Week 52: One Year of Sustainability!

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This is it! Our goal in February of last year when Green Mondays began was to follow weekly objectives related to reducing carbon emissions and promoting environmental sustainability for 1 year or 52 weeks. If you can remember that far … Read More

Week 49: Health – PFAS in Your Water

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Last Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the announcement that under the new Biden administration it would begin to regulate the concentrations of chemicals referred to as PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water. Stricter drinking water limits … Read More

Week 37: Carbon Emissions – Housing

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As we learned two weeks ago, activities related to housing represent the highest sources of carbon emissions both domestically (33.6%) and overseas (34.7%). Specifically within housing, emissions are predominately due to the two most common sources of energy used: electricity … Read More

Taking a Break for a Laugh

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I hope you all had a great 4th.  I decided this week to take a break from the green activities and send something that hopefully will make you laugh, which we are all in need of at the moment due … Read More

Week 18: Composting – First Step

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An important topic related to waste reduction is composting.  Composting is something I have been wanting to do for a while now but just felt it was complicated to begin and never took the time to do the research required.  … Read More

Week 8: Benefits of Cold Water

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This week we will again focus on reducing our carbon footprint by implementing actions that are included within the Home Energy section of the EPA’a Carbon Footprint Calculator (www3.epa.gov).  The specific action we will address is related to washing clothes.  … Read More