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Homeschooling and the Environment: Environmental Impact of Home Education

Homeschooling families have some advantages when it comes to reducing their family’s carbon footprint. Reducing their dependence on paper, coordinating transportation to save money on gas, growing a vegetable garden and using nontoxic homemade cleaning products are just a few ways that homeschoolers can lessen their impact on the environment. Environmental Impact of Homeschooling Reducing a family’s carbon footprint is …

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Healthy Forests: Trees Contribute to Human Well Being

Healthy Forests: Trees Contribute to Human Well Being

There are several key situations that challenge the health of forests in the United States and worldwide, including the rapid loss of forest cover due to development, the introduction of invasive pests, and the growing demand for timber. The health of remaining forests is of utmost concern to scientists and the increasing number of environmentally aware citizens because healthy forests …

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Oil Extracting

The Greening of Alberta’s Oil Sands: New Oil Extracting Technologies in the Works

Canada’s lackustre participation in the Copenhagen Summit has generated much criticism. Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, for example, criticized Prime Minister Harper for treating Copenhagen like a “trip to the dentist.” There is no doubt that Prime Minister Harper could have used the summit as an opportunity to flex some technological muscles. Considering the work that has been done within the …

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Soils in the Environment: Dirt Lesson Plans for Primary Students

Elementary science lesson plans can be difficult to create because of the students’ various background knowledge on the specific topic. Many students will have a general understanding of soils but often it is interchangeable with the word “dirt”. Before students engage in soil activities, it is important for the teacher to assess students prior knowledge. After assessment, the teacher will …

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Green Environment

Green Environment: Eco Friendly Grass Alternatives

Natural green grass lawns are beautiful, but they are difficult to maintain, and many environmentalists believe they effectively do more harm than good for the environment. Excessive water consumption and wastage, gas guzzling lawn mowers with toxic emissions, and an obsession with chemical fertilizers and pesticides to save the lawns are the anti-environmental outcomes of maintaining natural lawns. On a …

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Air Pollution

Carbon Offsets and the Environment: Using Carbon Credits as a Means to Lower Greenhous Gas Emissions

In the battle against global warming, people are becoming more aware of the effect of their lifestyle on greenhouse gas emissions. No matter how committed a person is to lowering their carbon footprint, occasions will occur where a person’s actions will add significant carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, such as when flying. In these situations people should consider Carbon Offsets …

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Household Carbon Footprint: Reduce Waste, Conserve Energy, Fight Climate Change in your Bathroom

With climate change being talked about daily in the media, many people are wondering how exactly they can make a difference. The key is to start in your own home, and this article will guide you through changes you can make today and in the long term, to start lowering the carbon footprint of one of your most used rooms …

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Sustainable Environmental Living-Some General Guidelines

Our present day life is governed by modern technology in all the spheres of our daily activities. This transformation of lifestyle, which has taken place mainly over the last 100 years, has been extremely rapid and multidimensional during the last few decades. While this has provided mankind with great strides in the quality of life, at the same time it …

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