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100+ Ways to conserve water

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

INDOOR TIPS KITCHEN #1There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you. #2When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. #3Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. …

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How to Attract Bees and Other Native Pollinators With a Foraging Habitat

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Pollinators like bees, wasps, butterflies, and moths are a key part of our ecosystem — pollinating 70 percent of flowering plants — but they face many threats to their health and habitat. In Attracting Native Pollinators (Storey Publishing, 2011), The Xerces Society takes a proactive, practical, and straight-forward approach to …

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Green & Safe Gardening: The Ultimate Guide to Clean Plant Care

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Sprouting a green thumb have many health benefits for adults, and even makes a great choice to teach children as a hobby they can pursue on their own. Yet you need to be aware of some of the risks and dangers found in your garden in order to make sure …

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How to naturescape

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Curious about native plants? Interested in a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape? Concerned about health and water quality? Or did you just stumble on to this page by accident? Regardless, we welcome you and hope we can satisfy or pique your curiosity. In the pages that follow, we will introduce some basic …

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Rwanda Clean Stove Inyenyeri Partnership

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

Matter of Trust has partnered with Inyenyeri on a project to assist with their outreach in Rwanda  re clean stove technology and renewable energy eucalyptus pellets.  For more information on what they do and why this is important for health and the environment, please check out their website Inyenyeri.org Inyenyeri gets the …

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A Cooking Revolution: How Clean Energy and Cookstoves Are Saving Lives

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

Cooking: it’s a simple act that has brought families around the world together for thousands and thousands of years. Chef José Andrés in Haiti As a chef, I can think of few things more beautiful than that. However, I also know how deadly such a simple act can be — not only to …

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This Bicycle Will Clean Polluted Air While You Pedal

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

Dubbed the Smog Free bicycle, the invention works by sucking the polluted air into a contraption located on the front of the bike. As urban environments grow, particularly in emerging markets such as China, Brazil, and India, city smog is increasingly becoming a public health concern. Indeed, according to the …

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A climate change solution beneath our feet

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

When we think of climate change solutions, what typically comes to mind is the transportation we use, the lights in our home, the buildings we power and the food we eat. Rarely do we think about the ground beneath our feet. Kate Scow thinks a lot about the ground, or, …

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How Clean Cookstoves Create Gender Equality

Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Alex Kamweru / UN Foundation This article is contributed by Michele Sullivan, Director of Corporate Social Innovation at Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation, and Radha Muthiah, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Imagine spending hours every day cooking your family’s food over an open …

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A before-and-after snapshot shows the incredible impact of clean cookstoves.

Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Over 4 million people die every year from inhaling the toxic pollution from unsafe stoves. Can you imagine? Having to cook over an open fire — burning dung, coal, and wood for fuel — is comparable to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Not to mention how dangerous it …

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