A Cup of Green


Recycling Facts: Paper


“The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than landfilling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else's backyard.” -David Morris

To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York... Read More

Recycling Facts: Aluminum


We have some interesting facts to keep you motivated to recycle. Especially for the folks out there that love their sodas in a can. We hope you share these helpful tidbits and encourage recycling!

A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That's closed loop recycling at its finest!

Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but... Read More

You are a product of your environment



"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back?" - W. Clement Stone


Reuse and Recycle – Friends of Frugal Living

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By: Clair Schwan

When I think about the reuse and recycle concept, I think about how it minimizes waste and supports multiple applications for a particular item. I also think about how this kind of mindset is a friend of frugal living. So, while being energy and environmentally conservative, it's also financially conservative. It's that type of multi-benefit behavior that I think needs to be on our list of life's best practices.

Up there at the... Read More

Finding the Right Electric Car for Your Family

By: Marc Castro

The newest and most promising  technology available to a family is the electric car. The electric car is a battery-powered vehicle where electric motors make the vehicle travel on the road.

While there are many limitations still facing the electric car compared to the conventional internal combustion engine. For a family of four, the following are the concerns that need to be addressed in finding the right electric car for your purposes.

Range Concerns.... Read More

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