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Living Near Public Transportation Cuts Energy Costs 39-50%

John Platt, January 05, 2017

If we all lived in homes near public transportation such as trains or buses, we could reduce our total energy costs by up to 50 percent.

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University of Florida Awarded Silver Status in Bicycle Friendly Universities

John Murphy, January 05, 2017

University of Florida students can help keep their campus clean, green and healthy with the school's Sustainability initiatives.   http://www.sustainable.ufl.edu

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Six Simple New Years Resolutions for Greener Electronics

John Platt, January 03, 2017

Hey, it's a New Year! And with it comes all of those little vows we always make -- lose 5 pounds, call your mom more often, get a promotion ... and live a greener life.

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Giving Jewelry? Go Green with Man-Made Diamonds

John Platt, January 03, 2017

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but getting them out of the ground isn't too friendly to old Mother Earth.

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Which Shipping Service is Greenest?

John Platt, January 03, 2017

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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Make Sure to Recycle ALL Your Rechargeable Batteries

John Platt, January 03, 2017

If you read this column frequently, you know how often I talk about replacing disposable batteries with rechargeables. But you may already be using dozens of rechargeable batteries and not even know it.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Environmental Superstar

Patrick Murphy, January 03, 2017

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How to Recycle Your Old CDs and DVDs

John Platt, January 03, 2017

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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Which Cities Are Best for Telecommuters?

John Platt, January 03, 2017

Telecommuting helps reduce workers' carbon emissions by keeping them off the roads. It has also been proven to improve employee morale and productivity. But not every company loves telecommuters, nor does every city.

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Answer Three Questions About Your Toilet, Send One Dollar to Habitat for Humanity

John Platt, January 03, 2017

Is your toilet green? Does it use too much water? Am I being too personal?

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