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Five Ways to Cut Your Junk Mail

John Platt, February 11, 2015

According to the US Postal Service itself, the average family gets 848 pieces of junk mail per year. You can cut that dramatically in just a few steps.

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Are E-books Greener Than Paper Books?

John Platt, February 09, 2015

For people who love their Kindles, there's no other choice when it comes to reading books. But for the rest of us, is it time to make the switch to e-reading, or do paper books still hold the green advantage?

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Would You Pay Extra for a Stamp that Helps Endangered Species?

John Platt, January 30, 2015

This September, the U.S. Postal Service will introduce its fourth-ever "semi-postal" stamp as a way to raise funds to protect endangered species.

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The Great Environmental Warrior

Patrick Murphy, January 27, 2015

It might be a good time to remind America and run this timeless campaign for a new generation, "People start pollution; people can stop it."

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Which Shipping Service is Greenest?

John Platt, December 04, 2014

The act of sending a package across the country can generate an awful lot of carbon emissions. That box needs to be driven someplace, then flown to a second location, then driven around a few more times before it gets to its destination.What's a green-thinking package sender to do? Well, according to UPS itself, the greenest shipping method is to go brown.

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How to Recycle Your Old CDs and DVDs

John Platt, December 03, 2014

How many old, unused CDs, DVDs or computer disks do you have lying around your home or office? If you're not using them any more, do you know how to dispose of them?

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Kajeet: Go Green with Refurbished Phones

John Platt, December 03, 2014

Refurbished phones are a cheaper, just as reliable, and better for the environment.

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7 Things to do with Shredded Paper

John Platt, December 03, 2014

As the bucket beneath my shredder quickly filled, I began to wonder: what am I going to do with all of these shreddings? I don't have to put them in the landfill, do I?

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5 Ways to Use Less Energy While Watching TV

John Platt, December 02, 2014

How many hours a day do you spend watching TV? Two, three, four? More?

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Do You Work in a 'Sick Building'?

John Platt, December 02, 2014

Many offices have air quality that is so bad that it actually makes the people who work there ill.

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