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Imagine travelling six hours a day and having to scoop water with a trashed plastic bottle from a worm infested stagnant pond contaminated by human waste. For some people in Ethiopia, this process not only consumes prime hours of the day, it endangers their children by exposing them to dangerous illnesses and taking them away [continue reading…]

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If you’ve never been to Newby Island Landfill in Milpitas (near San Jose, California) you would be up for a treat if you visited.  It would totally blow all of your concepts on how our trash is managed.  During an annual Earth Day event, organized by Allied Waste, one can go on a romantic date [continue reading…]

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City from Heaven with Pollution from Hell

If you ever think that San Jose is polluted or is not “green” enough then keep reading… Last February I had a fortune to visit one of the most polluted cities in the world – Kathmandu. Air in Kathmandu is so polluted, you can taste it in your mouth and your skin smells like it [continue reading…]

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We love our electronics, don’t we?  There seems to be hundreds of new and improved gadgets hitting the market every day.  Today however, the headaches of recycling computers and the rest of the e-waste abound.  It also happens to be one of the most controversial issues.  You see, it appears our spending and recycling habits [continue reading…]

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San Jose officials are deciding this week whether to ban the ever useful plastic bag from stores in San Jose.  If they did, we would officially stop contributing to the 19 billion single use plastic bags Californians carry out of the stores each year.  Average time of use for a plastic bag? – 20 minutes.  [continue reading…]

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Meat the Biggest Polluter in the World!

Want to know the world’s top destroyer of the environment? It is not the car, or the plane, or some coal plant: it is the cow. A United Nations report has identified the world’s rapidly growing herds of cattle as the greatest threat to the climate, forests and wildlife. And they are blamed for a [continue reading…]

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