Author: Kate Harveston

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How the Healthcare Industry Can Be Kinder to the Planet

What used to be a fad has become a worldwide movement by individuals and corporations alike —everyone’s going green. While individuals can do things like drive their cars less and use eco-friendly lawn care solutions, it can be more of a challenge for corporations and companies to make positive changes. Policies need reviewing and testing to ensure that any changes implemented can continue on well after the initial start date. These challenges are what have kept so many industries from switching completely to more eco-friendly alternatives. The healthcare industry is one of these groups because of the sheer amount...

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Reminder: Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico Still Needs Our Support

The 2017 hurricane season brutalized several parts of the United States. Texas and Florida were each hit hard and underwent months of recovery work. But for residents of U.S. territory Puerto Rico — an area hit harder than anywhere in the mainland United States — recovery is still in the distance. FEMA stopped delivering aid to Puerto Rico in January, but 11 percent of the island is still without power. The island’s economy can’t get back on its feet without electricity and the federal government shows no indication of doing anything. It’s time for private citizens to step up...

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The Why and How of Better Water Conservation

It’s easy to see why water is so important. We can only survive for a few days without drinking it, we use it to grow the food we eat, and we need it to clean our clothes and dishes and our bodies. As clear as its value is, recent droughts in places like California and South Africa have driven home the point even more. We need to conserve water, especially since drought seasons and the growing season are approaching. Why Conserve Water? There are innumerable reasons we should conserve water. It’s connected to virtually every aspect of our lives,...

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4 Ways to Give Back to Animals, Humans and the Planet in 2018

Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to become more charitable in 2018. Maybe you more recently decided that it was simply time to do your part to make the world better. Maybe you’d like to give more, but you’re short on money. Whatever your motivation, doing more to give back to the planet — and the humans and other creatures who inhabit it — is a worthy goal! Your desires are commendable, and the good news is, you don’t necessarily have to spend a dime to start making the world a happier, cleaner and more peaceful place for all...

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How to Help Your Local Animal Shelter During the Holidays

The season of giving is upon us, and that applies to more than just presents. If you’re an animal lover, this is the perfect time to pitch in at your local animal shelter. With so many ways to help, it may be hard to decide upon the best option for helping pets in need. Keep reading to find out about seven super helpful ways to give back to the local critters and furry friends who need your kindness this holiday season. 7. Join the Cleanup Crew Let’s start with the least glamorous but most useful task: helping to clean...

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