Archive for August 2011

Congrats to the Wells Fargo Green Team Vancouver

In past posts, I’ve shared with you our work to recognize our many wonderful Wells Fargo Green Teams through recycled, shared art. Earlier this year, we commissioned our first piece from textile artist Suzanne Husky as a celebration of our…

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Because it beats a day at the office …

… Or because you know your community needs you … … Or because you get two volunteer days off a year and why not use one … … Or because it just feels good! For these reasons (and many more!)…

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When koalas and carbon collide

I know that Mother Nature will keep on pushing us, relentlessly, until we listen. —Deborah Tabart OAM What do koalas and carbon have in common? They both love trees. Koalas love trees because they, especially the delicious (to them)…

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A bike for every rider

Buying a bicycle isn’t nearly as challenging as buying a car. However, it does require a bit of thought, research, and, yes, even a few test drives—especially if you are considering a daily commute. This is one piece of machinery…

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The plastic purge challenge

As promised in my last post, I went grocery shopping with the intent to avoid all plastic packaged food products. So, how did it go? For starters, Mike SanClements was right: Plastic is, indeed, everywhere. It’s nearly inescapable. I did…

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Preparing for climate change

While many parts of the country are experiencing some extreme heat, I feel the need to point out that “climate change,” often referred to as “global warming,” doesn’t just mean an increase in temperature. It literally means that our climate…

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Purge the plastic

Our editor en fuego, Henrik, pointed us to this great article on saving energy costs (and the environment) during these stiflingly hot summer months. (Though we wouldn’t know anything about that here in San Francisco—it was so foggy the other…

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August Poll of the Month: drinking water

Environmental Forum readers, it’s poll time again! Last month we asked if you are willing to look for an e-Steward Recycler in your area in order to make sure your toxic e-waste is disposed of properly. Of our respondents, 70%…

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