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Trees Not Tombstones: New Options For End-of-Life

(NAPSI)—The vast majority of Americans have not completed their end-of-life planning. In fact, over half of those age 45-plus have done no end-of-life planning at all, according to a recent survey conducted by Better Place Forests, the country’s first sustainable alternative to cemeteries for families that choose cremation.

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Monday 01/13/2020
Beneficial Microbes In Our Everyday Lives
Updated: January 15, 2020 - 2:52 am

(NAPSI)—The last few years have seen a substantial increase in the number of products containing microbes in the market. Microbes are living organisms, such as bacteria or fungi, that are too small for the naked eye. They are found all around us and present rich opportunities to advance our lives.

Friday 12/20/2019
Gifts That Give Back—To The Planet
Updated: January 04, 2020 - 2:46 am

(NAPSM)—You can give more, get more and save more this holiday season, when you present presents that use less energy.

Wednesday 12/18/2019
“Bee” Thankful for Pollinators
Updated: January 07, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—When you gather with family or friends around the table this holiday season, consider just how much pollinators contribute to your favorite dishes.

Thursday 12/05/2019
How To Choose A Christmas Tree: Tips From Expert Arborist Mark Chisholm
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NAPSI)—There’s more to decking the halls with just the right Christmas tree than many people realize. Here are seven hints that can help:

Monday 12/02/2019
Resolve to Green Your Grocery Shopping in 2020
Posted: December 02, 2019

(StatePoint) In our grab-and-go culture, plastic is pervasive at the grocery store. But as more supermarkets worldwide adopt smart strategies for reducing single-use plastic packaging, experts say that these same changes are possible here in the U.S., so long as retailers, companies and individuals commit to making them a reality.

Tuesday 11/26/2019
Gifts That Do A World Of Good
Updated: November 28, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you don’t have to look far to find items that deliver great features and functionality but use less energy. Products that earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR label save money on energy bills and help protect the environment, making them gifts that do a world of good.

Thursday 11/07/2019
3 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season
Posted: November 07, 2019

(StatePoint) On average, there has been an astonishing 60 percent decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians in just over 40 years, according to the most recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet Report, and the top threat to species is human activity.

Thursday 10/24/2019
Celebrate ENERGY STAR Day-Every Day
Updated: October 26, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Every October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates ENERGY STAR Day to raise awareness about the benefits of saving energy today, tomorrow, and for good.

Tuesday 10/15/2019
Your neighborhood deer are gearing up for winter - Get ready
Updated: November 22, 2019 - 2:59 am

(NewsUSA) - Like many mammals, deer physically prepare for winter by better insulating their bodies. In the fall, deer gradually trade their summer coats for a warmer winter one, which is more substantial and has thicker, longer, darker hair called "guard hairs" to protect their fur and skin from rain and snow.

Monday 10/07/2019
Are Those Eco-Friendly Product Labels Telling the Truth?
Posted: October 07, 2019

(StatePoint) When you see a product labeled “eco-friendly,” or “environmentally sustainable,” it can be tempting to take this at face-value and feel good about your purchase. However, a new report shows that while many major companies are making claims that they are tackling the plastic pollution crisis, there are reasons to be skeptical.

Monday 09/09/2019
Eco-Smart Company Keeps Landfills Free of Old Textile Fibers
Updated: October 26, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - You probably don't think much about the fate of old, worn-out uniforms from restaurants, stores, healthcare facilities, sports teams, and other industries. But the fact is that many end up in landfills. However, one company is doing its part to lessen this carbon footprint by repurposing these old uniforms into new.

Thursday 08/08/2019
How Your Family Can Protect Songbirds Around Your House and Garden
Posted: August 08, 2019

(StatePoint) Songbirds are not only beautiful, they are a vital component of the ecosystems they inhabit. If you have a garden, you may have observed this in action.

Thursday 07/25/2019
This Summer: Relax and Recycle
Posted: July 25, 2019

(StatePoint) Summertime means family outings, vacations and spending time outdoors. Amid all the fun, it’s important to be conscious of your environmental impact. One small way you can be a force for positive change is by properly disposing of old rechargeable batteries once they no longer power devices. You probably don’t know it, but battery recycling touches more areas of your life (and vacation) than you realize.

Wednesday 04/03/2019
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month
Posted: April 03, 2019

(StatePoint) Are you looking for ways to celebrate Earth Month? From enjoying nature to making simple changes to your routine that will have a positive impact on the environment, here are five cool ideas for marking the occasion.

Wednesday 03/20/2019
Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly
Posted: March 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Earth Month, celebrated in April, is a great time to take a look at your daily habits and consider how you can give your lifestyle a green makeover.

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