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Textile recycling companies are ‘Happy’ to prove clothes are ‘Not Trashy’

Consumerism, fast fashion, clothes making, clothing sustainability and the social impact of second-hand clothing were hot topics at the fifth annual Textile Recycling Conference organized by Garson & Shaw. Over 200 guests from textile recycling employees came from the U.S., Guatemala, El Salvador, Spain, Bulgaria, Canada, Slovakia, Belize, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe from Thurs., May 15, … Continue reading

History, growth, celebrating Arbor Day 2014

Trees are a powerful part of environmental well being, and that’s not exactly breaking news. Arbor Day may not have a singular observed day around the world—through most places observe it on the last Friday of April—but it’s one of the oldest environmental holidays still celebrated.                   … Continue reading

How are you celebrating Earth Hour?

Can you go without electricity for one hour? Everyone surely has at one point or another although it was probably the result of an unexpected power loss. This time, however, it’s part of a plan. That plan is Earth Hour, which is taking place this Saturday (March 29) from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. If you … Continue reading

National running day: Run green

Wednesday, June 5 is National Running Day, a cross-country (pun intended) celebration of the world’s oldest sport. As it says on the National Running Day website, the day is when runners everywhere declare their passion for running, no matter how long or how fast they may run. Running is an all-inclusive sport because it requires … Continue reading

The History of Earth Day

The History of Earth Day

In April 1970, before hybrid vehicles, emissions standards and even the EPA, an idea was born. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator representing Wisconsin, was troubled by the devastation of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Santa Barbara spill hemorrhaged 200,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific and cost the lives of … Continue reading

Four ways to celebrate Earth Day 2013

Four ways to celebrate Earth Day 2013

The world celebrates Earth Day every April 22, and while it may not garner the attention of the big gift-giving holidays, it’s the most important holiday of the year. Seriously – Christmas, July 4 and Thanksgiving are probably among the first days you think of when holidays come to mind, but if we neglect our … Continue reading