Archive for April 2010

How to be greener and happier

If you’re on the fence about switching to online only statements, please check out the findings of a new study (PDF) by PayItGreen®. Their research shows that Americans who switch to paperless statements and pay their bills online are…

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Why it makes sense for businesses to go green

Richard Weeks is Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo’s Internet Services Group. He’s responsible for managing online strategy and new product development for small business platforms, including Wells Fargo Business Online® Banking. Richard recently spoke to Entrepreneur magazine about the…

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Happy 40th anniversary of Earth Day!

Earth Day is the perfect day to stop, go outside, and reflect on Mother Nature’s role in your life. It’s also an ideal day to make personal commitments to take action to protect the environment every day. The theme of…

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40 years of Earth Day

April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the one day a year officially designated to celebrate and preserve the environment. Although we all know we should be taking daily action to help protect the planet, Earth Day…

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e-Stewards® Enterprises

Wells Fargo has just joined e-Stewards® Enterprises! What is e-Stewards® Enterprises, exactly? Well it’s a group of companies and institutions committed to using e-Stewards Recyclers that meet the world’s highest standards for responsible recycling. These standards were created by the…

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Adventures in upcycling

After reading Stephanie’s post on The Story of Stuff, I came across this snazzy little kitchen island made from a discarded TV stand. It’s true, someone took an unwanted piece of furniture, slapped some wheels and a butcher block on…

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Volunteering in Golden Gate Park

One of the things I love most about living in San Francisco is the beauty of our parks and protected coast lands. From Lands End and Ocean Beach in the city to the Marin Headlands and Angel Island across and…

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Right-sized is the right size

Back in January, Ashley Braun blogged on the environmental website Grist about the true story of the Salwens, a family who significantly downsized their lives by moving out of their luxurious home and into a more modest abode. (You can…

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The Story of Stuff

While at a little café this weekend, I grabbed recycled sections of the San Francisco Chronicle and happened across an article titled, “Berkeley author knows toxic, throwaway culture.” As a thrift store junkie, I was thrilled to learn about Annie…

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