Archive for August 2010

Saying goodbye to the shoebox

After reading Sheri’s post about EB:O&M and consumer waste, I was amazed to find out that each person produces about 4.5 pounds of trash each day. I thought about my own footprint and my own choices when it comes to…

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Top 10 ways to save money through sharing (part 2)

Hopefully you all read and enjoyed Part 1 of Shareable editor Jeremy Adam Smith’s post discussing his Top 10 ways to save money by sharing. If so, you know all about numbers 10 through 6 – now, we present the…

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Estimating the impact of ATM receipts

We’ve mentioned this estimate a few times on the blog already — in these posts by Mary, Michele, and Stacey — and we thought you might want to know how we came up with it. Here’s the calculation: Total…

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Top 10 ways to save money through sharing (part 1)

At a recent Environmental Defense Fund Solutions Lab, Neal Gorenflo, publisher of Shareable, talked about the power of sharing. Sharing is a novel idea. It is something I encourage my 10-year-old son to do, but as an adult I do…

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An EBOM update!

Back in May I told you about our ever-growing LEED EBOM program. Well, I’m here to update you on the status of a couple of our recent successes. The first effort is our current initiative to provide plastic, metal, and…

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More on e-Stewards® Enterprises

I’m happy to introduce guest blogger Donald Summers. Donald is the business director of Basel Action Network (BAN), a nonprofit organization we work with to ensure none of our hazardous e-waste ends up in places where it does not belong…

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August’s Poll of the Month: energy consumption

To those who voted in and commented on last month’s poll, thank you! This month, especially in light of the heat wave that the East Coast has been experiencing, we wanted to ask you about energy consumption: On average, which…

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I heart my ATM

The other day I was getting some money from one of our Wells Fargo Envelope-FreeSMATMs. After I entered my PIN, the screen said, “Happy Birthday!” My first thought was, “Wow, thanks!” I’d been receiving birthday greetings all day, but didn’t…

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Tips for a safer two-wheeled commute

I recently wrote about my newfound love for commuting to work on my bicycle. Well, I’m back with some tips from my friend, Teri Gardiner of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a group dedicated to transforming San Francisco’s streets and…

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