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Holiday Traveling

12.01.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Every holiday season many Americans travel all over the country to visit relatives and friends . It is important to realize the impact we are putting on each of our carbon footprints and the carbon footprint of our country and world as a whole. When making a long distance trip this year we can evaluate the ...

the Truth About Holiday Sustainability

12.01.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Kristina McAvoy #1. Faux trees can last forever so they must be green. False Truth: Plastic trees are made out of hard to recycle plastics such as PVC that are shipped from China. They do more harm than good to the enviornment and only last about 6-10 years. When they are thrown away they just sit in ...

Where did all the honey bees go?

11.27.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

In the past 20 years the amount of commercial honey bees in the united states has rapidly decreased by 40%. So honey farms are facing a decline of their “workers” by almost half. If a big company were to loose half of their workers it would not be able to function. It is not just ...

What’s your carbon footprint?

11.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered how your lifestyle impacts the environment you live in? There is an easy way to find out and it will take you less than five minutes. Click on the link below to take the quiz- your results may surprise you. http://www.myfootprint.org Feel free to comment below to share your results. Myself ...

Enjoying your holiday meals… Sustainably

11.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Hi everyone!   I know the holiday season is upon us, and when I think holidays I think food! It’s a big aspect of this time of year- getting together with friends and family, sharing stories, and breaking bread. Literally. I wanted to take a few minutes to remind you that there are many ways ...

Green is the theme for Holiday Lighting!

11.24.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

As soon as the calendar switched to November 1st, I could hear the trace of faint carols in my ear. The holidays are more than ever in our faces, whether we are reminded by commercials on television, tunes on the radio, or parents already asking what we would like for gifts. Nonetheless, as we begin ...

Green Revolution

11.21.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

This article was about the intense farming practices that are powerful enough to increasingly alter Earths atmosphere. They have boosted the seasonal amplitude in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to about 15 percent over the past five decades. Researchers from the University of Maryland have created a terrestrial carbon cycle model called VEGAS that has ...

2014 Eco-Rep Symposium at Tufts University

11.18.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

This past weekend I, along with four other Stonehill Students, got the chance to attend the 2014 Eco-Reps Symposium at Tufts University! It was an extremely engaging and enlightening experience, and seeing so many young adults who are passionate about the environment all in one place made me SO proud to be a part of ...

First Offshore Wind Farm To Be Built In 2015

11.17.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

The first offshore wind farm in the United States has been contracted to be built in 2015.  The site of the wind farm will be just southeast of Block Island, and island south of the coast of Rhode Island.  Deepwater Wind of Providence had their proposed project approved in September, and they now have contracted ...