Month: August 2008

Telecommunications Gives Environmentalists Networking Power The telephone always has had the potential to be a powerful environmental tool. Like many things, it’s up to the user to realize all of the possible benefits. Just one phone call can save plenty of time, energy and pollution when the alternative is jumping in the car. And with […]

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Cleanup School For Oil Spills Anyone in pursuit of job security should take a look at the oil spill cleanup business. With about 10,000 spills on America’s waterways every year — or one spill every 53 minutes — there’s plenty of work. And if you count chemical spills, the numbers triple. Dr. Roy Hann, Jr. […]

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Park Benches Made With Recycled Plastic Turning the fruits of a recycling program into tangible results has proven hugely successful for the Chicago Park District and the city’s residents. Chicago’s 563 parks are now being covered in garbage. But it is in the form benches, playground barriers and other items composed completely of plastic donated […]

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Company Recycles Shoes Incorporating such diverse items as coffee filters, old tires and plastic left over from the production of disposable diapers, an Oregon company has created a walking shoe made entirely of recycled materials. Julie Lewis, founder of DejaShoes, says the shoe meets all the technical qualifications of a good walking shoe, including a […]

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