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  • Recycling: Get the Benefits, Help Cut Risks

    When your batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), or computer equipment stop working, do you toss them in the garbage? Your first inclination might be to throw items like this away, but doing so has some serious consequences.Environmental and Health RisksAll three of these product types contain hazardous materials, which when thrown away or mishandled can have a negative effect on the...
  • Get A Grip, People

    I sobbed hysterically when my parents dropped me off at college freshman year, so much so that my contact lenses were covered with bits of errant tissue fibers. This sentiment apparently was not felt universally on campus, as literal hoots and hollers could be heard from nearly every other one of my classmates who finally felt free. Two years ago, when I decided it was time to leave my job and...
  • Go Green From the Bottom Up

    Many companies would like to be more environmentally responsible, but lack the motivation, time, or expertise to implement changes on their own. Whether you work in a large organization with thousands of employees or in a two-person office, you can persuade your managers to “buy in” to a green program with the right positioning. Here are some persuasive arguments you can make to get your...
  • Grandmothers and Cars: Things You Can Plug Into a Wall

    At the age of six or seven, I watched the movie “The Electric Grandmother.” It was a film that would shake me to my core. The 1982 horror movie masquerading as a “touching” made-for-TV special is about a family of children who learn to cope with the death of their mother in the most heartwarming and logical of ways: they go to a factory and order an electric (read: android freak) grandmother to...

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