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What’s In Your Trash? (Infographic)

We generate a lot of trash. In 2010, Americans generated more than 250 tons of garbage. That’s a lot! Did you know that the cleaning services industry brings in more than $50 billion a year? This includes anything from janitorial … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Foods Battle Extreme Weather (Infographic)

With floods, droughts, hurricanes, and more, our Thanksgiving food struggled to make it to our plates this year. This infographic shows where traditional Thanksgiving dishes come from and what kind of extreme weather it endured: What is your traditional Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year? (Infographic)

Electronics, paper, glass, plastic, and metal are all common items to recycle. But have you give much thought to how cars are recycled? Something has to be done with those old vehicles, right? Did you know that cars are the … Continue reading

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History of Recycling (Infographic)

Today (November 15) is America Recycles Day, an annual event launched in 1997 by Keep America Beautiful. It is currently the only nationally-recognized day devoted to recycling in the United States. In honor of the day, here is an infographic … Continue reading

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Green Jobs on the Rise (Infographic)

If you want to work in a green industry, you might be in luck. Between 1998 and 2007, job growth in the green industry was nearly 3 times as much as job growth in other area. Green jobs were found … Continue reading

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Is Your iPhone Green?

Have you ever wondered how green your iPhone is? This infographic gives you a pretty good idea. So the moral of this infographic is that the iPhone is not great for the environment. Workers are paid very little to assemble … Continue reading

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How Data Centers Consume Energy

Did you know that data centers consume a lot of energy? On Tuesday, I expressed concern that Apple’s iCloud will have a negative impact on the environment. Picturing the environmental impact of something like a data center is difficult for … Continue reading

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How Does Your State Stack Up? (Infographic)

This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on each infographic to view the bigger version.) Okay, I have … Continue reading

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Energy Savings of ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

I strongly believe that when it comes to helping the environment, every little bit counts. Going green sounds like it will be expensive and difficult–but it doesn’t have to be. This infographic does a great job at showing what could … Continue reading

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Can Better Packaging Save the Planet?

We’ve all been there: You buy a new gadget and you have to fight your way through layers of plastic, Styrofoam, and cardboard to get to it. Not only is this frustrating, but it is also bad for the planet. … Continue reading

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