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Procter and Gamble: Green Wash or Green Biz?

Greenwashing, the act of using misleading marketing tactics that indicate environmental consciousness, is a growing problem in the advertising world. Due to the power and popularity of the environmental movement, more and more companies have begun to promote their products and services using false claims about ecological safety. How can we tell the difference between [...]

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Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture is exactly what it sounds like – the practice of farming in non-rural areas such as towns, villages, and even within large cities. But how does one plant crops without traditional acreage? Through raised-bed vegetable plots, roof gardens, and other urban-friendly planting mediums, sustainable food and healthy living can become integral parts of daily [...]

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Mister ReUse

When Alex Eaves wanted to create a skateboarding ramp in his parents’ basement, he pieced together an old door, household scraps, and railroad ties to fashion a fully recycled structure. Growing up in a house full of trinkets and goods, Alex often played with paper towel rolls, made toys from boxes, and fashioned new objects [...]

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Green Education

Are your childhood memories filled with images of the outdoors? Mine certainly are. Growing up in Colorado, I spent my youth hiking the expansive Rockies, swimming in clear blue lakes, and playing in fresh, powdery snow. The weatherman was our prophet and the mountains our master. But it wasn’t until I reached adulthood that I [...]

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Fighting for the Earth: A New Wave of Friendly Competitions Encourage Waste Reduction

How can we get people excited about reducing waste? This is a question that many environmental enthusiasts struggle to answer. While the importance of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling are critical to ecological sustainability, mobilizing the masses to make necessary lifestyle changes is easier said than done. In this day and age, encouragement and education [...]

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Win Free TEDx Tickets!

  We’re partnering up with TEDxCSU, a TED conference affiliate in Fort Collins, Colorado, to offer a free pair of tickets to a lucky Redefining Waste supporter!     How to Enter: Just post a comment on any of the six Redefining Waste episodes between today, Monday March 19, and Monday April 9 (cut off time 11:59 p.m. MST). [...]

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Reinventing the T-shirt

Ahhhh the t-shirt. That classic staple clothing item many of us wear on a daily basis. From crew necks to v-necks and tight white crisp ones to colorful old favorites with band names, screen printing, and slogans across the chest. What more can be done to bring new life to the clothing piece that serves [...]

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