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4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Wildlife

1/2/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

Each year, about 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States, mostly from a selection of about 16 species of tree that we commonly call a “Christmas Tree.” They are decorated with lights and ornaments, become backdrops […] Read more >

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

11/21/2013 // By Dani Tinker

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess.┬áLeaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, leaving the leaves in your yard is beneficial to both […] Read more >

Chef Tom Preps for Green Ball

Wasted? Not at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball!

1/15/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen No trash cans? Correct! The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will not have a need for trash cans. A commitment was made by the Newseum, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and event organizers to compost and recycle all […] Read more >

Georgia Colleges and Universities Gather to Promote Sustainable Dining Practices

12/3/2010 // By Carly Queen

At an event organized by the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network in partnership with the Campus Ecology and Kennesaw State University, representatives from 20 Georgia colleges and universities gathered to learn about sustainable dining issues and initiatives from some of the leading campuses around the state. Read more >

Campuses Save Money and the Environment With Zero-Waste Events

11/30/2010 // By NWF

For many schools, zero-waste events are the first target they achieve in becoming a zero-waste campus. Read more >

Are Bioplastics As Good As They Seem?

1/12/2010 // By NWF

By Leslie Wells For universities hoping to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill, using bioplastics in cafeterias seems like a straightforward solution with notable benefits such as creating nutrient-rich compost for the university. However, new obstacles are […] Read more >

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

8/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is produced from sugar cane and corn, is already mixed with […] Read more >

Earth Day Checklist

4/22/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Who said it wasn’t easy being green? This Earth Day it’s easier to be “green” than ever before. And that is a true reason to celebrate. So grab your pen and paper and write down a few fun activities you’d […] Read more >

Water Conservation Tips

2/12/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

I don’t think I need to emphasize how important water is. However, I do want to say that with the number of issues we are facing we aren’t paying enough attention to what makes up 75% of our bodies. The […] Read more >