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Back to School Green Tips Part One – School Supplies

August 22, 2011
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Back to School Green Tips Part One – School Supplies

Welcome to part one of our three part series that’ll give you some back to school green tips to help make this school year your greenest yet. If you have a little one starting kindergarten or a kid going off to university, this list of green essentials will score you top marks in protecting the…

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Back to School Green Tips Part One – School Supplies

August 22, 2011
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Back to School Green Tips Part One – School Supplies

Welcome to part one of our three part series that’ll give you some back to school green tips to help make this school year your greenest yet. If you have a little one starting kindergarten or a kid going off to university, this list of green essentials will score you top marks in protecting the…

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Meatless Monday with Zucchini and Squash Blossom Tamales

August 21, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Zucchini and Squash Blossom Tamales

Hello and thanks for stopping by the Planet Forward blog on another Meatless Monday. We took the pledge to support this sustainable practice that promotes eliminating meat from your diet one day per week with the goal of reducing meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Today we will be feasting on…

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Meatless Monday with Zucchini and Squash Blossom Tamales

August 21, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Zucchini and Squash Blossom Tamales

Hello and thanks for stopping by the Planet Forward blog on another Meatless Monday. We took the pledge to support this sustainable practice that promotes eliminating meat from your diet one day per week with the goal of reducing meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Today we will be feasting on…

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Green News of the Week – 50 Cent, Eco Resorts, Recycled Islands, Walmart and More

August 17, 2011
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Green News of the Week – 50 Cent, Eco Resorts, Recycled Islands, Walmart and More

La Cusinga Rainforest EcoResort in Costa Rica Welcome back eco-enthusiasts for another edition of green news of the week featuring a variety of green stories from around the world.  The weeks’ highlights:  Walmart teaching CSR, 10 cool 3-wheel electric vehicles, 8 rainforest eco resorts, teens help clean up e-waste, 50 Cent feeds kids, and a…

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How Do Products Earn an Energy Star Rating?

August 16, 2011
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How Do Products Earn an Energy Star Rating?

Most of our readers are aware of the ENERGY STAR label, but how is it qualified?  ENERGY STAR is a trusted, internationally recognized, government-backed symbol representing energy efficiency, environmental protection and cost-savings for energy-efficient products and practices.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes criteria for evaluation purposes and determines whether or not the ENERGY STAR…

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Building our Tiny House : Weeks 11 & 12

August 16, 2011
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Building our Tiny House : Weeks 11 & 12

Our tiny house on a trailer, at least from the outside, is starting to look like a real home!  During weeks 11 and 12 we continue to install the reclaimed redwood siding. Current Report We’re heading into week 16 and we’re soooooo ready to be on the road.  At the same time, we’re really excited about how wonderfully…

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Solar Energy: Essential for Zero-Emission Transportation

August 16, 2011
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Solar Energy: Essential for Zero-Emission Transportation

~ Guest post by Beth Buczynski Hybrids, electric vehicles, and smart cars, oh my! Although the technology to manufacture cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles has been around for decades, the auto industry is just now getting around to developing these alternative transportation options on a commercial scale. As with any new technology, buzzwords and catch…

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Update Wardrobes the Eco-Friendly Way by Swapping Clothes

August 15, 2011
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Update Wardrobes the Eco-Friendly Way by Swapping Clothes

Hello and welcome back to the Planet Forward blog on this warm Friday here in Toronto. The summer is nearing its end and back to school is looming in the air with TV and radio ads reminding everyone about school supplies – there is just no escaping what is around the corner (as much as…

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Update Wardrobes the Eco-Friendly Way by Swapping Clothes

August 15, 2011
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Update Wardrobes the Eco-Friendly Way by Swapping Clothes

Hello and welcome back to the Planet Forward blog on this warm Friday here in Toronto. The summer is nearing its end and back to school is looming in the air with TV and radio ads reminding everyone about school supplies – there is just no escaping what is around the corner (as much as…

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