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17 Ways To Clean Up The Gulf Oil Spill

Oil Spill Hair Mats Early on in the BP crisis, human hair was discussed as a possible material for sopping up the oil. Matter of Trust, a nonprofit environmental organization, has partnered with thousands of salons all over the world to use their clippings, which...

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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD RECYCLE

  In this episode of Earth911TV we've got 5 things you might not know you can recycle. Some of them won't surprise you while some are just downright strange, but all of them are recyclable! Whether you're interested in making the world a better place, helping to...

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San Francisco Business Times – Luminalt Lights Up City’s Solar

We are thrilled to be highlighted in today’s Business Journal. See article here. “They are a woman-owned company and do amazing work,” said Lisa Gautier, a residential and commercial customer of Luminalt’s. “They are very community connected. I run the Matter of Trust...

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Pet Hair Is Reusable! 9 Surprising Things You Can Recycle

You already know that paper, glass, and plastic goes in the blue bin—but how about pet hair, or old, worn out athletic shoes? Don’t toss these either—they can be recycled. Get the details on nine things you may not have known you could recycle: 1. CFL lightbulbs Bring...

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Give Me Down to There, Hair!

I have always been fascinated by random Broadway marketing ideas. Before I started in the industry, I actually thought they were meant to (directly) sell tickets. Now I realize that they are primarily designed to garner publicity, thereby hopefully selling tickets...

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Your help wanted: The hair boom story

“Hair finally starts arriving after clogging up the postal system. Amanda Bacon’s first Boom B Q in Alabama.” Photo: Matter of Trust This story needs your help, please. Yesterday, we reported that the Deepwater Horizon Response team isn’t using those hair mats or...

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Hair booms piling up around the Gulf, unused and ready

Making hair booms in Mobile. Photo courtesy of Amanda Bacon Thanks, everyone, who helped with finding out more about those hair booms or mats folks are donating clippings for to help protect the Gulf Coast. BP says its responders aren’t using the hair booms because...

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Boom-B-Qs

Social gatherings at which volunteers learn how to construct homemade oil-defense booms. Hair and pantyhose are being shipped to the Gulf Coast to help defend the coastline against oil spilling from the Deepwater Horizon rig, Sarah Wheaton reported in The Times: At...

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