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Plastic Bottles by Julie Salzman

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
Plastic Bottles by Julie Salzman

No matter how careful my family and I are about using reusable drinking bottles, at the end of the week our recycle bin is full of plastic water bottles. My family is not alone in this because according to kids.nationalgeographic.com, the US is consuming 29 billion water bottles a year. They also say that only
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How to Make an Environmental PSA

Oct 1st, 2013 | By
How to Make an Environmental PSA

Like many others who visit Action for Nature, you likely want to spread the word about some environmental issue you are ardently passionate about. It’s a great idea to take initiative and raise awareness about water pollution, recycling, or an endangered species. Only problem is, you may live in a small rural town where the
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Healthy Habits for a Healthy World! by Hina Hazrat

Jul 14th, 2013 | By
Healthy Habits for a Healthy World! by Hina Hazrat

  At times, we realize that a lot of our activities injure our earth or, in more simple words, affect it badly. Today, I would like to share few easy and impactful acts that we can implement in our daily lives to ensure a healthy world free of  pollution and over usage of natural resources.
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Did you know? by Sam

Jun 18th, 2013 | By
Did you know? by Sam

  Did you  know… Many people dispose of an old TV in a dump instead of recycling.  Approximately  3 out of 10 people put their TV in the trash last year. Approximately 2 out of 10 people threw their desktop computers or monitors  in the garbage in the past year. About 130 million cell phones
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Be Water Smart by Brianna Moore

Jun 4th, 2013 | By
Be Water Smart by Brianna Moore

Rain barrels can help you be water smart.  Our lakes provide a fifth of the world’s fresh water.  Simply creating or purchasing a rain barrel can help preserve our fresh water and keep our lakes healthy and clean.  In addition, collecting rain water will also help to protect the many unique species that live and
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Teenagers Launch International Campaign to Save Antarctica by Leah Davidson

May 29th, 2013 | By
Teenagers Launch International Campaign to Save Antarctica by Leah Davidson

In December 2011, then 17-year-old Leah Davidson from Sherbrooke, Quebec received a Leacross Foundation scholarship to participate in an educational expedition with the award-winning nonprofit
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Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By
Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Did you know that the average North American produces approximately 4.4 pounds (2kg) of solid waste each day? This adds up to almost 60 tons of trash over the course of their lifetime! Did you know that garbage remains in a landfill for an average of 30 years before decomposing? This volume of garbage could
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Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Apr 16th, 2013 | By
Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Please visit: http://www.earthday.org/2013/about.html  to learn how you can contribute to Earth Day 2013!   Earth Day flyer made by Volunteer Youth Blogger Brianna Moore. 



Go Green With Friendly Yellow by Brianna Moore

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
Go Green With Friendly Yellow by Brianna Moore

You are probably wondering, “What in the world is she talking about?” Well, let me share my secrets of how you can “Go Green With Friendly Yellow”.  Did you ever stop to think about that glass of lemonade you enjoy occasionally, or that slice of lemon that is wedged on the side of your water
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Celebrate EARTH HOUR! Saturday, March 23 8:30 PM

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Celebrate EARTH HOUR! Saturday, March 23 8:30 PM

    Beijing, China Young People Hold Green Leaves That Symbolize Their Environmental Change. (c) Diandian.com/Zhang Jiawei/WWF-China   Find out how YOU can participate here:  http://www.earthhour.org/page/about/about-earth-hour
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White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

                      Congratulations to 2012 Eco-Hero Gabrielle Posard, whose organization Donate Don’t Dump has teamed with the White
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Let’s Switch to Paper Bags! By Hina Hazrat

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Let’s Switch to Paper Bags! By Hina Hazrat

                          The father of Youth Blogger Hina gives a talk to youth about  “How We Can Switch to Paper Bags”. (Photo credit: H. Hazrat)   Nowadays, plastic bags are seen everywhere, it’s common to see people carrying their shopping items in plastic bags. There are many
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Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Feb 20th, 2013 | By
Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Eco-friendly eating : Making it possible “Frozen food uses 10 times more energy to produce than fresh food.” What you can do: Try to buy food that is grown and harvested locally. Locally grown food stands or markets are emerging in many areas. Research the towns close to you and see if there is a
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Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

The uncountable number issues that we on planet earth are now facing can be extremely overwhelming, and it is easy to feel lost amongst huge global-scale action plans. However, as an individual or group of any size, change can be made. Below is just a small selection of random ways in which you can help
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Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
Fast Fact; Fast Solution

“Each of us consumes an average of seven trees per year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. Over a lifetime, this amounts to approximately 525 trees- sufficient to cover about 1 acre of land.” What YOU can do to stop this from happening: -Use social networking (email) instead of sending letters or
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Have a very green summer!

Jun 7th, 2012 | By
Have a very green summer!

I’m not going to be blogging for the rest of the summer, since I’ll be out of state working on environmental policy, but in the spirit of summer, I thought I’d share three ways I’m trying to go greener this summer. Work: How am I getting around this summer? Public transportation! I’ll keep the city
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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

May 15th, 2012 | By
5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

What happens when common problems can be solved through creative out-of-the-box solutions? Umbrellas become high-end clothing. Sport shoes are turned into new sporting equipment. Eye glasses and soap are remanufactured to serve the health needs of third world countries. Through chemical separation, metals from batteries are reclaimed and resold. Ultimately, solutions can be found to the growing
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The Fort Worth Zoo’s MOLA and Conservation

Apr 9th, 2012 | By
The Fort Worth Zoo’s MOLA and Conservation

I went to the Fort Worth Zoo recently and talked with Joey the zookeeper in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The Fort Worth Zoo describes the MOLA as “spacious, humidity-controlled exhibits and state-of-the-art conservation tools, such as quarantine rooms and hibernaculuma that facilitate the breeding of rare, endangered and critically endangered animals. In response to
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BRDs: Saving One Diamondback Terrapin At A Time

Mar 29th, 2012 | By
BRDs: Saving One Diamondback Terrapin At A Time

Today, we are learning about a challenge that faces the only turtle in the world that lives exclusively in brackish water:  the imperiled diamondback terrapin.  The challenge we are talking about isn’t habit loss or destruction, it’s not live predators, and it’s not boats!  We are going to talk about crab pots and the lethal
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Save Me, San Francisco!

Mar 6th, 2012 | By
Save Me, San Francisco!

Reasons to love the Bay Area:
1. It’s the Bay Area!