For the Planet

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” –Mahatma Gandhi

It might sound obvious, but we only get one planet. If we screw this one up, we don’t get to hit reset. We can’t order a replacement. Damage that can be done in an instant can take a lifetime to repair. That’s why now is the time to step up and protect the most valuable resource we have. We’re making progress, but there’s more to be done. We don’t have to deprive ourselves, but we do have to live within our means. What good are gadgets and glamor when you don’t have a safe planet to keep them on? Join me as I try my best to reduce my carbon footprint and live a life that is good for the planet.

DC Refined: Recycled Half Shells Do a Whole Lot of Good

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From DC Refined by Lani Furbank: “Designated bins for plastic, glass, aluminum and even compostable materials are commonplace in homes, businesses, and public places, but for all the sorting we do, one very valuable waste product is still frequently tossed…
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DC Refined: D.C. Food Recovery Week of Action

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From DC Refined by Lani Furbank: “Forty-percent of food in the United States never gets eaten. That’s worth a total of 165 billion dollars, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, one in six Americans are…
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