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Eco-friendly Solutions for Plastic Bag Waste

Eco-friendly Solutions for Plastic Bag Waste Regular plastic bags take a lifetime, often over 100 years, to begin to degrade. Less than 2% of plastic bags ever get recycled and those that are seldom ever become plastic bags again. Plastic … Continue reading

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How can you prevent Marine Debris from ruining your vacation

New discoveries of islands made of garbage in the ocean can cause great concern for everyone over the prevalence of marine debris on our planet. Marine debris can harm the entire ocean ecosystem and can be easily prevented by taking … Continue reading

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Going Green with Marine Hardware in an Imperfect World

Going Green with Marine Hardware in an Imperfect World Most marine hardware can be divided into two distinct groups these days. Cheap junk made with little, if any, thought to the impact its production has on the environment or the … Continue reading

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What Green Boaters Should Know About Tar Sands

Beginning August 20th, more than 1,000 people began to converge on the White House in Washington, D.C. to protest potential legislation that would authorize construction of a 1,600-mile long pipeline between Canadian tar sands pits and United States oil refineries. … Continue reading

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3 Inexpensive Ways to Go Green

Expense is one of the most common reasons that people avoid taking steps to be more green. In today’s economic climate, it’s understandable that you may not be eager to learn more about protecting the environment if you think it … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Green Boating

If the environment is important to you, chances are you’ve already thought about what state it will be in for the next generation. But have you also considered how the next generation will care for it? Conservation and respect for … Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force Bringing Solar Power to 2,000 Homes

As individuals work to green up their own lives, it’s encouraging to know that the United States government is taking steps to do the same – albeit at a slower rate than most households. The Department of Defense is aiming … Continue reading

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Arizona Wildfire Caused by People – How to Prevent Another One

A fire has been burning in Arizona’s Bear Wallow Wilderness area since May 29th, and has officially been declared the largest wildfire in the state’s history. As of Wednesday, the fire was still burning, marking more than two weeks of ongoing … Continue reading

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Good News: Going Green is Good Business

It seems like there hasn’t been much good economic news to discuss in recent years, but some businesses are finding ways to survive. In fact, some industries are thriving by adapting to the changing social and economic climate. The good … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Practice Green Boating

If you aren’t already practicing green boating, making the switch can seem overwhelming at first. You have to learn about the best kind of fuel, green maintenance, what types of products to use on board, and how to handle fuel … Continue reading

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