Raquel Fagan

Raquel Fagan

Raquel Fagan is the former vice president of Earth911 Media. Her passion about the environment leads her to compost, live a vegan lifestyle and ride the ol' bike as much as the AZ weather will allow.


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Currently, Wal-Mart recycles about 180 million pounds of metal, paper and plastic annually. Photo: Operationitch.wordpress.com
NEWS
from Raquel Fagan
Love that new shirt you bought that’s made from water bottles? Won’t stop telling your friends they really need those recycled glass tumblers? Now’s your chance to share your favorite recycled product with the world and, perhaps, help out the ...

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A look at bottles-turned-tumblers made using the Kinkajou. Photo: Patrick Lehoux
Quick Bit from Raquel Fagan
Bottle reuse projects are everywhere. You can find a few on our Tumblr, from vases to lamps, but most reuse crafts keep the bottle in its original form. After all, it’s glass and it would be difficult to cut without ...

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Feature from Raquel Fagan
Whether you’re a self-professed oenophile or just enjoy an occasional glass of red table wine with dinner, navigating the labels of wines that purport to be eco-friendly can be confusing: “100-percent organic,” “made with organic ingredients,” “natural” or “vegan-friendly.” But ...

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Remyxx recyclable sneakers
Feature from Raquel Fagan
To “recycle” fashion often means finding a reuse idea for that product, not actually recycling its materials. Many materials can’t be processed through traditional recycling methods, which means both torn and reusable clothing often skip the donation bin for the ...

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Cedar Crest Village retirement community's restaurant manager, Patrick Wagener (left) and chef, Charles Johnson, help unveil a new Food2Water unit in Pompton Plains, N.J. Photo: Food2Water
Quick Bit from Raquel Fagan
Eating fresh food is large part of living an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but when grocery stores and restaurants sell those fresh foods in mass quantities, food waste is inevitable. A New Jersey company has developed a system to decompose food ...

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Bloom Energy, ebay data center
News from Raquel Fagan
Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, Mother Nature Network eBay is taking its commitment to clean energy to a new level with the announcement that its data center in Utah will run entirely on clean energy. The company will only use the ...

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Waste Management plastic packaging
Op-Ed from Raquel Fagan
Written by Lee Spivak, Sustainability Services, Waste Management Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference in San Diego. This conference brings together companies working toward a variety of sustainable goals. Representatives from large ...

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Tutorial from Raquel Fagan
If you remember our Top 10 Reuse Ideas on Flickr story, you probably recognize this darling candle craft made from old egg shells. Perfect for baby and bridal shower gifts, this clever reuse project repurposes your food waste (along with ...

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The Environmental Protection Agency's summertime tips include checking its beaches sub-site for beach closures and environmental advisories. Photo:Flickr/john47kent
NEWS
Quick Bit from Raquel Fagan
June 20 marks the official start of summer, and with the change of seasons comes a new round of summer activities. Between cross country travel, heading out into the sun and seasonal cleaning, summer is time for fun and new ...

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Tutorial from Raquel Fagan
Flowers are pretty much my go-to when I want to make something pretty out of trash. Flowers of the natural variety come in a never ending combo of shapes and colors, so this sort of reuse project gives the creator ...

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Photo: Flicrk/Wedding Paraphernelia
A&E
Feature from Raquel Fagan
With the average U.S. wedding costing nearly $30,000, many couples assume that planning an eco-friendly event will only increase the price tag of their big day. But by focusing on the simple act of recycling – buying secondhand and incorporating ...

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List from Raquel Fagan
Those takeout and delivery meals you indulge in for late-night snacks, busy-day dinners and game-time grub sessions come with more than just a fully belly. More often than not, restaurants load you up with everything from foam clamshells and cups ...

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