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Empowering our Youth

Apparently, my daughter is listening 😊 She created this fun picture book about the plight of the earth with drawings of the oceans and the forests- but this picture was her main message. 🌎💚 I love her enthusiasm and research and write and offer eco-friendly plastic alternatives for her (and my boys), so that they will have a healthy, beautiful earth to live on as enjoy ✨ #stopplasticpollution  #planetrenu

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Ditch Plastic Straws Forever!

Ditch Plastic Straws forever! These straws are fantastic 😊 🍀100% Biodegradable🌟Plastic Free🌾 Made from Wheat Stems🥤 Never Soggy🙏 Gluten Free💪 Hot drink approved Feel good about using a straw that won’t fill up our landfill or pollute our oceans. Available @planetrenu 🎉 #stopplasticpollution #savetheplanet

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Earth Day Tips!

In this day & age, beauty is not something we can take for granted. Nature is worth fighting for- so what can you do? 💚 Here are a few tips to start- 😊 🌎 Recycle, compost and make better buying choices. ♻️ Don’t buy single use plastics (water bottles, etc), 🥤Don’t buy or take plastic straws (bring your own 😊)🛍 Bring your own reusable produce mesh bags & shopping bags to the store Once you’ve got this covered- there are many other cool things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Stay tuned for more details on next steps 🌟😊 #savetheplanet #everyonecandosomething

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Hawaii is the First State to Ban ALL Plastics for Restaurants

Great News!! Hawaii is the FIRST state to ban all Plastics for all restaurants. 😊💚 Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. 🌎 Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii’s measure would make it the first to do so statewide. The liberal state has a history of prioritizing the environment - it’s mandated renewable energy use and prohibited sunscreen ingredients that harm coral. 🏖 A second, more ambitious proposal would go even further and prohibit fast-food and full-service restaurants from distributing and using plastic drink bottles, utensils, stirring sticks, bags and straws. 👏 The Hawaii efforts would be...

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Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester Collects and Cleans Water from the Air

A breakthrough by engineers from the University of Texas at Austin offers a new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. This 'super-sponge' could be used in disaster situations, poverty-stricken areas and developing countries.   The breakthrough, described in a recent issue of the journal Advanced Materials, could be used in disaster situations, water crises or poverty-stricken areas and developing countries. The technology relies on hydrogels, gel-polymer hybrid materials designed to be "super sponges" that can retain large amounts of water. A research team led by Guihua Yu in UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering combined hydrogels that are both highly water absorbent and can release water upon heating. This unique...

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