Archive | May, 2013

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In My Element at Element Hotel in NYC

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly hotel for business travel or vacation, put the Element chain at the top of your list. I recently was offered the chance to spend three nights at the Element Times Square West in New York City in exchange for providing my unvarnished feedback on the hotel’s environmental attributes. Many […]

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Are Your Kids Saving Energy? Enter Contest by May 31.

 Team ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s program to help kids and families understand why saving energy is important, has launched a contest to encourage kids to tell us in their own worlds why energy efficiency makes a difference. To enter, all kids need to do is share their stories on the Team ENERGY […]

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Mother’s Day: Shopping Spree or Shopping Shift?

Mother’s Day has become a gigantic shopping event. Next to Christmas and Valentine’s Day, consumers spend more money for Mother’s Day than they do for any other holiday in the year. This year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Mother’s Day survey, Americans will spend $20.7 billion! That amounts to an average of almost […]

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Is Glade Air Freshener Bad for Babies?

"Cleaning product companies aren’t required to disclose the ingredients they use in their products, and what they’re keeping secret from you could be hazardous to your health," reports Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE), the respected non-profit research group that investigates toxic chemicals in the common household cleansers we use.   In their "Dirty Secrets" […]

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Join Team ENERGY STAR & Get Ready for This Summer’s Eco Block-Buster

 Team ENERGY STAR is on a simple but extremely important mission: encourage kids and families to save energy at home. How? By empowering them to protect the climate and reduce air pollution through easy-to-implement, money-saving actions. Team ENERGY STAR works in large part because it makes saving energy easy and fun. Check out www.energystar.gov/team and you’ll see what I […]

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