Photo courtesy of Shira Golding Earth Day has come and gone, but there are still a lot of contests going on that focus on environmentally friendly ideas. If you have green skills or an innovative idea, here are some fun contests that offer a chance to keep changing the … [Read more...] about Be green, and bank some green with these contests
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Photo courtesy of Vagawi Every year, approximately 1 Billion tires are replaced due to wear and tear. Many of these tires end up in landfills, but the majority are burned or converted into Tire Derived Fuel. A growing number of tires are being recycled after they have reached … [Read more...] about Mulching with recycled rubber tires
Photo courtesy of Webzer at Flickr.com. The ocean covers more than 70% of the earth's surface, and it's a major part of the ecosystem that we rely on. Phytoplankton are responsible for about half of the oxygen produced worldwide. More than 1 billion people rely on fish for a … [Read more...] about 10 Steps to a Healthy Ocean: Protecting our Oceans from Pollution
Photo courtesy of AtomicShark at Flickr.com. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative held its second auction for carbon credits in December. This was the first auction where all 10 states in the initiative took part, and the sale price rose about 10 percent from the previous … [Read more...] about US states are moving towards a cap and trade system for CO2 emissions
Photo courtesy of A. Kotula at Flickr.com. Here at the Practical Environmentalist, we're green news junkies. We keep an eagle eye out for the latest science, social, and environmental developments and try to sum up the big picture here. This week, a lot of exciting things are … [Read more...] about Links, links, green links. Get them while they’re hot!