environmental impact

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Human-Caused Climate Change Gets Personal

Published: 
Wed, 07/20/2016 (All day)

Activists wanting to solve the crisis of human-caused climate change face a serious dilemma.  The threat appears neither close enough to get our sustained attention, nor distant enough to postpone doing something about it now. There’s a corollary problem: it’s too big a situation for my behavior to impact, but it is too critical to ignore.

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Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment

Published: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

LIKE most households, we recycle pretty religiously. It’s easy, though, because our town in suburban New York allows us to throw pretty much everything into one bin, and it gets picked up at the curb.

Recycling has become so automatic that if we’re out and there’s no place to recycle that soda can or bottle, it feels slightly illicit to just drop it in the trash. It’s like littering. You just don’t do it.