Green Documentaries: Circular Economy

Reblogged from MyTree.TV

Businesses around the globe produce nearly as much waste as they do product — almost 110 million tons annually in the US alone. Washington State spent more than 500 million dollars on waste disposal, recycling, and composting in 2009. But what is the real cost to business and the community?

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How to choose the best Sunscreen? [Video]

Sunscreen comes in many forms, each with its own impacts on your body and the environment. With so many options, how do you choose which sunscreen is best for you? To answer that question, Mary Poffenroth explains how sunscreens work and compares different application methods, SPFs, and active ingredients to help you make the best choice.

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Green Documentaries: Terra Blight [Trailer Video]

produced by: Jellyfish Smack Productions

Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet.

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Green Documentaries: The E-waste Tragedy

“Every year millions of tons of discarded electronic waste – computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances – are shipped illegally to India, China or Africa. This film spans the world to reveal how greed and corruption are ruining the globe’s legal recycling systems, damaging the environment, creating security risks and endangering human health. Can the toxic tide be stemmed, or are too many people willingly turning a blind eye?”

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Green Media: How Much Trash Do You Make In A Week?

Waste not, want not.

find out more about this everyday-thing called Waste
(food, electronics, energy, etc.)

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Urban Agriculture [Infographic]

Originally Published by  on Bozzuto blog

Urban Agriculture is a movement towards growing and raising more food within densely populated areas of major cities. Today, about 15% of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. Since space is limited in big cities, you may have noticed city gardens sprouting up in smaller spaces (like rooftops or apartment balconies). Another green benefit to urban gardening is that you can re-purpose old recyclable milk jugs or woven baskets and use them as containers for new veggies. Vegetables that are ideally suited for growing in containers include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley.

Have you already been practicing urban agriculture and balcony or patio gardening? We would love to hear about it! What tips can you share on how to have the greenest thumb on the block?

Targeting Children with Treats [Infographic]

On January 25, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new requirements for nutritional standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs across the nation. The official press release outlines the improvements to school lunch programs that are expected to enhance the health of children at school as well as lessen the childhood obesity trend. Under the new rules, schools will be required to double the servings of vegetables and fruits per meal.

In an effort to support the nutritional standards for school meals and our teachers and students, this infographic shows statistics sharing lifestyle, consumption, and media activity relating to children. It takes a community to raise a child and we know how important teachers are to the growth and development of our students! We encourage you to help as we spread this important message!

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