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How to Make a Self-Sustaining Ecosystem: 5 Steps and Ideas

In a self-sustaining ecosystem, all the occupants (plants, animals, microorganisms etc.)  survive without constant care. Ideally, they only require minimal nterventions from the outside, including adding extra water occasionally. Making your own is not really hard, but you do need to understand the process. Some of the simplest examples of self-sustaining ecosystems you can make […]

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Reusable Toilet Paper: What it is and How to Make the Switch

Many of us make conscientious purchases and lifestyle choices to benefit the environment. We use reusable paper towels, instead of throwing them away. We put our babies in cloth diapers and use menstrual cloths. But what about when we go to the bathroom? Would you consider using reusable toilet paper to protect the environment? Reusable toilet […]

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Google Employees Sign Open Letter Demanding Company Take Decisive Climate Action

In the fight against the climate crisis, it may seem like disaster is imminent and there’s nothing we can do about it. But people around the world are stepping up to join the battle, and that’s what Google employees want their place of work to do as well. In an open letter to Chief Financial […]

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Scotland Officially Bans Plastic Q-Tips In Latest Effort To Reduce Waste

In yet another win for the environment, Scotland just moved to ban plastic Q-tips, and manufacturers and retailers are already switching to a new material to produce the product, proving that corporations can switch to alternatives. Single-use plastics are a plague upon our world, even being found in the most remote places on Earth as […]

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Peruvian Company Creates Compostable Plates Made From Banana Leaves

A group of young people in Peru recently announced that they have created biodegradable dishes made of banana leaves as a way of reducing the amount of waste found in landfills across the globe, according to Intelligent Living: “(‘Bio Plant’) can decompose within 2 months – it’s completely degraded naturally before the 60 days are […]

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Bulldozers Destroy Iconic Cacti In Arizona To Make Way For Border Wall

The Trump administration is so hell-bent on building a useless and expensive wall along the southern border that it is engaged in wanton destruction of iconic saguaro and organ pipe cacti found in the pristine Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is protected land, but President Donald Trump and his administration […]

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Vegan Leather Company Produces Pocketbook Made From Apple Skins

In a major win for sustainable eco-friendly products, a company called SAMARA has found a way to make leather goods from apple skins. For a very long time, leather goods such as belts, wallets and pocketbooks have been made from animals skins. In fact, leather derived from cows contributes to the climate crisis we all […]

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Ocean Cleaning Device Successfully Catches Plastic Waste In The Pacific

A floating device that vacuums up plastic waste from the ocean passed its first test recently when it successfully collected debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, CNN reports: “The Netherlands-based nonprofit the Ocean Cleanup says its latest prototype was able to capture and hold debris ranging in size from huge, abandoned fishing gear, known […]

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First American Gas Station Converts Entirely To Electric Charging Station

As our 19th-century oil and gas industries desperately gasp to remain relevant, a gas station in Maryland has become the first in the United States to convert entirely to an electric charging station in a giant leap toward the future. In the fight against the climate crisis, the global transportation system is going to have […]

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