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Why Your Yard Count Matters

Today Enviro Girl challenges you to conduct a species count.  Head outside and begin counting every different type of plant, fungi, insect, animal and bird you can see.  589 more words

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OUR Great Lakes--part I: Why The Great Lakes Matter

The Great Lakes–Superior, Michigan, Erie, Ontario, Huron, St. Clair–5,500 cubic MILES of water that cover 244,000 94,000 square miles of the Earth’s surface.  They are the largest system of fresh surface water on Earth, containing roughly 21 percent of the world supply and 586 more words

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Extend Your Eco-Super Powers: Tips For Living Even Greener

So, you’re using canvas shopping bags on every trip to the store, you bought a nice BPA-free water bottle for quenching your thirst, you pulled out the cloth napkins and ramped up your recycling efforts.  584 more words

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Do it for the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees

It’s dandelion season in many parts of the U.S.  If you don’t have a sea of yellow on your lawn yet, you probably will soon.  The temptation is to KILL THEM ALL with POISON POISON HERBICIDE POISON, but Enviro Girl begs you, please reconsider. 707 more words

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A Greener (and cheaper!) Way to Get Your Sporting Gear

It’s a new season at Enviro Girl’s house.  The basketballs have been put aside, the baseball gloves and soccer balls are out of storage.  Because she’s got 3 growing boys, Enviro Girl is used to shelling out for sporting gear as her kids play on a variety of teams.  674 more words

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Earth Hour 2013

Are you ready to go dark? This Saturday is Earth Hour 2013.

Earth Hour is the World Wildlife Fund’s project in which people, businesses, and governments all over the world turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change.  243 more words

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