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How to Work with Brand Reps to Get Photos of Your Products

I share a lot of photos of my daughter. A lot. And while I do love shooting photos of her because she’s gorgeous, I promise that’s not the only reason I do it. I take hundreds of photos of her every week because she is a brand rep. If you’re not familiar with the term, a brand rep is a [...]

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Modular ‘Biological House’ Created From Upcycled Natural Materials

It’s no secret that construction companies are making major strides in the world of eco-friendly construction materials and practices. Technologies such as solar power and modular construction have made it easier than ever for eco-conscious homeowners to customize their living spaces while keeping sustainability in mind. In fact, as of mid-2017, the U.S. has a total solar power capacity of [...]

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A Guide to Improving Your Roof’s Energy Efficiency

A homeowner’s roof is one of the most important elements of the entire property. Without a strong roof, everything and everyone inside the home would be at risk of severe damage. However, a strong roof is also essential if you want to have an energy efficient home. Typically, it’s best to have a roof professionally inspected at least one or [...]

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Hazel Tree Farm Shows Growing Momentum In Sustainability Movement

A volunteer-led collaborative effort saw teams at The College of New Jersey come together and plant 15 hazel trees as an exercise in permaculture. Permaculture is an alternative solution to traditional agriculture. Crops that are popular today are farmed on a flat plot of land. Corn fields stretch across the Midwest, taking up miles of land that can only be [...]

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A Connection Between Earthworms, Soil, and… Mars?

Earthworms, soil, and… Mars? According to ZME Science, two earthworms are the first animals to be born in Mars-like soil conditions. There are three types of topsoil, at least on planet earth, which include sand, loam, and clay. On Mars, however, the soil conditions are a little bit different due to freezing temperatures and a lack of organic materials. But [...]

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Own an Older Home? You Can Still Cut Back On Energy Costs

Energy is something we use every single day of our lives. We use it to charge our phones, drive to work, and run our businesses. In fact, energy audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy show that over 50% of compressed air systems at small to medium-sized industrial facilities have energy conservation opportunities that are available at a low [...]

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Recycled Sunglasses Let Hipsters Make Environmental Fashion Statement

A new blend of environmentalism, fashion, and good old-fashioned capitalism has taken hold in the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. Fishing boats from Catalonia have started hauling back plastic polluting the sea to be recycled for use in sunglasses. Sea2see, a Barcelona based company, is taking a visionary approach to recycling. They pay fishing boats to reclaim refuse from [...]

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Vegan Fashion May Not Be As Sustainable As You Think

Leather has long been a fashion staple, loved for its classic look and ability to stand the test of time. It’s also very easy to care for: as long as you use a conditioner every six to 12 months, wipe up any spills right away, and avoid harmful cleaning supplies, you’ll be good to go. However, leather isn’t an eco-friendly [...]

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How Eco-Friendly Is Your Smartphone Manufacturer? Check Its Environmental Report Card

An international study by Unilever revealed that one-third of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact. After Washington-based environmental advocacy group Greenpeace released its report ranking some of the world’s biggest electronics manufacturers, consumers will have just a bit more insight and information regarding environmental impact to help them decide which brands they’d like [...]

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How to Go Green With Your Food Storage

One easy way to reduce your environmental impact at home is rethinking the way you store food. Many consumers buy food in extremely environmentally unfriendly, single-serve packaging, and then throw that packaging away. By choosing to store food in a different, more eco-friendly way, you can reduce your environmental impact and help break our country’s addiction to individually wrapped everything. [...]

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Participate in Breast Cancer Environmental Risk Study

Cancer has already touched my family once. When my oldest daughter was just 4 years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Thankfully, 8 years later, she is a healthy. She is a survivor. But this close brush with cancer has made all of us much more aware of the risk factors for all types of cancer — including breast cancer. As [...]

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