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The 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill: 5 Ways to Get Involved

The beautiful coastline of Santa Barbara, California, is no stranger to oil spills. Still considered the largest oil spill to occur along California waters, the 1969 Santa Barbara spill devastated the marine habitat. Although smaller, the spring spill still prompted the governor of California to call for a state of emergency in Santa Barbara...
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Crayon Health Bars

There are many fantastic and interesting inventions out there, with new ones happening every day. (Even paper chips!). One that really caught my eye is a remarkable idea for a health bar – a crayon. Luxirare (a combination of Rare and Luxury) is a weekly, elegant, webzine that focuses on portraying the beauty of...
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Container Gardening

I’ve always admired gardeners for a hobby that produces food that’s not only delicious, but also eco-friendly and sustainable.  I mean, what’s more local than your own backyard? The University of Washington and the City of Seattle did a study on greenhouse gas emissions from locally sourced food versus food sourced out of state...
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Regional Sustainability and Local Community Groups

I’ve got to admit, I’m a fan of grassroots environmentalism. Don’t get me wrong, there is most definitely a need and a place for the large scale environmental organizations. But to me, there’s just something really exciting about small, locally based groups of people taking part in the environmental movement, despite often limited resources...
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Eco-Me Clean with Green – DIY Natural Home Cleaning Kits

With all the eco-friendly green cleaning supplies out there (Method and now Clorox coming out with greener alternative called Green Works) why not just make your own? Eco-Me shows you how to create your own cleaning products out of baking soda, vinegar, oil and water, and provides you with the tools and containers to...
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