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Author: Makinsy Fitzgerald

5 Steps to a Sustainable Holiday

According to the┬áStanford Recycling Center, Americans throw away 25% more trash during the holiday season than any other time of year. This waste contributes to about 1 million extra tons per week! Below are some measures we can take to reduce these numbers and have ourselves a more sustainable holiday season! Wrapping paper While most […]

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STAFF PICKS: ENVIRONMENTAL BOOKS

While there are plenty of ways to get out and connect with nature in person, reading can allow you to connect with the natural world in ways like never before. Below are some of our staff’s favorite picks about the environment that cover stories both fiction and non-fiction. Happy Reading!   Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin […]

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How to Build a Rain Garden

Rain Gardens are like a sponge –they soak up water, clean pollutants, and slowly release it back into the ground. What is a Rain Garden and What Does it Do? After rainfall hits the ground, it becomes “runoff” and begins its journey back to a waterway, picking up any harmful chemicals or pollutants on its […]

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