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Sustainability ideas

5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling

The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  

64% of Americans are now exposed to extreme heat. Here's why that's worrying

OhmConnect compiled a list of how heat waves in major U.S cities have changed over time, with data from sources including the EPA, the World Health Organization, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Globalchange.gov, and other scientific research.

From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt

Stacker referenced news and fashion industry reports to break down the general life cycle of fast fashion.

More than just fresh air, time spent outdoors has the power to boost physical and emotional strength

(BPT) - Whether you're taking a stroll in a local park or ambitiously hiking a new trail, being outdoors helps you feel more grounded and connected to nature. But you may not realize the numerous …

Energy bill up? Here's how electricity costs have changed over the past year

Utility bill costs are going up nationwide. OhmConnect analyzed data from the Energy Information Administration to examine the rising cost of residential electricity in the U.S.  

5 gift ideas that save energy (and do a world of good)

(BPT) - When checking your holiday list, you’re searching for gifts that inspire joy and delight, and electronic items often fit that description. But what if that gift also happens to have a …

Be water wise in 2023 with smart home improvement ideas

(BPT) - Everyone agrees that water is an important resource, and with the ongoing megadrought paired with increasing costs of water in many cities across the country, water consumption is …

A look at the West's megadrought

Stacker cited data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the California Department of Water Resources to visualize the current megadrought in the West and its impact on the region.

aspara: Try a Smart Way to Grow Your Garden

(NewsUSA) - Want an easy way to add fresh vegetables and herbs to your diet? Indoor hydroponic grower systems are a great way to eat more healthfully. The advanced technology in today’s …

New findings reveal 7 common recycling myths

(BPT) - While we all might think we’re pretty good recyclers, the reality is most of us could probably do better. To help better understand recycling and turn it into a lifelong habit, the …
Why your next car will probably be electric
(BPT) - Love them, hate them, or don’t really care, electric vehicles are beginning to take over transportation conversations …
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Green Energy Boom Creates New Job Opportunities for Gen Zers. Will They Answer the Call?
(BPT) - A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) panel discussion recently touted alternative energy adoption as a once-in-a-generation …
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4 ways to shop eco-friendly clothing for your baby — without breaking the bank
(BPT) - If shopping responsibly for your family is at the top of your priority list, you may have already spent time searching for …
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3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips
(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, …
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How an energy storage system can help you weather power outages and save on utility bills
Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - With rising energy costs and extreme weather becoming almost …
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It starts at the top: The C-suite must go green to set the stage for corporate ESG
(BPT) - By Brendan P. Keegan, Chairman, CEO & President of Merchants FleetThe biggest acronym in boardrooms across the U.S. today …
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Natural Food Storage Containers Can Help Save Money
(TVA) - As food costs continue to rise, many people are seeking creative solutions to stretch their dollars and reduce wasted food. …
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Be a sustainability superhero with these responsible traveling tips
(BPT) - As people explore the world, they have much to gain, but sometimes whether they realize it or not, their travel can have a …
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Simple steps to reduce food waste and protect the planet
(BPT) - Everyone experiences food waste, but the problem is much bigger than your kids not cleaning their plate or a few strawberries …
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8 Tips to Rethink Clean at Home and On the Go
(Family Features) For years, terms like “clean,” “sanitized” and “disinfected” have been used …
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What hurricane season was like the year you were born
AFP via Getty Images The fast winds, rapid rainfall, and huge storm surges of hurricanes make this natural disaster responsible for …
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Metros with the most energy-efficient buildings
NavinTar // Shutterstock The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that the world is facing a climate change crisis. Americans …
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These animal climate heroes restore habitats and revive ecosystems
Wildan Al Gifari // Shutterstock You might be surprised to learn just how much of our world is shaped by animals doing unremarkable …
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Our Climate Future: 5 Ways Geothermal Energy Can Help Us Live More Sustainably
(BPT) - Transitioning to renewable energy sources is one way that the U.S. and other nations can help to mitigate climate change. …
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Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency
(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting …
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Sanitation solutions for tiny houses and other nontraditional homes
(BPT) - Since the real estate market started heating up and as the pandemic lingers, alternative housing options are seriously …
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Spouting off tips to avoid water waste
(BPT) - Drought conditions persist in the Western United States, leading lawmakers to enact measures designed to reduce water …
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One-third of food produced in the US goes to waste—here's how that impacts the environment
Polarpx // Shutterstock There are 900 million acres of farmland in the United States, broken into more than 2 million farms. This …
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Get Smart About Sustainability: Tips for teaching kids earth-friendly habits
(Family Features) For many parents, their interest in sustainability and earth-friendly living is driven by a desire to create a …
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How smart technology is impacting sustainability
RossHelen // Shutterstock There will be about 29 billion smart devices worldwide by the end of 2022, according to Ericsson. While …
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Top 5 ways to reduce your home energy costs this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of …
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The surprisingly powerful cleaning tool that the pros rely on
(BPT) - Do you feel like you're constantly cleaning and it's never enough to stay on top of all the dirt, grime and germs? Do you …
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Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn't recyclable
(BPT) - You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can’t function. If you already recycle, …
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5 things driving interest in EVs
(BPT) - If you think you’ve been seeing more plug-in cars on the road or hybrid vehicles in the carpool lane lately, you are not …
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Duck, Duck, Goose! Restored Wetlands Thriving
(NewsUSA) - As the sun rises in middle America, nature comes to life. Ducks, geese and other birds emerge from a marsh, taking flight …
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Other lifestyle stories

Top holiday toys from the year you were born

Stacker searched for products from 1920 to today that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success. The list was curated using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong National Museum of Play.
Holiday Happenings

How Your Holiday Gifts And Cards Get Where They Need To Go

(NAPSI)—The daily operations performed by the U.S. Postal Service depend on a vast network of people that collect, transport, process and deliver the nation’s mail. The Postal Service has nearly …
Holiday Hints

Tis the Season for Streaming! Holiday Movie Tool Simplifies Movie Night

(NAPSI)—The next few months will be filled with holiday cheer—not just in spirit, but on our screens. From Thanksgiving hits to Christmas classics, there’s no shortage of holiday movies to …
Consumer Alert

Avoid Malicious Online Advertisements

(NAPSI)—Beware, cybercriminals target consumers with malicious ads that use scare tactics to trick them into downloading malware, including ransomware that takes over files to force victims to pay …

Coldest city in every state

Stacker analyzed data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine the coldest cities in every state.

Countries with the highest rates of public-sector corruption

Stacker used the Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International to look at the most public-sector corrupt countries in the world.

6 tips to maximize your giving this season

(BPT) - It’s the season of giving, which means you can make an impact no matter your budget.When money is tight, donating to charities can easily fall to the bottom of your list. But you can …

Veteran-Led Coffee Company Will Fuel Your Fundraising

(NewsUSA) - Put the fun in your fundraising efforts with the power of coffee, a user-friendly website and the business acumen of a veteran-led nonprofit company that has been building donor …