Credit to Symbolia; Comic by Andy Warner
Tossing them into the trash seems like the easiest way to dispose of the unnecessary cartridges, in fact, 60 – 80 percent of empty ink and toner cartridges used in laser printers, fax machines, and copiers end up in our landfills. In North America alone, 300 million cartridges end up in landfills each year!
Carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds we produce as individuals, groups, etc., due to consumption of fossil fuels. The greater your carbon footprint is the more affect you have on our planet.
I just finished reading Lynn Twist’s book, The Soul of Money, and it is one of the most inspirational messages I’ve ever read. In this book, Lynn talks extensively about our perception of money — individually, in our families, and…
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For many, October marks the end of summer, the beginning of numerous holidays, and of course, good food. But, did you know that October also marks the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month? According to the Breast Cancer Fund, breast cancer impacts the lives of nearly one in seven women in the U.S. annually, and has increased in men by 25% in the last quarter century alone.
At this point, you are probably asking what breast cancer has to do with Dolphin Blue, a provider of eco-friendly office supplies. Well the answer is simple. Everything.
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When any given person dies because of respiratory problems, it is probably not possible to trace the cause of death specifically to smog-producing ozone in the air. Even so, statistical studies show increases in mortality and morbidity are correlated with increases in ozone in the air. There is no doubt that high levels of ozone kill some people and make many others sick.
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For all the work he’s done lecturing at hundreds of campuses; serving as a scholar-in-residence at the University of Washington, Ball State University, and others; and penning books, including 1991’s Ecological Literacy, which is still widely used at colleges across the country, Orr knows there’s still much more to be done.
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“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
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Diane Wilson didn’t set out to be an eco-outlaw. She wasn’t planning to be an activist, an author, or a protester — and certainly not someone who saw the inside of a jail cell as an inmate. The fourth-generation shrimper from Texas was just concerned about the pollution in her county and wanted to have a community discussion about it.
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