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Survey Results: How Much for a Zero-Emission Vehicle?

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Earthling Survey: Best Lifestyle for Sustainable Economy

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Recycling Mystery: Medication

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Curious about the wild-card of plastic codes, #7 #plastic? This article debunks some common myths and get down to the mystery of the “ #other” plastic. #recycling https://t.co/L4DLwlWY1n

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#Wrapping paper is unrecyclable, but can be put to more uses. Learn how to dispose of your share of the 4.6 million lbs. of #giftwrap produced each year in the U.S. #reuse https://t.co/6v1hSiQv1C

What's the best way to achieve #sustainability? Mandate, or volunteer efforts? Earth911 looks into cities and states that have approached the topic in different ways. https://t.co/n9Ex4mqckP

Winter doesn’t mean less solar in many parts of the U.S.. Tune up your #solar usage to maximize your planetary contribution. https://t.co/lRxl6ziZD4

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