Being Green

This page contains links to all of our articles about being green, including recycling, energy efficiency, greenwashing, environmental degradation, sustainability, and just about anything else related to the environment.

How to Properly Dispose of CFL Bulbs

by Michael on October 9, 2011 · 0 comments

When we moved into our house, one of the first things I did was replace all of the incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. It’s now been a little over five years, and they’re starting to burn out, which begs the question…

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What Happens to Dispersed Oil?

by Michael on August 10, 2010 · 0 comments

I’m sure that by now you’ve heard all about the surprising lack of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. In the time since BP finally capped the well, the amount of oil on the surface has fallen dramatically. So where did it all go?

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Wikipedia defines greenwashing as “the practice of companies disingenuously spinning their products and policies as environmentally friendly… It is a deceptive use of green PR or green marketing.” I bring this up because I saw a classic example of greenwashing when I stopped at K-Mart (yes, they still exist) this morning.

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