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As we finish a year that threatened a U.S. retreat from combating global warming, test your knowledge of the state of our climate and the environment. #quiz https://t.co/s6dqN5IfXU

Many of us are aware that how we spend our money impacts the world. Do you want your financial #investments to reflect your values? Earth911 reviewed five #socially #responsible mutual funds to help you get started. https://t.co/wuQZpuW9LW

Raised #bed #gardens have many advantages, including fewer weeds, better drainage, and longer growing season. Learn how to get started. https://t.co/ENfvyfIoVF

Thinking about year-end donations to #nonprofits focused on issues related to #climate #change? From pillars of the environmental movement to emerging charities, we’ve found five respected nonprofits that are doing good work to stop climate change. https://t.co/tX3DMHr8Xk

It's the Sustainable New Year episode of Earth911's podcast as the team gathers around the microphone to talk impactful New Year's resolutions. #podcast https://t.co/ajd8JxV4TK

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