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Feeling green and fuzzy inside!

Posted by Ethan on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 
Hey Neergs!
Thought we should take a break and celebrate some of the positive stuff going on in our country. Instead of making you feel warm and fuzzy, these stories should make you feel green and fuzzy inside! Kind of weird, but nice just the same, LOL. Okay, so I was reading my very favorite green news section on the Huffington Post, and I found all kinds of awesome good stuff mixed in with the usual doom and gloom stuff--necessary to know, but sad still the same. And yes, I just had to boo...
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Your trash is someone else's treasure!

Posted by Ethan on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 
Hey Neergs!

Happy Halloween! Have any of you ever gone to a Halloween party and had a scavenger hunt? It's where teams of kids compete to find a list of stuff before the other teams do. The items are usually silly--a spool of thread, a candle, a safety pin--you get the idea.  It's usually everyday stuff that suddenly has value because your team needs it to win!  Well, there's an exciting concept called "Cradle to Cradle" that does something very similar.  Stuff that someone else doesn't need a...
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Earn a One Tree Club Badge!

Posted by Wendy Wercion on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 

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Today I used Skype for the very first time. It’s a video conference where you get to talk to another person from your computer--even if they live far away. Best yet, I interviewed Ted Wells, a very cool teacher in Brookline, MA. Ted is an environmentalist and even rides his bike to work! He comes from a family that really cares about the earth. His grandfather even made videos about pollution in the 1960’s! So, I guess it was Ted’s destiny to do something really big and impo...

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Who stole the recycling bins?

Posted by Ethan on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, In : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 
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Road trips are a great way to learn about how the rest of the country is dealing with important environmental issues like recycling! I was lucky to attend the USA Central Zone Swimming meet with a bunch of my friends in Lincoln, Nebraska.  It was a long trip, so we had to stay the night in a hotel along the way and in another hotel once we got there.  I'm not going to name the hotels, because honestly, they are all guilty of this. My mom and dad drove along separate and noticed the...
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No Trash for a Year?

Posted by Ethan on Thursday, July 15, 2010, In : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 
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As a follow-up to the post on our "throw-away" society, I found a really cool article on the HuffingtonPost site. Amy and Adam Korst reduced their trash to four pounds over a year's time! They said that the average family produces 8 pounds of trash a day! How did they do it?  They refused to buy anything that produces trash--anything that cannot be recycled. If it doesn't come in recyclable packaging, they just don't buy it!  My family is far from perfect, but we are working very ...
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The throw-a-way society

Posted by Ethan on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, In : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 
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Try an experiment this week.  Start taking notice of the things that you use everyday from the moment you get up in the morning until you go to sleep.  How many of those items come in packaging? How much stuff do you throw away? How much of this would be avoidable if you took the extra time and care? Since it's summer time, parents are buying kids lots of packaged snacks for their lunches.  Just think if you passed on the packaged (and usually unhealthy) snack for some fruit!  An...

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Hi, I'm Ethan. I like learning about the environment, science, reading and competitive swimming. I love being with my friends and working on ways to save our planet.

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