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The grass is greener when you grasscycle!

The grass is greener when you grasscycle!

Spring is here. No doubt you’ve pulled out the lawnmower by now, or at least thought about it. As you begin another mowing season, it’s time to think about “grasscycling.” Grasscycling is allowing your grass clippings to drop back onto the lawn as you mow. Instead of...

How to create less shoe waste

How to create less shoe waste

Last week, we introduced Changing Footprints, an Indiana non-profit that works to divert used shoes from the waste stream. After sorting and cleaning, this nonprofit organization gives the shoes for free to those in need. For those not in Indiana, a similar program is...

Changing Footprints changes lives

Changing Footprints changes lives

How many pairs of shoes does your family have in your closets, piled up by the door, or scattered around the house? Do you have shoes that you wore once or twice only to sit in a closet for years? The average person in the U.S. owns about 17 pairs of shoes, buys six...

Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

It may be hard to imagine now, but in the first half of the 1900s, the majority of Americans saw air pollution as “the smell of prosperity” and were unaware of how dangerous smoke, sludge, gas, and other air and water pollutants were to both the environment and human...

Get ready for Earth Day: April 22

Get ready for Earth Day: April 22

As land, air, and water pollution affected more and more people in the mid-20th century, preservation became a growing concern in the United States. By April 22, 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, had planned a national “teachin” for the environment,...

7 Tips for Spring Cleaning

7 Tips for Spring Cleaning

Spring brings longer days, warmer weather, and bright flowers. It puts a "spring" in our steps! What a great time for an eco-friendly cleanup! As you begin, leave nasty chemicals and stuffy air behind. Follow these tips to make this year’s spring cleaning friendly...