that some workplaces are offe...

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Greatest Greenwashers Photo Contest!

Ever stumbled across an ad or billboard promoting a product as environmentally sound when it's clearly anything but? And then, after that initial "Oy, seriously?!" moment, wished you could share the humor with someone like-minded? Here's your chance! The C3 blog is excited to introduce the Great...

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Tap Into World Water Week!

Interested in combining delicious dining and environmental justice? Wondering how that's even possible? Meet the TAP Project. During World Water Week, from Sunday, March 16 to Saturday, March 22, participating restaurants will encourage diners to donate $1 for the tap water they would normally r...

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This Valentine’s Day, Show Some Love for the Planet!

Our partners at 1Sky have launched a Valentine's Day call to action. Ask your members of Congress to show a little love for our climate and the planet! Send a Valentine's Day message encouraging your representative to support the 1Sky solutions by taking action here.

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Bag o’Milk– the Greener Option

Milk. It does a body good (when it's organic, that is). But what does it do for the planet? I recently returned from a year of living abroad. While I was there, I bought all my milk in plastic bags. And I loved it. There's something so gratifying and simple about plopping the bag into a reusable...

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Confessions of an Ex-Plastic Junkie

A cute reflection on the plastic bag's fall from glory: Plastic Bags, Headed for a Meltdown From the Washington Post By Jane Black Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, February 6, 2008; Page F01 On a recent Sunday, I stood in a long line at the Dupont Circle farmers market. At the front ...

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