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Archive of: Conscious Consumption and Feature and NAPC

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Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

From the Grand Canyon to the Gateway Arch to the Empire State Building, America’s landmarks are making the old new again with Earth-friendly changes.

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Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.

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Frugal Foodie

Frugal Foodie

The average family throws away a quarter of the food it buys, wasting an average of $2,200 a year, but with some simple strategies no scraps need go to waste.

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Kick the Plastic Habit

Kick the Plastic Habit

With the oceans predicted to contain more plastic than fish by 2050, we can join vital efforts underway at personal, local and global levels to reduce plastic use.

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Go Eco Like Grandma

Go Eco Like Grandma

People are devising tech-savvy strategies to give new life to our grandmothers’ dictum “Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without.”

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Healthy Eye-Catching Eco-Wear

Healthy Eye-Catching Eco-Wear

Wrinkled cotton T-shirts used to define planet-friendly clothing, but today’s fashion designers are producing distinctive eco-lines that feel good and look great.

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Green Car Buying Tips

Green Car Buying Tips

To move stock and meet environmental goals, carmakers are offering great deals on eco-friendly cars; substantial subsidies and tax write-offs further sweeten the deal.

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Planet-Friendly and Profitable

Planet-Friendly and Profitable

Facial scrubs from recycled coffee grounds, urban delivery of potted herbs, shared bikes: there’s no end of good ideas—and customers—when people combine enterprise with eco-concerns.

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Ditch the Hotel

Ditch the Hotel

For a truly memorable vacation, try a yurt or castle via AirBnB, a house swap in Hawaii, or house sitting in London.

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Everyday Sustainability

Everyday Sustainability

We can easily green up our lifestyle by making simple choices on everything from food to clothes to cleaning supplies.

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